AIFS: Barcelona - Universitat Autònoma Barcelona
Spend your summer, semester, academic year or January term studying at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Courses are taught in English or Spanish, and no previous Spanish language study is required. Please visit website for program-specific ... read more
I learned how to step out of my comfort zone and roam a city independently from my group. I gained local friends from a nearby church that I still keep in contact with until this day. I became a more independent person because of studying abroad and I learned to have more confidence in myself and my intuition when traveling. Als... Michella Mousaed - Mount St. Mary's University, Los Angeles View Entire Review
My experience abroad was most certainly worthwhile. I learned a lot about myself, and the world around me. I learned valuable social skills, adaptability, and how to expect the unexpected. These are skills I believe have benefit me in my personal life as well as in the professional world. Gina Baca - Rowan University View Entire Review
It was an overwhelming experience I will admit, but I learned how to be more independent and how to understand other cultures better. A student - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I learned another language, I'm more outspoken and independent, I'm more open minded. My experience also opened my eyes to issues outside of the US. Erin Snell - Birmingham-Southern College View Entire Review
It was a very rewarding experience. Even 9 months later, I still rave about it. The people and culture there are just so different. I was also not expecting the people to be so friendly. I'm from the North East so it was complete 180 from what I'm used to. A student - Framingham State University View Entire Review
I learned so much about myself, a new culture, a new language; so much I can't even begin to describe it all. I think studying abroad is worth it on every level and I wish I could make it available student. Brayton D - Drake University View Entire Review
I learned about life outside of the United States, and I also learned a lot about myself. It was worth every penny and every second. Jake W - Stevens Institute of Technology View Entire Review
I learned to look at my own country from a global perspective. It opened my world to living in a big city and the Spanish culture. I became very experienced with understanding how the culture works. I realizes how to relax and go with the flow, which is how the Spanish look at time. It was amazing, it was very worth it. I can't ... Dylan T - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville View Entire Review
Completely worth every penny! It opened my eyes and I grew as an individual. A student - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville View Entire Review
Honestly, Barcelona was not on the top of my list of places I wanted to go. However, the moment I got there, I knew that magical city was for me!. The people are so relaxed and kind. They are very passionate about their city and way of life, and of course, their futbol! The city itself is beautiful and is surrounded by music, ar... Rachel J - Antelope Valley College View Entire Review
It was without a doubt the most valuable experience of my life. I now feel really deeply that cultural exchange and international education makes people into more empathetic and open minded global citizens, which is so important, especially in the current social-political climate. I also learned a lot about myself, and grew ... Greta - University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa View Entire Review
I have learned to become even more independent and how to adjust in a completely different country without my family. This experience abroad was worthwhile because I am thinking about working with a sports team in Spain so having an exposure to the Spanish culture and lifestyle. A student - University of South Carolina - Columbia View Entire Review
I learned a lot of Spanish and learned about the culture of Spain. Rachael Harris - University of Hartford View Entire Review
That I made the friends I will keep forever A student - University of Hartford View Entire Review
1) The world is big. 2) The world is small. 3) Be a traveler, not a tourist. 4) Take advantage of everything. 5) It's good to try new things and step outside of your comfort zone. 6) Go out of your way to meet new people. 7) Don't forget to slow it down sometimes (quality over quantity). 8) Don't be afraid to let loose an... Kirk P - Drake University View Entire Review
Studying abroad in Barcelona was a great experience where I got to explore a new culture and live out of my element. This challenged me and helped me grow as a person. A student - Drake University View Entire Review
New perspectives! Sandy D - Western Washington University View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile! I would go back in a heartbeat! I have a much better cultural understanding and I now know how to handle unfamiliar situations/experiences much better Holly H - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville View Entire Review
Cultural immersion and living abroad experience as well as language use with the locals James A - Westminster College, MO View Entire Review
My experience was very worthwhile. It was an amazing experience and made me want to see more our different parts of the world and different cultures. Allison B - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
Spend your summer, semester, academic year or January term studying at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Courses are taught in English or Spanish, and no previous Spanish language study is required. Please visit website for program-specific details and eligibility requirements.
Live in a student apartment, Spanish homestay or the student residence. Housing is included, but depending on the term, some options may require a supplemental fee. Student apartments are located in popular and centrally located areas and include accommodation in a double room, with shared kitchen, bathroom and living room. Immerse yourself in Spanish language and culture with a homestay and receive breakfast and dinner each day. Or select the student residence in the lovely Eixample neighborhood. All housing includes laundry facilities, internet and an optional meal plan.
You’ll enjoy cultural and social activities such as guided city walks, visits to museums, churches and cultural sites, Spanish cooking classes, tapas evening with Spanish students and traditional Spanish music and dance performances. Trips include visits to places like Gerona and Besalú, Figueras and the Dalí Museum, Montserrat and Sitges and a 3-day excursion to the Pyrenees. Optional excursions may include a 3-day trip to Morocco and a 3-day trip to Seville and Granada.
AIFS in Barcelona offers students the opportunity to take courses in Spanish language, business and the humanities. Students can take courses focusing on Catalonia and Spain, the international and European business environment and more, in a stimulating and diverse environment. Students also have the opportunity to engage in intercambios with Spanish students to better learn the language and immerse themselves in the community. AIFS also offers a soccer and sports science summer program in Barcelona.
Barcelona is Spain’s second largest city and its most cosmopolitan. From the surreal Modernist buildings to the dynamic business center and the bustling seafront, it is easy to understand Barcelona’s immense popularity. Its Mediterranean climate, excellent location for international travel and feel for the avant-garde make Barcelona the perfect place to study abroad.
AIFS is a premier provider of study abroad programs. Comprehensive program fees cover tuition and housing with $800,000 in scholarship and grant funding available each year. A meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service are also included. Since 1964, over 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
- January Term
- Short Term
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- European Studies
- Spanish and Iberian Studies
- Foreign Languages and Literatures
- Spanish Language, Literature
- Liberal Arts, General Studies
- Cultural Studies
- Religion / Religious Studies
- Social Sciences
- International Relations
- Political Science and Government
- Film, Video, Photographic Arts
- Fine Arts, Studio Arts
- Business Administration and Management
- Finance, Financial Services
- Human Resources Management
- International Business
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Each year, AIFS awards more than $800,000 in scholarships, grants and financial support to deserving students & institutions. Funds are available for both summer and semester programs. Additional scholarships and grants are available to students at many schools across the country.
More than $800,00 in scholarships and grants are awarded each year
AIFS is a leading provider of study abroad programs, with a wide range of unique opportunities in Asia, Australia, Europe, South Africa and the Americas. Most AIFS campuses offer courses in English or in foreign languages from beginner to advanced levels, so you can have the study abroad experience that best suits you. The program fee is all-inclusive, making it simple for you to live, study abroad, and experience all that the world has to offer. Each year, more than $800,000 in scholarships and grants is awarded to deserving students & institutions. Funds are available for both summer and semester programs.
Scholarships to Study Abroad with AIFS
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