Program Details

We are making studying abroad in Barcelona easy. With a study center of our own and several reputable university partners, the education we provide in this enchanting city lives up to the rest of the world-class CEA experience.
Barcelona, Spain
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

We offer students a comprehensive list of academic areas to choose from in Barcelona. Whether you go for a few weeks, a few months, or a whole year, you’ll find courses that fit into your degree and stimulate your intellect. Focus on the liberal arts, social sciences, tourism and hospitality management, business, entrepreneurship, pre-law, communication and journalism, or the Spanish language & culture. CEA’s Barcelona program gives you the flexibility and freedom to create a course schedule that works for you.  

At the CEA Barcelona Study Center, you’ll receive personalized attention in small-sized classes with your fellow CEA students, and on campus at any of our partner universities, you’ll learn alongside Spanish, European, and other international students.  

Our university partners in Barcelona include:  

  • CETT-University of Barcelona  

  • University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia  

  • ESADE Business School 

  • Pompeu Fabra University  

  • University of Barcelona  

  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona  

When you’re not in class, enjoy the wealth of excursions and cultural activities CEA provides you, like a trip to the Penedès Wine Country or a tapas cooking class. Explore Barcelona with your friends and savor the delicious food, exciting night life, and the rest of the city’s fun, unique culture.  

CEA makes sure your housing, health, safety, social engagement, and other needs are taken care of. Giving you the best possible study abroad experience is our top priority. 

Setting Description:
Barcelona stands apart from other major Spanish cities with a distinct personality and culture that attract millions of tourists and thousands of foreign students every year. Located on the Spanish Mediterranean coast in the Catalonia region, Barcelona boasts blissful beaches and beautiful weather year-round. With an exploding start-up scene, a colorful artistic legacy, legendary fútbol fans, and otherworldly architecture, you’ll never run out of things to do, see, and experience during your free time in Barcelona.
Program price varies. Check CEA's website for up-to-date information.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships Description:
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Program Reviews

Overall Rating


Based on 8 Reviews

  • Dream Life in Barcelona

    Since the end of high school, I knew that at some point I was going to go study abroad in Spain but thinking back it was everything I expected and then a whole lot more. I have been passionate about learning Spanish for about 3 years, so I made a lot

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Student abroad
    I had a really fun and learning environment in Barcelona Spain. I’m so thankful and grateful that I did something outside of my comfort. I have learned so much in academic and in my personal life. Thank you Barcelona!
    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Best Experience with the Best Program

    CEA was the perfect program for studying in Barcelona because they provide you with all the support you need to succeed in your education and experiencing Barca. They make available multiple activities so you can immerse yourself into the culture. They

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Barcelona Spain
    My experience with CEA was fantastic! The program was well organized, the teachers were amazing, and the program planned an abundant amount of fun trips for the students!
    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

    I miss Barcelona every single day. The reason that I had such an amazing experience is because I went with CEA, who took amazing care of me and helped me along every step of the way. I felt taken care of while I was applying for the program, while I was

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Highly recommended, our unforgettable stay in Barcelona

    I came to Barcelona to do a course in CEA, and I had unforgettable experience. To repeat ... We stayed 5 girls in an apartment in the Rambla de Catalunya with company My Space Barcelona who kindly rented for us this amazing apartment, it was also very

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Best Semester of My Life

    Going abroad to Barcelona through CEA was the best decision I have ever made. CEA was almost 10 grand cheaper than going through my school and I got into all of the 5 business classes that I needed to take. They were so helpful throughout the whole experience

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Why wouldn't you Go with CEA?

    Studying abroad in Barcelona is the best choice I have ever made, and doing with CEA only made my time in Spain even better. The staff at CEA, both in the US and Barcelona, always keep the students as their main focus. They work hard to help us make the

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend