CIEE: Barcelona - Liberal Arts

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Diverse super-talents like artists Picasso and Dali, singer José Carreras, and tennis great Arantxa Sánchez Vicario have called Barcelona home. For a semester or year with CIEE, you can join these greats. In a city known for its art and avant-gard... read more

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October 12, 2017 Life Altering
It opened my mind to other lifestyles. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My speaking skills definitely improved a lot. I also learned a lot about the Spanish/Catalan culture and gained a new perspective on the world. It was definitely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Independence, ability to navigate foreign cities - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained independence and was able to travel internationally for the first time and live in a beautiful city, but lost a semester of great academics at my home institution. It was worth it because living in Europe as a college student, free from most responsibilities, is a singular opportunity that everyone should take advantage... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
The language and friends, yes - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Immersion is the best way to learn a language. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I got to see some of the most famous cities in Europe, I made wonderful friends, I loved my host family, and overall it was an experience that changed my life! - Providence College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIEE: Barcelona - Liberal Arts
Beyond worthwhile. Learning about other cultures and getting outside of the American bubble is indispensable. All of the friends I made, the amazing sites I was lucky enough to observe and the beautiful Barcelona which became my home will forever be ingrained in my memory. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
My Spanish did improve a lot, much more than if I had just stayed at my home university. I learned a lot about myself and what I am capable of. I became so much more independent and gained a deeper appreciation for another way of life. If I had the chance to do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing. - Fordham University View Entire Review
Studying abroad helped me learn so much about the language, customs, traditions, lifestyle, and so much more of Spain. But most importantly, it was a time of self-discovery for me and I became a better person because of my study abroad experience. The joy it brings me just thinking about it is something I will have and treasur... View Entire Review
Yes! I miss it every day and look forward to living in Spain again. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I loved CIEE and everything it provided me with, but I wish I had been more challenged. I could have handled more difficult courses as well as the challenge of living on my own without CIEE there to take care of everything for me. However, having a host family provided by CIEE was one of the best things that has happened to me... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I became more confident in myself. When I got back home my friends said I didn't really change, I just became a better me. - Hope College View Entire Review
February 07, 2017 Go Abroad!
I improved my language skills and cultural competency. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
March 15, 2015 Barcelona
I gained a general sense of independence. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Language skills, friends, independence. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Independence. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Gained a greater sense of independence, definitely worthwhile - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to travel, and live on my own. I became a lot more independent in my time abroad - Providence College View Entire Review
Past Review I Love Bcn!
I gained invaluable perspective on the world and on myself. I learned how to live independently in an unfamiliar place, and I had the most fun of my life! It was extremely worthwhile and I would do it again in a heartbeat. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Absolutely! It was the best experience of my life to date. I gained independence, confidence in myself and my ability to speak another language, cross cultural boundaries, and the opportunity to travel! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Taking 5 Spanish classes was challenging, but worth it in the end. The entire study abroad experience in Barcelona was so wonderful including social, cultural, and academic areas. Living in a completely new place was scary at first but in the end I absolutely loved it and already wish I could go back. It certainly increased my c... - Providence College View Entire Review
Past Review Ciee Barcelona
My study abroad experience was extremely positive, especially when it came to improving my Spanish. - Fordham University View Entire Review
There may never be another time in your life when you are so carefree, happy, aware of one part of the world, unaware of the part, tired, confused, out of place, and excited. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review

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Diverse super-talents like artists Picasso and Dali, singer José Carreras, and tennis great Arantxa Sánchez Vicario have called Barcelona home. For a semester or year with CIEE, you can join these greats. In a city known for its art and avant-garde architecture, you’ll improve your Spanish language skills and gain an appreciation for Spanish culture, politics, and society during Spanish-taught courses and exciting activities that will have you interact with the locals.

Study abroad in Barcelona and you'll:
- Advance your language skills by taking courses in Spanish and committing to speaking only Spanish during the program
- Participate in fun cultural and educational activities, such as excursions to Girona, Tarragona, Seville, Córdoba, Granada, or Madrid
- Learn about the complex history of the European Union and Spain's role in it
- Explore the city with CIEE Guardian Angels, local students who help you get oriented and make the city feel like home
- Earn credit and gain real-world work experience through an internship

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • European Studies
Minimum GPA:
3.0
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