International Study - Barcelona Summer Program for Undergraduates

Students studying abroad in Barcelona

COVID-19 Notice: Georgia Tech is planning to operate programs abroad for Summer 2021. The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority. Georgia Tech will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic closely and will follow guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of State, and the University System of Georgia. Although we may need to adjust according to this guidance, currently, our plans are to operate programs in 2021 as scheduled. Updates are being provided by the Office of International Education; see updates and more information here.

Barcelona, one of Europe’s oldest metropolitan areas and a chief Mediterranean port, sits on Spain’s southern coast 90 miles from the French border. The city is a center of Spanish and Catalan culture and has been called the “Paris of Spain.” With its mountainous surroundings and gorgeous view of the sea, Barcelona makes for not only a rich gateway into European culture and history, but a beautiful locale for study and adventure—a great place to spend a summer!

Spend 11 weeks in Europe’s Most Exciting City
  • All majors welcome
  • Select from over 7 courses in Architecture, Computer Science, Design, and others.
  • Travel to other European cities during long breaks–Barcelona is only a few hours away (by plane or train) from Italy, France, UK, Germany, etc.
  • All classes taught in English–no Spanish required
  • Most financial aid and scholarships applicable, including Zell Miller and HOPE for summer tuition.
  • All students pay GT in-state tuition based on 12 credit hours; save thousands in tuition.

For an overview of the Barcelona Summer 2021 program details, click here.


Student Quotes

There is a piece of me that will never leave here.
Gaby Halley, B.S. CM ’08

It is absolutely gorgeous! I get a break in the mornings, and I love just walking through the campus, or sitting under a tree, writing in my diary. The breeze, the environment, the bustling of the people, everything is just so perfect.
Sweta Vajjhala, B.S. CS ’08

Ten weeks went by so fast but I did so much in such a short time.”
Noah Goodwin, B.S. CS ’10

"One of the things that I really loved about this program is that you are given everything you need to explore and learn such an amazing city! Even though you have all the freedom to explore on your own, it was really nice to have people that could give you pointers and recommendations whenever you get a little overwhelmed by the bustling city."

-- Preethi Narayanan, B.S. CS ‘22