Gothic architecture, vibrant art, and delicious cuisine—discover it all in the bustling capital of the Catalonia region of Spain. Not far from the border of France, Barcelona features sophisticated shopping, world-renowned museums, and serene views of the Mediterranean Sea. UA Barcelona at the Institute for American Universities offers a central location in the downtown Plaza de Cataluña area within walking distance to the Gothic quarter and metro lines.
Students choose whether to live with a Spanish family or in apartments shared with other students. If you choose the homestay option, you will experience traditional Spanish cooking with daily breakfast and six dinners per week. If you choose an apartment, you may request roommates on the housing application form. Either way, we will guide you through the housing selection process.