Summer in Barcelona: Business
Host Country & City
Spain is consistently one of the most popular locations for study
abroad and we can understand why. The light, the colors, the food, the
architecture and the people are all painted in broad, vibrant strokes.
Spain is a diverse country located in Mediterranean Europe and together
with Portugal and Andorra, makes up the Iberian Peninsula.
history of Spain extends back through the centuries with Phoenicians,
Greeks, Celts, Romans, Visigoths and Moors all playing a role in
shaping Spanish culture. Spain became a world power in the 16th century
when it extended its presence to the Americas. After a tumultuous
period which included a civil war, Spain became a constitutional
monarchy in 1978 and a member of the European Union in 1986. Today,
Spain is a developed country with one of the largest economies in
With great beaches, fun nightlife, many cultural
regions, beautiful national parks, traditional festivals and historic
cities, Spain makes a great destination for any kind of trip. Spain has
hundreds of interesting cities. Some of the major travel destinations
include the capital Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Cordoba, Toledo,
Segovia, Salamanca, Valencia and Granada.
host to several of our Spain-based study abroad programs, is a lively
and culturally-rich Mediterranean city in the southeastern Spanish
province of Catalonia. This eclectic coastal metropolis is an excellent
place for students to improve their Spanish language skills, immerse
themselves in the dynamic Catalonian lifestyle, and explore Spain's
majestic Costa Brava and its environs.
As Spain's second
largest city and one of the Mediterranean's most important ports,
Barcelona is full of opportunities for each and every one of its
visitors. Here, students can learn about Catalonia's success in the
services, tourism and construction sectors, indulge in Antoni Gaudi's
surrealist architecture, catch an exhibit at one of the city's many
distinguished art museums, watch the latest South American or European
soccer prodigy tear it up at Camp Nou stadium, take leisurely strolls
along its pristine beaches, and enjoy an afternoon coffee by the famous
pedestrian passage of Las Ramblas. It's no wonder the city receives
thousands of study abroad participants on a yearly basis.
is also an excellent starting point for exploring the rest of Europe.
Boasting Spain's second largest airport, visitors can fly out off
Barcelona to virtually any location in Europe, usually for affordable
rates in low-fare airlines. Likewise, the city is extensively
interconnected by air, ground and maritime transportation services to
most of Spain's major cities and tourist destinations.
Barcelona, with its welcoming Mediterranean feel, unique architectural
style and striking array of cultural activities, is a prime destination
for students in search of a wondrous experience abroad.