Spend January Term in the exciting and eclectic city of Barcelona, Spain, with AIFS! Study Spanish art and culture through Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, ranked among the top 5 universities in Spain.
The AIFS inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help students make the most of their time abroad.Review Our Policies
3 semester credits
Courses in Spanish art and cultural heritage, international business
in a Spanish homestay or, for a supplement, in a shared apartment
Breakfast and dinner Monday through Friday in the homestay
Montserrat (day trip)
City tour, tapas evening, Flamenco show and guided tours of the Gothic quarter, Park Güell and La Sagrada Família
To help you get to know your classmates better, familiarize you with the local area and advise you about your stay
To help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
Round trip flights U.S.-Barcelona-U.S.
Round trip transfers between the airport and campus overseas
All students spend the first night in a hotel in Barcelona as part of the AIFS orientation program.
The best way to improve your Spanish and immerse yourself in Spanish life and culture.
Stay in a shared apartment in a centrally located neighborhood of Barcelona.
Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Barcelona
Along with speaking Spanish, most people in Barcelona speak the regional language of Catalan as their native language. You will see signs in both languages throughout the city; it’s an excellent opportunity to be exposed to another language rich in culture.
Barcelona is one of Spain’s most energetic and vibrant cities. Not only will you find amazing modern and art nouveau architecture throughout the cities of Spain, you will also find world famous UNESCO Heritage Sites- the most in any one country after Italy.
¡Hola! Greetings from beautiful Barcelona, a city I love to call “home.” Having lived in many cities in Spain, I’ll be a great resource for you while you’re here in Barcelona. An educator and study abroad professional, I’ve been working with students both in Spain and in the U.S. for over 15 years. I earned a B.A. in Spanish and Communications, an M.A. in Spanish, and am completing a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature and Cultural Studies. I love working with students and am happy to help you navigate your own journey in Spain, Barcelona and beyond: broadening academic and personal horizons, making the most of your time in this amazing place.
My favorite aspect of being Resident Director is spending time with students and seeing how much they grow after their study abroad experience in Spain. The AIFS Barcelona team is always eager to offer our guidance and support, as well as share ideas on how to make the most out of your stay. Barcelona is a beautiful and fascinating city; perfect for a study abroad program, not just because of its proximity to the beach!
The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.
Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true taste of Spanish culture, the AIFS team in Barcelona arranges a variety of cultural and social activities.
Activities will include:
Volunteer opportunities are available through a local NGO to provide services to people in need within the local community.
Guided tour. Entrance to the Montserrat Monastery and 12th-century carving of the Black Virgin. Includes round-trip transportation.
Students can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS programs. Students who choose to book their own flights should meet up with group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements.
Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)