A People who are Passionate about life and learning

If you are looking for people who are passionate about leading happy, fulfilled lives with enthusiasm, strong cultural identities, an appreciation of their environment and a love of good food, then Spain has it all. It is consistently one of the most popular destinations for study abroad.

The dramatic landscapes of this part of the world are breathtaking: from the beauty of The Pyrenees mountains or the beaches of Mallorca to the diverse ecosystems of Andalucía; from the incredible art and food of Barcelona to flamenco dancing in Seville; from the medieval tranquility of Toledo or a hill top village to bustling business on the streets of Madrid. This country is diverse, enriching, ancient, modern and fun, all at the same time.

Through Arcadia, I learned about Barcelona and Catalonia from the inside out: the language, culture, history and politics of a region which is truly unique. ”

Julia Napier

California State University Student, Arcadia in Barcelona

  • This beautiful country is filled with national and regional traditions and festivals that will immediately captivate you. You’ll learn about its wonderful cultural diversity, history, languages and heritage.

  • You’ll also learn about the forces and concerns that are shaping Spain today such as nationalism, identity and societal development in recessionary times.

  • If you're a night owl, you'll love the hours the Spaniards keep. In general, Spaniards tend to get up later in the morning and stay out longer at night as compared to the U.S. Shopping hours tend to include a midday siesta and later closing times. Restaurants also open late as the last meal of the day is usually between 9pm - 11pm.

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