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ALBA Study Abroad Barcelona

An Exciting, Accessible, Accredited Learning Experience

Live and study abroad in Barcelona

Want to take a break from your home university to study somewhere extraordinary? Look no further than ALBA Study Abroad in Barcelona, Spain.

In the heart of one of the most incredible cities in Europe, enroll for one quarter (or semester) or consecutive quarters (up to a full year), and receive U.S. university credit. It won´t just be the highlight of your college experience, but an experience you´ll remember for the rest of your life.

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Live and study abroad in Barcelona

Want to take a break from your home university to study somewhere extraordinary? Look no further than ALBA Study Abroad in Barcelona, Spain.

In the heart of one of the most incredible cities in Europe, enroll for one quarter (or semester) or consecutive quarters (up to a full year), and receive U.S. university credit. It won´t just be the highlight of your college experience, but an experience you´ll remember for the rest of your life.

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Enthusiasts, we welcome you!

The ALBA Barcelona experience is one you don’t want to miss. Just minutes from the beach, in the old Roman City, and surrounded by some of Gaudi’s and other architects’ finest architecture, a new experience and opportunity awaits at every turn.

A small program, big learning opportunities

Areas of study ranging from art to business to sociology to political science to Spanish transfer directly back to US universities, allowing you to progress towards your degree in a brand-new country.

Exclusive cultural advantages

Explore on Friday ALBA-sponsored trips with fellow ALBA students to discover amazing nature with breath-taking views, explore old medieval villages, or swim and kayak in the beautiful waters of the Costa Brava. Cook in small groups with a local chef right in ALBA’s own on-site, fully-equipped kitchen. You and your small group of ALBA peers learn how to prepare and cook classic Spanish dishes. And then you get to eat it! Enjoy after school field trips with ALBA staff and faculty to parks, markets and monuments in the various barrios of Barcelona.

Study in an exciting, international environment

Enthusiasts, we welcome you!

The ALBA Barcelona experience is one you don’t want to miss. Just minutes from the beach, in the old Roman City, and surrounded by some of Gaudi’s and other architects’ finest architecture, a new experience and opportunity awaits at every turn.

A small program, big learning opportunities

Areas of study ranging from art to business to sociology to political science to Spanish transfer directly back to US universities, allowing you to progress towards your degree in a brand-new country.

Exclusive cultural advantages

Explore on Friday ALBA-sponsored trips with fellow ALBA students to discover amazing nature with breath-taking views, explore old medieval villages, or swim and kayak in the beautiful waters of the Costa Brava. Cook in small groups with a local chef right in ALBA’s own on-site, fully-equipped kitchen. You and your small group of ALBA peers learn how to prepare and cook classic Spanish dishes. And then you get to eat it! Enjoy after school field trips with ALBA staff and faculty to parks, markets and monuments in the various barrios of Barcelona.

ALBA Alumn Brendan

“Studying abroad this term in Barcelona has allowed me to learn so much in such a short time that it has amazed me. The places and countries I have visited, friendships I have made, and memories that I will cherish have made this quarter one I will never forget.”

Brendan Dunn-Maloney, Oregon State University
ALBA Alumn Mary

“ALBA curates an amazing experience for international students! From the classes to breathtaking excursions, ALBA gives you a real Catalonian experience shared with friends from far-away places. I fell in love with Barcelona and can’t wait to return.”

Mary Mitchell, University of Washington
ALBA Alum in front of the Cathedral in Barcelona

“I am so glad that I chose to study abroad with ALBA. My time here has truly been a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Immersive Spanish cooking classes, group excursions, and lifelong friends are just a few things that will stick with me from my time in Barcelona. […] ALBA provides a very welcoming atmosphere for all and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for an immersive study abroad experience.”

Emily Muske, University of Washington
ALBA Alumn Laura

“I am so glad I chose to study abroad with Alba! I have grown so much during my 6 weeks here. From weekly excursions to cooking classes- ALBA is truly focused on making sure each student has an immersive experience during their time here in Barcelona.”

Laura Beard, Oregon State University
ALBA Alum Nathan and his pals

“ALBA has been incredible! […] Barcelona has absolutely been my favorite city across Europe and I could see myself living here. […] Prioritizing the excursions is definitely something I am glad I did. […] It is a way better experience to be toured around places in Spain I never would have known it existed with someone from the area than to try and figure it out myself.”

Nathan Ellisen, University of Washington
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In close collaboration with outstanding institutions

Building partnerships that make your experience one of a kind.

In partnership and accredited by:Portland State University

Credits transfer directly from Portland State University

(Available for all students)

In partnership with:Foster School of Business

Credits directly through the University of Washington

(Available for UW students)

In partnership with:Seattle Pacific University

Credits transfer through Portland State University

(Available for all students)

In partnership with:Universitat Pompeu Fabra Logo

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

A member of:apune-logo

APUNE

Asociación de Programas Universitarios Norteamericanos En España (Association of North American Universities in Spain)

Receiving students from all over the USA & Canada

To date, we have hosted students from the following universities:

Portland State UniversityFoster School of Business - UWUniversity of WashingtonSeattle Pacific University logoOregon State UniversityDartmouthUCLALewis and Clark CollegeUniversity of North Carolina University of Oregon UC DavisUniversity of PortlandWisconsin UniversityVanderbilt UniversityTexas A&M UniversityStanford UniversitySanta Clara UniversityUC San DiegoRutgersNorthwestern UniversityMontana State UniversityUniversity of MichiganHamiltonEvergreen State CollegeThe University of Chicago

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