Study Abroad in Barcelona, Spain

Highlights of Barcelona

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, with a population of 2.5 million. The city’s origins can be traced back to the first century BC and the Roman colony of Barcino. Its 2,000 years of history have left their mark on the city’s architectural, artistic and cultural heritage. Its excellent location in terms of international communication, Mediterranean climate and cosmopolitan character make it a particularly privileged city.

Said to be the most cosmopolitan city in Spain, the capital of Catalonia is also one of the most colourful, thanks to the creations of Antoni Gaudi. A wonderful mix of both medieval and modernist structures, you can be strolling through the grid-like Eixample one minute and get lost wandering around the narrow lanes of El Born the next. Barcelona takes its soccer and basketball just as seriously as it takes its art; the Catalans are fiercely proud of their heritage.

Why Choose this Program?

This program is offered to enable students to study abroad while making normal progress toward their degree objectives, and earning fully transferable units in courses taught by community college faculty and guest lecturers. This program is offered in cooperation with several California community colleges and with the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), which arranges transportation, living accommodations, and a wide range of student and instructional support services. Students need not be currently enrolled at one of the sponsoring colleges in order to participate. Units earned in Barcelona will appear on transcripts issued by the participating colleges.

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