What will you need to succeed in an increasingly globalized economy? Pack your January with business insights and experiences that will give you a leg up in the job market and offer memories you’ll never forget. CIEE’s January Business and Culture program in Barcelona allows you to discover a new culture and gain critical global perspective, all while earning credits toward your degree.
Study abroad in Spain and you will:
The CIEE Difference
- Explore the region of Catalonia and surrounding provinces with exciting day and overnight trips
- Take a class on international marketing (in English)
- Live with a Spanish family or in a student residencia
- Explore the city and immerse yourself in local culture with CIEE-organized activities
Enjoy a variety of excursions throughout Barcelona, including company site visits and guided tours of the city. In addition, one weekend trip will complement the Barcelona experience by allowing you to explore other areas of significant historic and cultural importance in Spain. Options for the local weekend trip include Madrid (the capital) and Seville (in Andalucía).
The CIEE Guardian Angel program pairs you with local university students who help you get settled in Spain and make Spanish friends. Your Guardian Angel does fun cultural activities with you like cooking classes, guided tours, and a tapas night.
Where You'll Study
The CIEE Study Center in Barcelona, Spain, is located in two adjoining historic buildings on Passatge Permanyer, near Passeig de Gràcia and Plaza Catalunya, Barcelona’s main square. This historic passageway provides a quiet haven in the city center and houses CIEE classrooms, a computer lab, and student lounges.
Housing & Meals
Study abroad students can choose to live in a Spanish homestay along with another CIEE student or in a student residencia (residence hall) with other Spanish and international students. Each student will be placed in single room no matter what option he or she chooses. These are located in urban settings throughout the city.
Students living in a homestay will have breakfast and dinner provided at home, while lunch is at the students’ expense. Kitchen space is allowed to students should they wish to make lunch to bring to campus. Students in homestays will have their laundry done for them once a week. Meals and laundry are not included in the student residencia option, but students share fully equipped kitchens where they can prepare their own meals, and laundry facilities are available. All homestays and residencias are located in the city of Barcelona and within 30 minutes, by public transportation, of the CIEE Study Center.
As slots in residencies may be limited, students who are not assigned the housing option of their choice are notified by the resident staff prior to arriving in Barcelona.