Program Details

Spend a semester or academic year in Spain! Study abroad in Barcelona—with AIFS.
Barcelona, Spain
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Spend a semester or year in the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona and earn up to 15 credits with AIFS. Live in a student apartment, or select a homestay or the student residence for an additional fee. You’ll enjoy activities like guided city walks, Spanish cooking classes & traditional Spanish music and dance. Trips include Gerona and Besalu, Figueras and the Dali Museum, Montserrat and Sitges, and 3 days in the Pyrenees. Optional trips include 3 days in Morocco, a 3-day trip to Seville & Granada, and a 3-day trip to Andalucia (Spring only).

You’ll earn up to 15 credits through a variety of courses studying at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Courses are taught in English or Spanish, and no previous Spanish language study is required. You will have the opportunity to take courses in Spanish language, business and the humanities. You also have the opportunity to engage in intercambios with Spanish students to better learn the language and immerse themselves in the community.

For Spring students, an optional Global Health Internship is also available for a supplement of $3,995 to students with at least 4 semesters of college-level Spanish. This option allows students to extend their semester by 10 weeks. In this internship, students shadow an intern at a local hospital, clinic or research lab.

AIFS is recognized as a premier provider of study abroad programs. Comprehensive program fees cover tuition and housing with $800,000 in scholarship and grant funding available each year. A meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service are also included. Coordinated AIFS flight packages are available.

Setting Description:
Barcelona is Spain’s second largest city and its most cosmopolitan. From the surreal Modernist buildings to the dynamic business center and the bustling seafront, it is easy to understand Barcelona’s immense popularity. Its Mediterranean climate, excellent location for international travel and feel for the avant-garde make Barcelona the perfect place to study abroad.
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Additional Program Information

Open to second semester college freshmen and all upperclassmen. 2.75 GPA minimum. No previous Spanish language study required.
Scholarships Description:
Please see website for deadlines and eligibility requirements.

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