April 14, 2024
4.6 - 1712 Reviews

Study Abroad in Barcelona

Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain's Catalonia region, offers a unique and enchanting study abroad experience for American college students. Known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant arts scene, Barcelona provides an exceptional opportunity for students to immerse themselves in Spanish culture while pursuing their academic interests.

Barcelona's distinct attractions cater to those who appreciate historic sites, such as the iconic Sagrada Família, Park Güell, and the Gothic Quarter. The city is also renowned for its lively music and arts culture, including flamenco and contemporary art. Students studying abroad in Barcelona can enjoy the diverse culinary scene, which features traditional Spanish dishes, Catalan cuisine, and innovative international offerings. Additionally, Barcelona boasts beautiful beaches and a thriving nightlife, offering young American students a well-rounded cultural experience while studying abroad. While Barcelona is considered relatively safe for students, it is essential to take the usual precautions when studying abroad. Students should be aware of their surroundings, avoid walking alone late at night, and stay informed about local safety conditions.

Below you will find our list of Study Abroad and Internship programs in Barcelona, Spain. It is an index to international education in Barcelona, listing university-level study abroad, internships, volunteer opportunities, and intensive language school programs oriented to American college and university students. Some pre-college and post-graduate options are also included. We invite you to read the student reviews, see the ratings scores, and use this site to compare programs and understand what other students have encountered during their education abroad. We hope that you might study abroad in Barcelona someday.

You can also see other study abroad programs in Spain or use our advanced study abroad program search engine to find the perfect program for you.

To learn more about Barcelona and its attractions, visit the Barcelona Tourism official website. For information on how to obtain a student visa to study abroad in Spain, please visit the U.S. Embassy's website.

Study Abroad in Barcelona - Featured Programs

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Study Abroad Reviews for Forum-Nexus: Ultimate Summer in Europe - 9 Cities in 1 Month
Forum-Nexus: Ultimate Summer in Europe - 9 Cities in 1 Month

Have the ultimate summer study abroad experience with Forum-Nexus! Visit 9 incredible cities in Europe in just 1 month and earn 3-9 credits. Students from the U.S. and oth...

5.0

9 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IES Abroad: Barcelona - Study Abroad with IES Abroad
IES Abroad: Barcelona - Study Abroad with IES Abroad

Come let Barcelona enchant you. Whether it is the salty sea air, the sweep of mountains in the distance, o...

4.6

7 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Semester at Sea Study Abroad: Make the World Your Campus
Semester at Sea Study Abroad: Make the World Your Campus
Program Announcement:
Apply now using the code "Abroad101" to waive your $50 application fee! Learn More

Semester at Sea is the only study abroad program of its kind in the world. Using a ship as our floating campus, Semester at Sea's around-the-world and regional itineraries...

5.0

2 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for SAI Study Abroad: Barcelona - Elisava, Barcelona School of Design
SAI Study Abroad: Barcelona - Elisava, Barcelona School of Design
Program Announcement:
Study Design in Barcelona!

SAI invites you to experience cutting-edge design at the Elisava Barcelona School for Design and Engineeri...

4.8

2 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for KIIS: Berlin & Barcelona (Summer)
KIIS: Berlin & Barcelona (Summer)

KIIS Berlin & Barcelona takes full advantage of two diverse and vibrant cities in Germany and Spain. The program begins in Berlin, in the vibrant and centrally located...

4.0

3 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for SAI Study Abroad: Barcelona - Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB)
SAI Study Abroad: Barcelona - Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB)

SAI invites students to experience Barcelona's vibrant diversity.SAI’s partner school, the Universitat Aut...

4.6

4 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for CIEE: Barcelona - Advanced Liberal Arts
CIEE: Barcelona - Advanced Liberal Arts

Put your advanced Spanish skills to work in the lively Mediterranean city of Barcelona by enrolling at CIEE’s partner school, Universitat de Barcelona (UB). Dramatically i...

3.8

7 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for EF - LEARN A LANGUAGE ABROAD
EF - LEARN A LANGUAGE ABROAD
Barcelona, Spain: Beijing, China: Berlin, Germany plus 9 other locations

See the world, experience a new culture, make friends from 100 countries – and prepare for your global fut...

5.0

2 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for CIEE: Barcelona - Business & Culture
CIEE: Barcelona - Business & Culture

Improve your Spanish language skills and boost your cultural knowledge while studying international business in the capital of Catalonia. Choose from courses in English at...

4.4

4 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for BLAU Student Housing Language Academy
BLAU Student Housing Language Academy

BLAU Student Housing Language Academy is located in the same building as BLAU Student Housing! We are the ...

5.0

1 review
Study Abroad Reviews for CIEE: Barcelona - Economics and Culture
CIEE: Barcelona - Economics and Culture

Immerse yourself in Spanish university life at CIEE’s partner school, Universitat Pompeau Fabra (UPF) and CIEE Barcelona and gain in-depth knowledge of Catalonia’s positio...

3.8

2 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for CIEE: Barcelona - Language and Culture
CIEE: Barcelona - Language and Culture

Barcelona is both a cosmopolitan city and one rooted in ancient tradition, making it the ideal place to soak up Spanish language and culture. Spend the semester immersed i...

4.8

2 reviews