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Study in Barcelona, Spain

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  • September 16, 2023 through December 15, 2023
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • $7,945: AIFS apartment and administrative fee
    $8,695: AIFS homestay and administrative fee (includes daily breakfast and five evening meals weekly)
  • Additional:
  • $552 to $690: Tuition ($0 if California College Promise Grant eligible)
  • $Varies: Textbooks
  • $700 to $1,000 per month: Estimated meals and personal expenses (less if homestay)
  • $65: Optional medical insurance upgrade
  • $Varies: excursions and adventures
  • $1,321: Group flight (or purchase your own)

Upcoming Informational Meetings (Zoom)

  • Mondays 12:00 to 1:00 pm
  • Tuesdays 5:00 to 6:00 pm
  • Thursdays 3:00 to 4:00 pm

Join on Zoom

About the Program

Spend 13 weeks studying in the second largest city in Spain. The city’s origins can be traced back to the first century BC and the Roman colony of Barcino. 2,000 years of history have sculpted the city’s architectural, artistic and cultural heritage, and its excellent location in terms of international communication, Mediterranean climate and cosmopolitan character make Barcelona a particularly dynamic city.

The Barcelona program is administered in partnership with the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS).

Minimum participation requirements and general Los Rios study abroad information can be found on the Los Rios study abroad website.

Important Dates

  • $450 Deposit Due: at the time of application
  • Application Priority Deadline: April 28, 2023
  • Application Deadline: June 16, 2023
  • All Program Fees Due: July 21, 2023
  • Depart U.S.: September 16, 2023
  • Arrive in Spain: September 17, 2023
  • Classes Begin: September 20, 2023
  • Mid-Semester Break: October 28 - November 5, 2023
  • Classes End: December 14, 2023
  • Depart Spain: December 15, 2023

Barcelona Spain colorful cathedral

Barcelona Spain cathedral with rainbow

Barcelona Spain city at dusk

Barcelona Spain beach

woman walking bike in Barcelona Spain

woman looking at colorful food in Barcelona Spain

Barcelona Spain ice cream


Roxanne Morgan
Professor of English, American River College
Phone: (916) 484-8289
Kevin Porter
Study Abroad Assistant, Los Rios Community College District
Phone: (916) 484-8967