Trinity in Barcelona

Trinity in Barcelona offers students the opportunity to spend a semester, summer or full academic year of study in the dynamic city of Barcelona, Spain.  From the time of Picasso and Gaudi, Barcelona has stood at the cutting edge of modern art and architecture. The city also serves as a model for urban and economic innovation and renewal.  Barcelona’s long history and its vibrant cosmopolitan atmosphere provide students with a rich environment for study and exploration.  The program offers strong academic options for students interested in Hispanic Studies and other areas in the humanities and social sciences. Students experience both the Spanish and Catalan cultures in this bilingual and multicultural ​​​city. 

Program Highlights

  • The program offers three language tracks to accommodate students with beginner, intermediate and advanced Spanish language abilities.

  • The program features weekend study trips to Madrid and Segovia, excursions in and around Barcelona, and a trip to rural Catalunya. Students also participate in walking tours, visits to mu​seums, sports events, and other cultural activities.

  • A Spanish student mentor helps students adjust to Spanish academic and social life, and students are matched with a Spanish student language partner. 

The City

Barcelona is the capital city of Catalonia, a region in northeastern Spain.  The city is located on the Mediterranean Sea near the French border.  Barcelona was the site of a great Roman metropolis, and the present-day city dates back to the 9th Century.  The Catalan language and culture are a great source of pride to the people of Barcelona and Catalonians have a strong national identity. Led by a renaissance that began with the 1992 Olympics, Barcelona has experienced dynamic change, with entire districts undergoing renovation.  Originally developed as a series of largely self-contained neighborhoods, Barcelona is easy to navigate. From its medieval Gothic quarter and historic old town to its famous art nouveau buildings and futuristic architecture near the harbor, Barcelona is a city of contrasts and unrivaled beauty and diversity.  Barcelona’s contributions in business, education, entertainment, the sciences, and the arts has led to its standing as a leading economic and cultural center.

Program Prerequisites

The program is open to students with a 2.7 GPA who are in good social and academic standing.

Application Deadlines

Mar. 15th, 2016 - Summer and Fall 2016 sessions

Oct. 5th, 2016 - Spring 2017 session

Late acceptance may be possible. Please contact a Study Away Advisor for more information!


New for 2016!

Trinity in Barcelona is now open to all Spanish language levels: beginning, intermediate and advanced.

Students may choose between living in a Homestay with a Spanish family or in a Student Residence.