AT A GLANCE/LOCATION | PROGRAM TERM | AREAS OF STUDY | COURSE INFORMATION | HOUSING INFORMATION | COSTS | STUDENT LIFE | APPLICATION PROCESS | STAFF CONTACT
AT A GLANCE/LOCATION
In Barcelona, you’ll find no end of opportunities to pursue your quest for stronger Spanish language skills, or learn about Spain’s art, history, and politics. Beyond the classroom, get to know the city with guided tours to storied museums and cathedrals, insight from Spanish peers, and homestays – and see more of the region with a memorable overnight trip.
Culture, sport, fashion, finance, media, entertainment – Barcelona brims with all of it. The largest city on the Mediterranean, Barcelona is home to 1.6 million in the city proper, edged by rivers on either side, and backed by the Serra de Collserola mountains. A walk through the city reveals 2,000 years of history, including Roman ruins, 19th century modernista architecture, ultramodern showpieces, and the Gothic buildings of the Old Town.
Castilian Spanish and Catalan are both official languages. Catalan is regularly used in all aspects of life, but not imposed. Taxi drivers, shopkeepers, professors, host families – all speak clear Castilian when Spanish speakers are present. Spanish is widely used at the university. Students don’t need to speak Catalan, but learning a few words can open doors to making friends.
Awash in Mediterranean warmth, Alicante sparkles with beautiful beaches by day and festive energy by night. Here you’ll find endless opportunities to rapidly improve your Spanish – like chatting with Spanish peers in a language exchange program, practicing with your host family, and exploring open-air markets. And with outings to treasured monuments and nearby cities, plus cooking classes, dancing workshops, hiking, theatre, and more, you’ll never run out of ways to immerse yourself in Alicante.
Home to 350,000 residents, the 3,500-year-old port city sits centrally on Spain’s dazzling Mediterranean coast. From the emblematic medieval Castle of Santa Barbara high on Benacantil Mountain, to the lovely palm-lined marble tiled Explanada de España, Alicante is full of distinctive Spanish flavor, balanced with cosmopolitan flair, and multicultural presence.
Like other regions in Spain and Europe, Alicante is bilingual. Castilian Spanish is the primary language of most residents, but be on the lookout to encounter the second language, Valenciano.
Pre-Requisites for Program/Eligibility
An overall GPA of 2.50 is required to be considered for this program.
Late May - Mid June
Mid June - Mid July
Mid July - Mid August
AREAS OF STUDY
- Spanish Culture
- Spanish Language
to find the list of available courses.
Homestay (Breakfast and dinner are included)
Residence hall (meals are included)
1. Administrative Fee: $150
2. Belmont Tuition:
Student will first pay Belmont tuition and then be charged a Program Fee for the difference in total provider program cost and what has already been paid for Belmont tuition. If the provider program costs less than Belmont tuition, the student will only be billed Belmont tuition.
Students are responsible for booking their own international travel.It is recommended that students wait to be accepted fully into their program before booking their airfare.
- Lean on CIEE-trained Barcelona students as you ease into to life in Spain. Our Guardian Angels join you for activities that may include eating tapas or taking city tours among others. Together you’ll share an insider’s view of the city.
- Tour iconic sites like the Gothic Quarter, Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia and Park Güell, and explore Modernista architecture, and the Olympic Village and Born neighborhoods.
- Broaden your view of Spain with one overnight trip per session. Destinations may include Girona and Costa Brava, Tarragona and Costa Dorada, or Valencia among others.
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
How to Apply
- Spring Semester Programs: October 15
- Summer/Fall/Academic Year Programs: March 31
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in.
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application.
This program has a two-step application process:
Step 1) Belmont’s Study Abroad Office application, which requires:
Step 2) The Provider application, to be completed SIMULTANEOUSLY with Step 1:
- Passport photocopy
- Online questionnaires
- Signature documents
- You must submit the provider application and all requested documents directly to the provider by the Belmont Abroad Office deadline, regardless of the deadlines set by the provider organization.
- Instructions for completing the provider application will be provided on your Belmont Abroad Office application. You should contact the provider directly if you have further questions about the application.
- Your application will not be considered complete until you have submitted both the Belmont application and the provider application.
Office of Study Abroad • JAAC 1009
CIEE Summer Language and Culture Program in Barcelona, Spain
Whether you're looking to begin studying Spanish, or if you're an intermediate student ready to take your Spanish proficiency to the next level, or you want to study an aspect of Spanish culture in English or in Spanish, come spend your summer in vibrant Barcelona.
Summer study abroad in Barcelona offers you three sessions from late May to mid-August. The four-week program is designed for students looking to improve their language skills and take content courses in Spanish or English. A selection of challenging courses, homestays, and a variety of cultural activities and excursions provide you with a unique academic and intercultural experience abroad.
Study abroad in Barcelona and you'll:
- Improve your Spanish language skills through courses at all levels
- Live with a Spanish family, in a student residencia or in a shared apartment
- Visit sites of natural and cultural importance in and around Barcelona and Catalonia including museums, monuments, and cathedrals
- Enjoy a local overnight trip per session to areas of significant historic and cultural importance.
Find out more.
Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare.