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Before departure, you’ll receive resources to help you research and arrange your housing from the private rental market in Barcelona.

All Housing Options

Popular areas of the city for UCEAP students include Gracia and Eixample (especially areas that are close to Barcelona’s iconic tourist sites). The people in these areas are welcoming to students and the public transportation to campus is easy and efficient.


  • Private or shared bedroom
  • Private or shared bathroom
  • Off campus
  • Meal plan varies

Live with

  • International students
  • Local Spanish students
  • UC students
  • Local residents


A typical commute is about 30–45 minutes by bus or metro. The Barcelona transportation system is highly developed, efficient, and easy to use.