ISA Study Abroad in Barcelona, Spain

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Barcelona (pop. 1.5 million) is the heart and capital of the region of Cataluña in the northeast corner of Spain. The origin of this Mediterranean city goes back more than 2,500 years and is crucial to the history of Spain and Catalonia - ruled by... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.8
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A lot of friends and great experiences, it was definitely worth while. - Saint Anselm College View Entire Review
Past Review Life Changing
Language skills, independence. It was definitely worthwhile. - St. Mary's College of Maryland View Entire Review
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ccc - Bryant University View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile! I would do it again in a heartbeat! - Point Loma Nazarene University View Entire Review
Studying abroad has changed me forever, my eyes were opened to so may things. If I could do the whole experience again I would not hessitate to do it. I would not change anything I did. The people I connected with the things I expereince and the things I say molded me into the new more awaree person I am today. - University of North Carolina - Charlotte View Entire Review
Most Definitely! - University of California - Irvine View Entire Review
Ya, study abroad is a great experience, you get to learn about the world and yourself at the same time. I recommend it to anyone who has an interest in it, and even to those who do not. It might be hard sometimes, but you will grow and learn from it. - University of Iowa View Entire Review
Best decision I have made so far! It changed me for the better in so many ways! I had such an amazing time and met the most incredible people. It has definitely opened my views on the world and how we are not only limited to our home country. It has made me very interested in working with a global company as well - Montclair State University View Entire Review
Gained great cultural understanding and overall life experience. Challenged me to be fully responsible of my actions while inspiring a sense of adventure for the world. - University of Colorado - Boulder View Entire Review
Yes, I am more apt to traveling and I will work abroad in the future. - Arizona State University View Entire Review
Yes, i saw many things i would have never seen if i hadnt studied abroad and met many interesting people. - Kansas State University View Entire Review
totally worth it, the only thing that was a damper was my living situation which made everyday life hard. i have so many life expierences that i will never forget and it has taught me that i can do anything anywhere and not be afraid, i am excited to push myself further and be open to new expeirences and cutlures. - Colorado State University View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing
It was beyond worthwhile, it was an amazing time. I learned so much about different cultures as well as learning a lot about myself - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
Completely worth it. Learned about myself a new culture and made life long memories - Saint Anselm College View Entire Review
I learned that the phrase "no pasa nada" (basically no worries) is a way of life and that beauty is everywhere, as well as inspiration. Because of my experience abroad, I am currently saving money to attend portfolio school in europe in the future! : ) - University of Tampa View Entire Review
Became more independent and realized how much I still have to learn and how much there is left to see. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about travel and how to get around in a foreign place. It enhanced my desire to see more of the world. I love culture. - Arizona State University View Entire Review
My experience was very worthwhile. I was able to experience and live in a culture that was different from my own, which broadened my understandings and view points. I learned how to rely on myself and successfully travel abroad through many different countries. - University of Colorado - Boulder View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Studies Abroad (ISA): Barcelona - International Studies, Business & Culture
Hell yea it was.. - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
I think every penny I spent for this experience was absolutely worth it. This was definitely one of the most rewarding and eye-opening experiences of my life. I don't know nor will I ever regret this experience. It has changed me for the better. - Old Dominion University View Entire Review
The experience matured me, enlightened me, and taught me a lot about myself. It changed me for the better dramatically. I wouldn't trade that experience for anything. - University of California - Los Angeles View Entire Review
I gained a better understanding of cultures both in Spain and all over the world. I met and became friends with that I never would have approached back at home. My spanish improved more than I ever expected it to and I loved every minute of being abroad. Studying abroad makes me want to continue traveling all over the world and ... - West Virginia University View Entire Review
Studying abroad was the best decision I have made in my academic career. - The College of New Jersey View Entire Review
Best 5 months of my life, I would give anything to go back. The friends I met I still keep in contact with and I'm very bad with keeping in contact with people when I'm not with them - University of Colorado - Boulder View Entire Review

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Barcelona (pop. 1.5 million) is the heart and capital of the region of Cataluña in the northeast corner of Spain. The origin of this Mediterranean city goes back more than 2,500 years and is crucial to the history of Spain and Catalonia - ruled by Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths, Moors, and Franks until it finally became part of the Spanish empire in the 17th century.

