• Spain
    • Barcelona
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, Payment plans, Work study, LGBTQIA+ funding, BIPOC funding
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Program Details

Fall Spring Summer Winter
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Starting Price
Price Details
•Personalized pre-departure advising
•Tuition and registration
•Housing (apartment options)
•Comprehensive collection of in-country support services including insurance, on-site support, social and wellness activities
•Career and re-entry support
•Scholarship opportunities available
What's Included
Some Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers
Feb 07, 2024
Apr 11, 2024
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About Program

Barcelona, Spain’s second-largest city, is the ideal blend of the historic and modern! Located in the heart of the city, the CEA CAPA Barcelona Center offers courses in English and Spanish; learning takes place both in and out of the classroom, with instructors taking full advantage of Barcelona’s many notable sites and attractions. CEA CAPA Internships Abroad Barcelona offers a range of internship placements that provide hands-on, practical experience. Rewarding internship opportunities await you in careers such as: Software development, motion graphics, broadcast design, branding, water management and conservation, event organizing, marketing research, personal training, radio broadcasting, and LED lighting solutions.

To learn more about Barcelona, click the “Visit Site” button above and see what CEA CAPA has waiting for you!

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

CEA CAPA provides, in conjunction with Diversity Abroad, Destination Guides which provide resources and tips for Black/African-American students, Latinx students, Asian American students, and all other students of color.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Through our personalized advising, CEA CAPA takes steps to understand the needs of a diversity of student identities like the LGBTQIA+ community. In addition to diversity and identity training, CEA CAPA leadership engage in continuous department level project work to identify and revise policies and practices using the appropriate Justice, Equity, Diversity or Inclusion lens as a frame to reduce bias and barriers that impact students, faculty, and staff. CEA CAPA is intentional in elevating diverse student voices and providing a platform for a broad array of identities to share their experiences abroad. The CEA CAPA World Blog promotes stories and personal experiences from the perspectives of diverse student bloggers and vloggers.

Neurodivergent Support

CEA CAPA is willing and able to assist students with learning disabilities and physical disabilities. Students are requested to disclose disabilities through the application health forms as part of their application and in discussion with their application advisor or program manager. The earlier CEA CAPA is made aware of learning or physical disabilities the better we can work with the student, institution, and overseas team to tailor an Individualized Education Program if necessary to support the student.



CEA CAPA makes a conscious effort to create study abroad experiences that leave a positive impact on host communities. Each location implements a variety of strategies to support the local community and promote sustainability. Examples include:

Use of recycling bins in Study Center locations and in CEA CAPA housing

Signage in CEA CAPA housing urging students to limit water and electricity usage

Students are often given reusable bags and water bottles upon arrival to limit single plastic use

Students are provided with instructions for acquiring transportation passes to promote use of public transportation rather than taxis

Program Highlights

  • Strong Academics
  • A Focus on Small- & Medium-Sized Enterprises
  • An Individualized Placement Process
  • Affordable, Convenient Options

Program Reviews

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  • Growth 4.8
  • Support 4.8
  • Fun 4.8
  • Housing 4.4
  • Safety 4.8
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CEA CAPA Studying Abroad in Barcelona

This past fall semester I studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain with CEA CAPA Abroad. My experience overall was great and I am so happy I chose this program! I received a lot of information and support from the program beforehand. My housing was amazing and I had a really nice dorm that had a cooking materials and cleaners weekly. My academics were mostly good, I had two classes with one professor that were a bit harder than I thought. The social scene in Barcelona is extraordinary and I had a lot of fun with my classmates. The culture and history in Barcelona is rich and I really enjoyed learning about it and living in such a cool place. Overall, it was an amazing experience and I would recommend it to others.

23 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Stefanie! So glad you had an amazing fall semester abroad in Barcelona. Your housing and academics mixed with the social scene sound very memorable. Thanks for sharing your experience!

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CEA CAPA Barcelona - A Life Changing Experience

CEA CAPA Barcelona was a fantastic way to experience Europe for the first time. Classes were held Monday-Thursday, so long weekends were great for traveling. Barcelona was a phenomenal city to call home for 3.5 months. CEA CAPA prepared students to go abroad with a step-by-step pre-departure process that made the logistics of going abroad far less daunting. While we were there, CEA CAPA provided us with cultural workshops, optional trips to explore other parts of Spain, and more. CEA CAPA has a great selection of housing options and courses.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
My advice for future students in this program is to make time for yourself when you're abroad. There's always a lot going on during abroad life, so it's very important to not get too overwhelmed and to give yourself some grace. Whether it be a walk alone listening to your favorite playlist or treating yourself to a meal, find the time to truly make your experience your own.
  • Helpful Pre-Departure Guidance
  • Optional Pre-Planned Trips with CEA CAPA
  • Wide Variety of Courses
48 people found this review helpful.
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My time with CAPA/CEA in Barcelona

I have to give judos to the CAPA/CEA team for helping me through my first two weeks in Barcelona during my Spring 2023 semester. I had lost my phone, and it was surprising how quick my mom was able to get ahold of a representative in the early morning hours. CAPA/CEA helped me with the recovery process of my phone as much as possible. Beyond this, I liked the overall cultural learning concepts of my classes. Perhaps it was because of my communication major, but I enjoyed how all of my classes tied the differences in culture to the class concepts being taught. I also enjoyed taking advantage of the day trips provided by CAPA/CEA. It was a good introduction to smaller less touristy spots with the added bonus of having knowledgeable guides. I liked talking about the history a lot when I was in Tarragona, for example.

