Global Internship


Go Beyond in Barcelona, Spain

During a summer interning abroad, explore and engage with the eclectic city of Barcelona, which offers something for everyone; enjoy a flamenco performance, tour Gaudí architectural masterpieces, delight in a gastronomic adventure at La Boqueria, and much more.

Learn more about Barcelona with our Barcelona City Guide.

This summer internship program offers the opportunity to acquire useful professional skills for your future career, enhance your classroom experience, connect with locals, and improve your resume.  Earn 6 credits with an internship placement and the required accompanying Global Internship Course.

May 25, 2023
July 8, 2023
Application Deadline:  
March 8, 2023
Program Fee:  
All prices, dates, and deadlines are subject to change.

The CAPA Summer Barcelona Experience

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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. Barcelona City Guide
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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 that include business, Spanish language, political science, communications, history, urban/global studies, film, art history, 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

CAPA Barcelona Program Inclusions


CAPA program fees are comprehensive and include tuition, housing, excursions, My Global City events and activities, 24/7 emergency support, insurance, and more.

Courses & Credit

Earn 6-9 credits in the summer (courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted; internships are 3 or 6 credits). Credits are issued by the University of Minnesota.


You can opt to live in a shared apartment or a homestay (with your own room and two meals a day), all within commuting distance to the CAPA center. Homestays incur a supplementary fee.

Local Transit Pass

A local transit pass is included for the length of the program.

Excursions & Activities

Enjoy included, full-day excursions to Montserrat, Girona, and Figueres, where you'll visit the Dalí Museum (COVID-19 restrictions permitting). Social events and program activities include an arrival lunch and a farewell dinner. 

Intern & Volunteer

Participate in an internship opportunity, earn credit, and gain valuable skills. Placements are in English or in Spanish. You must have completed at least four semesters of Spanish language to participate in a Spanish internship.

My Global City

CAPA-led events each semester include a walk through the labyrinthine streets of the old Gothic Quarter, and a visit to Santa Maria del Mar, an excellent example of Catalan Gothic architecture and Barcelona's "forgotten" cathedral. Other activities vary by semester and reflect what is on at the time.

Comprehensive, 24/7 Support

CAPA provides comprehensive support services for students to utilize during their time in Barcelona. The team is available throughout the duration of the program to assist and support students 24/7 with any emergency situations. Students will also have access to the Guardian study abroad safety app which includes emergency assistance and other support resources. LEARN MORE


You’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.

Safety, Health & Wellness 

CAPA is committed to the health and wellness of our students while they are studying abroad in Barcelona. We maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan to ensure a safe and productive learning experience, and provide a variety of health and wellness tools and resources. LEARN MORE

Program eligibility requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be a degree-seeking undergraduate student in the United States. (Students enrolled in an institution in Canada or Mexico are eligible if the home institution accepts a US transcript and credits)
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale)*
  • Be the equivalent of at least a 2nd-semester Sophomore (strongly recommended)
  • Submit your completed application along with supporting documents and your deposit by the program deadline
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing with your home institution
*Students with a GPA below the requirement may be admitted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us below for details or chat with an Admissions Advisor today.

Barcelona Global Cities Courses

Earn 6 credits through the combination of an internship placement and the required Global Cities Internship course. The course enables students to develop personal and professional skills, and empowers them to effectively articulate the value of their internship and other experiences for future professional opportunities. 

The Experience of a Lifetime Awaits

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