Program Overview

Embark on the experience of a lifetime that will provide a lifetime of experiences! Enjoy a custom internship in a city that uniquely combines business and beaches. Join our Intern in Barcelona program to gain relevant, career-oriented experience while enjoying the best of this vibrant, multi-faceted city: Spanish cultural immersion, proximity to a coastline of white sand beaches, and an exciting, cosmopolitan city that never sleeps. A strong internship support structure, with mentorship meetings over coffee, networking events, and workshops help you maximize your internship and prepare you to frame the experience on your resume. Even better, your placement connects you with locals so you can choose to go all in on the Spanish immersion, or take a break with your American cohort.

GPA Requirement
2.5 (Open only to students currently enrolled in a college/university)
Application Deadlines
Summer - Session 1: February 15
Summer - Session 2: March 1
Summer - Session 3: March 15
Summer - Session 4: March 15
Fall: June 15 | June 15 | July 1
Spring: October 15 | November 1 | November 15
Avg Course Load
U.S credit may be available through CISabroad and/or your home university.
Language(s) of Instruction
English and Spanish
  • Internships that accommodate all levels of Spanish language proficiency
  • Day trips included to places such as Sitges, Tarragona, the Dali Museum, or Girona
  • Over 100 customized internship placements available in many fields
  • Opportunity to develop an international network with professional contacts and references
  • Optional weekend excursion to places such as Morocco, Valencia, or Costa Brava.
  • Career Launch Toolkit for interview and job support
Your Journey Begins Here
  • Connect with your Global Advisor to start planning. Apply by the application deadline.

  • Meet your Program Coordinator to finalize acceptance paperwork, housing, courses, flights, visas, payments, etc. Attend a pre-departure orientation.

  • Fly away. You'll be greeted at the airport, participate in a robust On-site Orientation and La Vida Local Curriculum with your Site Director.

Internship Placement

Below are a few sample architecture internship placements undertaken by past participants.
There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized.
Contact an advisor to learn more!

Architectural Intern
In a place overflowing with architectural treasures, begin your own journey in the world of functional design The internship is conceived as an introduction to practical aspects of the work in an architect’s practice. You will also deal with those fields where architecture overlaps with the digital world: web monitoring, text writing and image processing.
Studio Intern at Architecture Firm
Barcelona has some of the most astounding buildings in the world, and the city will be your inspiring backdrop as you dive into the architecture field. You'll gain valuable professional experience and insight, and you'll have the opportunity to collaborate on new projects, learn from seasoned architects, and help organize and classify past projects.
Architecture Intern at Green Energy Company
Work in a dynamic environment and be a part of a young team that is constantly evolving and innovating. You'll put your architecture education to good use while gaining professional skills in a city renowned for its buildings and monuments. As Barcelona takes more steps to go green, you'll be able to plug in by offering suggestions for improving energy efficiency in homes.
Earn credit 

Through our partnership with Plymouth State University, you can earn between 3-12 credits in the fields listed here. Alternatively, many students are able to arrange for credit through their home universities. Learn More →

Program Excursions

While participating on a CISabroad program, you'll be able to take part in built-in day trips at no additional cost. These trips are subject to change from term to term; listed below are excursions that have run in the past.

Day Trips

This day trip around Catalonia includes guided tours, some museum entrance fees, a group lunch, and some free time. You’ll visit the Salvador Dalí Museum in Figueres, hike the beautiful coastal trail known as the Camino de Ronda on the Costa Brava and wander the old Jewish Quarter in beautiful Girona.

CISabroad Study Abroad Semester Program in Spain Barcelona students excursion weekend

Weekend Trips

During weekend trips, you might experience Flamenco and tour the beautiful Alhambra in Granada; eat Spain’s best tapas and visit wineries in Basque Country; or hike coastal trails and tour medieval villages in Costa Brava. Trips change each semester.

study in spain and travel to morocco

4 Days in Morocco

Fall and Spring semester students also have the opportunity to join a four-day trip to Morocco with a non-profit organization dedicated to helping travelers jump off the beaten path and understand the local culture.

