Intern in Barcelona

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Enhance your resume while expanding your horizons.

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.


What to Expect:

  • Language: English and Spanish
  • Average Courseload: U.S. credit may be available
  • GPA Requirement: 2.5 (Open only to students currently enrolled in a college/university)
  • Visa Requirements: NONE Required!

Highlights:

  • Internships that accommodate all levels of Spanish language proficiency
  • Day trips included to places such as Sitges, Tarragona, the Dali Museum, or Girona
  • 100+ customized internship placements available in many fields
  • Optional weekend excursion to places such as Morocco, Valencia, or Costa Brava
  • Develop an international network with professional contacts and references

Internship Placements

Architecture internships available in Spain

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

Other countries with Architecture internships
<h4>Architectural Intern</h4>

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.

<h4>Studio Intern at Architecture Firm</h4>

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.

<h4>Architecture Intern at Green Energy Company</h4>

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.

Art and Design internships available in Spain

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

Other countries with Art and Design internships
<h4>Graphic Design Intern at Energy Company</h4>

Graphic Design Intern at Energy Company

Have a passion for green energy initiatives and a growing background in graphic design? You can delve deeper into both while you live in Barcelona, a vibrant city going green. Past interns have assisted the technical department in producing 3D animations and/or cads of their recently created Biobox solutions.

<h4>Intern at Digital Layout Company</h4>

Intern at Digital Layout Company

Learn more about the field of graphic design in a city steeped in creativity. You’ll work alongside professionals to tackle graphic design assignments using Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and other software. As a member of the team, you’ll collaborate with other designers on new initiatives and current projects.

<h4>Art Intern at Boutique Photo Studio</h4>

Art Intern at Boutique Photo Studio

Gain inspiration from colorful Barcelona while you hone your professional skills within the field of art and design. You’ll work in a boutique photo studio, where you’ll help with social media and video content creation, as well as customer outreach. At the same time, you’ll elevate your Spanish skills in a friendly city.

Business & Economics internships available in Spain

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

Other countries with Business & Economics internships
<h4>Financial Consultant Intern at Company</h4>

Financial Consultant Intern at Company

Gain professional experience in the consultancy world while exploring the vibrant city of Barcelona. Past interns have performed tasks such as external and internal communication to support the company, monitoring of support of many professionals, and other daily administrative tasks.

<h4>Economics Intern at Financial Forensics Firm</h4>

Economics Intern at Financial Forensics Firm

Here’s your chance to experience the vibrant Barcelona lifestyle while gaining professional skills in the field of economics. Past interns have assisted in the design of economic-financial reports, participated in specific auditing projects, and completed analysis of customer’s financial ratios.

<h4>Intern at eSports Interactive Platform</h4>

Intern at eSports Interactive Platform

Have an education in marketing and an interest in eSports? Dive into both in the vibrant, sports-crazed city of Barcelona. Past interns have designed user-acquisition strategies in the world of eSports, created market analytics, written content for campaigns with international blogs, and participated in the development of the company business plan.

Education internships available in Spain

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

Other countries with Education internships
<h4>Intern for an Educational NGO</h4>

Intern for an Educational NGO

Work with the youth of Barcelona as you explore this exciting city. You’ll enjoy the opportunity to interact with children and young people from ages 10 to 16 years as you develop educational actions of support and ways to enhance their involvement.

<h4>Preschool Aide in a School</h4>

Preschool Aide in a School

Experience the Barcelona lifestyle while you gain professional experience as a preschool aide. Past interns’ responsibilities have included helping maintain the care of the children, leading the children in various cultural activities, and undertaking other important day-to-day tasks assigned by other teachers.

<h4>Student Teacher in a School</h4>

Student Teacher in a School

Are you ready to use your teaching skills to positively influence the lives of Barcelona youth? You’ll collaborate with teachers to create activities and materials that range in subject matters—from English to science. Help in the day-to-day tasks of the school and watch the students’ minds grow as you grow your own skills.

