Study Abroad in Barcelona: Overview
Study abroad in the second largest city in Spain. Colorful and vibrant, with the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep, it is easy to understand the immense popularity of Barcelona. The city’s origins can be traced back to the first century BC and the Roman colony of Barcino. 2000 years of history have left their mark on Barcelona’s architectural, artistic and cultural heritage. Its Mediterranean climate, excellent location in terms of international travel and cosmopolitan character make Barcelona the perfect place to study abroad.
Program at a glance
- Academic year, fall or spring semester (summer sessions also available)
- Open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors
- 2.8 minimum GPA required
- Program fee includes tuition, housing, meals, excursions and cultural activities,visit to the Pyrenees and Gerona, and more. Optional travel package available.
- Courses taught in English and Spanish in art history, architecture, business, economics, history, political science, plus Spanish language
- No previous Spanish study required for the Pre-Established Program; advanced level courses in Spanish for students in the Regular Studies program
- The local AIFS Resident Director and staff organize cultural activities and housing, act as a liaison between students and the university, and are available 24/7 in case of emergencies
- Student visa must be obtained from the Spanish consulate before departure from the U.S.
- Transcripts issued by the Universitat Autònoma Barcelona
Application and scholarship deadlines
- Spring semester is full.
- AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships available. The scholarship application deadlines are April 15 (fall semester or academic year); September 15 (spring).
*Please note that applications, deposits and balance of fees arriving after the required deadline are subject to late fees.