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The entrance to the public park, Park Guell on a sunny day in Barcelona, Spain.

Program at a Glance

University of Barcelona

Country or area Spain
City Barcelona
Class Level So, Jr, Sr
Experience Type International
Minimum GPA 2.5
Term Summer
Taught In English, Spanish
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

If soft Mediterranean breezes, long summer days, and warm Catalan language define your kind of summer, this program is for you. Classes are offered through Estudios Hispánicos, an institution of the University of Barcelona. The center brings students a wide range of language and culture courses as well as instruction in business and communications. If you decide not to take a language class, there are still countless opportunities to use your Spanish language skills and pick up new Catalan language skills. Escape the afternoon heat by biking to the closest beach—choose from five kilometers of golden beaches within easy reach of the city center! Spend weekend afternoons hiking the multi-peaked Montserrat mountain range, including over 20 wheelchair-friendly trails, and evenings at one of the many outdoor summer music festivals.

Where you'll study

Much like the city of Barcelona, the University of Barcelona (UB) is a driving force for diversity with active social initiatives in areas such as gender equality. The university’s infrastructure is woven into the urban fabric of the city, integrating the academic community and the social, economic, and cultural agents of the surrounding neighborhoods. Art, linguistics, history, and Mediterranean culture are among UB’s strongest fields. The principal university of Catalonia, UB is also one of the four Spanish universities in the 4 Universities Alliance, a partnership creating an ecosystem of knowledge, greater mobility for students, and the ability to collaborate with industries. Companies don’t always have the time to incubate or try out new ideas. By allying with UB, they can mentor students like you before you become an employee. Reflecting the culture of the city, some of UB’s campuses were designed by the city’s most prestigious architects of the 15th-, 19th-, and 20th-centuries.