City Expeditions: London and Barcelona

Program Information

Split your time this summer when you study abroad in both London and Barcelona. Start your journey in London at the University of Roehampton and get to know the city and surrounding areas of this lush green campus. Then, hop on a plane and fly south to the coastal city of Barcelona for 4 weeks. Study Spanish abroad and embrace the warm, Mediterranean culture and climate. Two cities, one great adventure!

Earn 12 credits in 2 months - Get ahead or catch up in your studies. Earn approximately a full semester of credit in two months while exploring these two great cities with our multi-country study abroad program.

Incredible beaches – Barcelona in the summer is a melting pot of Catalan culture and international visitors checking out the world-renowned beaches, museums, concerts, and restaurants. It’s pure excitement!

A perfect location in London - Our campus is conveniently located only 6 miles from central London and gives you the best of both worlds. Although you have easy access to the city center, you still have the benefit of a beautiful and historic campus away from the hustle and bustle. You’ll get to really experience this diverse city with your professor and classmates!

Focus on Spanish language or take courses in English while in Barcelona – Spanish language courses are offered at all levels, and you will be surprised how your language skills can improve in just a month. Or take one class in Spanish and one or two in English. There are tons of options in either language.


Travel throughout two of Europe’s most exciting cities on our multi-country summer abroad program! There are many reasons to study on our City Expeditions: London & Barcelona program, but here are a few of the key highlights that make this program unique.

  • Earn 12 credits in 2 months while seeing the best of Europe 
  • Live with international students in residence halls 
  • Weekend orientation in Barcelona between program start dates, which includes hotel accomodations,breakfast, an authentic Spanish Tapa meal, and a full day 'on-and-off' city bus tour 
  • Spanish courses available at all levels; start from the ground level, build upon your previous experience, or perfect your abilities! 
  • Try the local language of Catalan in Spain to really fit in 
  • Visit famous places such as the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, and the British Museum 
  • Attend a Catalan cooking class or a Flamenco show 
  • Live in two of Europe’s most exciting cities: London & Barcelona!

Since City Expeditions: London and Barcelona is a true travel-study course, a great deal of your academics will be mixed with trips around the various locations in which you will be studying. In London, your classes will include many excursions in and around the big city as part of your schooling. On the second half of the program in Spain, there will be plenty to see and do in and around the city of Barcelona, either as part of your program, or on your own in your free time.

Other Possible Activities include:

  • Cliffs of Moher 
  • Aran Islands 
  • Book of Kells 
  • Giant's Causeway 
  • Dunluce Castle 
  • Lochness Cruise 
  • Glenco 
  • Edinburgh Castle 
  • Beatles Tour 
  • Plas Mawr 
  • Harry Potter walking tour 
  • Oxford and the Cotswolds 
  • Tower of London 
  • Spanish Cooking Classes 
  • Costa Brava Valencia


While you're studying in London you'll be living at one of Roehampton University's residence halls. Each hall is its own social hub. This way, you can have all of the luxuries of a traditional campus environment while enjoying a small, tight-knit community that makes it easy to get to know your British and international classmates. The residence halls offer self-catered single-occupancy accommodation with common kitchen facilities, furnished rooms, and comfortable lounges. Many halls are near cafeterias, coffee and snack bars, and shops.

As for your month in Barcelona, you will begin by staying in a hotel for the first two days for your weekend-long welcome orientation. Then you will be staying in an apartment shared with other students. The apartments are located off-campus in the city of Barcelona, just a 25 minute commute to classes. They are fully furnished apartments with a shared living room, a well-equipped kitchen, and bathrooms. Two students will share a room and there will be up to six students in each apartment. Due to the central location of the apartments within the city, students will have the opportunity to experience life living in Barcelona. They will be near shops, cafes, restaurants, bars, museums, and will have the chance to learn more about the culture through the people they meet and the roommates they will live with.


Courses include art and art history, business, cultural studies, history, humanities, social sciences, and Spanish language and literature.

Campus Setting

Urban & Suburban

Average Course Load

4-5 courses (12-15 credits)

GPA Requirement


Language of Instruction

English and Spanish

Program Dates

Summer 2014*:

Start Date: May 30
End Date: July 26

Program Fee


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


  • Tuition & fees
  • Housing
  • Pre-departure & on-site orientation
  • Airport pickup
  • Medical & accident insurance
  • Jacksonville University transcript
  • All trip-related travel (excluding round-trip from US)
  • 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*

*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

“I understand so many more walks of life now and see how big the world really is. I already wanted to travel the world but this just confirmed my dreams and taught me that it's worth it. I'm going to travel as much as possible now and experience as much as possible.”

Carly J.