High School Study Abroad Program in Spain – Arts, Spanish Language Immersion, History, Business, Spanish Cultural Studies, Photography, Art, Sports and more …

Language Immersion Programs , Pre-College Programs

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"Everything you can imagine is real.”

― Pablo Picasso


Option 1: July 7 – 31
Option 2: July 7 – 24
Paris (optional extension)
July 31 - Aug 4

Promo Fees (Deadline Nov 21st)

$5,295 $4,845 (2.5 weeks)
$7,095 $6,495 (3.5 weeks)
(+$985 optional extension to Paris)


Student Residence


Grades 9-12, no language prerequisite

Day Trips

Figueres, Girona, Montserrat and more!

Optional Extension

Paris, July 31 - Aug 4


(Some flexibility with dates is possible, please ask our staff)

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.

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Program Highlights

In Barcelona you will live in modern, upscale student apartments, a 10 min walk from the popular beaches of Barceloneta and right around the corner from a popular local plaza. Here are some highlights:

  • Live in your own private studio with a private bathroom, AC and fast-speed Internet
  • Spend time by the rooftop pool or in our own private gym
  • 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 3.5 week session
  • Option to go on a travel extension to Paris!
  • Pre-Summer Language Courses and Tutoring Online (get an early start on practicing your Spanish!)


Our culinary staff will buy daily fresh food for breakfast and lunch from the local markets and shops. 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 live in upscale, comfortable student studio-apartments, in the very center of the city, near the popular El Born neighborhood. Each student will have a private bedroom and a private bathroom, the kitchens are shared with one other student next door. Our staff members live in their own studios down the hall.

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!

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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, Business & Marketing, Digital Photography

Electives and Workshops: Art History, Photography, Spanish Conversation, Fashion Design, Digital Marketing, Spanish Literature & Creative Writing, Drawing,  Spanish Cuisine, Sports

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 11 pm on weekdays and 11.30 – 12 midnight on weekends, subject to change at program director’s discretion.

Some of our students’ favorites are:

  • parasailing over 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

If you were there...

  • Morning

    Spanish class at Santa Caterina Market

  • Morning

    Yoga in the park

  • Afternoon

    Photo class Boqueria Market

  • Afternoon

    Art History and Architecture at Sagrada Familia

  • Afternoon

    Hiking in Montserrat

  • Afternoon

    Free time

  • Afternoon

    Beach time

  • Afternoon

    Afternoon at Park Güell

  • Night

    Sushi dinner

  • Night

    Flamenco show

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


Optional Travel Extension – Paris -

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!



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