Barcelona, Spain

Summer Language + Culture

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Information for term Summer Language + Culture

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: May 18 – Jun 15, 2021 (4 weeks)*
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
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days
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Jun 15 – Jul 13, 2021 (4 weeks)*
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
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days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Jul 13 – Aug 9, 2021 (4 weeks)*
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
weeks
days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: May 18 – Jul 13, 2021 (8 weeks)*
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
weeks
days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 9, 2021 (8 weeks)*
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
weeks
days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: May 18 – Aug 9, 2021 (12 weeks)*
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Barcelona offers endless opportunities to improve your Spanish language skills and learn about Spain’s art, history, and politics. Beyond the classroom, get to know the city with guided tours to storied museums and cathedrals, day trips to other towns, and insight from Spanish peers and homestays. Courses are taught at CIEE Barcelona, in English and Spanish, and complemented with immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

  • Live with a host family

    at their Barcelona home and upgrade your Spanish language skills as you learn about local customs.

  • Fast-forward your language skills

    or explore Spanish art, history, politics, or urban culture with classes taught in English and Spanish.

  • Experience life

    in a cosmopolitan university city rooted in ancient tradition and reaching toward the future.

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites

    8
  • municipal parks

    60
  • beaches

    7

Location & Culture

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Culture, sport, fashion, finance, media, entertainment – Barcelona brims with all of it. The largest city on the Mediterranean, Barcelona is home to 1.6 million in the city proper, edged by rivers on either side, and backed by the Serra de Collserola mountains. A walk through the city reveals 2,000 years of history, including Roman ruins, 19th century modernista architecture, ultramodern showpieces, and the Gothic buildings of the Old Town.

Castilian Spanish and Catalan are both official languages. Catalan is regularly used in all aspects of life, but not imposed. Taxi drivers, shopkeepers, professors, host families – all speak clear Castilian when Spanish speakers are present. Spanish is widely used at the university. Students don’t need to speak Catalan, but learning a few words can open doors to making friends.

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • ​Lean on CIEE-trained Barcelona students as you ease into life in Spain. Our Local Students join you for activities that may include eating tapas or taking city tours among others. Together you'll share an insider's view of the city.
  • Tour iconic sites like the Gothic Quarter, and explore Modernista architecture, and the Olympic Village and Born neighborhoods.
  • Take 2 day trips to a Catalonian destination that may include the North of Catalunya, the South of Catalunya, among others.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Homestays: Students can choose to live in Spanish homestays, either alone or with another CIEE student (in individual rooms). Laundry service will be provided once a week.

    Shared Apartments: Students can also live in a shared apartment (typically in double rooms). Students share laundry facilities and kitchens.

  • MEALS

    Homestay: Breakfast and dinner will be provided at home.

    Shared apartments: Meals are not included.

Barcelona, Spain

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE BARCELONA

    Near Barcelona’s main square, Plaza Catalunya.

  • B

    CIEE Study Center to CIEE Barcelona

    Students use public transportation to get from their lodgings to the CIEE Study Center – no more than a 30-minute ride.

Academics

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Academics

This summer program is designed for students to learn about Spain and Spanish culture and/or take their Spanish language skills to the next level, with a choice of one, two, or three four-week sessions. Options include an advanced language course and content courses in art, history, and urban culture, taught in English and Spanish.

Before coming to Spain, students wishing to take Advanced Spanish, take a placement exam. The language course is taught by experienced professors who specialize in teaching Spanish as a second language. CIEE courses are taught by area university faculty members.

Classes are held at CIEE Barcelona, located near the main square on Passatge Permanyer, near Passeig de Gràcia and Plaza Catalunya.

GPA

2.5

Language Prerequisites

Students need 4 semesters of college-level Spanish (or equivalent) to take courses taught in Spanish.

Program Requirements

  • Students choose one course per session
  • Optional: Communicative Spanish course

Program Credit

Total credit: 3-4 U.S. semester/4.5-6 quarter credits per session

Course Credit

CIEE courses: 1-3 U.S. semester/1.5-4.5 quarter credits; 15-45 contact hours

Class Format

Classes are open only to CIEE students and meet Monday through Friday. Language classes are small, with up to 15 students per class, and emphasize communication and work in small groups. Content courses typically have no more than 20 students.

Grading

Students are graded based on class participation, class activities, homework assignments, exams, papers, and oral presentations. Grades are assigned on a 100-point scale.

Language of Instruction

English and Spanish

Courses

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Course Information

Students studying with CIEE for multiple sessions may only take Communicative Spanish once.

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • MSI Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer Session I 2021 4 weeks Apr 1, 2021 May 18, 2021* Jun 15, 2021*
$4,150
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $2,583 **

Housing = $1,100 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,150

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; no meals are included for students staying in the Residencia option

Summer Session I and II 2021 8 weeks Apr 1, 2021 May 18, 2021* Jul 13, 2021*
$7,470
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $4,803 **

Housing = $2,200 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $7,470

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; no meals are included for students staying in the Residencia option

Summer Sessions I, II and III 2021 12 weeks Apr 1, 2021 May 18, 2021* Aug 9, 2021*
$10,790
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $7,023 **

Housing = $3,300 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $10,790

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; no meals are included for students staying in the Residencia option

Summer Session II 2021 4 weeks Apr 1, 2021 Jun 15, 2021* Jul 13, 2021*
$4,150
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $2,583 **

Housing = $1,100 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,150

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; no meals are included for students staying in the Residencia option

Summer Session II and III 2021 8 weeks Apr 1, 2021 Jun 15, 2021* Aug 9, 2021*
$7,470
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $4,803 **

Housing = $2,200 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $7,470

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; no meals are included for students staying in the Residencia option

Summer Session III 2021 4 weeks Apr 1, 2021 Jul 13, 2021* Aug 9, 2021*
$4,150
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $2,583 **

Housing = $1,100 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,150

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; no meals are included for students staying in the Residencia option

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

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What's Included

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What's Included

Tuition
Housing
Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Orientation
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
On-site Staff
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Excursions and/or Study Tours
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

Our Staff

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    START AN APPLICATION
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