Classic study abroad experience with independent travel
July 4 - August 3, 2024
European Study Center
Students who prefer the classic study abroad experience
3-day weekends for independent travel
Students who prefer the best of a vibrant city with world famous beaches
Three or six hours of academic course credit taught by engaging faculty
Professional (PRO) track experience option in lieu of one academic course
3-day weekends to explore Europe
Weekly activities such as cooking classes, sunset picnics and beach activities
Cultural tours and visits to Parc Guell and the Sagrada Familia
Get the best of both worlds by living and learning in a world-famous European city located right on the Mediterranean. GO Barcelona is an unforgettable way to spend your summer in one of the most amazing cities in the world. Whether you crave culture, history, shopping, nightlife or nature, Barcelona has it all. This program brings students from all over the U.S. to Spain for a 5-week study center experience through Oglethorpe University. Classes are available in culture, business, communications and art history. With a focus on independent travel, cultural excursions and unique personal development opportunities, your summer in Spain will be unforgettable. Our staff will show you the world-famous beaches, introduce you to our favorite Spanish tapas and make sure you get the most out of your time abroad.
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Do not miss your chance to travel during college. Join us on an adventure to discover yourself, connect with friends and come alive this summer!
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Let us do the planning so you can stress less and travel more. Your program fee covers many of the expenses of your time abroad.
Weekend Travel & Adventures
During the middle three weeks of the program, you will have 3-day weekends to explore Barcelona, other parts of Spain or even other countries in Europe. The GO Barcelona staff will hold office hours throughout the program to support students and plan safe, exciting weekend excursions. You can take advantage of one of our pre-planned itineraries to destinations like Costa Brava, Mallorca, Madrid or San Sabastian. No matter how you decide to spend your weekends, we will support you with our expert advice and ensure you find your travel squad.
GO Barcelona courses are developed in the context of Spain’s rich cultural history. Classes are available in business, culture, communications, philosophy and art history. Students with Spanish majors or minors can even opt-in to Spanish-language instruction and receive Spanish credit for select culture classes. Our distinguished professors are experienced in leading students in international settings and incorporate local culture into the classroom whether it is through cultural site and museum visits, readings by Spanish authors or by providing local context to the topics discussed. Smaller class sizes mean there is ample opportunity for you to engage with your professor and fellow students to fully embrace the curriculum. Classes meet Monday-Thursday most weeks which will provide you the opportunity to travel on your 3-day weekends.
Community Building & Engagement
Our engagement model is the reason the GO programs are different from other study abroad programs. Our team consists of a program director, faculty members and peer leaders who will support you and create fun and unique opportunities to connect with your program group. In past summers, we have hosted a variety of optional activities such as cooking classes, catamaran rides and tours of La Sagrada Familia. Students have told us they’ve connected with new best friends and future bridesmaids during these optional activities designed to bring the program together!
Professional Experience Option
In addition to an enriching academic experience, GO Barcelona students have the opportunity to enhance their professional development skills and gain valuable, real-world experience through our innovative partnership with Nexgen Careers. Instead of taking two courses on the program, you take one class and in place of your second course, you will participate in the professional development program focusing on career design and real-world consulting projects for international organizations. Combine the best of both worlds with challenging academics and resume-building professional experience on GO Barcelona!