May 28, 2024
4.6 - 1717 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

Study Abroad in Barcelona - All Programs

Sort by: Default | Name | Rating | Popularity | Country
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
Study Abroad Reviews for Barcelona SAE: Semester Study Abroad Programs in Barcelona
Barcelona SAE: Semester Study Abroad Programs in Barcelona

Spend your semester or quarter studying abroad through Barcelona SAE! We offer top-tier academics with courses in both English and Spanish for a wide variety of fields, an...

4.0

1 review
Study Abroad Reviews for CIEE: Barcelona - Global Architecture & Design
CIEE: Barcelona - Global Architecture & Design

The Global Architecture + Design program invites design, architecture, or sustainability majors or minors to create model cities that address climate change by reducing th...

5.0

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

Barcelona offers endless opportunities to improve your Spanish language skills and learn about Spain’s art, history, and politics. Beyond the classroom, get to know the ci...

4.5

1 review
Study Abroad Reviews for API (Academic Programs International): Barcelona - ELISAVA – Escola Universitària de Barcelona | Disseny i Enginyeria
API (Academic Programs International): Barcelona - ELISAVA – Escola Universitària de Barcelona | Disseny i Enginyeria

Founded in 1961, ELISAVA – Escola Universitària de Barcelona | Disseny i Enginyeria was the first School of Design to open in Spain, and as a pioneer set the methodologica...

4.5

1 review
Study Abroad Reviews for SAI Study Abroad: Barcelona - Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
SAI Study Abroad: Barcelona - Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)
Program Announcement:
Experience Barcelona's vibrant diversity!

SAI invites students to experience Barcelona's vibrant diversity!SAI’s partner school, the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), is a dynamic public university, which is consist...

4.8

2 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for CIEE: January in Barcelona
CIEE: January in Barcelona

Perfectly situated between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona is the ideal city to spend your January term boosting your knowledge of international busines...

4.5

1 review
Study Abroad Reviews for SIT Study Abroad: IHP Food Systems - Agriculture, Sustainability, and Justice
SIT Study Abroad: IHP Food Systems - Agriculture, Sustainability, and Justice
Barcelona, Spain: Quito, Ecuador: Georgia, United States plus 1 other location

Understand the dynamics of the global food system local contexts, exploring agriculture, food justice, global markets and exchange, sustainability, and social change.Journ...

4.0

5 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Barcelona Technology School: Study User Experience in Barcelona
Barcelona Technology School: Study User Experience in Barcelona

Create the space where humans and technology come together. Drive experience design and innovation thanks to a deep understanding of human behaviour, technology and digita...

4.8

2 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona - UAB / University Autonoma of Barcelona: Direct Enrollment & Exchanges
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona - UAB / University Autonoma of Barcelona: Direct Enrollment & Exchanges

Study Abroad Programmes in Regular Studies allow students to join the regular courses offered at the main Campus. These subjects are also attended by local undergraduate s...

5.0

1 review
Study Abroad Reviews for SSA Education Abroad: Barcelona - Semester, Year or Summer in Spain
SSA Education Abroad: Barcelona - Semester, Year or Summer in Spain
Program Announcement:
Begin your free application today! Learn More

Spain’s second largest city, Barcelona embodies every quality of a European city and stands out in the sph...

4.5

2 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Universidad de Pompeu Fabra (UPF): Barcelona - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
Universidad de Pompeu Fabra (UPF): Barcelona - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

With the highest percentage of international faculty in Spain and one of the most international in Europe, every year UPF also hosts a high number of international stu...

4.0

1 review