A custom internship in the heart of one of Western Europe’s cultural and business hubs! Our Intern in Barcelona program lets you gain relevant, career-oriented experience while enjoying the best of Europe: 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, meetup 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
- Application Deadlines
Summer: March 15 | April 15
Fall: June 15 | June 15 | July 1
Spring: October 15 | November 1 | November 15 | December 1
- Avg Course Load
- U.S credit may be available through CISabroad and/or your home university.
- Language(s) of Instruction
- English and Spanish
Key Program Highlights
- 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.
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!
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 →
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.
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.
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
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.
Life in Barcelona
Welcome and 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 and 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 CISabroad “amigos” and the staff, for a chance to say “hasta luego” to your new city!
You can choose to live either in a shared apartment or in a homestay during the Barcelona Semester program.
The apartments, on average, are located about a 25-minute commute from the heart of the city. Each neighborhood in Barcelona brings a unique flare and has easy access to everything Barcelona has to offer, like shops, cafés, bars, museums, restaurants, and more!
- Fully furnished and include a shared living room, a well-equipped kitchen, and bathrooms
- You’ll share a bedroom with one other student, and each apartment will house four to six program participants
A homestay is the perfect way to fully immerse yourself in Spanish culture. This is a great way to work on your Spanish and try homemade local cuisine! You’ll love the unique experience of this living situation in Spain!
- Access to all the amenities available in the home
- Laundry service, breakfast, and dinner are provided
- Soccer match: Barça, Barça, Baaarça! Experience one of the best football clubs in the world and cheer like “culés,” 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.
More About 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!
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.
Your Support Staff
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.
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!
Spring 2019: Session 1
Application DeadlineOctober 15ArrivalJanuary 8DepartureFebruary 16 | March 2 | March 16 | March 30PRICE$5,390 - $6,990
Spring 2019: Session 2
Application DeadlineNovember 1ArrivalFebruary 4DepartureMarch 16 | March 29 | April 13 | April 26PRICE$5,390 - $6,990
Spring 2019: Session 3
Application DeadlineNovember 15ArrivalMarch 4DepartureApril 13 | April 27 | May 11 | May 25PRICE$5,390 - $6,990
Spring 2019: Session 4
Application DeadlineDecember 1ArrivalApril 1DepartureMay 11 | May 25 | June 8 | June 22PRICE$5,390 - $6,990
Summer 2019: Session 1
Application DeadlineFebruary 15ArrivalMay 6OrientationMay 7 - 9DepartureJune 15 | June 29 | July 13 | July 27PRICE$5,590 - $6,990
Summer 2019: Session 2
Application DeadlineMarch 1ArrivalMay 20OrientationMay 21 - 23DepartureJune 29 | July 13 | July 27PRICE$5,590 - $6,690
Summer 2019: Session 3
Application DeadlineMarch 15ArrivalJune 3OrientationJune 4 - 6DepartureJuly 13 | July 27PRICE$5,590 - $6,390
Summer 2019: Session 4
Application DeadlineMarch 15ArrivalJune 17OrientationJune 18 - 20DepartureJuly 27PRICE$5,590
Fall 2019: Session 1
Application DeadlineJune 15ArrivalSeptember 2 (Estimated)DepartureOctober 13 | October 27 | November 10 | November 24 (Estimated)PRICE$5,390 - $6,990
Fall 2019: Session 2
Application DeadlineJune 15ArrivalOctober 7 (Estimated)DepartureNovember 17 | December 1 | December 15 (Estimated)PRICE$5,390 - $6,490
Fall 2019: Session 3
Application DeadlineJuly 1ArrivalNovember 4 (Estimated)DepartureDecember 8 | December 22 (Estimated)PRICE$5,390 - $5,990
CISabroad reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.
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