CEA: Barcelona, Spain
Stylish. Cosmopolitan. Stunning. There are many reasons why Barcelona is CEA's most popular destination -- come explore them with us! Spain's second-largest city offers the perfect blend of historic and modern, combining the charm of the medie... read more
I learned so much including language, cultural adaptation, how to keep a budget, etc. It was definitely worthwhile. Savannah - California Baptist University View Entire Review
I am so much more independent now, I learned how to plan trips, book flights, adapt in new countries, speak a different language, and so much more. It was all worthwhile and it was hands down the best decision I have ever made! A student - Stockton University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and the world around me during my experience abroad. I would definitely recommend study abroad to any student looking to explore the world and get outside of his/her comfort zone. Alison Heywood - University of California - Berkeley View Entire Review
My time abroad taught me so much about other cultures and opened my world to new people, places, and experiences. I feel that I am much more open-minded to trying new things. I now have a bunch of international friends and have learned a lot about other cultures. My study abroad experience was very worthwhile because I feel much... Sarah Hubbard - Champlain College View Entire Review
I got to experience many different places I would never get the chance to visit unless I studied aborad Anne - University of Mississippi View Entire Review
That the world is bigger than just me and by travel to different places you get such a broader world view becoming more open. A student - Washington State University View Entire Review
I learned so much about Spanish culture and how America is so different, which seems obvious, but when you learn why we're the way we are and they're the way they are it is so much more worthwhile. I learned a ton about myself like what kind of traveler I am, how to cope with unexpected situations and how to adapt to completely ... Katie Ortiz - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor View Entire Review
Through CEA, I got to meet other students that I never would've met otherwise, as we all went to different schools throughout the United States. I met and bonded instantly with these incredible people, and I have CEA to thank for that. There is so much to do in Barcelona and I swear I probably averaged 4 hours of sleep a night ... Victoria - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo View Entire Review
Yes A student - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
Studying abroad was the most amazing experience of my life. While the program was not my favorite, Barcelona is an amazing city with so much to offer. I have no regrets about studying abroad. I learned how to become more independent, learned a lot about other cultures and how to adapt, and learned a lot about myself and others a... A student - Quinnipiac University View Entire Review
I learned how to be more independent and about all the other cultures I visited. It was the most worthwhile experience of my life. Kelly O - High Point University View Entire Review
In one month abroad, I learned more about myself than in the last two years of my life. There is no other experience that lets you leave every disposition that you have ever associated and labeled yourself with than studying abroad and reintroducing yourself with strangers that have no sort of preconceived notion of you. From ... Dylan J - University of Arizona View Entire Review
SO worthwhile. Learned to adapt to the culture around you. Embrace new traditions and new food. Learn problem solving skills when technology isn't available (can't just rely on cell phone data). A student - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
learned a bunch of stuff Ed Hernandez - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
I loved talking with the CEA staff and hearing what their lives are like growing up and living in Barcelona. I have grown as a person and will remember my time abroad forever. A student - Iowa State University View Entire Review
I learned about about myself and another culture. It was worthwhile. A student - Cardinal Stritch University View Entire Review
As a result of my program, I am now more confident speaking a foreign language. I gained a new perspective on my home culture from a global context as well as got to know the Spanish culture. Brynn - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo View Entire Review
Cultural integration. Adaptability. Problem Solving. Experience traveling. Dealing with different personalities and customs. Very worth while. You learn more than you realize. A student - Washington State University View Entire Review
I gained a ton from my experience abroad, mostly how to interact with people and situations that are different than usual or outside your comfort zone. Riley - Washington State University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Spanish politics and cultural norms that I didn't think i would have learned otherwise. I learned how to communicate better with others and gained a lot of confidence and adaptability skills. Kirsten E Westmoreland - Washington State University View Entire Review
Going abroad allows you to get out of your comfort zone while experiencing something new every day. No two days are the same and that's what makes everything so worthwhile. Kevin - University of South Carolina - Columbia View Entire Review
I grew as a person and I grew as a friend to others. Heather Stanbury - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo View Entire Review
SO worth it, so many different people Alejandra F - University of Miami View Entire Review
CEA Barcelona is amazing, Barcelona city is amazing, Spain is amazing, sangria is amazing, if you are even thinking about going to Barcelona DO IT! This is where most people wished they had gone when they visit! Ana G - University of Saint Thomas - Minnesota View Entire Review
I learned so much while i was over there. I learned how to live in another country for one, but also the customs and culture of the locals. It was so much fun getting to know them (the locals)! I would definitely do this program all over again. The city and the staff of the program were just amazing and they were the one who ma... Sara B - New Mexico State University View Entire Review
Stylish. Cosmopolitan. Stunning. There are many reasons why Barcelona is CEA's most popular destination -- come explore them with us! Spain's second-largest city offers the perfect blend of historic and modern, combining the charm of the medieval Gothic quarter with thriving immigrant cultures, Gaudí's quirky architectural creations with world-class dining and shopping. And, of course, some of Spain's best universities are here, too. Whether you want to study business or hone your Spanish, immerse in local Catalan culture, or explore the humanities, design, or law, you'll find what you're seeking in this amazing city. You can even build career- and résumé-boosting skills while abroad with CEA's Global Career Development Certificate, volunteering, and service-learning programs that turn Barcelona into your classroom.
CEA also offers Study + Internship in Barcelona that gives you the real-world experience to stand out in today’s job market while earning credits towards graduation.
Learn more about CEA Programs in Barcelona.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Communication and Media Studies
- Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
- Spanish Language, Literature
- Catalan Language, Literature
- Pre-Law Studies
- Liberal Arts, General Studies
- Social Sciences
- Political Science and Government
- Fine Arts, Studio Arts
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CEA will automatically consider all summer and semester students with a GPA of 3.8 and above for a merit-based scholarship of $500.
Starting with Fall '22 CEA program participants, CEA will remove common barriers to participation by automatically considering students for the following awards: *Flight Voucher ($1000) for students who identify as a first-generation college student, a BIPOC student, a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, a veteran, or if you attend an MSI (a Minority Serving Institution), you may apply for a credit that will be awarded in the form of a flight voucher with StudentUniverse to be used toward your study or intern abroad flight. *Passport Application Subsidy ($130) This grant is specifically for students who are applying for their first-ever U.S. passport. These funds will be awarded as a check and can be used to cover your passport application fee. *Work-Study Subsidy ($2500) To help bridge the financial gap for students who are foregoing on or off campus employment to study abroad, CEA will award funds in the form of a check made out to the student.