Try this on for size – four weeks immersing yourself in a study abroad program that goes beyond sitting in an air-conditioned classroom. Soak up the summer sun in one of the world’s most enchanting cities, not to mention the world-famous nightlife... Sound pretty good? Welcome to Barcelona.
Barcelona is often known as the cultural hub of the Mediterranean and there are a million reasons why. When you think of Barcelona, often the first things that spring to mind are tapas and sangria. Don’t get us wrong, food plays an integral part of this experience but Barcelona has so much more to offer than just trendy tapas bars.
Summer (July) in Europe is the perfect time to visit. Soak up the sun on one of Barcelona’s famed beaches and join the locals in a game of beach volleyball, or just enjoy the views.
Barcelona boasts more World Heritage listed sites than any other city in Europe. Culture vultures will go gaga over the amazing architecture, some of which is 2,000+ years old. There are a ton of museums, churches, cathedrals, concert halls and of course the modern art of famed artisans like Joan Miro and Pablo Picasso. During your cultural discovery you’re guaranteed to see the influential architecture of Antoni Gaudí. His work is easy to spot around the city – just keep a look out for whimsical and playful architecture that you’d expect to find in a Dr Seuss storybook.
Make the most of your time in Barcelona by catching a Flamenco show, taking a cooking class and visiting the local markets (all as part of your program!).
This winter abroad program is perfect for absolutely anyone, because Spanish language classes are offered for speakers of all levels (beginner to advanced). Lessons are tailored to meet individual needs and most electives are taught in English. So if you’re after a true immersion experience you’ll love this program – it will be your best ‘European summer’ of a lifetime!