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Barcelona is a city in Spain that amps up the volume. It is bursting with culture, color and flavor. It has a complex history and an exciting, modern, cosmopolitan feel today. The Mediterranean sparkles, its winding streets in the Gothic quarter take you back in time, the stunning architecture of Gaudí surprises you around every corner. Campers will have all of the culture that the city has to ...

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SPI Study Abroad offers high school language immersion programs for college credit in destinations throughout Spain, including Santander, San Sebastian, and Cadiz. Spain continues to be one of the most popular destinations for SPI participants, as it is an ideal setting for students to study, be immersed in the local culture, practice their Spanish skills, and participate in a variety of fun ac...

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¡Bienvenidos a España! Come explore the beautiful Mediterranean country of Spain and see what Spain has to offer on this new adventure-packed trip. You’ll get to experience four diverse regions of Spain--metropolitan Madrid, Mediterranean Andalucía, the beautiful rugged coastline of the Basque Country, and the unique Catalan culture of Barcelona. Stroll through the parks and plazas of regal Mad...

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API High School offers various Summer programs for high school students, and API Gap Year offers programs for recent high school graduates. These consist of study, adventure, volunteer, and immersion offerings in Europe Latin America, and Asia. All of our gap year programs (and some of our summer programs) are offered for college credit, and all provide an eye-opening exposure to a different cu...

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Our educational tours in Spain typically consist of cultural activities and excursions both in Seville/Cadiz, as well as in other cities in Andalusia, or even Madrid, Barcelona, etc. Classes can be added, if desired. Housing can be with families in Seville/Cadiz for more of an immersion experience, or hotels. In other cities, we offer housing in hotels, residences, etc.. Some of the educa...

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Live an unforgettable full immersion cultural and academic experience in Spain with Nacel. What we offer: - A program exclusively designed for Native English speakers - Volunteer Spanish host families - Local public or private High School placements - Placements arranged all over Spain - Personal orientation by the local coordinator on arrival - Monthly reports from the local coordinator - ...

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This program is designed for those who would like to learn and live the experience of traditional Spanish culinary. Upon of completing the course you will have the opportunity to update your professional resume with a European Cultural and Culinary experience. Students will learn the basic of communication and understanding of Spanish language, also the opportunity to network with their peers ...

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Spain allures the traveler with its combination of old world charm and vibrant people. Join us on a journey through Spain that most tourists will never see. In addition to experiencing the ancient sites and modern cities of this diverse country, you will be exposed to a beautiful and untainted Spain. In the villages where we will stay, people lead family-oriented lives and strolling through the...

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Join us in Barcelona for an insider’s experience of Spain on this Pre-College summer program for high school students. Broaden your horizons and prepare for college with in-depth, field-based seminars as you become part of an inspiring and supportive community of staff and students from around the world. Our Barcelona campus is a private residence hall just steps from the beautiful Born distri...

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Barcelona is a city in Spain that amps up the volume. It is bursting with culture, color and flavor. It has a complex history and an exciting, modern, cosmopolitan feel today. The Mediterranean sparkles, its winding streets in the Gothic quarter take you back in time, the stunning architecture of Gaudí surprises you around every corner. Campers will have all of the culture that the city has to ...

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Study Spanish Language and Culture. 12 different locations available. Low cost. Earn credit. Open to all students and adults worldwide. Weekly, monthly terms. Flexible starting dates. Housing options, including Host Family. See CSA website for details and to register. Can pay in $U.S. dollars, or Euros. Discounts available. Go direct with CSA !

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The summer experience abroad always pursue objectives that contribute to an integral education, and the language learning is the major objective. Sports, activities and workshops help students feel confident in a new environment. Their self-esteem grows, so does their curiosity about things, and their desire to face new challenges. Their sociability strengthens. We seek to improve their skills ...

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Soccer Camps International’s selection of Spanish soccer camps includes intensive summer programs for boys (girls camp also available for FC Barcelona) from 7 to 17 years old with FC Barcelona Soccer Camps and Fundacion Real Madrid Campus Experience. Soccer Camps International also offers the Spain Federation National Team International Soccer Camp in Madrid. Language options available. A fanta...

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The school is located downtown Barcelona, close to all main attractions and sights. There are many shops, restaurants and cafes nearby. The school is also within walking distance from the beach. Residence: (shared double rooms) with 3 meals daily. Students have breakfast and dinner at the residence and receive a packed lunch. The residence is located about 15 minutes away from the language...