Engineering internships available in Spain

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

Other countries with Engineering internships
<h4>Product Design Intern at Pet Product Design Company</h4>

Product Design Intern at Pet Product Design Company

As a design and engineering intern, you’ll provide support for the industrial design of a pet heart tracking device that the company is developing. You’ll assist in the development of company hardware and conduct daily administrative tasks.

<h4>Engineering Intern at Biotechnical Company</h4>

Engineering Intern at Biotechnical Company

Work in the fascinating field of biotechnology. You’ll visit the lab to familiarize yourself with the most common technologies and techniques, and you’ll track and update chemical reactions. Your work will help the company create technical and commercial products for Indian customers.

<h4>Engineering Intern at Energy Efficiency Company</h4>

Engineering Intern at Energy Efficiency Company

As an intern, you’ll carry out technological analysis, develop new working protocols, and provide technical support in projects. You’ll learn how to achieve maximum energy efficiency for customers. Be part of a dynamic team offering the most innovative solutions in the market.

Entrepreneurship internships available in Spain

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

Other countries with Entrepreneurship internships
<h4>Intern at Tourism Startup</h4>

Intern at Tourism Startup

Live in Barcelona while you work in tourism. You’ll create and distribute marketing promotions, and you’ll perform test pilots to assess purchasing costs of visitors coming from London to Barcelona to stay in 4- or 5-star hotels. This internship also gives you the opportunity to develop
creative guerrilla marketing techniques.

<h4>Sports Business Intern at Company</h4>

Sports Business Intern at Company

In this exciting internship, you can lead the strategy to target the US market for a new platform relating to sports professionals. You’ll analyze competitor strategies for outreach to sports professionals, commercialize the platform for the student sports markets at American universities, and define the online and offline marketing strategy for the sports market.

<h4>Intern at Business Coaching Company</h4>

Intern at Business Coaching Company

You’ll work on two existing marketing and business networking projects alongside your co-workers, and provide logistic support and communication to clients. You’ll have the opportunity to interact with new clients of the business, establish relationships with the different consulates, and assist in event planning.

Environmental & Sustainability internships available in Spain

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

Other countries with Environmental & Sustainability internships
<h4>Environmental Intern</h4>

Environmental Intern

Work in a dynamic environment and be a part of a young team that is constantly changing and implementing innovation in the vibrant city of Barcelona. Work on mini-projects involving the electricity sector and production. Perform tasks such as analyzing other businesses in the electricity sector, and also in the service industry. This will help to improve customer relations and to find ways to implement changes in the Spanish market.

<h4>Environmental Engineering Intern</h4>

Environmental Engineering Intern

Gain professional experience in environmental engineering in the vibrant city of Barcelona. Interns in the past have had the opportunity to optimize the energy production processes, support projects of energy and audit integration and put their knowledge of the SCADA integration to use.

<h4>Environmental Engineering Intern</h4>

Environmental Engineering Intern

Explore the Barcelona lifestyle while you elevate your professional skills in environmental engineering. You’ll perform market analysis of IT energy management systems in EU and U.S. markets, identifying the main competitors and creating a roadmap proposal for future market expansion.

Film and Television internships available in Spain

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

Other countries with Film and Television internships
<h4>Cooking Class Provider Intern</h4>

Cooking Class Provider Intern

Experience a different side of the film and television industry as you discover a new and exciting culture in Barcelona. Past interns have drafted corporate documents, proposed development and content writing, managed social media accounts, and analyzed local media trends.

<h4>Media Intern at Communication Agency</h4>

Media Intern at Communication Agency

Gain creative media and digital film experience in the beautiful city of Barcelona. While immersing yourself in the Spanish lifestyle, you’ll have the opportunity to help create audiovisual projects for a wide range of clients, and assist in film and design production.