Barcelona is, for all intents and purposes, now a bilingual city as inhabitants of the region speak both Castilian Spanish and Catalán, the official language of Cataluña. Barcelona offers visitors eccentric creativity, cultural diversity, and endless amounts of energy. The architecture in Barcelona is stunning and unique, ranging from medieval gothic castles to the mosaic buildings of Antonio Gaudí.

Also known for the cubist and surreal artists Picasso and Dalí, Barcelona will satisfy art lovers of all types! Bordered by wooded hills, Barcelona's surrounding area offers an escape from the bustling city life. A few hours away are the Pyrenees Mountains as well as the vineyards and orchards of the Cataluña region.

Studying in Barcelona provides the perfect blend of culture and fun, so what are you waiting for? Come study abroad in Barcelona!

Programs in Barcelona include:

  • Academic Year:
                   - Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Business
                   - International Studies, Business & Culture
                   - Hispanic Studies
                   - Tourism, Hospitality Management & Business
                   - Design & Visual Arts

  • Semester / Trimester:
                    - Legal Studies Honors Program
                    - Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Business
                    - International Studies, Business & Culture
                    - Hispanic Studies
                    - Tourism, Hospitality Management & Business
                    - Design & Visual Arts
  • Summer:
                    - Spanish Language & Liberal Arts
                    - International Studies, Business & Culture
                    - Spanish Language & Culture
                    - Tourism, Hospitality Management & Business

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Business Administration and Management
  • History
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • International Relations
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • Design and Applied Arts
  • Hospitality Administration
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International Studies Abroad / ISA Scholarships

The ISA Diversity Scholarships aim to encourage students of a broader cultural make-up to participate in ISA programs by offering funds to assist with the expenses of studying abroad. The scholarship amounts to USD 14,000 in awards and is to be used towards ISA programs.

2 x $1,000 for Summer Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Fall Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th Fall: April 30th Winter/Spring: October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

In pursuit of its goals of enhancing cultural awareness and providing students with the independence and language skills necessary for the workplace, The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship seek to help those who may not otherwise be able to study abroad. As a testament to his early struggle and lifelong pursuit of academic excellence, ISA offers USD 58,000 annually in scholarships to be used towards ISA programs in memory of Dr. Castañeda. The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship are both merit and financial need-based scholarships that assist students from affiliated universities with the expenses of studying abroad. Scholarship awardees will have the opportunity to participate in the Correspondent Internship, which gives students the chance to add content to ISA’s Student blog. The student may also be given an opportunity to be part of ISA’s offices abroad based on the need of the particular office.

12 x $2000 for Fall Programs; 12 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Fall-start) Year Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Spring-start) Year Programs

Deadlines:
Fall (and Fall-start): April 30th Winter/Spring (and Winter-start): October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Attend an ISA-affiliated university. See our list of Affiliated Universities for more information. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. (Courses must appear on official transcript.) • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the Eligibility Requirements and Application for more information on eligibility, scholarship availability, and application instructions.

ISA offers USD 8,000 worth of scholarships annually dedicated to the memory of Michaela Farnum. Michaela was a junior studying International Business and Spanish at Seattle University and was a participant in the ISA program in Chile. Her experience was tragically cut short when she lost her life in a hiking accident in the mountains of La Campana National Park in Chile. ISA hopes that this scholarship will help aspiring study abroad students and will do so in memory of Michaela who only began to realize her dream of study abroad. The scholarship is both merit and financial need-based scholarships for the study abroad expenses for the summer term of the student awardees

8 x $1,000 for Summer Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA Summer study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. Courses must appear on official transcript. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

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