Study Abroad in Barcelona, Spain

 Barcelona sunset

The Program

Spend 13 weeks in the second largest city in Spain. Barcelona'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 and the perfect place to study abroad.

A wonderful mix of both medieval and modernist structures, including the world-renowned architectural creations of Antoni Gaudi, 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.

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Program Dates: 

Depart U.S. Arrive Barcelona Depart Barcelona
Saturday, Sep. 12, 2015 Sunday, Sep. 13, 2015 Friday, Dec. 11, 2015


Informational Meetings: 

Date & Time Location
May 5, 2015 - 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Skyline College, Building 4, Room 4301
May 6, 2015 - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Cañada College, Building 9, Room 9154
May 7, 2015 - 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. College of San Mateo, Building 10, Room 10-192

 *Please note that a parking permit is required at all campuses.

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.

Apply Now

You can apply to study abroad in Barcelona by filling out the NCSAC Barcelona Application. Learn more at the NCSAC Barcelona Informational Website.

Program Costs/Scholarships/Financial Aid

The fee per person is $7,745.

The fee excludes airfare, a $250 refundable damage deposit, optional medical insurance upgrade ($65) and optional personal effects coverage ($90), passport or visa fees if applicable, optional homestay accommodation ($675), meals other than those listed, personal expenses, any NCSAC tuition or administrative fees, textbooks, additional field-trips or excursions required by the NCSAC faculty and anything not specified.

The fees are guaranteed not to change as a result of fluctuations in the dollar exchange rate.


More Information or Questions?

SMCCCD Lead Professor in Barcelona: Ilana Crispi

SMCCCD Study Abroad Office

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