Spanish Courses in Barcelona (ages 14-21)
Have an unforgettable experience taking part in an exciting Spanish camp for young people. With Teenagers Abroad, you can take Castilian Spanish classes and participate in fun cultural excursions every day!
Spend this vacation in spectacular Spain! Join our Barcelona camp for an unforgettable Spanish-learning experience full of leisure, sport and cultural activities. There's no better way to learn a language than to be fully immersed. Take your lessons beyond the classroom and experience a whole different way of life!
Barcelona is a city unlike any other, and it’s the perfect place to learn the passionate Spanish language. There's a whimsical atmosphere in this beachside city which is dotted with stunning examples of Antoni Gaudí’s colourful, organic, distinctly Catalan, variety of modernism.
In Barcelona you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere that comes with being on the coast while still having access to the amenities of city life. Barcelona is one of the best cities to walk in thanks to its warm, Mediterranean climate, palm trees, fair breezes, and artistic urban design.
Enjoy the amazing food, and tap into your artsy side over a plate of tapas in the city of Picasso’s youth. There's so much to see in Barcelona we wrote up a handy list to help you get to experience the best things to do in Barcelona!
Our Barcelona camp is our most popular Teenagers Abroad Spanish program. This fun and educational camp takes place at two campuses in vibrant and enchanting Barcelona. The location of your course will depend on the time of year that you book for.
Our year-round language school is located in the heart of Barcelona, next to the main Cathedral. You will be taking Spanish courses in the centre of the beguiling ‘El Barrio Gothico’ district. This campus is just a 5 minute walk from the ‘Las Ramblas’ district, an energetic part of the city where you are sure to meet many street vendors, artists, and performers!
June 17th to August 25th:
During the high season, lessons take place in a separate building on a University campus.
The Teenagers Abroad Spanish program offers high school students the following course options for Spanish Courses in Barcelona:
Standard Spanish Courses:
4 group lessons per day (15 hours per week)
Intensive Spanish Courses:
6 group lessons per day (22.5 hours per week)
The Teenager Abroad Spanish Camp includes:
Class size: Max. 15 students (average 12)
Standard Spanish courses are normally held from 9:00-12:30pm, Monday - Friday
Intensive Spanish courses are normally 1:00-2:30pm, Monday - Friday
Spanish courses are suitable for all language levels
Teachers are qualified professionals & native Spanish speakers
Spanish courses are in Castilian Spanish - not Catalan Spanish
Students will receive a Language certificate at the end of the program
International Student Body:
We expect that 55% of students attending our courses in Barcelona will be non-native English speakers from Europe and Asia (50% European countries, 5% other countries). The remaining 45% are expected to be English native speakers from North America and/or the UK.
Number of Students Attending the Course:
Based on attendance records from 2017, we expect to have 60-70 students registered in July and 40-50 students in attendance in August. July and August make up the high season so there are usually fewer students at the school during the rest of the year.
Schedule for a Typical Day:
Breakfast: 8:00 - 9:00am
Spanish Lessons: 9:00 - 12:30pm
Lunch: 12:30 - 2:30pm
Organized Activities: 2:30 - 5:00pm
Free Time: 5:00 - 7:00pm
Evening meal/ evening activities: 7:00 - 11:00pm
Lights out: 11:00pm (1:00am on weekends)
Accommodation & Meals
Students participating in the Spanish program will have the choice between two accommodation options:
Residence Accommodation (june17th - August 25th):
- Double & Triple Rooms
- 3 meals a day (packed lunch)
- On-site supervision
Host Family Accommodation:
- Double & Triple Rooms
- 3 meals daily (packed lunch)
- Students travel to/from school using public transportation
- Housing located 20 to 40 minutes from the school
Activities & Excursions
The supervised activity program includes:
- Daily activities in the afternoon or evening
- Weekly half-day excursions
- Weekly full-day excursions
- Optional activities and excursions available for a small surcharge
Our program in Barcelona provides participants with plenty of time outside the classroom to learn more about Spanish culture, traditions, customs, and everyday life. Students will participate in fun cultural activities with their international classmates that will help them learn about Spain and get to know each other at the same time! These activities will give students the opportunity to practice their new Spanish language skills while they make new friends.
Curfew & Supervision
Level of supervision: MODERATE
Curfew is at 11:00 pm during the week.
Curfew is at 1:00 am on Fridays and Saturdays.
Please note that curfew times are in keeping with Spanish Cultural norms.
Unless students are participating in a tour or activity organized by the school, students must return to their accommodation no later than the specified curfew time. No exceptions will be made!
Travel & Arrival Information
Barcelona El Prat (BCN)
Barcelona's airport is located just outside of the city. Students will be picked up from the airport when they arrive and dropped off for their departure flight. We ask that students please arrive on a Sunday and depart on a Saturday - transfers will take place between 9am and 7pm.
Passports / Visa / Length of stay:
Students are responsible for arranging any required visas, passports, and/or permits needed to study abroad. For more information about visas, permits, passports and general country entry requirements, please visit CIBT official website.
Students are responsible for arranging their own flights to and from Barcelona. Upon arrival at the Barcelona airport, students will be met by a staff member who will take them to their accommodation.
Teenagers Abroad participants have the option to book our Travel Health Insurance.