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Explore Barcelona's unique blend of medieval history and modern architecture while soaking up the lively atmosphere of this international city in gap year programs from Andeo International Homestays. Programs include Spanish language courses, art classes, and a combination of both. The language school is less than five minutes walk from the Plaza Catalunya, which is the very center of Barcelona...

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High School Programs Abroad in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most architecturally beautiful and culturally rich cities in all of Europe. High school students who are ambitious in their studies and have a desire to travel and see the world will have an extremely rewarding experience in this gem of the Mediterranean. From the sprawling beaches to the prestigious art museums to the passionate flamenco performances, participating in a high school program in Barcelona is bound to become one of your most treasured high school experiences.

High School Programs in Barcelona

There are many teen and pre-college programs available for high school students in Barcelona. Students have the opportunity to volunteer in Barcelona, take courses for academic credit, or join a variety of other activities across the city.

Although Catalan is actually the local language in Barcelona, Spanish immersion programs are still the most popular subject area for high school programs in Barcelona. Locals switch back and forth between Spanish and Catalan with ease, so you will have no problem gaining the full benefit of a linguistically immersive experience. Other popular subjects for high school programs in Barcelona include art, architecture, and culinary arts, all for which Barcelona has a stellar global reputation. 

Whatever your academic focus, you will likely have the opportunity to take more general courses about Spanish culture and history during a high school study abroad program in Barcelona too. Many high school programs in Barcelona use the city itself as a primary source of education, embarking on field trips and cultural outings to important attractions throughout Barcelona. Some adventure travel programs will stay rooted in Barcelona while others will take you traveling throughout the country to experience life in multiple other Spanish cities, such as Madrid and Seville.

Summer programs are most popular for high school students because they do not require you to miss school. Summer high school programs in Barcelona tend to last anywhere from two weeks to two months. However, it is also possible to study abroad in Barcelona for a whole semester or academic year at an international boarding school or as part of a foreign exchange program. If you choose this route then you should already have a good knowledge of the language, because it is likely that your classes will be taught in Spanish!

Life in Barcelona

Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and the sixth largest in the European Union, with nearly 5 million inhabitants living in the metropolitan area. It is also one of the most important economic and cultural centers of Europe, as well as one of the busiest ports on the Mediterranean Sea. With a fascinating history dating back to its founding under the Roman Empire and spanning through the Spanish Civil War in the early twentieth century, the city has endured continuous change and today is one of the most commonly visited travel destinations in the whole world.

The intrigue of high school abroad in Barcelona goes beyond its architectural wonders and cultural distinctions to generally encompass the laid back Mediterranean lifestyle of its people. The weather is balmy for most of the year, siestas are common during most afternoons, and often dinner will not even begin until after 10 p.m. It might take some acclimating to adjust to this relaxed pace of life, but students will soon find it very hard to complain about life in their new home on the Mediterranean.

One more thing to note - for soccer fans out there, FC Barcelona is commonly considered to be the best club in the world. Get ready for futbol fever!

Costs & Affordability

Barcelona is a fairly affordable city by Western European standards, although prices in some areas can be relatively steep because the city is such a popular tourist destination. Since many high school programs in Barcelona feature a loaded schedule and consistent supervision, it is likely that many of your everyday expenses will be accounted for in upfront program fees. Be sure to check out what is included before agreeing on a program cost or selecting a program, as each program will include something different.

If you are at all concerned with meeting the costs of the trip then fundraising with friends, family, and schoolmates is a great way start generating revenue. There are also a variety of scholarship opportunities available for high school study abroad in Barcelona, but other types of high school programs may vary in formal funding opportunities.

Accommodation & Visas

Most high school programs in Barcelona will either set you up in a homestay or in a private residence hall living with other students. Homestays are a great way to practice your Spanish on a regular basis and develop close relationships with your host family (Spaniards are very fun and hospitable people). Living in a residence hall can be a great experience too and facilitate interaction with other international students from all over the world (fear not parents – students will be supervised!).

Most high school students will be allowed to enter the country for up to three months without having to obtain a visa. However, Spanish visa policies vary between different countries however, so consult GoAbroad’s Embassy Directory to find out more information from your local Spanish Consulate.

Benefits & Challenges

Experiencing high school abroad in Barcelona will no doubt be an incredibly eye-opening moment in your high school career. This is a truly beautiful, unique city that will provide you with a thriving cultural experience to expand your knowledge of the world. It might seem daunting to embark on such a trip alone, but your bravery will pay off as you become exposed to a whole new country and culture beyond the borders of your home.

So start brushing up on your Spanish, study up on the works of Gaudi, and viva Barcelona!

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