<h4>Production and Research Intern at Fashion Company</h4>

Production and Research Intern at Fashion Company

Explore the beauty of Barcelona while you gain professional experience in the film and television industry. Past interns have produced video montages, designed and translated ongoing project dossiers, and researched potential documentary leads. Take your skills to the next level.

Finance internships available in Spain

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

Other countries with Finance internships
<h4>International Finance & Business Intern</h4>

International Finance & Business Intern

Build your professional portfolio as you develop your cultural palette. Put your business and finance education to good use in an international setting. Assist in the creation of financial plans, build international business relationships, and participate in projects related to communications, as well as other tasks related to daily operations.

<h4>Audit Intern</h4>

Audit Intern

Gain invaluable professional experience, and widen your global perspective. Experience all Barcelona has to offer while you assist in the design of economic-financial reports and participate in specific auditing projects.

<h4>Communication & Finance Intern at Aerospace Company</h4>

Communication & Finance Intern at Aerospace Company

Dive into the finance industry as you explore the exciting city of Barcelona. You’ll create marketing materials and a communications plan for the company, provide support with financial tasks, and generate market prospects. Take your skills to the next level.

Government & Politics internships available in Spain

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

Other countries with Government & Politics internships
<h4>International Public Policy Intern</h4>

International Public Policy Intern

See the international public policy sector through the eyes of a Barcelona ciudadano. Learn contract writing as you develop your Spanish and interpersonal skills. Gain professional experience as you immerse yourself in the Spanish culture of Barcelona.

<h4>Public Affairs Intern</h4>

Public Affairs Intern

In this public affairs firm, you’ll get your foot in the door of the political world by doing work in research and communications. You’ll be responsible for external communications with key stakeholders, and will write letters and emails to politicians, diplomats, and company owners. You’ll also monitor key developments in legislation, regulation, and debates. You’ll gain professional experience as you explore the culture of Barcelona.

<h4>Intern at Consultancy Firm</h4>

Intern at Consultancy Firm

Get a real glimpse into the consultant word while exploring the beautiful streets of Barcelona. Past interns have explored and secured alternative sources of funding, such as grants. And they researched topical issues in order to write briefings, speeches, policy discussion papers, and reports for the company.

Health internships available in Spain

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

Other countries with Health internships
<h4>Dental Specialist Assistant</h4>

Dental Specialist Assistant

Learn the dentistry ropes while you practice your Spanish skills. While you explore Barcelona, gain valuable professional experience and exposure. You may shadow dental professionals performing dental treatments, engage in community awareness events, and/or participate in research studies and specific promotional projects.

<h4>Health Science Intern</h4>

Health Science Intern

Combine your health science educational background with an interest in technology, as you create science based content for a healthcare focused app. Put your Spanish to the test in Barcelona, as you take part in the workshops that will decide future chapters and content for the app, and work with the designers to create a video or comic out of the content.

<h4>Neuroscience Research Intern</h4>

Neuroscience Research Intern

Perform neuroscience research in a global setting. Experience firsthand how those in Barcelona conduct neuroscientific research. You may be involved in the preparation of behavioral and neuroimaging experiments based on specific hypotheses, run experiments with neurological patients, and/or perform data analysis of behavioral and neuroimaging experiments.

Hospitality Tourism & Event Planning internships available in Spain

Below are a few sample Hospitality Tourism & Event Planning placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

Other countries with Hospitality Tourism & Event Planning internships
<h4>Event Consultant Intern for Event Management Company</h4>

Event Consultant Intern for Event Management Company

Gain hands-on experience as an events intern. You’ll assist in planning and coordinating conferences, organizing every component—from speakers to venues to guest lists to catering. You’ll polish your promotional skills as you create marketing materials, and you’ll boost your business development and customer care knowledge.

<h4>Promotion Intern for Tourism Startup</h4>

Promotion Intern for Tourism Startup

Take advantage of an unique opportunity to intern for a tourism startup in Barcelona, Spain. Your responsibilities may include creating and distributing marketing promotions, assessing purchasing costs of customers, and dabbling in guerrilla marketing techniques to increase visibility.

