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
Spring - Session 1: October 15
Spring - Session 2: November 1
Spring - Session 3: November 15
Summer - Session 1: February 15
Summer - Session 2: March 1
Summer - Session 3: March 15
Summer - Session 4: April 1
Fall - Session 1: June 15
Fall - Session 2: June 15
Fall - Session 3: July 1
Avg Course Load
U.S credit may be available through CIS Abroad 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 friendly Global Advisor to ask questions and find the best fit program. Start planning for on campus processes, and apply by the application deadline.
  • Meet your Program Enrollment Coordinator to finalize acceptance paperwork, housing, courses, flights, visas, and payments. Attend one our our LIVE pre-departure orientations.
  • Fly away! You'll be greeted at the airport (comforting after a long flight!) and experience 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.

Emma Thomas
Program Enrollment Coordinator - Internships Focus

Travel Tip: I always seek out local live music when I travel. Music is a great way to get to know the country you’re in, and it’s a great place to meet new people.

Learn more about Emma

Joan Perreault
International Operations Manager - Spain and Latin America

Travel Tip: Drink coffee the local way. Dine with a host family. Eat some recommended street food. Drink fresh juice from local fruits. Find that hole-in-the-wall restaurant that will probably serve the best meal of your time abroad (and it will likely cost less too!). Food and drink can be an excellent inroad to getting to know another culture.

Learn more about Joan

Program Fees & Dates

Advisor Tip: Please WAIT to book flights until you have received confirmed dates in your acceptance paperwork. Dates posted here are subject to change.

  • Spring 2020: Session 1
    Application Deadline
    October 15
    January 2
    February 29 | March 28
    $5,990 - $6,990
    8 week internship: $5,990 12 week internship: $6,990
  • Spring 2020: Session 2
    Application Deadline
    November 1
    February 3
    March 28 | April 25
    $5,990 - $6,990
    8 week internship: $5,990 12 week internship: $6,990
  • Spring 2020: Session 3
    Application Deadline
    November 15
    March 2
    April 25 | May 23
    $5,990 - $6,990
    8 week internship: $5,990 12 week internship: $6,990
  • Summer 2020: Session 1
    Application Deadline
    February 15
    May 4
    June 13 | June 27 | July 25
    $5,990 - $7,490
    6 week internship, homestay: $5,990 6 week internship, apartment: $6,490 8 week internship, homestay: $6,490 8 week internship, apartment: $6,590 12 week internship, homestay: $7,490 12 week internship, apartment: $7,490
  • Summer 2020: Session 2
    Application Deadline
    March 1
    May 18
    June 27 | July 11 | July 25
    $5,990 - $7,290
    6 week internship, homestay: $5,990 6 week internship, apartment: $6,490 8 week internship, homestay: $6,490 8 week internship, apartment: $6,590 10 week internship, homestay: $6,890 10 week internship, apartment: $7,290
  • Summer 2020: Session 3
    Application Deadline
    March 15
    June 1
    July 11 | July 25
    $5,990 - $6,590
    6 week internship, homestay: $5,990 6 week internship, apartment: $6,490 8 week internship, homestay: $6,490 8 week internship, apartment: $6,590
  • Summer 2020: Session 4
    Application Deadline
    April 1
    June 15
    July 25
    $5,990 - $6,490
    6 week internship, homestay: $5,990 6 week internship, apartment: $6,490
  • Fall 2020: Session 1
    Application Deadline
    June 15
    August 31 (Estimated)
    October 10 | October 24 | November 21 (Estimated)
    $5,990 - $6,990 (Estimated)
    6 week internship: $5,990 8 week internship: $6,390 12 week internship: $6,990
  • Fall 2020: Session 2
    Application Deadline
    June 15
    September 28 (Estimated)
    November 7 | November 21 | December 5 (Estimated)
    $5,990 - $6,590 (Estimated)
    6 week internship: $5,990 8 week internship: $6,390 10 week internship: $6,590
  • Fall 2020: Session 3
    Application Deadline
    July 1
    November 2 (Estimated)
    December 12 (Estimated)
    $5,990 (Estimated)
    6 week internship: $5,990 8 week internship: $6,390 10 week internship: $6,590

CIS Abroad 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
  • La Vida Local cultural program