“Living in a city and travelling while learning in-depth about the society you're visiting makes for a holistic experience that's hard to find anywhere else. The classes were rewarding and fun; the professors were engaging and capable. I enjoyed all of the trips, especially when we got to see something guided/historical and then go relax at that city's beach or walk around on our own. . . . Barcelona is an amazing city filled with unique, wonderful things to see. ” Yuval Lev, 2014

Sunday, July 5 – Saturday, July 25, 2015

  • Spend three weeks studying at the University of Barcelona.
  • Experience college life while living in one of the world's great city.
  • Broaden your worldview.
  • Earn a Columbia University Statement of Attendance and evaluation letters from University of Barcelona instructors.

A program, conducted in English, for students entering grades 11 or 12 or freshman year of college in fall 2015. The program is mounted in collaboration with the University of Barcelona, founded in 1450, the oldest university in Catalonia and the second largest in Spain.

Students examine the history, art, urban development, and language of Barcelona, enriching their understanding of how European communities develop local, regional, national, and international identities. Students share a common three-course curriculum taught in English, supplemented by a Spanish-language workshop. University of Barcelona faculty members teach the courses.

Academic work breaks out of the classroom and into the city itself as classes visit sites of historical and cultural relevance throughout Barcelona. Additionally, two days are devoted to visiting important sites outside of the city

Students live in a state-of-the-art University of Barcelona residence hall and are supervised by a trained and experienced residence life staff. The site director and resident advisers, in addition to providing for the safety and well-being of the students, organize various cultural and recreational activities around Barcelona.