Life in Barcelona, Spain

Where You'll be Studying

Barcelona is the capital and most populous city of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain. Barcelona is an important cultural center and a major tourist destination and has a rich culture.

Classes will be held at the facilities of Barcelona International House and the Barcelona School for International Studies (SIS). The school is located in the city center, just steps from Placa Urquinaona, 5 minutes from Placa Catalunya, and 5 minutes from the Arco de Triunfo.

Exterior of the Park Güell public park in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.


Students will live with homestay families, with daily breakfast and dinner included. You will need to make your own arrangements for all of your lunches. 


Included in the program students will have:

  • Pre-Departure Orientation- A comprehensive session covering all travel and safety expectations, policies and procedures, led by a team of WCCCSA study abroad coordinators and your lead faculty member.
  • Airport Pick-up: Pick up is included for those who arrive on the arrival date before noon. Airport drop off is not included. 
  • On-site Orientation: A thorough on-site cross-cultural and health and safety orientation will be provided upon arrival.
  • Welcome and farewell meals
  • Transportation: An unlimited public transportation pass will be provided for all students while in Barcelona
  • Three day-trips (one welcome hike and two excursions outside the city)
  • One overnight trip to Zaragoza
  • Cultural Activities: A weekly cultural agenda with local events and activities will be sent to students. Students will all receive a copy of our “Barcelona Bucket List” outlining 100 ways to explore the city like a local. 
  • Full comprehensive medical and accident insurance included.

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Study Abroad Staff

Megan Swanson, Assistant Director, Study Abroad
Megan Swanson, Assistant Director of International Education
Office Location: IVD 114      Phone: 253-931-6845


Andres Montano Leal, Study Abroad, Program Assistant
Andres Montano Leal, International Education Program Manager 

Office Location: IVD 116        Phone: 253-931-6976

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Detailed brochures and applications are available for each program. Information meetings are arranged as needed. Group orientation sessions are scheduled prior to departure.


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