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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Maymester, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: EF Education First 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Maymester 2025 01/01/2025 02/15/2025 TBA TBA
Fall 2025 03/15/2025 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Spanish
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Home Stay, Residence Hall Program Type: Internship Abroad, Study Abroad, Volunteer Abroad
Program Description:

Learn Spanish in Barcelona with EF

Learn a language abroad.  Choose from flexible courses around the world starting any Monday of the year. Language learning can fit into anyone’s busy schedule with programs ranging from a minimum of two weeks to a maximum of one year. Internationalize your resume, meet friends from around the world, and become bilingual. Your Study Abroad Advisor will help you plan the perfect course to fit your interests and goals. We’ll take care of everything from housing and activities to travel arrangements and visa support.  Return home having made guaranteed progress and with proof of your accomplishments, including a language certificate or transferrable US college credit through our partner in education, The University of Montana.

For over 50 years, EF has opened the world through education by providing opportunities for students to see the world and experience a new culture. EF is the Official Partner for Language Training Services for Tokyo 2020 and has proudly supported the Olympics since 1988.

Barcelona is known for its whimsical architecture, beautiful parks, and importance in the fashion industry.  This sunny city is an excellent place to learn Spanish in a relaxed and pleasant environment.  With EF, you can design a language immersion course to fit around your academic schedule.  Whether you're looking to brush up on Spanish over the summer or would like to spend a semester or year working towards fluency, Spanish immersion with EF might be a good option for you.  EF welcomes university-age students from a number of countries around the world, so studying Spanish in Barcelona with EF will allow you not only to greatly improve your Spanish abilities and immerse yourself in Catalan culture, but also to develop bonds with fellow students from diverse backgrounds and locations around the globe.

College Credit, Internships, Exam Preparation and More

EF knows college students are busy.  That's why we've designed our Spanish courses to help you get fluent as quickly as possible.  When you learn Spanish in a normal college or university, you speak Spanish only during classtime, perhaps with a conversation lab mixed in here and there.  With EF, though, you'll be speaking Spanish 100% of the time, whether you're in class, the iLab, or ordering tapas with coursemates.  Your new friends at EF won't (in most cases) speak English as their first languages, so you'll need Spanish to communicate.  Our courses are literally guaranteed to help you climb up the Common European Framework of Reference quickly.

To make it easier for college students to accelerate their learning, we've partnered with Eastern Washington University so that you can earn college credit for Spanish language and history courses.  If you're planning on taking the DELE, you can enroll in EF's proven exam preparation course.  If you're hoping to work in Spain one day, we can help you find an internship in a relevant company or organization -- or a volunteer position in the local community.  EF students also take elective courses relevant to their interests, so you'll learn to incorporate Spanish language and culture into your studies and your daily life.

Stress-Free Study Abroad

If the thought of planning a semester abroad stresses you out, you're in luck.  EF makes it easy to study Spanish in Barcelona because our talented admissions team is happy to help you arrange every detail of your journey, from flights to travel insurance to airport transfers. You can choose to live either in a residence with other EF students, or in one of our carefully-selected host families.  The host family option comes with its own meal-plan, as you'll be provided with home-cooked meals for breakfast and dinner (and really, does it get better than that?)

Learn Spanish in Spain with EF at the EF Escuela Internacional in Barcelona.  Established in 1965, EF is the world leader in international education and has been offering Spanish classes in Spain since 1974.  EF offers a variety of study abroad programs in countries around the world.  You can study Spanish with EF at four locations: three in Spain (Barcelona and Málaga) and one in Costa Rica.