Spending a few weeks of your summer holiday in Barcelona can be your reality. Breathe in the fresh Mediterranean air while you soak up the Spanish language and the distinctive Barcelona culture. The program is a 19-day experience primarily located in the L'Eixample neighbourhood, close to the metro stop Urquinaona, in a beautiful district of Barcelona between the old city (Ciutat Vella) and what were once surrounding small towns, constructed in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Gain credit while you have fun
In a short time you can expect to gain or improve your Spanish language skills – there is nothing like hearing, reading and speaking a new language every day. You can earn the equivalent of 10 credit points / 1 course towards your degree in Australia at the Barcelona School for International Studies (SIS).
A refreshing climate
With January temperatures in the mid-teens in Barcelona, you can enjoy a little reprieve from the Australian summer. The city experiences low rainfall in January so it is a great time of the year to explore, cruise the streets or go for a hike without having to bundle up too much. Enjoy the cool evenings and sunny days of a Spanish winter.
A diverse jam-packed experience
You really will hit the ground running when you arrive. CISaustralia provides an orientation, activities and tours so that you have something happening most days you’re in Barcelona. We want to ensure you get the most out of your time while providing a nice balance of free time to discover the city on your own. It is not surprising the number of students that return after the program – it’s hard not to love Barcelona, truly one of the world's major global cities.
If you know you will love it – plan to stay
If you already have the feeling that 19 days is just not long enough, consider pre-planning an internship or volunteer abroad program. You are already in Europe, why not continue on to spend more time in London, Florence, Rome, Czech Republic, France or Ireland – or if you know Spain is for you – stay on for an internship and get to know Barcelona even more!
Are you in?
If this all sounds like a perfect couple of weeks in your summer university break – apply today as spaces are limited. You will be travelling with like-minded students from Australia and the US – so come alone and meet a bunch of new and interesting people or bring a friend to share the experience. Either way we would love to have you on board.