FUTURE-FOCUSED STUDY ABROAD

Spain

Spain is a vibrant and complex country that is home to many types of landscapes, including scenic mountains, Mediterranean beaches, rural towns and bustling, cosmopolitan cities. Its big cities, including Madrid and Barcelona, are a mix of modern and ancient.

Barcelona boasts an amazing medieval quarter, yet it has been ranked one of Europe’s best cities for business. The city’s thriving food, music and entertainment scene, along with its artistic atmosphere, make it one of the most popular places to study abroad. In addition to Spanish, you will experience the distinct Catalan language, which shares similarities with other Romance languages like Spanish, French and Italian.

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IFSA January in Barcelona
Barcelona,
Spain
Start the new year off with a bang in the charming Catalan city of Barcelona. With an abundance of picturesque sights and moderate weather, there will be no shortage of Insta opportunities. Your three-week Social Media Marketing in the Age of Self class, perfect to fulfill an elective or communications requirement, will develop your strategic and communication skills to achieve business objectives. With activities included, your time in Barcelona will be even more valuable and memorable.
Term
Winter
Est. cost
$ 3,295
GPA
2.00
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IFSA Summer in Barcelona
Barcelona,
Spain
Spend your summer in Barcelona, the enchanting Mediterranean seaside city full of culture, architecture, endless food options, and a vibrant social scene that runs late into the evening. Build your curriculum with classes in social media, food and culture, and more during the week and easily explore Europe on the weekends. 

During your Summer in Barcelona, opt to take a single class during the four-week Session 1 or take a single class during the four-week Session 2. You can also extend your studies by enrolling in both Session 1 and Session 2. Combine study with an internship by enrolling in Summer in Barcelona Session 1 followed by the eight-week Summer Internship in Barcelona program. 
Term
Summer
Est. cost
$ 3,995
GPA
2.00
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IFSA Summer Internships in Barcelona
Barcelona,
Spain
Build your resume with an internship in the incomparable Barcelona, where you can enjoy the seaside Mediterranean culture, foods, and nightlife while gaining meaningful work experience. With easy access to the rest of Europe, you can explore all that Barcelona has to offer during the week and quickly visit other European cities on the weekends. 

Enhance your learning and develop marketable skills with an eight-week Summer Internship in Barcelona. You can start your internship in late May (Session 1) or late June (Session 2), whichever works best for your schedule. You can also combine study with an internship by enrolling in the four-week Summer in Barcelona Session 1 followed by the eight-week Summer Internship in Barcelona (Session 2) program.  
Term
Summer
Est. cost
$ 5,995
GPA
2.00
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IFSA Study in Barcelona
Barcelona,
Spain

OUR MOST AFFORDABLE BARCELONA OPTION INCLUDES RELAXED GPA REQUIREMENTS

Set your sights on Spain! Beautiful Barcelona has it all: distinctive Spanish and Catalan culture, stunning coastline, endless charm, mind-blowing street food, and easy access to all of Europe. Best of all, this affordable program is open to all students in good academic standing. Fuel your entrepreneurial spirit with classes geared toward business and social sciences. Add working world experience to your resume with a valuable internship. Take advantage of endless opportunities to build your Spanish skills, even if you’re starting from scratch!


Ideal for business, sociology, psychology, and hospitality majors, and more. 


Eager to learn with local and international students? Check out IFSA Study in Barcelona Plus, which adds the option to enroll in one elective class at prestigious Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).

Term
Fall
Spring
Est. cost
$ 14,975
$ 14,975
GPA
2.00
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IFSA Study in Barcelona Plus
Barcelona,
Spain

MORE ACADEMIC OPTIONS TO MATCH YOUR AMBITIONS

How can you make an amazing Mediterranean semester even better? With even more choice. Designed for students with a GPA of at least 3.0, this program allows you to select IFSA classes that deepen your understanding of Catalan culture and enroll in a class, in English or Spanish, at prestigious Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) for top-quality instruction in finance, communications, politics, and more. Outside class, analyze financial trends or help develop a social media campaign with a resume-boosting internship. Take advantage of endless opportunities to build your Spanish skills, even if you’re starting from scratch!  


Check out IFSA Study in Barcelona. It’s the same great program, minus the option to take a class at UPF—and our most affordable option.

Term
Fall
Spring
Est. cost
$ 17,575
$ 17,575
GPA
3.00
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Barcelona Universities Program: UPF
Barcelona,
Spain

LEARN IN ENGLISH OR SPANISH AT AN ELITE UNIVERSITY

Savor tortilla de patatas on the way to class, surrounded by stunning architecture. Study at one of Spain’s most prestigious universities, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), blocks from gorgeous Mediterranean beaches. With classes in both English and Spanish, this program makes it easy to pursue top notch academics in finance, management, marketing, communications, politics, biomedical sciences, computer science, and more. Learn alongside local and international students and advance your Spanish skills by leaps and bounds. Cap it off with an IFSA class designed to bring you closer still to this vibrant culture—or a valuable internship that’s sure to stand out on your resume. 

Term
Fall
Spring
Est. cost
$ 18,575
$ 18,575
GPA
3.00
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Barcelona Universities Program: UAB
Barcelona,
Spain

FULL-ON IMMERSION IN THE CENTER OF THE CITY

With a campus in the heart of Barcelona, highly ranked Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) offers international business, humanities, and Spanish language. Join this vibrant international community for classes, available in English and Spanish, plus a range of activities and campus clubs for a rich immersive experience that will supercharge your Spanish language skills. Complete your Catalan adventure with an IFSA class designed to deepen your understanding of local culture or an internship that will make your resume shine. 

Term
Fall
Spring
Est. cost
$ 18,575
$ 18,575
GPA
2.75
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Seville Universities Program
Seville,
Spain

OPTIONS GALORE AND A SMALL-TOWN FEEL IN THE ANDULSIAN CAPITAL


With two universities offering classes taught in English or Spanish plus amazing excursions and options for home stays, research, service learning, and internships, this program is all about flexibility. Choose from a wide variety of classes at young, dynamic Universidad Pablo de Olavide on a 300+ acre campus beyond the city center, or in town at the larger, more traditional Universidad de Sevilla.


Whether Spanish rolls off your tongue or you’re new to the language, you’ll feel at home in this Mediterranean city, known for its small-town atmosphere and authentic character. From the world’s largest gothic cathedral to the balustraded balconies of the Plaza de Epana, there’s always a beautiful building in sight. And though the city inspired a slew of operas and the birth of flamenco, it also looks forward, with a ground-breaking solar power tower and Jurgen Mayer’s modern Metropol Parosolis.


Some 3,000 hours of sun per year, makes it tempting to stay put. Still, if wanderlust strikes, it’s easy to get most anywhere in Europe from Seville.

Term
Fall
Spring
Est. cost
$ 16,950
$ 16,950
GPA
2.50

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