This program is designed to meet the academic needs of a wide variety of students. You can choose courses taught in English or Spanish in a range of subject areas across the liberal arts and social sciences. The extensive curriculum allows for versatile combinations of subjects. Global competence is at the center of all courses, and active learning exercises are incorporated to maximize your study abroad experience.
Barcelona's medieval charm, as exemplified by the Gothic Quarter, is juxtaposed with stylish, modern streets and sprinkled with Gaudi's stunning architectural creations, offering a unique international experience. Spain's second largest city and CEA's most popular destination, Barcelona provides a window into the geo-and sociopolitical systems that have defined Spain and its current autonomous regions, including Catalonia, for centuries. In recent years, an influx of immigrants from Asia, Africa, and South America have transformed Barcelona into a center of multiculturalism.
As a student with CEA, you'll engage in Barcelona's history and culture through your exploration of the works of Picasso, Dalí, and Miró. See firsthand what makes this city a catalyst for art, music, and visual cultures through its contrasting styles of architecture, from medieval Gothic cathedrals to Gaudi's surrealist buildings. In your spare time, wander the outdoor markets along Las Ramblas, the city's famous tree-lined promenade, or enjoy traditional paella at one of the many restaurants by the sea.
If you have already researched this program (identifying appropriate courses, costs, application requirements, deadlines, etc.) and you are CERTAIN that you want to apply to it, you may start the UMass IPO portion of the application process by clicking the "Start IPO Application" button, above or below. Note that you must also apply directly to the program provider.
If you are NOT certain that you want to apply to this program, please come to the Education Abroad Advising Center for advising, located at 455 Hills South Building, open Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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UMass/IPO Application Deadline
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.