Your Support Staff

Global Advising Team

Travel Tip: We love what we do and want to talk to you! The Global Advising Center is here to help you decide on a program, and complete the Online Application. From the moment you first hear from us be it through a phone call, email or personal visit, you will find that our passion for international education is contagious. We’re ready to launch you abroad.

Keegan Burdette
Internship Enrollment Advisor

Travel Tip: My travel necessities are an open mind, a wristwatch and a journal.

Learn more about Keegan

Elena Villaescusa
Site Director in Barcelona

Travel Tip: When traveling make sure to use humour and start conversations with local people, they are the experts of the places you visit and you can learn so much from them; particularly the older generation can be a wealth of information. Try to enjoy every single minute of your travels!

Learn more about Elena

Student Feedback

The great thing about being an intern in Barcelona is that I was able to work in a different country. CISabroad did an amazing job pairing me up for my internship. As a hospitality and tourism management major, we learn a lot about hotels and restaurants in the classroom but my internship was marketing for an award winning hostel chain. This gave me the chance to learn about the industry in a different way and it really opened my eyes to what is out there.

Sasha Romanoff, Intern in Barcelona, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Program Fees & Dates

Advisor Tip: Please do not book flights until you have received confirmed dates in your acceptance paperwork. Dates posted here are subject to change.

  • Summer 2019: Session 1
    Application Deadline
    February 15
    May 6
    May 7 - 9
    June 15 | June 29 | July 13 | July 27
    $5,590 - $6,990
  • Summer 2019: Session 2
    Application Deadline
    March 1
    May 20
    May 21 - 23
    June 29 | July 13 | July 27
    $5,590 - $6,690
  • Summer 2019: Session 3
    Application Deadline
    March 15
    June 3
    June 4 - 6
    July 13 | July 27
    $5,590 - $6,390
  • Summer 2019: Session 4
    Application Deadline
    March 15
    June 17
    June 18 - 20
    July 27
  • Fall 2019: Session 1
    Application Deadline
    June 15
    September 2 (Estimated)
    October 13 | October 27 | November 10 | November 24 (Estimated)
    $5,390 - $6,990
  • Fall 2019: Session 2
    Application Deadline
    June 15
    October 7 (Estimated)
    November 17 | December 1 | December 15 (Estimated)
    $5,390 - $6,490
  • Fall 2019: Session 3
    Application Deadline
    July 1
    November 4 (Estimated)
    December 8 | December 22 (Estimated)
    $5,390 - $5,990
  • Spring 2020: Session 1
    Application Deadline
    October 15
    January 7 (Estimated)
    February 15 | March 1 | March 15 | March 29 (Estimated)
    $5,390 - $6,990 (Estimated)
  • Spring 2020: Session 2
    Application Deadline
    November 1
    February 3 (Estimated)
    March 15 | March 28 | April 12 | April 25 (Estimated)
    $5,390 - $6,990 (Estimated)
  • Spring 2020: Session 3
    Application Deadline
    November 15
    March 3 (Estimated)
    April 12 | April 26 | May 10 | May 24 (Estimated)
    $5,390 - $6,990 (Estimated)
  • Spring 2020: Session 4
    Application Deadline
    December 1
    March 31 (Estimated)
    May 10 | May 24 | June 7 | June 21 (Estimated)
    $5,390 - $6,990 (Estimated)

CISabroad reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.

Program Inclusions

As with all study abroad programs, you should count on a few additional expenses.

Program fees are in US dollars and include the following:

  • Activities vary and can include; Salsa Class, Catalan cooking class, Language Exchanges, Museum visits, and business visits
  • Guided tours around Barcelona’s neighborhoods
  • One included day trip to cities like Basalu, Sitges, or Tarragona
  • Full-time tuition and fees
  • Housing (apartment or local home)
  • Meal plan available with a homestay
  • Medical and accident insurance
  • CISabroad support services before, during, and after the program
  • On-site support
  • Academic advising
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • Airport pickup
  • Cultural orientation
  • NYTimes Digital Subscription
  • La Vida Local cultural program