Spanish Language Immersion, Photography, and Sports.
Language Immersion Programs , Pre-College Programs , Travel - Study Programs
Barcelona, Spain
Everything you can imagine is real.
Pablo Picasso

Option 1:
July 8 – 31
Option 2:
July 8 – 24
Paris (optional extension)
July 31 - Aug 4
Student Residence

Figueres, Girona, Montserrat and more!

Some flexibility with dates is possible, please ask our staff

Grades 9-12
No language prerequisite

Spanish Language

Spanish Language and Conversation

Digital Photography

Opt 1: 3.5 weeks
Opt 2: 2.5 weeks
Optional extension to Paris

Join our Abbey Road family in Barcelona for a summer of your lifetime! Barcelona is a city of youth, excitement, art and fashion, a city that has incredible energy, style and a fast-paced lifestyle. It’s a city of Gaudi and Miro, home of the legendary FC Barcelona soccer club, with its delicious seafood, evening concerts and sandy beaches, popular with visitors from all over the world.

No-Stress Travel Guarantee

Whether you missed your connecting flight, lost your luggage or encountered any other problem, rest easy knowing that our staff and travel agents will help you with all necessary arrangements, help you re-book your flights, find a hotel room and cover all necessary expenses, such as meals, clothes, personal items, and more.

<p>Optional Travel Extension<br />

Optional Travel Extension

Ah, Paris! The city of lights! Delicious food, fantastic art, amazing architecture, the list goes on and on. A four-day visit to Paris is the perfect way to complete an Abbey Road adventure in France. Our exciting itinerary includes both guided visits to museums and historical sites and time for you to discover the city’s famous neighborhoods. Sure we will show you the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, the Centre Pompidou, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower, among others, but you will also be free (within our safety guidelines) to enjoy the city’s famous café scene and shopping districts with your good friends in tow. Who knows, you just might even take a dinner cruise on the river Seine! In Paris, we will stay in a 3 star air-conditioned hotel in the city center.

If you were there...

  • Morning
    Yoga in the park
  • Morning
    Spanish class at Santa Caterina Market
  • Afternoon
    Art History and Architecture at Sagrada Familia
  • Afternoon
    Afternoon at Park Güell
  • Afternoon
    Beach time
  • Afternoon
    Photo class Boqueria Market
  • Afternoon
    Free time
  • Afternoon
    Hiking in Montserrat
  • Night
    Sushi dinner
  • Night
    Flamenco show

Jessica A. Scott

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  • Program Highlights

    Here are some highlights:

    • Enjoy fresh authentic food prepared by our culinary staff and local chefs
    • Learn in a fun, interactive way, outside of the classroom (hence our Experiential Learning Method!)
    • Be a savvy, sophisticated traveler. Go above and beyond the standard tourist checklist!
    • Meet young people from Barcelona and make new friends from all over the world
    • Option to receive college credit, studying with our local partner institutions
    • Included trips to Figueres, Montserrat, Tarragona, Girona, Cadaques and Tossa de Mar
    • All-inclusive 2.5 and 3.5-week session
    • Option to go on a travel extension to Paris! (Alternative in Rome)
    • Pre-Summer Language Courses and Tutoring Online (get an early start on practicing your Spanish!)
  • Food

    Some evenings our staff and students will make delicious meals together, armed with fresh ingredients and our own Spanish & Catalonian recipe book. These culinary adventures quickly become a favorite bonding and cultural activity among our students and staff. We will also enjoy authentic local cuisine during outings to local restaurants.

    Our staff will provide you with daily groceries (bread, pasta, cereal, water, olive oil, etc.) and house supplies. If you need more food or house supplies – just tell us. We will get them for you.

  • Residential Life

    You will be part of our Abbey Road family, making new friends, learning to be independent and self-reliant, to share responsibilities with your peers, manage your time, and getting ready for college years!

  • Daily Schedule

    Every student on the program chooses two classes as their academic focus in Barcelona: a major and an elective. Major classes meet every morning Monday to Friday, while electives meet three afternoons a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

    Major: Spanish Language

    Electives and Workshops: Spanish Conversation, Sports, Digital Photography

    This frees up two afternoons per week for you to attend the many workshops, excursions and fun activities, such as kayaking or sailing at the local beaches, visiting museums, practicing your Spanish with the locals, and so on. We will always give you at least two to three options to choose from just to make sure there is something for everyone.

    Important note: Curfew and Free Time

    The students will have approximately 2 – 3 hours of free time per day, subject to our safety rules and guidelines. The curfew is at 10:30 – 11:00 pm, subject to change at the program director’s discretion.

    Some of our students’ favorites are:

    • the beaches of Barceloneta
    • admiring Gaudi’s masterpieces at Casa Batllo and Casa Mila
    • tapas tasting in the fashionable El Born district
    • Spanish conversation over coffee and churros
    • sushi night by the Arc de Triomf
    • dance night with the local youth
    • outdoor soccer match in Park Ciutadel
    • flamenco dance workshop with local experts
    • paying tribute to the local soccer shrine, the FC Barcelona museum
    • enjoying a fun ride and in incredible view at the popular Tibidado park
    • shopping at the outdoor market in spectacular Plaza Real
    • Magic Fountain show at Plaza Espagna
    • picnic in Gaudi’s Park Guell
  • Weekend Day Trips

    In addition to all the local sites in Barcelona, we will help you discover many more amazing sites in Catalonia.

    Some of the students’ favorites include:

    • sailing and beach volleyball in Cadaques and Tossa de Mar
    • an excursion to Dali’s museum in Figueres
    • reliving Roman history in Tarragona
    • discovering the awe-inspiring peaks of Montserrat and its Benedictine abbey
    • a trip to Girona, with its beautiful architecture and rich Jewish heritage

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