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Study abroad in Spain

Boasting seaside charm and big city energy, Barcelona is a truly unique EF Hub offering no shortage of immersive experiences. Busy markets, surrealistic structures, and a distinct history add to the city’s vibrant culture—and surround students with inspiration. In between enjoying Spanish cuisine and exploring lively squares, students will dive into academics and discover new passions. 

Academics in action

Outside the classroom, immersive field visits with our local partners help students dive into some of Barcelona’s strongest areas of academic focus, including:  

Life in Barcelona

With nonstop activities and charming culture, Barcelona is a student-friendly city that inspires exploration. While abroad, students will enjoy the opportunity to dive into Spanish culture through the lens of a local. 


Students live in comfortable apartment-style housing in safe and vibrant neighborhoods. They can expect:


EF Study Center

Our EF Study Center sits in the Eixample district near some of the city’s greatest treasures, including Gaudí’s Sagrada Família. In addition to offering Spanish language lessons, it serves as Barcelona’s central touchpoint for all things EF—from student support to on-the-ground logistics and beyond. 

EF’s Barcelona community

With deep local knowledge and personal connections to Spanish culture, EF’s dedicated team in Barcelona provides travelers with holistic support throughout their programs. The team includes: 

“The city breathes culture with tons of activities all year round... It’s the perfect mix of vibrant, European big-city life and warm, slow-paced Mediterranean vibes.”

Diana C.
EF Operations Specialist