Are you still in high school but want to study abroad in Spain, experience Spanish culture and history or practice your language skills, but aren’t sure where to go? High School abroad in Barcelona exchange programs may be the perfect fit for you. Barcelona is one of the most populous cities in Europe. A major destination to explore Spanish and Catalan culture, as well as history, art, music, and more, studying in Barcelona may offer just the opportunities you are looking for. Whether you are looking for a semester, a full year, or a summer term, college credits, or even an immersion or host family experience, Barcelona might be the perfect destination for you.

Why Should I Study High School Abroad in Barcelona with an Exchange Program?

One of the oldest cities in Europe, Barcelona was founded as part of the Roman Empire, and as such, has historical and geographical ties to many European cultures. Situated right on the Mediterranean, that means that Barcelona is a destination for students to want to learn not only Barcelona of today, but also  its history, art, architecture and more, all while experiencing the culture and climate of the Mediterranean region.

Barcelona is home to multiple World Heritage Sites, making it an ideal destination for you if you’re interested in learning more about Spanish and European history, architecture, art nouveau, and more. In addition, Barcelona has a vibrant local culture, rich regional cuisine, not to mention opportunities to learn and practice Spanish. Barcelona’s particular location makes it ideal for travel, opening up potential opportunities to learn about and explore other parts of Europe over the course of your program.

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