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Explore Spain and Find Yourself

Studying abroad in Spain can lead you to experience the sophisticated life of a country more diverse than you could imagine. Rich in history, Spain’s art, architecture, and culture will amaze you. The birthplace of some of the world’s most influential artists including, Pablo Picasso and Manolo, travel to Spain to live amongst some of the worlds most treasured art. From the ancient Roman ruins, to the flamenco dancers and matadors, to the gothic cathedrals overlooking the streets, and even to its captivating mountain ranges, Spain captures the true essence of traveler’s journey overseas. Experience the true beauty and history behind some of the most admired art in the world. When you study abroad in Barcelona, you can visit the Museum Marítum, where a large collection of art represents how Barcelona’s history is connected to the sea. While in Madrid, see one of the most famous art pieces in the world, Pablo Picasso’s La Guernica, which depicts the horrors of the Spanish Civil War. As the local gallery scene within Seville is growing, one of its most popular galleries is the Wabi Sabi Shop Gallery. There you can find more than just paintings, home to all types of contemporary art, including fashion to décor, to furniture or handmade ceramics. If you’re looking for classical art, then Granada is the place to be, visit the Museum of Fine Arts, where it houses over 2,000 pieces, with works of art from Alonzo Cano, who designed the façade of Granada’s cathedral. Granada’s star attraction though, is a piece of art in itself and is one of the most iconic sights, the Alhambra. This sprawling complex sits on the Darro Valley, with the Sierra Nevada Mountains as its backdrop. 

Cities of Spain

Cities of Spain

Alicante

Nestled on Spain's Costa Blanca, Alicante offers white beaches, winding streets lined with tapas bars, and first-class educational opportunities, all in a pedestrian- and budget-friendly setting.
Population
330,000
Summer Temp
80°F (26°C)
Winter Temp
54°F (12°C)
Geography
Coastal
Sample Programs
  • Foreign Language & Literature
  • Sciences
  • Social Sciences

Barcelona

Cosmopolitan and artsy, Spain’s second-largest city offers an eclectic blend of old and new. Home of some of Spain’s best universities, Barcelona is CEA’s most popular destination.
Population
1.61 Million
Summer Temp
79°F (26°C)
Winter Temp
54°F (12°C)
Geography
Coastal
Sample Programs
  • Business
  • Foreign Language & Literature
  • Internships
  • Social Sciences

Granada

From the Alhambra to the Palacio del Generalife, Granada’s cultural and historic heritage has been shaped by centuries of diverse influences. Granada is less than an hour drive from the Mediterranean.
Population
235,000
Summer Temp
79°F (26°C)
Winter Temp
45°F (7°C)
Geography
Mountain/Plateau
Sample Programs
  • Foreign Language & Literature
  • Humanities
  • Internships
  • Social Sciences

Madrid

Spain’s capital city has a sophisticated air that’s evident in its thriving culture and never-ending nightlife. Madrid is home to the Prado Museum, the Spanish monarch and filmmaker, Pedro Almodóvar.
Population
3.17 Million
Summer Temp
78°F (26°C)
Winter Temp
44°F (10°C)
Geography
Plateau
Sample Programs
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Social Sciences

Seville

Originally founded by the Romans in the third century BCE, Seville has seen many rulers including the Moors and the Visigoths. Today Seville is a small city in the heart of Andalusian culture.
Population
690,000
Summer Temp
83°F (28°C)
Winter Temp
52°F (11°C)
Geography
River Valley
Sample Programs
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Foreign Language & Literature
  • Internships

With a history dating all the way back to the to the Middle Ages and even to the Roman Empire, Spain’s historic sites will transport you to another time. Have an unforgettable experience in The Roman Theatre of Mérida where the ancient Romans enjoyed theatrical games. Or Study in Seville and visit an icon of Spain’s history and traditions, the Plaza de Toro, thought to be one of the finest bull rings in all of Spain. Built between 1762 and 1881 this popular site still holds fights to this day allowing you to admire its architecture while experiencing the tradition of a bull fight. Or travel back to medieval times and visit the towering cathedral La Sagrada Família, 137 years later and still unfinished, this beautiful cathedral is Spanish history you must experience. Spain’s unique landscape has something for everyone, from the Great Pyrenees and Sierra Nevada ranges to the shores of the Mediterranean, Spain will surely captivate your soul. Hike the Pyrenees or set your eyes on the beauty of the Sierra Nevadas. Visit Mount Teide, an active volcano on the highest mountain in Spain, and if you aren’t up for hiking you can also take a cable car and marvel at the beauty from above. For a more relaxed, but still active experience, you can walk the city with a tour guide, Walk in Granada has three walking tours available all for free.  

