Barcelona, Spain

SUA offers a study abroad program at Universidad de Barcelona through ISA. This program is suited for students from beginning to advanced language levels.


The Fall semester is from early September to late December. The Spring semester is from early January to early May.

Cumulative GPA: 2.5

This program is great for students looking for courses in Spanish language, Hispanic studies, or business. This program offers a variety of Hispanic studies and international business courses in both English and Spanish. All classes are held at the Universidad de Barcelona with other visiting international students and are taught by Universidad de Barcelona professors. Language courses are offered from beginning to advanced levels.

Two options

Homestay: Students typically share a room with an ISA roommate. Breakfast and dinner are included seven days a week (except for ISA excursion days). Laundry service is once a week.

Residencia: Students typically share a room with an ISA roommate. Kitchen is shared by two to 10 students, depending on residencia availability. Residencias are not located on campus but in the city center. Coin laundry is available onsite.

Three to four field trips included with ISA.

The architecture in Barcelona is stunning and unique, ranging from medieval castles to the modernist buildings of Antoni Gaudí. Barcelona is a bilingual city; many inhabitants of the region speak both Spanish and Catalán, the official language of Catalonia. Visit one of the many beaches (platjas) in and around the city: Barceloneta, Nova Icaria, Bogatell, and Mar Bella to name a few. Tour the many world famous museums such as the Pablo Picasso Museum, Fundació Miró, MNAC (the National Museum of Catalunya), and MACBA

Explore the markets of Barcelona in La Boqueria (the most well-known; located on Las Ramblas), Fira Artesana, and Mercat Del Encants