Spend 4 to 8 weeks learning from some of the best faculty in Barcelona. On Summer in Barcelona, you’ll soak up all that this cultural hub of the Mediterranean has to offer both inside and outside the classroom.
Get excited about:
Life in the cultural capital of the Mediterranean – Barcelona is home to more World Heritage sites than any other city in Europe. You will witness 2,000 years of architectural and cultural splendor. The numerous museums, churches, cathedrals, concert halls, the modern art of Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, and the influential architecture of Antoni Gaudí and Mies van der Rohe make Barcelona an aesthetically appealing destination for visitors from all over the world.
Quality academics - This program is perfect for anyone, because the Spanish language classes are offered for speakers of all levels and are tailored to meet your needs, and most electives are taught in English.
The innovative, unique curriculum offered on CIS Summer at Barcelona International College includes coursework in language, culture, history, art, and the humanities. Classes are as diverse as Sports in Spanish Society and The Impact of Historical Events on the Development of Barcelona. CIS Summer at Barcelona International College offers plenty of chances to immerse yourself in the local culture, make Spanish friends, and study with other students from all over the world.
The unique program at Barcelona School for International Studies incorporates lots of hands-on activities, excursions, and assistance provided by our in-country site director. During every step of your study abroad experience, CISabroad staff will be there to help with any questions or concerns you may have.
There are endless activities you can try during your time in Barcelona. Some of the best beaches in Europe are right out your doorstep, and the city is home to countless art exhibitions, theater and dance performances, film festivals, concerts, lectures, and other events. Finding activities doesn’t even have to cost money- on the first Sunday of every month, the city opens the doors to all municipal museums free of charge.
Summer at Barcelona School for International Studies is unique because of the possible excursions, concrete activities, and the support provided by our CISabroad Site Director and on-site staff. The CISabroad on-site staff will take you to a Catalan cooking class, a flamenco show, and the museums and markets. They can also help you arrange a language exchange partner and to see films at an outdoor Spanish cinema. You will also have the option of a weekend excursion outside of Barcelona. Possible destinations include Costa Brava, Granada, or Madrid.
Hands-on orientation and guided tours of the city
Café culture, delicious cuisine, and amazing nightlife
A coastline of the best beaches in Europe
Study Spanish in Barcelona: Spanish classes tailored to your proficiency, whether beginner or advanced
Classes taught in both English and Spanish
A diverse, international student body
A range of academic offerings
Catalan cooking class, flamenco show, museum visits, and cinema night
Program dates for Summer 2017 are as follows:
Session 1: May 29 - June 29
Session 2: June 30 - July 29
Students have the option to stay in an apartment or a homestay.
Breakfast and dinner every day
Laundry services once per week
An individual or shared bedroom
Fully-furnished apartment with vetted Barcelona locals
Fully-equipped shared apartment
Kitchen and cooking facilities
Shared or individual bedroom
Application Requirements and Deadlines:
Applicants must have at least a sophomore standing.
Applicants to this program have 2 applications to complete: Valpo and CISabroad
The Valpo deadline to apply to Summer 2017 programs is March 1st, 2017. Click the Apply Now button at the top right of this page to begin the Valpo application.
The CISabroad deadline to apply depends on the session for which you are applying:
Session 1: Early April
Session 2: Early May
Click here to start the CISabroad application.
Please refer to the budget sheet above.
If needed, students are able to work with financial aid to help with the cost of the program. Scholarships are also available.
Students will be responsible for purchasing their own airfare. Flights will be discussed at length during orientation.
The estimate for spending money will vary greatly depending on personal spending habits. Personal expenses include personal items, additional personal travel, meals, shopping, and other activities. Students should consider their individual spending habits when estimating their personal expenses for the program.
Program Contact Information:
Nicole Hughes - Study Abroad Advisor
Office: Gandhi-King Center, Union 2nd floor
Book an Advising Appointment: nicolehughes.youcanbook.me
Apply for a Passport:
Passports need to be valid for at least 6 months past the program's end date. Information on how to apply for a passport can be found here.