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Don't Forget About School!

May 06, 2015
by CEA CAPA Content Creator

For those looking to study abroad in Barcelona, here’s a glimpse of the academic lifestyle at CEA!

The Business and European Studies Program:

Destination: SPAIN - Barcelona

CEA Partner Institution: CEA Barcelona Center, Pompeu Fabra University

My Program Dates: 1/5/2015 - 4/25/2015

All Programs:

Although I am enrolled in this specific program, my academic schedule is very similar to students enrolled in other study abroad programs within CEA. Some students may take courses at University of Barcelona or Pompeu Fabra University , while others only take courses at either of the two CEA Centers. With the exception of my one corporate finance course, which I take at Pompeu Fabra University ESCI, the rest of my courses are at CEA Main or CEA COACB.

Choosing Classes:

When looking for what class to take, you can find all of the course syllabi by using the CEA Syllabus Finder

This is a very helpful tool for finding courses that interest you and qualify for major credits! Be sure to show possible course options to your advisor to guarantee that your credits will transfer.

Course Schedule:

In The Business and European Studies Program, you are required to take a minimum of 12 credits and a maximum of 16. Your courses must include:

1 CEA Core Course(s)

1-3 CEA Elective Course(s)

1-2 UPF Elective Course(s) (courses are held at Pompeu Fabra University)

0-1 Global Career Development Seminar (Optional)

My course schedule is as follows:


I highly suggest taking an International Service Learning course. This course allows students to engage in a hands-on volunteering experience in conjunction with a seminar once a week. This was by far my favorite course because it allowed me to interact with the community and make a difference while abroad.

Time Between Classes:

During my breaks between classes, I love walking around Plaça de Catalunya and the surrounding areas (Las Ramblas & Passeig de Gràcia).  Around CEA Main, you will find shops, restaurants and cafes to enjoy during your break.  My personal favorite is We Pudding, which is a really cool Alice in Wonderland themed cafe! Cafes and CEA lounges are both great places to get some work done during your free time.


Getting to Class:

The distance between CEA Main and CEA COACB is about a 13-15 minute walk:

CEA Main- Ronda Sant Pere 17, 08010 Barcelona, Spain

CEA COACB- Carrer de Casp 130, 08013 Barcelona, Spain



Head northeast on Ronda de Sant Pere toward Via Laietana (33 m)

Turn left onto Carrer de Pau Claris (140 m)

Turn right onto Carrer de Casp (900 m)

COAB will be located on the right- Carrer de Casp 130, 08013 Barcelona, Spain



Head southwest on Carrer de Casp toward Carrer de Roger de Flor (900 m)

Turn left onto Carrer de Pau Claris (140)

Turn right onto Ronda de Sant Pere (33 m)

CEA Main will be located on the right- Ronda Sant Pere 17, 08010 Barcelona, Spain

*Be sure to plan your schedule accordingly so you have enough time between classes to arrive to your next one on time!



Brittany Stark is the Spring 2015 CEA MOJO Blogger in Barcelona, Spain. She is currently a senior at The University of Massachusetts Amherst.


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