Study Abroad in Barcelona, Spain – Soccer Program

Study Abroad in Barcelona - Soccer and Sports Science Program: Cultural Excursions

London, England (2 Nights)

Included only for students on the optional AIFS Flight Package

Get to know your fellow students before traveling to campus and take a sightseeing tour with a professional guide who will point out some of London’s famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and the Tower of London. You will also have free time to visit museums, see a play or stroll in London’s beautiful parks.

Includes accommodations, breakfast and sightseeing as indicated. Lunch and dinner are not included.

Gerona and Besalú (day visit)

Included in program fee

A walled city of Roman origin, Girona is located at a strategic point between the Pyrenees and Barcelona. Its narrow cobblestone streets and spectacular monuments and museums make it a visit to remember. The walking tour of Girona includes visits to the 12th century Church of Sant Nicolau, the Monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants, the Romanesque Arab Baths and the Jewish quarter.

Besalú is a beautiful medieval village of stone houses and squares that takes you back in time. Its most well-known monuments are the bridge, the miqvé or Jewish baths and the church of the Sant Pere. In 1966, Besalú was declared a “National Historic-Artistic Ensemble” due to its high architectural value.

Figueras and the Salvador Dalí Museum (day visit)

Included in program fee

Morning visit to Figueras and the Teatro Museo Dalí, one of the most visited museums in Spain, where Salvador Dalí, one of the 20th century’s greatest artists, worked and is buried. Many of Dalí’s most famous works are on display, including Rainy Taxi and the Mae West Room.

Camp Nou Tour (Half Day visit)

Included in program fee

Visit the home ground of one of the most successful soccer clubs in the world, FC Barcelona. The tour includes a visit to the museum where you can learn about legendary past players including Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Maradona. See the area dedicated to current superstar Lionel Messi and get a panoramic view of the stadium itself. Visit the press room, the players’ dressing room and recreate what it feels like for the players as they walk down the players’ tunnel.

Optional excursion to Madrid (3 days – $595)

Spend a weekend in the beautiful capital of Spain. Visit the Prado Museum, Spain’s most prestigious art museum which features one of the world’s finest collections of European art. You can see the world famous Velázquez masterpiece “Las Meninas” along with works by Titian, Goya, El Greco and Rubens. Visit the majestic Royal Palace and spend the evening in the Plaza Mayor, a spectacular square in the center of Madrid.

Fee includes transportation, accommodation, breakfasts and sightseeing as indicated. If a minimum enrollment of 15 is not met, the tour may be cancelled. Students must enroll and pay for this excursion by April 1. Students who apply after the deadline may enroll subject to availability. Once paid for in the U.S. optional excursions are non-refundable except in the event of cancellation.

Dates and itineraries for all excursions are tentative and subject to change.