<h4>Promotion Intern for Restaurant</h4>

Promotion Intern for Restaurant

Put your hospitality and tourism education to the test as you intern for a Spanish restaurant in Barcelona. You’ll promote the restaurant by developing and implementing new online marketing strategies using social media platforms. You may also have the opportunity to use market analysis to determine the preferences of consumers, as well as track new market trends.

IT and Computer Systems internships available in Spain

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

Other countries with IT and Computer Systems internships
<h4>Web Optimization Intern For Startup</h4>

Web Optimization Intern For Startup

Put your education into practice and take your skills to the next level when you work at a web optimization startup in Barcelona. You’ll perform web development in CMS, CMS optimization and adjustment, and front-end HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript programming.

<h4>Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Intern for Company</h4>

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Intern for Company

Gain unparalleled work experience in a global environment and have a lasting impact. You can use your background to work as an unmanned aerial vehicles intern, where you’ll work on and develop a communication system for the drone’s platform to send and receive signals and information.

<h4>Software Engineering Intern For Company</h4>

Software Engineering Intern For Company

Gain professional experience as a software engineering intern in Barcelona, where you’ll take your skills to the next level. Past interns have engaged in IT projects, particularly in measuring air quality, increasing software development knowledge, and aiding in data analysis.

Journalism and Media internships available in Spain

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

Other countries with Journalism and Media internships
<h4>Arts & Journalism Intern at Online Magazine</h4>

Arts & Journalism Intern at Online Magazine

Gain professional experience in a city rich in art history and culture. You’ll be responsible for editing an online magazine that focuses on curation and artistic education. You can explore your career by day and the vibrant city of Barcelona by night.

<h4>Intern at Luxury Magazine</h4>

Intern at Luxury Magazine

Learn the ropes of the journalism industry in the vibrant city of Barcelona. You’ll have the opportunity to write and publish stories for the company’s website, as well as assist in visual design projects—all while exploring this beautiful metropolis.

<h4>Intern at Travel Website</h4>

Intern at Travel Website

Put your journalism skills and passion for travel to good use when you intern for a travel website in Barcelona. You’ll contribute and write content for the travel guide, write content for the company blog, and review and edit content for the company’s website.

Marketing Advertising & PR internships available in Spain

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

Other countries with Marketing Advertising & PR internships
<h4>Intern at Live Concert Management Company</h4>

Intern at Live Concert Management Company

Combine your interest of music with a background in business and event planning as you gain hands-on experience working for a concert management company. You’ll manage digital content (artist’s pieces, photos, and promo videos), analyze fan requests for the artists, and help create content for promotional outlets.

<h4>Marketing Intern at Boutique Management Consultancy</h4>

Marketing Intern at Boutique Management Consultancy

Like fashion and have an education in marketing? Use both as you explore by Barcelona and work for a boutique management consultancy. You’ll assist in the development and implementation of regional marketing plans, and you’ll create flyers, newsletters, contests, brochures, and market research.

<h4>Intern at Barcelona Events Website</h4>

Intern at Barcelona Events Website

Combine your event-planning education with your website knowledge to intern for an events website. You’ll generate content for the English version of the company’s website, aid in community outreach and promotion of events, and help organize events—all while enjoying the vibrant culture of Barcelona.

NGOs and Non-Profit internships available in Spain

Below are a few sample NGOs and Non-Profit placements undertaken by past participants. There are many more possibilities, as each placement is customized. Contact an advisor to learn more!

Other countries with NGOs and Non-Profit internships
<h4>Intern at a Support Organization for the Under Represented</h4>

Intern at a Support Organization for the Under Represented

Couple your interest in children and your education in social work as you improve the lives of others, while working for a NGO in Barcelona. Perform such tasks as helping in leisure and educational activities for kids and youngsters during summer time, creating and participating in educational workshops for the girls of the association, and helping with the daily operation of the organization.

