Program Details – Barcelona

The Barcelona Summer Program provides undergraduate students of all disciplines with an opportunity to spend 11 weeks in a vibrant, cosmopolitan, Mediterranean port city while earning 12 hours of GT credit with GT faculty. Running for more than 20 years, this program has been a popular favorite among students!

Join us for an information session with program faculty and alumni to learn more! Information sessions are generally scheduled throughout the early fall semester. For general questions, upcoming dates, and other details, email


The courses offered through the Barcelona Summer Program are open to all majors and are taught in English by Georgia Tech faculty for GT resident credit. Classes are held on campus at the Universitat Politécnica de Cataluña (UPC). The course offerings vary slightly each summer, but they are typically offered in architecture, computer science, and design, and are intended to fulfill CS and CM degree requirements and integrate with the Threads curricula. Generally the courses can fulfill credit for Institute Humanities, Ethics, and/or Social Science electives. All courses are typically scheduled to avoid any overlap or conflict in students’ selection, and students are required to register for 12 credit hours (4 courses). The courses often draw on interdisciplinary themes and exploit the unique learning setting of Barcelona to optimize students’ academic experience abroad.

Please view the program’s brochure page on Atlas for the most up-to-date information on this year’s expected course offerings (Click on the Program and Course Info tab). Email for questions.


Students spending their summer studying in Barcelona can expect to pay an application deposit ($500), program charge, in-state tuition for 12 credit hours, and any GT mandatory student fees. These costs are charged and paid through the Bursar’s Office via student accounts. The program charge includes housing, supplemental health insurance, public transportation in Barcelona, program activities, and a few group meals. Students should budget additional money for roundtrip airfare, daily meals (no meal plan), leisure activities, and independent travel. Most Georgia Tech financial aid is applicable to study abroad costs in Barcelona, and scholarships including Zell Miller and HOPE are applicable to summer tuition. Additional scholarships are available.

For OIE Resources on education abroad scholarships, click here. Please view the program’s brochure page on Atlas for the most up-to-date information on this year’s expected program charge (Click on the Cost/Scholarships tab).

Cancellation Policy

Please view the program’s brochure page on Atlas for the most up-to-date information on the program’s cancellation policy (Click on the Cost/Scholarships tab). Email for questions.



Students stay at the modern, fully furnished Residencia Onix during their time in Barcelona. This international student residence boasts a number of amenities, including: a 24-hour, English-speaking concierge; Internet access; air-conditioning; weekly room cleaning; common areas such as a roof-top pool, fitness room, computer lab, and study and reading lounges. Double rooms with well-equipped in-suite kitchens and bathrooms are included in the program charge (note that a meal plan is not included or provided in the program); however, single rooms with a shared kitchen may be obtained upon request, subject to availability, and with a supplemental fee. A housing deposit is required prior to check-in at Onix, which is refundable less any damage deductions or replacement charges.

Ready to apply? Read more about the application process here.