Uncover the city of Barcelona both as a capital of Catalonia and as part of Spain - whatever your level of Spanish. This summer study abroad program is packed with guided exploration of historical and artistic sites and time for lively discussions and reflections as you come to know the people and the culture of this fascinating place.

This innovative program is taught by Arcadia faculty at the Barcelona Center. You’ll take the core course and an elective, both taught in English, and a Spanish language course.

  • Core course - Barcelona Capital of Catalonia: History, Culture and Language (2 credits).
  • Spanish language course (3 credits) – Introductory or intermediate or advanced level.
  • Choose your 3-credit elective course from:
    • Documentary Photography, European and American Voice Compared – Explore the fundamentals and technique of basic 35mm color photography using Barcelona for expression (please bring your own camera).
    • Sports, Culture and Society in Europe: The Case of Spain. Come to feel the passion Europeans have for sport and its socio-political impact from the Francoist dictatorship to today.

(If your Spanish is a 400 level or higher you’ll take one elective and a 3-credit core course.)

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Summer 2015 5/31/2015 7/16/2015 8 $5,500 3/31/2015 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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Program Details



Language of Instruction

Proficiency Dependent



Location Type

Large City


As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed accommodation. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.


Health & Safety

Student health, safety and security in Spain are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

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