Popular Programs

Popular Programs

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

CEA Barcelona Center, University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia

Harness your entrepreneurial spirit in a city that is home to numerous start-up companies, is identified as the main tech city in southern Europe, and ranks among the top 10 European cities for digital entrepreneurship – Barcelona. Through curriculum at CEA, you will gain many of the skills and concepts needed to become a successful entrepreneur – design thinking, business planning, financial planning, negotiation, marketing, leadership, ethics and more. More importantly, CEA courses provide you with hands-on opportunities to interact with and learn from the local business community, particularly those leading local and global start-ups. If you’re feeling extra motivated, you can add a professional internship with an entrepreneurial-focused placement. Courses are taught in English, but Spanish language courses are available for every level of ability. 

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  • Starting at $5,595
Engineering & Social Sciences

Engineering & Social Sciences

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Expand the scale and scope of your engineering coursework by studying abroad at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. With almost 100 STEM courses available each semester in Aerospace, Bioengineering, Computer Technology, Electrical and Energy Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, you are sure to find the right courses to fit in your degree plan regardless of your year in school.

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  • Starting at $15,995
Exercise & Sport Science

Exercise & Sport Science

CEA Seville Center

Imagine yourself in Seville enrolled in our Exercise & Sport Science program, gaining academic and professional knowledge in sport psychology or sports nutrition, or other cultural electives.  Interact with leading professionals in the field through a special lecture series that explores topics such as the emotional and psychological factors involved in recovering from an injury. A cooking workshop will demonstrate how the Mediterranean diet can be applied to sports nutrition to support elite athletes’ performance.  We developed this unique program to provide opportunities for in-depth study in subject areas where study abroad options are few.  Through this intensive, four-week program you will advance your academic and professional goals against the backdrop of Seville as a laboratory for active-learning.  This program is ideal for students of various majors including Exercise & Sport Science, Nutrition, Psychology, and Sport Management.  

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In Spain you’re bound to get some delicious and authentic Spanish cuisine. Grab a bite to eat and stop at Cervecería Sento for some delicious grilled tapas in Alicante. With a great staff and a welcoming atmosphere, you’re bound to enjoy it. If you’re feeling like some fresh food go on a tour of the Boqueria Market where you can pick the best tasting produce in Barcelona. For desert take a tour of the city’s famous Chocolate Museum where you can find out more about the history of this sweet treat. For music lovers, Madrid is an incredible city for live music events and music stores. From its well-known record store Disco Killers to its venue La Riviera, you’re bound to find something you love. With other cities in Spain putting on unique concerts like SkyFest in Barcelona, there is truly something for every music fanatic in Spain. Study abroad in Spain and you’ll have the opportunity to put your Spanish to use and attend classes at some of the most respected Universities and Institutions, all while diving into the historic and beautiful culture. Explore the country and find yourself. It’s just waiting for you to have the experience of a lifetime. 

Spain Points of Interest

Spain Points of Interest

  • Calle San Francisco Calle San Francisco in Alicante, known by the locals as Calle de las Setas, Mercado Central, and the streets around the Alicante Theater are favorite local spots to enjoy tapas and drinks with friends.
  • Labyrinth Park in Horta The Labyrinth Park is Barcelona’s oldest park, and since it's located outside of the tourist radius, it's something of an undiscovered treasure. Inside the neoclassical garden, you’ll find an 820-yard-long labyrinth that gives the park its name. Navigate the maze to find Eros —the god of love—at its center.
  • Circulo de Bellas Artes Want to see the Madrid skyline from its best angle? Then head to the Círculo de Bellas Artes in the center of the city. Along with its amazing views, there’s a cafeteria/restaurant where you can have a drink and some snacks while enjoying the scenery. Círculo de Bellas Artes offers jazz concerns, art exhibitions, and a film series throughout the year.
  • Sierra Nevada Natural Park The ski resort of Sierra Nevada, Spain’s highest mountain range, is just half an hour from Granada. A paradise for mountain sports, the resort offers over 62 miles of slopes and more sunny days per year than any other European ski destination. It is the perfect place to practice all your favorite winter sports, including beautiful routes for walking, hiking, and trekking.