<h4>Accounting Intern for an NGO</h4>

Accounting Intern for an NGO

Use your education in accounting to improve the lives of others. Work for a NGO in Barcelona, and help the association improve its internal organization and its sustainability by developing the organization’s accounting system. Gain exposure to a new culture as you gain the professional skills necessary to advance your career.

<h4>Intern at an Educational NGO</h4>

Intern at an Educational NGO

Improve your language skills and gain social awareness of prominent issues in a new culture, as you work for a NGO in Barcelona. Develop your counselling and interpersonal skills as you work with others, and learn more about the day to day operation of a NGO.

Performing Arts internships available in Spain

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

Other countries with Performing Arts internships
<h4>Theater Internship</h4>

Theater Internship

If all the world’s a stage, Barcelona is your audience. Gain professional performance experience as you work at a theater in Spain. Learn both the performance and operation sides of the theater industry, as you put on productions and assist in the promotion of the theater.

<h4>Dance Internship</h4>

Dance Internship

Develop your dance education in the birthplace of Flamenco. Explore the Barcelona culture by night, and gain professional experience by day. Learn all aspects of the dance industry as you both perform and assist in the operations side of the dance world.

<h4>Music Therapy Intern</h4>

Music Therapy Intern

Explore a career path in music therapy, as you explore the culture of Barcelona. Perform such tasks as assisting in therapy sessions, collecting information and protocols, conducting research in related fields, and managing social media and web pages when relevant.

Social Work internships available in Spain

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

Other countries with Social Work internships
<h4>Human Rights Intern</h4>

Human Rights Intern

Deepen your understanding of the field of social work field as you work for myriad activism groups in Barcelona, Spain. You’ll be supporting organizations focused on climate change, LGBTQIA rights, and other issues. You’ll help plan and assist with activities, help with voter registration, develop presentations, and maintain the website. You’ll also develop training for organizing an online protest.

<h4>Institute Research Intern</h4>

Institute Research Intern

Learn the subtleties and the art of research in Barcelona, Spain. The main goal is for you to become familiar with the different steps of research techniques by using and analyzing the information, and to create reports. FInally, you will participate in a study with sociological and economic perspective.

<h4>Intern for Social and Educational Support Organization</h4>

Intern for Social and Educational Support Organization

Help with leisure and educational activities for youth in the vibrant city of Barcelona. You’ll gain valuable professional experience while putting your educational background to good use. And you’ll create and participate in educational workshops for the girls of the association.

Sports and Exercise Science internships available in Spain

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

Other countries with Sports and Exercise Science internships
<h4>Athletic Training with Organization for the Disabled</h4>

Athletic Training with Organization for the Disabled

With this organization for people with disabilities, you will assist with team training sessions at a sports center. You will also attend and assist the organization during competitions, and work directly with professional event planners, trainers, and athletes.

<h4>Intern at Sports Training and Rehab Center</h4>

Intern at Sports Training and Rehab Center

You’ll take part in active research projects at this training and rehabilitation center. You’ll conduct interviews with athletes about their habits and performance, as well as perform functional assessments for athletes. You will analyze the data, and assist with building customized action plans. You’ll also get involved in administrative tasks and marketing for the organization.

<h4>Sports and Fitness Intern at Fitness Laboratory</h4>

Sports and Fitness Intern at Fitness Laboratory

In this fitness center and sports laboratory, you’ll provide support to the physical trainers, as well as create and conduct your own training sessions. In addition to the training responsibilities, you’ll assess and conduct evaluations of the athletes.

Program Details

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Learn more about interning for credit through Plymouth State University here.

Why Life in Barcelona

It’s no wonder that Barcelona is one of the top tourist and study abroad destinations in the world. This incredible location on the shores of the Mediterranean has a delightfully mild climate year round. Plus, Barcelona is one of the most exciting and vibrant cities to live in! The second-largest city in Spain has two official languages, Castilian Spanish and Catalan. It’s the perfect place to challenge yourself and practice your own Spanish skills, while also learning more about the unique Catalan history and culture.

