Arcadia: Barcelona- Arcadia in Barcelona

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  • Location(s): Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Internship


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This exciting program offers you the opportunity to study in English in one of the most popular and cosmopolitan study abroad destinations. By using Barcelona, Spain, as your classroom, you'll explore local, regional, national and international is... read more

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Yes! I learned a lot about not only Spanish/Catalan culture, but European culture. I made new friends and expanded my horizons in terms of acceptance, food preferences, and language barriers. - Emerson College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself during the three months I was abroad. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Past Review Incredible
Definitely worthwhile. Made a ton of new friends and practiced the language. - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
Absolutely worthwhile, though I had a better experience when I directly enrolled in the University of Barcelona, rather than participating in an American program. Would highly recommend Barcelona to students of all Spanish levels, especially those with an affinity for languages who will pick up some Catalan! - Tufts University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Arcadia: Barcelona- Arcadia in Barcelona
I gain independence and street smarts, a whole new view on traveling and planning alone/with friends. As a teacher I now more linguistically and culturally aware. I loved seeing Europe! - Roger Williams University View Entire Review
it was extremely worthwhile, i definitely feel ALOT more independent now than i did before. - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville View Entire Review
I gained everything I had hoped to and more through this experience. I was able to increase my language skills, which was my primary goal, and develop new relationships. It has shown me that I would like to spend more time, in a more permanent situation, in Barcelona. - Providence College View Entire Review
so worthwhile I learned a lot about different cultures and a lot about myelf - University of San Francisco View Entire Review
I met a lot of great people and learned more than I ever though I would about the host culture and about myself. It was absolutely worthwhile - Fordham University View Entire Review
The most amazing and eye-opening experience I've had - Fordham University View Entire Review
I had a great study abroad experience because I proved to myself that I was able to go out of my comfort zone and experience a whole new way of life. I met so many people and learned so many things. I plan on going back and teaching English in Spain. - Providence College View Entire Review
God yes it made me a much better person. I also have a greater worldly knowledge and culture experience that makes me constantly miss Barcelona and wish to return again. - Roger Williams University View Entire Review
Yes, it was absolutely worthwhile. I think it is really important to be openminded and to experience different parts of the world, because in the end it helps you grow as an individual and it is a wonderful experience. - University of Hartford View Entire Review


This exciting program offers you the opportunity to study in English in one of the most popular and cosmopolitan study abroad destinations. By using Barcelona, Spain, as your classroom, you'll explore local, regional, national and international issues by examining cultural, political, social and historical aspects of this intriguing location and its people.

Arcadia’s Cornerstone Course will introduce you to the vibrant culture and distinct identity of this magnetic Mediterranean city. You will choose one cornerstone course from two choices. In addition, you will choose four elective courses offered at either the Arcadia Barcelona Center and/or the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF).  Spanish language at any level is available, but not required.

Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses. Here is a sampling:

  • Dali, his work and the landscape that inspired him

  • Guided city tour of Barcelona

  • Discover Morocco

  • Guided Exploration of Alhambra

  • and more...

Arcadia opens the doors to new experiences, different academic learning, people, cultures and perspectives so you can build your own lifelong learning and memories:

  • Enjoy academic success – earn credit abroad

  • Explore a new world – excursions, activities, events, and so much more!

  • Get to know yourself – gain a new view of the world and your place in it.

  • Rely on us for support – 9 centers in 12 countries worldwide

  • Boost your resume – employers AND graduate schools.

Please check our website for dates and the latest program information.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Architecture and Related Services
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Catalan Language, Literature
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literature
  • English Language and Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • Political Science and Government
  • Sociology
  • Film, Video, Photographic Arts
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • Business
  • Finance, Financial Services
  • Human Resources Management
  • History
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
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Arcadia Scholarships

Arcadia aims to help students for whom financial assistance can mean the difference between participating on an Arcadia program and staying home. Arcadia scholarships are awarded to eligible applicants based on need. Approximately 70% of study abroad students who apply for aid from Arcadia receive some form of award


Applications are received on a rolling basis.

Only students who have been accepted to a program from Arcadia Abroad will be considered for an award.