CIEE Liberal Arts in Barcelona, Spain

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Take your advanced Spanish language skills to the next level in the vibrant Catalan capital of Barcelona. Immerse yourself in university life by taking classes in Spanish at CIEE’s partner school, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), across academic areas including history, politics, literature and culture. You’ll quickly advance your language skills while building a broad understanding of Spain’s history and culture. You can even gain real-world work experience with an internship at a Spanish company. All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

  • GAIN FLUENCY FAST WITH YOUR COMMUNITY COMMITMENT to speaking Spanish at all times -chatting with Spanish peers in language exchanges, hanging out with your host family, working on a group project with classmates, and exploring city sights.
  • LIVE LIKE A NATIVE BARCELONAN in a cosmopolitan university city that’s rooted in ancient tradition and committed to the future.
  • GET WORK EXPERIENCE and a behind-the-scenes look at a publishing, marketing, business, school, or NGO with an internship.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Come to Barcelona!

I loved my semester abroad in Barcelona! I even had the opportunity to be a CIEE blogger, so if you are interested please look me up on their site. It is the perfect sized city, close to the beach and the mountains, and the food is amazing. Not to mention you never run out of things to do or see. It is also very easy to travel around Europe by being in Barcelona. I have been to four other countries during this semester abroad. I would definitely recommend this program specifically, especially if improving your Spanish is something that is important to you. I would also recommend staying with a host family. It is a great way to try local food and also practice your casual/every day conversation in a stress free environment. I am so sad to be leaving next week.

What would you improve about this program?
I would have liked more interesting classes as well as more challenging grammar/writing courses
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