Make Barcelona Your Classroom


Explore and thrive in this eclectic city. Barcelona offers something for everyone – enjoy a Flamenco performance, tour Gaudí architectural masterpieces, or delight in a gastronomic adventure at La Boqueria, and much more!

The CAPA center is hosted at Institute for American Universities (IAU), located in the downtown Placa de Catalunya area and close to Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter.

Barcelona Fun Facts:

  • A quarter of the city’s residents are foreign-born
  • One of Europe's benchmark cities for start-ups
  • 20 million visitors each year
  • The city offers miles of gorgeous beaches
  • Known for its cutting-edge design
  • Home to Gaudí, Picasso, Miró and Dalí

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My host family was amazing. They treated me like I was truly a part of their family. The meals my host mom made were delicious, and my host siblings always included me in their plans with their friends. I still keep in contact with them. I really couldn't have asked for anything better .

Summer Student

West Chester University

The Barcelona Experience

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Explore the diversity of eclectic Barcelona with our My Global City events: learn about Mediterranean cuisine with a Tapas tasting, explore the Gothic Quarter, or tour Gaudi architecture.

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Live like a barcelonés and stay in shared apartments or opt for a homestay, all within commuting distance to the CAPA center.

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Choose from a range of courses covering a variety of disciplines such as business, Spanish language, history, political science, art, urban/global studies, film, and much more!

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During your internship, you'll acquire real-world professional skills. This is a great way to enhance your classroom experience, not to mention your resume!

Program Inclusions

  • TuitionEarn 6-9 credits in the Summer and 15-18 credits in the Fall (courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted; internships are 3 or 6 credits). Credits are issued by State University of New York (SUNY) Oswego.
  • HousingYou can opt to live in a homestay or in shared apartments, all within commuting distance to the CAPA center. Homestays incur a supplementary fee and include daily breakfast and dinner.
  • Local Transit PassA local transit pass is included for the length of the program.
  • Student ActivitiesSocial events including an arrival reception, mid-term dinner (Fall only) and a farewell ceremony.
  • Internship & VolunteerParticipate in an internship opportunity, earn credit and gain valuable skills! Placements are in English or in Spanish. You must have at least 4 semesters of Spanish language to participate in a Spanish internship.
  • My Global CityThis program offers a variety of immersive social experiences throughout your program such as learning about Mediterranean cuisine through Tapas tasting; exploring the Born District, the Gothic Quarter, and Barcelona’s famous food markets; or a walking tour of Gaudi architecture.
  • 24/7 Emergency SupportCAPA maintains a comprehensive health and safety plan with staff available 24/7 in the event of an emergency.
  • InsuranceYou’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.
  • SupportThe CAPA team is available throughout your program to help you make the most of your experience.
and so much more

Choose Your Term

CAPA's Barcelona Center

  • Carrer Pelai, 44,
  • Barcelona,
  • Spain

CAPA's Barcelona Center

Experience and study in this vibrant Mediterranean city. In Barcelona everything is going on from top sport, to avant-garde art, music, cooking or design. The city offers you endless opportunities to live it and be more than a tourist.

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