Spanish Language and Culture in Barcelona


Spanish Language & Culture in Barcelona

Summer 2023 | Barcelona, Spain

  • Program Fee: $6,000 (Includes 8-credit tuition, accommodations, some meals, local transportation, cultural activities and excursions.)



Barcelona has it all: pristine white-sand beaches, a vibrant arts scene and an irresistible street culture of boutiques, coffee bars, tapas restaurants and discotecas. Live like a local in a cosmopolitan city on the Mediterranean Sea, staying with a host family in a residential barrio and walking or riding the subway to your classes in this university community. Plus: daytrips beyond Barcelona.


Language and Cultural Competency

How does language acquisition serve as a catalyst for cross-cultural communication and understanding? How can improving your Spanish-language proficiency benefit your experience of a new country and your interactions with people whose backgrounds are different from yours?


Synthesize Immersive and Academic Learning

Take classes to hone your Spanish speaking, reading and writing skills, receiving 80-plus hours of language instruction at your proficiency level and earning a diploma recognized in 27 European Union countries. Tour museums and heritage sites; explore markets and neighborhoods; try out Catalan cooking or flamenco dancing. Write about your experiences and complete a research-based project.


Spanish speakers are valued in every employment sector; after all, Spanish is the official language of 20-plus countries and is spoken by 50 million Hispanic Americans. With its emphasis on cross- cultural networks and real-world application of language skills, this program fulfills an immersive experience in your Launch Plan.