The city is bustling, and you’ll be in awe of the architecture, including Gaudi’s towering Sagrada Familia basilica. When you’re ready to immerse yourself in nature, you can easily reach beaches and hiking sites just outside of Barcelona. The efficient public transportation system allows you to quickly travel to the many beaches to both the north and south of Barcelona. It also means you can easily navigate campus and the many amazing sites located throughout the city.

The city’s diverse international population, colorful flair, exciting nightlife, and vast array of cultural, historical, and modern attractions makes Barcelona an unparalleled place to study abroad!

Live La Vida Local

  • Soccer match

    Barça, Barça, Baaarça! Experience one of the best football clubs in the world and cheer like “culĂ©s,” fans from Football Club Barcelona.

  • Barrio tours

    Staff will take you on a tour of a neighborhood in Barcelona, showing you the history but also where locals hang out. Each tour includes a chance to try some local treats.

  • Human Towers

    Go to the practice space of the local Castells, a sport where teams compete to make the tallest tower possible.

  • Cooking classes

    Cooking classes with a professional chef.

  • Intercambio night

    A language exchange with local students.

Apartments in Barcelona

Location

The apartments are, on average, about a 30-45 minute commute to your classes or internship and house 4-6 students. The convenient location means you’ll have easy access to everything Barcelona has to offer, like shops, cafĂ©s, bars, museums, restaurants, and more!

Watch Bridget’s video tour of her apartment to get an idea of what your housing could be like.

Meals

You’ll get to put your CIS Abroad Barcelona cooking class skills to the test and cook your own delicious meals in the apartments’ well-equipped kitchens.

Inclusions and Amenities

  • BathroomShared
  • CommutePublic Transportation
  • Double Room
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • LaundryOn-site

Homestay in Barcelona

Location

Homestays are with families located about a 45-minute commute from your school or internship. A homestay is the perfect way to fully immerse yourself in Spanish culture. Living with a host family is great way to try home-cooked Spanish cuisine, improve your language skills, and experience life like a local. Plus, they’ll do your laundry!

Meals

If you opt for a homestay, you’ll get to try tasty home-cooked Spanish cuisine at the included daily breakfasts and dinners, and provide your own lunches.

Inclusions and Amenities

  • CommutePublic Transportation
  • Laundry
  • MealsHomestay

What's Included

Inclusions

Program fees are in US dollars and include the following:

  • Guided tours around Barcelona’s neighborhoods
  • 1-week intensive Spanish class (optional)
  • Activities vary and can include; Salsa Class, Catalan cooking class, Language Exchanges, Museum visits, and business visits
  • 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

Welcome & Orientation

Once you arrive to the capital of Catalonia CISabroad staff will meet you at the airport and help get you to your apartment or homestay. Upon arrival you’ll take part in the CISabroad Logistical, Cultural and Academic Orientation with other students and interns on the program. The onsite staff will introduce you to this dynamic and cosmopolitan city that you will call home, giving you tips on to how to be safe and healthy as well as how to make the most of your time in vibrant Barcelona.

After our fun, interactive orientation sessions, we’ll have a welcome lunch in a traditional restaurant, giving you your first culinary experiences in the new city by trying the staple, “pan con tomate,” along with other delicious Mediterranean food!

Farewell & Re-Entry Program

As the program draws to a close, we will be sure you go home with the tools you need to make the most of your experience. In our re-entry workshop you’ll learn how to cope with cultural differences you’ll experience as you go home, how to put your abroad experience on your resume and in job interviews as well as how you can keep traveling in the future. We’ll end the trip with a farewell meal with all your new CIS Abroad “amigos” and the staff, for a chance to say “hasta luego” to your new city!

