CEA Study Abroad in Barcelona, Spain

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Program Description

There are many reasons why Barcelona is CEA's most popular destination—come explore them with us! Hone your Spanish language skills and live like a local in one of the world’s most multicultural cities – and, do it all while gaining valuable work and life experience, and earning credits toward your degree! Take courses at the CEA Barcelona Center, which offers English- and Spanish-taught classes designed to teach students about the diverse history, politics, culture, economics and art of Spain. CEA’s programs expand upon that knowledge through out-of-class learning experiences at Barcelona’s monuments and museums, businesses, local food markets, government agencies and more. Small classroom sizes and independent assignments outside of the classroom provide students with opportunities to improve language skills and make friends, and foster an environment that will help develop a thorough and comprehensive understanding of everything Barcelona has to offer!
Available programs include:
• Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
• International Business
• Business & European Studies
• Pre-Law Honors Program
• Spanish Language & Culture
• Advanced Humanities & Social Sciences
• Liberal Arts & Business
• Spanish Language Studies
• Business, Design and Innovation
Whichever CEA study abroad adventure you choose, internships, service learning and volunteer opportunities are always available to enrich your experience!


Barcelona is stylish, cosmopolitan, and rich with history and opportunity. 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. It is also home to some of Spain's best universities. Whether you want to study business or hone your Spanish, immerse in local Catalan culture or explore the Humanities, you'll find what you're looking for in Barcelona.
• Take classes in English at the University of Alicante with local and international students
• Explore international business concepts while cultivating Spanish language skills, and obtain skills applicable in a global and multi-cultural environment
• Take integrated classes alongside local and international students at some of Spain’s leading universities: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Pompeu Fabra University, University of Barcelona, and the University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia (UVic – UCC)
• Explore the culture of Spain through liberal arts, business and social science electives at the CEA Barcelona Center—classes offered in English and Spanish
• Earn a Global Career Development Certificate
• Enjoy an active college life through sports programs, cultural exchanges and more
• Acquire and enhance your Spanish language skills and immerse in the local culture
• Enjoy CEA excursions to Girona and Figueres, Madrid, Valencia, Penedes Wine Country and Seville
• Grab your new friends and go with CEA to music concerts, clubs, sporting events, cooking classes, language exchanges and more

What`s Included

• Airport Reception
• Welcome & Orientation
• Tuition & Registration
• Barcelona CEA Staff Support
• Housing
• Excursions to Girona and Figueres, Madrid, Penedes Wine Country, Valencia and Seville
• Cultural Activities: Barca soccer match, tapas cooking workshop, Castellers (human towers), Flamenco show
• Volunteer Opportunities: Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, YMCA, Fundacio Pere Tarres
• CEA Office Amenities: library, internet lab, WiFi
• University Services: student ID card, computer labs, library, cafeteria, bookstore, sports facilities, internet


Business, Culture, European Studies (includes Politics), Humanities, International Business, Law, Liberal Arts, Media and Cultural Studies, Pre-Law, Social Sciences, Spanish

Program Locations

Barcelona, Spain

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CEA Study Abroad
  • Spain: Barcelona
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Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
English, Spanish
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