- Barcelona, Spain
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer
- 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:
- Contact provider for details.
Based on 8 Reviews
- Dream Life in Barcelona04/22/20
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
of progress before I arrived in Barcelona. I quickly started to also learn Catalan and this with the addition of Spanish was a real benefit for my time abroad. I was able to stay with a host family who did not speak any English and I took all-Spanish classes through the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and CEA. I enjoyed talking with both the staff and the interns at CEA and I continue to talk with a few. Through this full immersion, I saw incredible progress with my level of comfort speaking the language. I enjoyed the long conversations with my host family as we were all able to learn more about each other and our different cultures. Staying with a host family was perfect because you have someone there for support to help you acclimate with the new culture and location. My host family and I would discuss a celebration or event, I would learn about it in class, and then I was able to see it happen in the streets of Barcelona. Never have I taken classes that have been so applicable to my real life it was very amazing for me. I took a Spanish language class through the UAB and there were people from all over the world in my class. We would talk about festivals and current news as well as bettering our Spanish skills. My Spanish Cinema class at CEA allowed me to learn more about the culture on a more intimate level as we watched very interesting movies that often critiqued the culture at that time. With our discussions about cinema and the films that we watched, it has changed the way that I think about and watch movies. I also had a Spanish Civilization and Culture class at CEA in which we discussed the history of the region of Spain going back thousands of years. We went into detail about the holidays and festivals and learned about their historic background. One of my most favorite parts was going on a field study when we saw ruins under the streets of Barcelona from the Roman city that was once there 2,000 years ago. Studying abroad and my experiences from my classes have completely opened my perspective as I have come to know and learn from people all over the world. Being able to see mountains and the beach was awesome for me as well as visiting other countries like France and Portugal. CEA gave us the tools to soak in as much of this new culture that we could through their cultural activities and informative meetings. We learned how to comfortably acclimate to our new surroundings and best take advantage of them. CEA were always there to help and did a great job preparing us by giving useful information before we arrived in Barcelona. With the help of CEA and their connection to my host family I had an amazing time and lived my dream life in Barcelona.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Student abroad11/09/18I 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 Program10/26/18
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
also have an incredible staff that makes sure you are happy with your classes and housing. CEA was located in the heart of Barcelona making it central for students to explore before and after class. Overall, CEA definitely enhanced my experience abroad!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Barcelona Spain02/19/18My 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
- The TIME OF MY LIFE10/17/17
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
applying for the scholarships, and while even while I was abroad. I felt safe in a foreign country because they equipped me with all of the resources I needed to stay healthy, including insurance. I also enjoyed all of the cultural immersion activities that CEA gave us the opportunity to participate in. Making tapas in Spain was a dream come true. I would recommend CEA to any of my friends who would like to go abroad because I want THEM to have the best experience possible, as well!!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Highly recommended, our unforgettable stay in Barcelona10/24/16
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
close to CEA. We had a feeling like we were leaving in Barcelona before, because the company My Space Barcelona and CEA, gave us the feeling of being at home, cosy and comfortable place! The apartment had 3 large bedrooms and 3 balconies overlooking the Rambla Catalunya, the heart of Barcelona. The apartment was spacious and well equipped, plus we had cleaning once a week. Big Deal!!! It was very interesting Spanish courses and I learned a lot! For now, I am sure that I will do my Master here in Barcelona, renting one of the amazing apartments in My Space Barcelona!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Best Semester of My Life04/13/15
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
from right when I was accepted until the day I left Spain. The apartment I lived in was beyond beautiful and had two balconies where I could see the top of Sagrada Familia from. The CEA building is in a great spot where you can leave in between classes to grab lunch or go shopping on Las Ramblas. The staff was so helpful with getting me dentist & doctor appointments as well as accommodating me into a room on site where I could have a web cast interview. I highly recommend going through CEA in Barcelona or any other destination for that matter.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Why wouldn't you Go with CEA?02/24/15
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
best out of our experience from planning group trips, teaching us about the local culture, to ensuring we are having the time of our lives. The professors are very diverse Europeans and have unique perspectives than instructors in the US. CEA-Barcelona's home building is in the middle of everything and my apartment could not have been better. I met so many new people through CEA, it really is true that your friends are what makes the experience unforgettable. I would highly recommend CEA as a program to any prospective students- they are always available if you have a problem, the staff and professors work hard to enhance the experience. This is not a program where you will be left alone to fend for yourself in a foreign country. Honestly nothing negative to say. The best 4 months of your life!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend