• Spain
    • Barcelona
Academic Year, Fall, Maymester, Short Term, Spring, Summer
Subject Areas
Architecture Art History Arts Business Communications Computer Science Cultural Studies Design Digital Media Economics European Studies Film Finance Food Science and Nutrition Gender Studies Graphic Design History Humanities Information Technology International Business International Relations Language Studies Liberal Arts Linguistics Literature Marketing Mathematics Political Science Social Sciences Sociology Statistics Visual Arts Web Design +23
Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships

Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level
Host Family


Starting Price
Price Details
See site for pricing inquiries. Price ranges with the length of your study term.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Classes Meals Travel Insurance Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

Laundry (once per week)
Spanish Studies transcript
Support of onsite staff
Local health insurance

What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare SIM cards Transportation Visa
Dec 22, 2023
Apr 06, 2018
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About Program

Experience the bustling metropolis of Barcelona while taking classes in English or in Spanish at Universitat de Pompeu Fabra or at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, alongside other international students. Advanced students may also complement their schedules taking classes with Spanish students.

Spend an academic year, semester, or summer term studying the Spanish language, and taking classes in Spanish or English in business, education, social sciences, humanities, STEM, design and more. Discover more course opportunities during our NEW Summer Study Abroad in ENGLISH Program. Spanish Studies Abroad's on-site Resident Director provides ongoing support throughout your program and cultural immersion through activities and study tours.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

Race and ethnicity abroad are often perceived differently than in the U.S. While abroad, you may have different experiences with your racial and ethnic identity(ies) than you do at home.

You may experience being in the minority or majority for the first time, encounter different perspectives of what it means to be from the U.S., or have stereotypes (both positive and negative) placed upon you.

While everyone’s experience is different, preparing yourself ahead of time and knowing which resources are available can be helpful.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Understanding how your sexuality or gender expression is perceived in other countries is one of the first steps in preparing for your study abroad experience.

Every country perceives sexuality and gender expression differently and you should think about how your study abroad destination may react to your identity and how freely you’ll be able to express yourself when you’re abroad. While you should not feel pressured to closet yourself while you’re away, it’s important to have a grasp on how your expression can be perceived in a different cultural context.

In order to help prepare you to have the best time while abroad, here are some resources we have gathered to get you started.

Accessibility Support

Students with disabilities successfully attend study abroad programs all over the world each year. If you are a student with any type of disability — physical, learning or mental health — , we encourage you to contact us as early as possible to discuss accommodations and support. Planning ahead and communication are important to preparing for your experience abroad.

Please note that the location that you are applying to may have specific accessibility challenges such as uneven terrain, cobblestones, stairs, lack of specialized equipment, and differing attitudes and laws regarding accessibility. You also may find that medications typically prescribed in the U.S. may not be available or legal in your host country. It is important to allow extra time to plan the appropriate arrangements for your time abroad.

However, our team at Spanish Studies Abroad is here to help support you to the best of our ability in arranging necessary accommodations for your study abroad experience. We encourage you to tell your Admissions Advisor if you need any special arrangements.

Program Highlights

  • Academic Year, Semester, and Summer Term offered
  • Classes in English & Spanish
  • NEW Summer Study Abroad in English Program
  • Local speaking partner (intercambio)
  • No Spanish language prerequisite; GPA and class standing requirements apply

Program Reviews

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Yes, I recommend this program

I can't forget Barça

The SSA staff were all fantastic and very easy to talk to. They wanted to make sure I succeeded and were always very friendly. My host mother was kind and I really enjoyed her cooking. My classes weren't too difficult or too easy. I really enjoyed the subjects and relished field trips. Overall, the city was unbelievably fun and entertaining. Barcelona is a great place to go if you're LGBT. I budgeted my money well in this mid range European city and didn't need to sacrifice good food and drinks to do it. I would go back in a heartbeat.

What would you improve about this program?
1 on 1 check ins could be done with greater frequency.
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