CEA: Barcelona, Spain

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  • Location(s): Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Volunteer, Intensive Language

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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 ... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.7
Based on 16 Reviews
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I learned so much including language, cultural adaptation, how to keep a budget, etc. It was definitely worthwhile. - 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! - 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. - University of California - Berkeley View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CEA: Barcelona, Spain
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... - Champlain College View Entire Review
November 13, 2017 Trip Of A Lifetime
I got to experience many different places I would never get the chance to visit unless I studied aborad - 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. - 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 ... - 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 ... - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo View Entire Review
Yes - 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... - 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. - High Point University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CEA Global Education: Barcelona, Spain
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 ... - 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). - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
September 13, 2018 It Was Dope
learned a bunch of stuff - 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. - Iowa State University View Entire Review
February 09, 2018 A Rewarding Semester
I learned about about myself and another culture. It was worthwhile. - Cardinal Stritch University View Entire Review
December 18, 2017 Experience Of A Lifetime
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. - 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. - 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. - 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. - 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. - University of South Carolina - Columbia View Entire Review
I grew as a person and I grew as a friend to others. - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo View Entire Review
SO worth it, so many different people - 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! - University of Saint Thomas - Minnesota View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CEA: Barcelona, Spain
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... - New Mexico State University View Entire Review

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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, Gaudi'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 resume-boosting skills while abroad with CEA's Global Career Development Certificate, volunteering, and service learning programs that turn Barcelona into your classroom.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Volunteer
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Architect
  • Business
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Catalan Language, Literature
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
1997
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CEA Scholarships

For CEA students who seek a global learning experience.

$400-$3000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 2.5; Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (found on the CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; An original 400-500 word essay reflecting on the following quote and describing why it is important to gain “a new way of seeing things” and how you will achieve this while studying abroad: "One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." – Henry Miller

For CEA students who are interested in pursuing a career with global ties.

$400-$2000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 3.0; Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (both found on the CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; An original 400-500 word essay reflecting on the following quote and describing your career goals and how the skills and attributes you hope to gain while studying abroad will support your professional endeavors: "All major hiring companies need global citizens. Global sensitivities, global perspective, global insight, along with maturity and a capacity for risk-taking, are exactly the skills every major organization is looking for – in every industry." – Kevin Gill, Global Director of Staffing for Honeywell

For CEA students who demonstrate a high need for additional funding.

$500-$1000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 2.5; Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (found on CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; and Financial Need Scholarship Form (Found on CEA website -- work with the financial aid office at your home institution to complete the form)

For CEA students who excel academically.

$750-$3,000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 3.7; Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (both found on CEA website); and an original 400-500 word essay reflecting on the following quote and describing how you look forward to ‘learning, unlearning, and relearning’ and how you will accomplish your learning/unlearning goals during your study abroad experience: "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." – Alvin Toffler

For CEA students from diverse backgrounds or students who have had a personal experience with diversity

$400-$2,000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 2.5; Scholarship Application & Recommendation Form (both found on the CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; and an original 400-500 word essay reflecting on the following quote and describing how your experience with diversity has prepared you for your study abroad experience: "Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all people cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends." – Maya Angelou

CEA has partnered with the Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative that strives to double the number of U.S. college students who study abroad, to offer this scholarship to CEA students

$400-$750

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 2.5; Scholarship Application & Recommendation Form (both found on CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; and an original 400-500 word essay reflecting on how you plan to utilize your international experience to connect your home community and other international communities before, during, and after your time abroad.

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