Study Abroad in Barcelona, Spain

Living Abroad - January Term 2020

AIFS in Barcelona Resident Director, January Term Program

AIFS Resident Director

Phone: (34) 93 667 44 49
Email: iarenas@aifs.co.uk

¡Hola! I have been working with AIFS since 1998 beginning in my home town of Granada. I have been Resident Director of the Barcelona program since it began in summer 2003. I studied abroad in England and loved getting to know people from other cultures; it certainly made me more confident and independent. In my spare time I love planning trips to new cities, when I am not designing my own custom jewelry!

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!

I look forward to helping you to live as a local and to begin one of the most rewarding experiences of your life!

The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.

Housing and Meals

Spanish Homestay
A rewarding way to learn Spanish and gain a unique and personal insight into Spanish culture and integrate into the local community. Homes are carefully selected by the Resident Director. A limited number of homestays in which the host speaks English are available for students more comfortable with this option. The homestay will include:

  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Shared room and bathroom with another AIFS student
  • Once a week laundry service
  • Studentsreceive their own key

Student Apartment ($200 supplement)
Apartment living is ideal for students who like their independence, want to cook for themselves and to experience local city life. You will receive a meal allowance to subsidize the cost of purchasing meals and groceries. Apartments are typically located in popular areas such as L’Eixample, Sagrada Família and Poble Nou and include:

  • Shared double room
  • Communal kitchen, living area and bathroom(s)
  • Fully furnished including linens
  • Students receive their own key

Internet Access is available in all accommodations.

Cultural Activities

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:

  • Welcome party
  • Guided tour of Barcelona
  • "Tapas" tour
  • Visit to La Sagrada Família
  • Visit to Parque Güell
  • Visit to the Gothic quarter and Cathedral
  • Flamenco show and farewell dinner