Location
  • Spain
    • Barcelona
Term
Short Term, Summer
Subject Areas
Astronomy Biochemistry Biology Chemistry Earth Sciences Ecology Education Engineering Food Science and Nutrition Geology Health Sciences Life Sciences Mathematics Medicine Natural Sciences Physics Pre-Med Sustainable Development +8

Program Details

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
Degree Level
High School Diploma Associates
Housing
Apartment Dormitory
Language
English

Pricing

Starting Price
3300
Price Details
The participation fee is 3100 EUR, and includes all the program related expenses while in Barcelona (accomodation, meals, local transportation during the program, scientific and cultural activities, staff in charge of the participants...). The fee does NOT cover the transportation to/from Barcelona.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Classes Meals
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa Wifi
Feb 13, 2024
Mar 13, 2018
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About Program

The Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge (BIYSC) is a life-changing experience for talented young students from all over the world with a genuine interest in Science and Technology.

This 2-week residential program is held annually in Barcelona, a vibrant city with a scientific & technological ecosystem of international relevance composed by top-ranked Universities and world-class Research Centers and Hospitals. It offers an immersive & hands-on experience working in a real research project in cutting-edge facilities and alongside professional scientists.

BIYSC is designed for an international group of ~150 brilliant High School students (10th-12th Grade - aged 15-18) and aims to boost their scientific vocation and encourage their enthusiasm to pursue academic and professional careers in Science,Technology and Research.

BIYSC 2024 will be from July 2nd to 12th, and will cover a broad range of subjects across STEM fields with 17 research projects offered.

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Program Highlights

  • Science, technology, research, international, excellence, Barcelona, hands-on

Program Dates

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5.00 Rating
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Anna
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

When Science is more than Science

BIYSC is more than a science project experience and more than a meeting with young people from all over the world… BIYSC puts this together and adds ethics thinking and debates, presentations, fun activities to get to know more and enjoy with the other participants...
I enjoyed a lot the laboratory experience and the feeling of familiarity with the other participants, researchers and members of the STAFF. I was greatly surprised to discover and thinking over all the ethics that science includes and I enjoyed all the activities and surprises that BIYSC presented. It was too short.
I totally recommend it!

What would you improve about this program?
It's not such a problem, but I wish there had been air conditioning on the first place we stayed.
51 people found this review helpful.
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Jordi
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

BIYSC 2017

BIYSC has been the most encouraging program I have ever been to. I have been able to learn science by working with scientists that were developing a research project in prestigious centres. BIYSC has influenced me in deciding which degree I will study, as I could appreciate how scientific investigation truly is. I have met many friendly people, with whom I still keep in touch, and I have attended to scientific lectures and interesting debates where anyone could give his own opinion, all this surrounded by researchers and other people with a clear interest in science.

What would you improve about this program?
It would be very interesting to widen the variety of projects, including, for example, an ecology project and a geology project, and more biology- and technology-related projects.
38 people found this review helpful.
Ha
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Sience Immersion

I have a perception on what science is, as an abstract concept. But BIYSC is the closest I have been to actually "living" science. By meeting scientists, by doing research, by making friends, by talking, playing and learning. It is hard to explain unless you live it, but within the climate of a summer camp with new friends, after a few days of attending lectures and working hands on in a project, you feel part of the scientific community and it is amazing.
10/10 would recommend
Also they have an terrific Room Scape activity

What would you improve about this program?
It would be so awesome if it had a mathematics related project.
51 people found this review helpful.
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Leonoor
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

BIYSC 2017

BIYSC has been an incredibly eye-opening, inspiring and exciting experience. I have met many new people and allowed myself to bond with these people over a common interest in science. The program has given me confidence that a career in science is an opportunity, and that the study fields of science go way beyond whats written in our high school books. The program has challenged me to think about ethical issues regarding science, feasibility of scientific solutions and much more.

What would you improve about this program?
A bit more free time and responsibility for the students.
49 people found this review helpful.
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Helena Nereida
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Unforgettable and excellent scientific experience :)

I luckily had the opportunity to experience the BIYSC as a student of the robotics programme and as a Staff member, two very different points of view from which I personally fell in total love with the programme. The BIYSC opens the world of scientific and technological excellence and professional research to young people and, in my opinion, it manages to do it in the most enjoyable way. Dozens of passionate students from all around the world meet in the sunny Barcelona to share their love and devotion to Science and life knowledge. In a few hours from the start of the programme, their participants become a family.

What I most love about the programme is its sweet essence. For me, the BIYSC means afternoons playing the guitar and singing in a chorus all together, nights discussing philosophical theories for our current politics with people who come from a far country, hours of deep conversation with your mates about issues related to your interest field, intense basketball matches before the dinnertime… and all of this while you’re taking part of an advanced project in one of the world’s best Science research centres.

During my experience as a student and thanks to my wise teachers and staff tutors, I discovered what Science really was and I found a real scientist and technology lover in me. I made very interesting and important friends, and right now, I am happy to see some of them when meetings are possible for us: I truly think that these friendships will last forever! As a Staff member, I enjoyed a lot the experience because we all tutors were fond of the students and it was so lovely to take care of them witnessing their progress in the laboratories. I experienced many unique and heartwarming moments with them and I can sincerely say that I learned a lot from the commitment and enthusiasm of the participants.

BIYSC teaches you about Science, Technology but also about life. The programme is doubtlessly the most rewarding and unforgettable experience any young boy or girl could think of.

47 people found this review helpful.
Ha
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Science Immersion

I have a perception on what science is, as an abstract concept. But BIYSC is the closest I have been to actually "living" science. By meeting scientists, by doing research, by making friends, by talking, playing and learning. It is hard to explain unless you live it, but within the climate of a summer camp with new friends, after a few days of attending lectures and working hands on in a project, you feel part of the scientific community and it is amazing.
10/10 would recommend
Also they have an terrific Room Scape activity

48 people found this review helpful.

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