Why Study Abroad in Barcelona?

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by Courtney Finnigan & Lizzie Triplett

If you’re reading this, you’ve made the decision to go abroad. I know what you must be thinking, why study abroad in Barcelona? For many of you, studying abroad will be the highlight of your academic careers. With the countless cities in world to choose from, Barcelona will provide you with the best study abroad experience of your life. The convenient, beautiful location and youth-friendly culture of the Spanish city makes Barcelona the perfect place for a study abroad destination.

This is why Barcelona is the best city to study abroad: it’s the perfect location!

Located in between the Mediterranean Sea and the Sierra de Collserola Mountains, Barcelona offers an endless amount of activities for you to do every day. Whether that be taking a stroll on the beach in La Barceloneta, going on a hike to a lookout of the entire city, or even just admiring the amazing architecture around you, Barcelona will never fail to amaze you. If you want to learn more about activities to do while studying here in Barcelona click here.  Furthermore, Barcelona is easily accessible from other cities and countries you may want to visit. When studying abroad in Barcelona, don’t hesitate to hop on a train to the many other amazing Spanish cities and explore all that Spain has to offer.

It has locals unlike any other country!

Another reason why you should choose to study abroad in Barcelona is the friendly, laid-back culture. At all times of the day you will find people enjoying their time outside, sipping a cafè con leche and sharing a plate of tapas. Unlike other countries, the locals don’t hesitate to go out of their way to strike up a conversation or help you find your way around the city. It is considered one of the easiest places to make new friends. In addition, a large population of the people take a long lunch break for a Spanish Siesta. Siesta can be used for running errands, visiting friends, or most commonly, an afternoon nap. So if you need an energy booster from all the exploring, you’re in luck!

You can speak Spanish right outside of the classroom!

Although being fluent in Spanish may not be at the top of your priority list, being immersed in the Spanish language here in Barcelona will be extremely beneficial for you. Spanish is the second most spoken language in the Western World. Getting your head around it will open many doors for you in both your personal life in Barcelona and your future career. There is no better place to learn and practice Spanish than Spain itself. The fun part about learning Spanish in Barcelona is that you can practice it right outside of your classroom! You could also give Barcelona’s first language of Catalan a try too, you’ll find that locals really appreciate it.

Picking your perfect study abroad destination may be overwhelming for some of you.  It is an understatement to say that there is no better place to study abroad than right here in Barcelona!  As you can see, Barcelona will provide you with endless adventures, new friends to last you a life time, and a valuable education to help with future careers.  Now stop reading and start applying!  Before you know it you will be on your way to Barcelona for an experience to last you a lifetime. Link to apply is here.

2019-11-27T14:43:52+01:00Barcelona, Getting ready|

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