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 medieval... read more
It was so worthwhile. I gained independence and a lot of confidence. I was so happy in Spain and loved the opportunities I had to travel. I absolutely plan to return to Spain and other places in Europe. Chloe J - University of Florida View Entire Review
110% worthwhile. Jonathan M - Illinois State University View Entire Review
Yes it was! I am not way more culturally aware of different people and in different situations. I no longer think that the best way to do things is the way that we do it here in the States. I grew so much and I will use everything that I learned while abroad in my life. However, I also think that you need to be mature to go, but... Jess B - State U View Entire Review
This was an incredibly fulfilling experience both culturally and academically. I walked away with a broadened perspective on our world and its incredible and different people all while learning to speak Spanish fluently! I'd do it again tomorrow if given the opportunity! Lindsay G - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge View Entire Review
it was worthwhile, i learned a lot about myself and a lot about how obnoxious many americans are. kyle k - Presbyterian College View Entire Review
Amazing time abroad. I traveled a lot. Barcelona is a beautiful city and after traveling all over, I wouldn't have picked anyplace different. Neva C - University of Maryland - College Park View Entire Review
I gained a lot of insight about european and spanish culture and saw a different way to live and a way by which i could evaluate my own life style here in the US. And i had a lot of fun Maura M - SUNY - Binghamton View Entire Review
Studying abroad changed me in many ways. After the first month I ended up dating a girl in another study abroad program so on top of learning the language of Spain and loving the culture, I was able to find out more about myself since I was in my first relationship. I wish to go back to Barcelona now because feel I know the cit... Matt R - Ithaca College View Entire Review
This experience is something I will NEVER forget. It was worth every penny. A student View Entire Review
This experience was unique and very special that gave me a different perspective about life in general. I was able to learn about another culture and their traditions as they welcomed us with friendly greetings. Carlos S - Marymount University View Entire Review
My time in Barcelona, firstly, gave me a solid grasp of the Spanish language, which I now use when I travel everywhere. I met many cool people I still keep in touch with. I learned how to travel alone, and the steps to becoming accustomed to a new culture. I picked up all the wonderful aspects of a European lifestyle, something ... Jessica S - McGill University View Entire Review
This study abroad experience was very worthwhile. It allowed me to travel extensively, become nearly fluent in Spanish, broaden my horizons, and learn a tremendous amount through conversations, classes, and cultural experiences. It has been helpful in my career and every day life. Jeffrey L - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University View Entire Review
Yes. I learned about myself and my relationship with the world. I really learned how to live with another culture and appreciate it. Naomi H - SUNY - Binghamton 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):
- Spanish Language, Literature
- Political Science and Government
- Communication and Media Studies
- Liberal Arts, General Studies
- Fine Arts, Studio Arts
- Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
- Pre-Law Studies
- Social Sciences
- Catalan Language, Literature
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