Program Excursions

While participating on a CIS Abroad 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

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 DalĂ­ 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.

Weekend Trips

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.

4 Days in 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.

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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!

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!

About:

Elena was born in Girona, but has lived in a variety of cities in Spain. She earned a B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona and an M.A. in Communication, Tourism, and New Technologies (e-Tourism) from the University of Barcelona. Her previous work experience was at UPF in the Communications Department and research focused on Place Branding Online. Elena is also the co-founder of the International Exchange Erasmus Student Network at UPF, which helps welcome university students to Barcelona. She worked and studied in various countries throughout Europe, including Italy, England, Ireland, Holland, and Turkey. Elena has been working since 2010 helping and mentoring international students. Currently, she is perusing a Coach Training Certification. Elena loves languages, dancing, traveling, culture, and, above all – people.

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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 text, phone call, email or personal visit—you will find that our passion for international education is contagious. We’re ready to launch you abroad.

Michelle Everard
Travel Tip:

Journal, journal, journal! Write down the little things, the strange details & whatever made you laugh. It’s the little things that make a trip amazing and are easily the most forgotten.

Linda HallbÀck
Travel Tip:

Be patient with yourself and kind to those you meet along the way. Show gratitude daily, laugh often, and give thanks for the journey you are on. There will be hard days, but remember, the magic is in the journey and each day makes that journey complete. Smile!

COVID-19 Plan

COVID-19 Plan

We believe that study abroad is still possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, but certain policies and procedures will need to be in place to ensure every student can be safe and healthy during their semester abroad.

We monitor international indicators and health standards in the country and our risk management team makes decisions based on those and our own policy. We will make a decision no less than 45 days before a program starts what options are available to you and what the contingency plan is for your program. We will do all that we can to support you during this time.

Learn more about CIS Abroad’s Risk Management Team’s three step process for operating  our programs around the world and important program refund policies.

Program Suspended

This program is currently not available for the Academic Year 2020/21. Please consider other options by exploring our Open Spring 2021 Programs or consider a Virtual Internship.

COVID-19 Plan

We believe that study abroad is still possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, but certain policies and procedures will need to be in place to ensure every student can be safe and healthy during their semester abroad.

We monitor international indicators and health standards in the country and our risk management team makes decisions based on those and our own policy. We will make a decision no less than 45 days before a program starts what options are available to you and what the contingency plan is for your program. We will do all that we can to support you during this time. 

Learn more about CIS Abroad’s Risk Management Team’s three step process for operating  our programs around the world and important program refund policies.

On-Site Program Modifications

We are excited to offer you this program after many months of travel restrictions! Just as you’ve experienced at home, many aspects of day-to-day life and program components may be altered to keep you and the community you are visiting safe. These may include single accommodations, certain academic offerings being delivered online, safety protocols such as mask-wearing, and other changes.

While some excursions and activities we’ve offered in the past may not be available, we do know that you’ll still be able to soak in the beauty of the country and immerse yourself in the local culture.

Prices and dates are subject to change based on any changes that are required to accommodate changing local laws and guidelines.

See our COVID-19 page for more information. Speak to your Program Coordinator or Advising Team for the most up to date information about any changes to this program.

Dates & Prices

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

  • Application Deadline: Jun 15
  • Arrival: September 21
  • Departure: November 14 | December 12
  • Price: $5,990 - $7,490 (Estimated)
  • Application Deadline: Oct 15 (Estimated)
  • Arrival: January 2 (Estimated)
  • Departure: February 27 | March 27 (Estimated)
  • Price: $5,990 - $6,990 (Estimated)
  • Application Deadline: Feb 15 (Estimated)
  • Arrival: May 4 (Estimated)
  • Departure: June 13 | June 27 | July 25 (Estimated)
  • Price: $5,990 - $7,490 (Estimated)
Additional Information:

Spring: 8 week internship: $5,990, 12 week internship: $6,990

Summer or Fall Sessions:
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

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

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