AIFS: Barcelona - Universitat Autònoma Barcelona
Spend a summer, January term, Maymester, semester or academic year in the modern and cosmopolitan city of Barcelona, Spain with AIFS. You’ll earn up to 15 credits while studying at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Courses are taught in Eng... read more
I gained plenty of skills such as being independent, adaptability and I learned the difference between spaniards and latin americans. Jennifer L Vargas - Rowan University View Entire Review
Another great thing to add, at the beginning of the semester they hosted Catalan classes! This I have found helpful to this day. Xenia Vidal - Mount St. Mary's University, Maryland View Entire Review
Studying abroad was an extremely worthwhile experience that is so worth all of the work the get there. It teaches you to be independent, confident, and have a worldlier view on life. Taylor L - Boise State University View Entire Review
10000% worthwhile!! Studying abroad changed who I am as a person for the better in so many ways. After my 4 months of living in Barcelona, I am more confident, independent, fulfilled and passionate, just to name a few. Studying abroad is truly that once-in-a-lifetime experience that everyone should experience during their colleg... Hannah Hubbard - University of St. Thomas - Minnesota 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
I was able to learn about the social and political issues occurring in Spain and I was able to better understand the different cultures abroad. I gained a lot of independence and learned a lot about myself. Jessica Lopez - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I now look at life completely differently. I was exposed to a new culture and way of life. I am extremely open minded and my career path has changed. Kassandra Blaschak - Drake University View Entire Review
I became so much more independent and self confident. My Spanish improved and I really felt so incredibly self sufficient. Catherina Buechler - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
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
During the summer, AIFS offers a popular Soccer and Sports Science program at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. This program is conducted in English.
Live in a Spanish homestay, in an apartment or, for an additional fee, in a student residence. Homestay students receive daily breakfast and dinner from the family. Apartment and student residence students will receive a meal allowance to subsidize the cost of groceries and meals.
Barcelona is Spain’s second-largest city and its most cosmopolitan. With its surreal and colorful buildings from architect Antoni Gaudí, Barcelona has been a center for innovation in art, architecture and style since the 19th century. Immerse yourself in Barcelona’s eclectic culture through walking tours, visits to museums and the Sagrada Família Basílica, a flamenco show and a tapas tour.
Over 50% of students receive financial assistance from AIFS in the form of grants or scholarships.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
- January Term
- Short Term
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Architecture and Related Services
- 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.
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