Summer in Barcelona

Program Information

Spend 4 to 8 weeks soaking up the sun, culture, food and language when you study abroad in Barcelona. On Summer in Barcelona, you’ll soak up all that this cultural hub of the Mediterranean has to offer both inside and outside the classroom. Start getting excited about:

The most pristine white-sand beaches in Western Europe – Barcelona enjoys a Mediterranean climate with comfortable summer temperatures in the mid-70s. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy Barcelona’s famed beaches.

Living in the cultural capital of the Mediterranean – Barcelona is home to more World Heritage sites than any other city in Europe. You will witness 2,000 years of architectural and cultural splendor. The numerous museums, churches, cathedrals, concert halls, the modern art of Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, and the influential architecture of Antoni Gaudí and Mies van der Rohe make Barcelona an aesthetically appealing destination for visitors from all over the world.

Quality academics taught in English - This program is perfect for anyone, because the Spanish-language classes are offered for speakers of all levels and are tailored to meet your needs, and most electives are taught in English.

The city of Barcelona – The café culture, boutique shops, tapas restaurants, and world-famous nightlife will keep you busy for a summer or a year.

Tons of activities and excursions - We want you to get the most out of your time in Barcelona, so we'll keep you busy. From flamenco shows to cooking classes, there's always something on.


If you've ever wanted to study abroad in Spain, then check out our Summer in Barcelona summer study abroad program! Here are a few of the key highlights that make this program unique.

  • Hands-on orientation and guided tours of the city 
  • A Catalan cooking class, flamenco show, museum visits, and cinema night 
  • A range of academic offerings 
  • A diverse, international student body 
  • Classes taught in both English and Spanish 
  • Study Spanish abroad in Barcelona: Spanish classes tailored to your proficiency, whether beginner or advanced 
  • A coastline of the best beaches in Europe 
  • Café culture, delicious cuisine, and amazing nightlife 
  • Custom housing options 
  • Enough UNESCO World Heritage sites and architectural masterpieces to keep you busy for a lifetime.

The summer program at Barcelona International College includes a one-day excursion either to Figueres, to visit the impressive Dali museum, or Tarragona, the ancient Roman capital on the Iberian Peninsula.

Session 1 and Session 2 students will enjoy weekend excursions to different destinations. Excursions will most likely be to Valencia or Costa Brava. Valencia is one of Spain’s largest cities and offers visitors an impressive array of cultural and historic sites, as well as culinary delights. Recently, Valencia has reinvented itself as a modern city with parks, museums and aquariums as well as a city-center full of tapas and full of life. The picturesque area of Costa Brava is composed of lush vegetation propped against the blue and green of the sea. Combined with its enchanting history, Costa Brava is one of Spain's most popular destinations.

Students who combine Sessions 1 and 2 will have the opportunity to take part in both weekend excursions. Additionally, optional weekend excursions are always offered to Morocco.


During your summer in Barcelona, you can choose to live in an apartment, a homestay with a Spanish host, or a student residence.

In the apartments, you’ll live in the city of Barcelona, about 25 minutes away from your classes. They’re fully furnished, and include a shared living room, a well-equipped kitchen, and bathrooms. You will share a room with one other student, and there can be up to six students in each apartment. The apartment’s ideal location in the center of Barcelona lets you get the best out of living in this lively city! You’ll have easy access to shops, cafés, restaurants, bars, and museums.

If you choose a homestay, you will live with either a Spanish family, older person, or young professional who is looking to rent a room. This is the perfect way to immerse yourself in Spanish culture! You’ll share a room with one other student, and have access to a shared bathroom, living space, and kitchen. Additionally, you’ll be provided with bed linens, laundry service, and breakfast and dinner.

The student residence in Barcelona will be located in a residence hall for students and young professionals. The residence halls are located throughout Barcelona and students choosing this option will need to apply early, as there is very limited space.


Program Setting



2 courses (6 US credits) per session

GPA Requirement



English and Spanish

Program Dates

Summer 2015*:

Session 1:
Start Date: June 2
End Date: June 28

Session 1 & 2:

Start Date: June 2
End Date: July 26

Program Fee

Session 1 : $TBD*

Session 1 & 2: $TBD*

*Cost may change at any time due to the current exchange rate.

**See CISabroad Website for Updates


  • Cultural and recreational excursions
  • Full-time tuition & fees
  • Housing
  • Pre-departure and onsite orientation
  • Airport pick-up
  • Medical & accident insurance
  • Jacksonville University official transcript
  • Carbon offset of travel & Green Travel Guide

How to Apply

  • Set up an appointment with Frances Weiner,
  • Fill out the CISabroad Online Application
  • Pay the $200 application deposit*
**Application Deadline: April 15, 2015

*This is NOT an extra fee, but is a non-refundable deposit applied towards your total program fee. You will be directed to pay this after completing the online application.

Past Students

“Barcelona changed me more than I thought it would. I fully and completely recommend this experience to everyone! It's something that is impossible to ever forget.”

Danielle H.