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IES Abroad Barcelona – Arts & Culture

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Lively. Innovative. Vibrant. These are all words you can use to describe Barcelona and its rich culture. The city is a feast for your senses. See the legendary works of Antoni Gaudí, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, and Antoni Tàpies. Taste the mouthwatering calçots with romesco sauce, paella, and crema catalana. Smell the fresh fruits, meats, and cheeses at La Boqueria. Touch history itself when you tour the Gothic Quarter and take in Barcelona’s past. Hear the sounds of the bustling city streets, from street performers to the locals speaking Spanish and Catalan. This—and so much more—awaits you in Barcelona.

On this program, you can choose from a series of courses on Art History, Cultural Studies, Literature, and more. Barcelona will be your classroom. All of our courses feature courserelated trips and numerous faculty-led visits to museums, monuments, and sites around the city. Imagine studying the work of Antoni Gaudí whilst visiting the Sagrada Familia! Study the early paintings of Picasso and head to the Picasso Museum to see the vast collection of his great works.

You also have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take Art History classes and courses in other disciplines at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), and other local universities.

Enhance what you learn in the classroom and add international work experience to your résumé by participating in an optional (and free!) internship placement and accompanying seminar. Possible placements include working at an arts magazine, a fashion website, a hotel, and more.

A wide variety of other disciplines are offered, as well. So you can supplement your study of art and culture with courses from our Liberal Arts & Business Program to expand what you’re learning while in Barcelona.



  • Art History
  • Archaeology
  • Anthropology
  • Arts
  • Architecture
  • Communications
  • Criminal Justice / Corrections
  • Cultural
  • Population and Demographic Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film
  • Finance
  • Geography
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • International Business
  • Internship Programs
  • International Affairs/Relations
  • Law
  • Languages / Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Management
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Research Study
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Spanish Language Literature and Studies
  • Women's Studies
  • Business Admin. & Mngmt
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations

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Application Procedure:

Applying to an IES Abroad program is easy—just follow the three study abroad application steps outlined below. If you have any questions during the application process, visit the FAQs or contact your Program Advisor at 800.995.2300. You can do this!

1.    Check the application deadline and review the application requirements for your study abroad or internship program of interest. Plan to submit all of the required information by the deadline.

2.    Create an account or log in to complete and submit the initial online study abroad application.

3.    After 1-2 business days, sign in to your MyIESabroad account to view and submit the rest of the application requirements. You will also receive regular emails about deadlines and missing items.

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