What was your funniest moment?
My funniest moment was when I bought a pillow from an Asian fast food restaurant. I began to frequent a cheap Asian food restaurant that was close to the CAPA/CEA center and got to know a couple of the people that worked there. One day, I noticed all of the cat pillows in the restaurant and decided to ask the waitress if I could buy one. She looked at me to see if I was serious, and I was, so she asked her manager. He ended up selling it to me for 10 dollars. I felt so accomplished walking around with a weird Chinese cat pillow. I brought it back with me! Another story I have is when I was getting ready for the Monserrat day trip. I was waiting with other students and a guy from the street looked at me. He was interested in having a conversation with me so I did, and we talked about how artificial intelligence will affect different businesses and social interactions. He was appreciative of hearing my perspective and letting him speak, and we shook hands. Immediately thereafter he stopped in the middle of the street and screamed and started speaking gibberish! I'm glad that he didn't unleash his crazy while in discussion, I laughed about it on the bus out of the city.
  • I improved on my Spanish proficiency
  • I learned how to navigate a city and prepare proper meals for myself.
  • I got to travel throughout Spain and iconic countries!
  • It was a little stinky and the water was salty, but nothing a water filter can't fix. It's a city so I get the random wierd smells.
  • My roommates got pickpocketed, they talk a lot about it in the intro discussions.
56 people found this review helpful.
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English Teacher - St Pere Food Organization in Bar del Convent

I had the most amazing experience while volunteering to teach English. I am not advanced in Spanish speaking but I was able to communicate with the girls I taught and I even got to learn more Spanish while teaching them. I taught three cafe workers who wanted to learn how to better communicate in English to their customers. I had a lot of fun and learned a lot using different techniques and role-play to help them learn English. I also taught the manager who was more advanced in English and wanted to learn grammar rules. The environment was extremely friendly I was always so excited to walk in and I was greeted so nicely. Every time I was offered a drink or food from the cafe. The girls were so kind and even gave me a present at the end of my time in Barcelona to thank me for my help. Overall this was one of my favorite experiences in Barcelona and I could not recommend it enough.

What was your funniest moment?
My funniest moment was learning about the girls and their lives and when I tried to explain mine in Spanish I said things in the wrong way and said a funny/embarrassing sentence but they were so lovely that it was very funny.
  • Form relationships with spanish people and get out of the American bubble
  • Build resume
  • Learn spanish and gain experience in a job you have never done before
  • In the beginning maybe be connected faster, faster communication
63 people found this review helpful.
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CEA CAPA Internship Abroad - Barcelona

During my time in Barcelona, I had the privilege of interning with an interior design firm. This opportunity expanded my horizons by immersing me in a diverse range of projects, beyond what a classroom can offer. Through these various project types, my ability to effectively communicate design concepts grew, both verbally and through visual representations. I feel that it prepared me better for my final coursework and career following graduation. During this internship, I also had the opportunity to connect with other students who were interning and studying abroad with CEA CAPA in Barcelona. All of the staff and students were super welcoming!

113 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Maddie! Loved reading over your 5/5 review. Your internship abroad in Barcelona sounds so interesting and like a great fit, beyond the classroom too! Glad you got the chance to connect on a global scale while abroad. Thanks for sharing your feedback!

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CEA CAPA Barcelona Internship

I did an internship in Barcelona, Spain through CEA CAPA and it was a great experience. I learned so much about work culture in Spain and also a ton of new skills for my career path. The CEA CAPA internship team was extremely helpful when finding a placement for me, they were there every step of the way and I ended up loving my placement. My boss was from Catalan, he spoke good english and he always let me try to practice my Spanish. It was very easy going and I enjoyed going all 3 days a week that I went. My boss and I collaborated really well too. I would definitely recommend doing an internship abroad with CEA CAPA, I will remember my time at my internship forever!

  • Experience another culture's work environment
  • Learn professional working skills
  • Immerse yourself into another culture
  • Commute to internship may be long
  • May do unexpected type of work
132 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Alyx! It's great to hear you collaborated and learned so much at your internship abroad in Barcelona. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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CEA was amazing

Thanks to CEA I had the best experience abroad in Barcelona. They did an amazing job placing me at an internship where I felt comfortable and motivated to learn. Since my major is Hospitality, I interned at a hotel called "Hesperia Presidente" where not only did I learned about the operational system but also about the Spanish work culture. CEA was always available for us and I never had a problem with anything during my summer abroad. The CEA in Barcelona is also one of the biggest offices, making it more staff accessible for students!

  • They place you at an internship of your liking
  • They provide good housing for you
  • They take you on trips
  • Office hours are only Monday to Friday, however they do have phone numbers available 24/7
134 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Michelle! Your internship abroad sounded incredible. So glad you got to experience beautiful Barcelona!

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I loved CEA Barcelona

This abroad experience was the best four months of my life. Although I did not do housing through CEA CAPA, I lived in an apartment near the school with some friends and walked to class every day. I had so much fun both in and outside of class in Barcelona, traveling with my friends on the weekend and going to class during the week. I took many communications classes that I thoroughly enjoyed at CEA CAPA, and I would recommend this program and the classes to anyone that is planning on going abroad.

  • Campus location
  • Teachers
  • Students
  • Attendance
146 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Ava! Thanks for sharing your experience from beautiful Barcelona! It's great you had fun with your friends and took classes that you thoroughly enjoyed. Take care!

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