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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: EF Education First 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA Required: 2.5 Program Type: Affiliate
Language: Spanish Program Advisor: Theresa (Tess) Thrower, theresa.thrower@sru.edu
Program Description:

Learn Spanish in Barcelona with EF Education First

Learn Spanish in Barcelona with EF

Barcelona is known for its whimsical architecture, beautiful parks, and importance in the fashion industry.  This sunny city is an excellent place to learn Spanish in a relaxed and pleasant environment.  With EF, you can design a language immersion course to fit around your academic schedule.  Whether you're looking to brush up on Spanish over the summer or would like to spend a semester or year earning Spanish credits, Spanish immersion with EF might be a good option for you.  EF welcomes university-age students from a number of countries around the world, so studying Spanish in Barcelona with EF will allow you not only to greatly improve your Spanish abilities and immerse yourself in Catalan culture, but also to develop bonds with fellow students from diverse backgrounds and locations around the globe.

College Credit, Internships, Exam Preparation and More

EF knows college students are busy.  That's why we've designed our Spanish courses to help you get fluent as quickly as possible.  When you learn Spanish in a normal college or university, you speak Spanish only during classtime, perhaps with a conversation lab mixed in here and there.  With EF, though, you'll be speaking Spanish 100% of the time, whether you're in class, the iLab, or ordering tapas with coursemates.  Your new friends at EF won't (in most cases) speak English as their first languages, so you'll need Spanish to communicate.  Our courses are literally guaranteed to help you climb up the Common European Framework of Reference quickly.

To make it easier for college students to accelerate their learning, we've partnered with Eastern Washington University so that you can earn college credit for Spanish language and history courses.  If you're planning on taking the DELE, you can enroll in EF's proven exam preparation course.  If you're hoping to work in Spain one day, we can help you find an internship in a relevant company or organization -- or a volunteer position in the local community.  EF students also take elective courses relevant to their interests, so you'll learn to incorporate Spanish language and culture into your studies and your daily life.

Stress-Free Study Abroad

If the thought of planning a semester abroad stresses you out, you're in luck.  EF makes it easy to study Spanish in Barcelona because our talented admissions team is happy to help you arrange every detail of your journey, from flights to travel insurance to airport transfers. You can choose to live either in a residence with other EF students, or in one of our carefully-selected host families.  The host family option comes with its own meal-plan, as you'll be provided with home-cooked meals for breakfast and dinner (and really, does it get better than that?)

Learn Spanish in Spain with EF at the EF Escuela Internacional in Barcelona.  Established in 1965, EF is the world leader in international education and has been offering Spanish classes in Spain since 1974.  EF offers a variety of study abroad programs in countries around the world.  You can study Spanish with EF at four locations: three in Spain (Barcelona, Madrid and Málaga) and one in Costa Rica.


SRU Program Requirements
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to study abroad, however, some SRU international partner institutions may require a higher GPA
  • There is no class level requirement for study abroad at SRU
  • Disciplinary files will be requested from the Office of Student Conduct, for each applicant, and will be taken into consideration during the review process.
  • Please make sure to check with the Financial Aid (if applicable) for academic and other requirements that pertain to potentially receiving aid during your study abroad experience. 
To apply for this program use the green 'Apply Now' button at the top or bottom of the page.  You will be prompted to log in after which you will be directed to the SRU study abroad application forms and other requirements. Once you have completed all required items, and your application has been reviewed and approved, you will be instructed to begin an application directly in the EF application portal (click "learn more" beside the program of your choice). Please do not begin an application with EF until you have been first approved by SRU.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2019-2020 11/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2020 11/22/2019 11/22/2019 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.