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Why Barcelona?

Introduction to Barcelona

The capital city of Catalonia and a major player in Spanish business, history, culture, politics and entertainment, Barcelona is also one of Europe's top destinations for tourism. From Mediterranean beaches to world-class museums, verdant parks, one of the world's most successful football teams and incredible Barcelona sights spanning the centuries, you will quickly realize that there are more places to see and things to do than days in the year! Easily Spain's most aesthetically intriguing city, Barcelona's streets and buildings burst with unmatched personality and charisma. Here, the creative shapes and vibrant colors of L'Eixample form a fascinating contrast to the winding cobblestone streets and Gothic spires of Ciutat Vell (Old City), while pedestrian streets, shops, cafés and restaurants infuse the city with unrivaled energy. If you're contemplating a study abroad program in Barcelona, don't hesitate! We guarantee you will not walk away disappointed.

Cultural Scene

From thumping multiple-day music festivals to world-famous cuisine, internationally renowned museums and one-of-a-kind architectural wonders, Barcelona's cultural scene is a major city attraction in itself. Here you will find an unrivaled variety of music venues, museums, theaters, art galleries and cultural centers, not to mention a jam-packed cultural calendar that is bound to leave you torn between one cultural event or another.


Barcelona's coastal location right on the shores of the Mediterranean provide the city with a pleasant climate all year long. Winters are cool but by no means cold, while hot beach weather dominates in summer. Like in much of the world, spring and fall are perhaps the most pleasant times of year for a stay in Barcelona, as temperatures are comfortably warm with abundant sunshine.

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Barcelona College Brochure

All courses at BIC are accredited through Jacksonville University in Florida, an institution that combines the advantages of a liberal-arts college with the strengths of an urban comprehensive university. Get more information now! Download brochure!


We know that the classroom is only one part of the greater study abroad experience, which is why we organize extracurricular activities, visits, excursions & trips and encourage you to get involved!


Amongst other services, you will have 24-hour Student Support available to answer questions, resolve doubts and assist you in any way.