• Spain
    • Barcelona
15 weeks
Advertising Art History Arts Business Communications Economics History International Business Marketing Startups Technology +1

Program Details

Fall Spring
Apartment Host Family
Age Min.


Starting Price
What's Included
Accommodation Some Meals Travel Insurance Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Airport Transfers Visa
Apr 18, 2024
Apr 17, 2024
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About Program

Our Semester +Internship Program at the Barcelona SAE Academic Study Center (SIS) gives you an opportunity to take courses in English and/or Spanish that can count towards your major, minor or general education requirements.

Class sizes at SIS are small to provide a personalized experience which allows for individual participation and team projects. Each course includes various excursions that use the city of Barcelona as a classroom. Students can take 9 credits at SIS and complete a 3 credit immersive internship in their field of study. Internship credits will be awarded through our internship school of record, Jacksonville University (JU).

A unique feature of this semester program is our Barce-Local Integration Week where students will be given a full week of integration activities before classes begin.

Please visit the Barcelona SAE website for more information.

Program Reviews

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  • Growth 4.7
  • Support 4.7
  • Fun 4.7
  • Housing 4.35
  • Safety 5
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SAE Barcelona Rocks! My Epic Study Abroad Adventure

My experience with the SAE Barcelona study abroad program was nothing short of amazing. From the moment I arrived, I was greeted with warmth and enthusiasm that set the tone for the entire journey.

The classes at SAE Barcelona were not only informative but also incredibly engaging. The professors were experts in their fields, and their passion for teaching was evident in every lecture. Whether we were diving into the intricacies of sound engineering or exploring the world of digital filmmaking, I always felt supported and encouraged to push myself to new heights.

As for my accommodation at Londres 35, it exceeded my expectations in every way. The apartment was cozy and well-equipped, providing a comfortable retreat after busy days of classes and exploration. Its central location made it easy to explore all that Barcelona has to offer, from its historic landmarks to its vibrant neighborhoods.

Speaking of Barcelona, what a city! There was never a shortage of things to see and do. From admiring Gaudí's masterpieces to indulging in delicious tapas at local eateries, every day brought new adventures and discoveries. And let's not forget about the people - the locals were friendly and welcoming, making me feel right at home from the very beginning.

But perhaps the most memorable aspect of my experience was the sense of community fostered by SAE Barcelona. Whether it was collaborating on projects with classmates or attending events organized by the program, I formed bonds that will last a lifetime. It's incredible how a shared passion for creativity can bring people together from all corners of the globe.

I would say that I really came away with not only new skills and knowledge but also cherished memories and lifelong friendships. If you're considering studying abroad, I can't recommend SAE Barcelona highly enough. It's an experience you won't soon forget.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
If I were to go back, there are a few things I would do differently. First, I would make a conscious effort to connect more with the locals. While I met some incredible people through the program, I realize now that forming relationships with those who call Barcelona home would have enriched my experience even further.

Additionally, I would definitely spend more time soaking in the beauty of Barcelona, especially during sunset. There's something magical about watching the city come alive with golden hues, and I regret not taking advantage of those moments more often.

Lastly, I would make it a priority to explore more of what Barcelona has to offer. While I tried to see as much as I could during my time there, there's always more to discover in this vibrant city. From hidden gems tucked away in its winding streets to iconic landmarks begging to be explored, I would seize every opportunity to immerse myself in the culture and energy of Barcelona.
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My experience with SAE - June 2023

I have done a study abroad program with SAE during June 2023. The program was organized in partnership with my university, USF (University of South Florida). I took a class taught by my university professor and also an internship that was organized by SAE. Besides that, SAE also organized some activities for us, such as a day trip to Sitges, a visit to Estrela Damm, and a flamenco concert at Palau de Musica. During my month at Spain, I stayed at a homestay organized by SAE. My host mom was Maribel and she is one of the best cooks I've ever met!

Overall, I loved my experience! Barcelona is one of the most beautiful and fun cities I've ever been to and I would honestly live here one day. The city is great in transport, weather, food, night life, parks, stores, whatever you want!

SAE has always been by my side during this process, and I could notice how much the staff cared about my experience. Even though the program wasn't perfect, SAE staff were always so nice and caring to me that nothing made my experience less enjoyable! I would definitely recommend this study abroad program - I specifically came here to study advertising but I am sure any field of study would find its place in Barcelona!

  • Customized program with fun and engaging activities that are chosen based on what you want to achieve
  • They have contact with amazing homestays that will keep you in contact with the culture
  • Friendly and caring staff that will make your experience more enjoyable
  • It is not exactly a con, but I feel like there is still job to be done towards the internships. Some friends of mine had trouble with theirs and I personally didn't like that my internship was remote and that I had little to no contact with my supervisor.
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Barcelona SAE: SIS + Internship

Overall, the experience of completing the SIS + Internship through Barcelona SAE was great. The staff was friendly, helpful, and supportive. The placements were very well organized and matched me very well. I found the classes to be interesting and fun. The professors were all nice, as were my internship mentors.

The program did an excellent job of orienting me in the city of Barcelona. The tours, cooking classes, and other activities were all incredibly interesting, showed a diverse range of barrios in Barcelona, and were great ways to meet new friends.

  • Amazing city
  • Great staff
  • Easy placement
  • Classes not as rigorous
  • No centralized class management system (e.g. Canvas)
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