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Make Barcelona Your Classroom

Barcelona is a diverse and welcoming Mediterranean city where sun warms long stretches of sandy beaches most of the year, surreal Gaudí architecture lines the streets, and tapas are enjoyed al fresco in open plazas. Soccer fans, foodies, history buffs, lovers of art, culture, and design, and those with a passion for language learning will feel at home living, studying, and interning abroad here.

CAPA Barcelona students study at the Institute for American Universities (IAU), located downtown near Placa de Catalunya, Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter. Students on our direct enroll program study at the centrally located Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona (UPF).

I love CAPA Barcelona and everything they’ve done for me. From my professors to where I’m living, it’s been a great experience. Everyone within the CAPA organization has been very helpful, and they want the best for all their students. I would do it all over again!

Justin Kim

Arizona State University

Quick Facts:

  • One of Europe’s greenest cities, with 68 parks
  • A hub for start-up companies 
  • One of the world's most LGBTQIA-friendly cities
  • Has four miles of sandy beaches
  • Two official languages: Catalan and Spanish
  • Has 55 museums covering topics as diverse as Lego, funeral carriages, and soccer

  • Average temperatures: 49°F (Jan) - 74°F (Aug)
  • Currency: Euros
  • Population: 5.5 million

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Learn About Studying with CAPA in Barcelona



Explore the diversity of multicultural Barcelona with our My Global City events: learn about Mediterranean cuisine with a tapas tasting, walk through the old streets of the Gothic Quarter, or tour the city's impressive architecture.
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Live like a Barcelona local and stay in a shared apartment or opt for a homestay, all within commuting distance to the CAPA center. Plus, CAPA offers students Health & Wellness support.


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 useful professional skills for your future career, enhance your classroom experience, connect with locals, and improve your resume. Learn More

The experience of a lifetime awaits.

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CAPA's Barcelona Center Location

  • Carrer d'Ausiàs Marc, 25, Principal
  • Barcelona,
  • 08010
  • Spain

From our Resident Director

Experience Barcelona like a local when you study abroad in this vibrant Mediterranean city. You'll have access to world-class sports, avant-garde art, music, delicious food, edgy design, and gothic architecture. The city offers endless opportunities to embrace life here as more than just a tourist.

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