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Housing

Your housing in Barcelona is partially arranged. For the first three weeks during the intensive language program you’ll live in housing that the study center arranges for you. For the remainder of the program, you can move to housing that you arrange. In advance of arrival you’ll receive a list of housing resources so you can research your options and arrive in Spain with some permanent housing options in mind. 

First Three Weeks – Dorm or Homestay

If your program begins in the spring, you’ll live in a double-occupancy room with a local host in a homestay. If your program begins in the fall, you’ll live in the Colegio Mayor San Jordi student dorms.

Accommodations

  • Shared bedroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Off campus
  • Meal plan (two or three meals per day)

Live with

  • Local residents
  • UC students
  • US students

Commute

From your homestay, you can expect a typical commute of 15–30 minutes by public transportation (bus or metro). If you stay in the dormitories, your commute is a short walk to class.

Remainder of Program – Apartment

During the first few weeks after arrival you’ll have time to search for housing in an apartment, private home, boarding house, or colegio mayor (university residence). You may choose to live with UC students, international students, or Spanish students. In addition to a list of recommended homes in town, which UCEAP alumni update every year, staff will advise you on the variety of distinctive neighborhoods in Barcelona.

Accommodations

  • Private or shared bedroom
  • Private or shared bathroom
  • Off campus
  • No meal plan 

Live with

  • Local residents
  • International students
  • UC students
  • US students

Commute

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