CIEE-Barcelona: Semester in Barcelona

Program Details

Program Location Barcelona, Spain
Sponsor CIEE
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 31019
Duration Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
Fall 2024 09/03/24 to 12/19/24
Current Program Dates
Spring 2024 01/02/24 to 04/20/24
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Overview

Students applying for semester programs in Spain must have a valid, usable passport at the time of application. Passport must be valid for 12 months after the program end date.

ATTENTION:  CIEE will be providing an automatic Trailblazer travel grant toward airfare expenses of up to $1,500 to any Purdue student who participates in this spring or fall 2024 program!

Spend your semester living and learning in the capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, Barcelona! Designed for students from all academic backgrounds, the Semester in Barcelona program is the perfect chance to earn credits toward your degree while immersing yourself in Spanish culture.

Culture, sport, fashion, finance, media, and entertainment – Barcelona is brimming with it all. The largest city on the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona is home to 1.6 million in the city proper and 4.5 million in the broader metro area. It is edged by a river on either side and backed by the Serra de Collserola mountains to the west.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:CIEE.

Eligibility

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none


Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts] [Daniels School of Business]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.


Academic Program

More information about academics and courses can be found HERE.

Excursions

Excursions and activities can include the following:

  • One of our popular day trips takes you to Montserrat, a Benedictine monastery retreat high atop one of Catalonia’s most spectacular mountain ranges. This site is notable not only for its historic and religious significance but for its surrounding natural beauty, which is nothing short of breathtaking. There you can visit the monastery to see La Moreneta (the black Madonna), listen to the world-renowned Boys’ Choir (whose history dates back to the 14th century), and trek any of the numerous mountain trails where you’ll take in incredible countryside views and see the most unusual rock formations in all of Catalonia.
  • Discover the Gràcia neighborhood, famous for its bohemian and artistic style and streets filled with color and culture.
  • Visit the oldest preserved garden, reflecting both Neoclassical and Romantic styles – and try your luck in the park’s labyrinth maze!
 

Housing

Housing is guaranteed by CIEE and include the option of a homestay, shared apartment, or residence hall. More information about these options can be found on the CIEE website.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The Program and Housing Fees include: Tuition, on-site orientation, housing, and excursions. Depending on the housing choice, some meals might be included.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2024

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $16,006.00
Study Abroad Fee $914.10
Housing $4,750.00
Insurance $194.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,250.00
Local Transportation $65.00
Visa $160.00
Books and Supplies $100.00
Meals $1,120.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $260.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

CIEE has scholarships available, more information can be found HERE.

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.


Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Fall Semester Program Mar 1
Spring Semester Program Sep 1



Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


Resources

The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.


For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.