Barcelona is an ideal destination for high school students seeking a unique study abroad experience. With its rich cultural heritage, stunning architecture, and vibrant street life, the city offers a dynamic backdrop for learning and personal growth. Horizons Abroad offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself within one of Europe's premier cities - with academics, activities, and housing included.
From world-class museums to beautiful beaches, Barcelona offers a balance between academic excellence and unforgettable life experiences, making it an exceptional choice for high school study abroad adventures.
85 degrees average high / 70 degrees average low
Visits to local markets & food halls, La Sagrada Familia Cathedral, architectural tours, bike rides through Parque de la Ciutadella, surfing lessons, and more.
Madrid (visits to El Palacio Real, Plaza Mayor, Museo del Prado, Parque Retiro), Tarragona, Sitges, Montjuïc, and more.
Dates + Tuition
June 14 - June 30, 2024
The discounted tuition is applied to all enrollments before January 1st, 2024. Please note that June 14th is the departure date from North America -those already in Europe as well as UK / European participants will start the session on Saturday, June 15th.
Enrollment Eligibility: Our 2024 Barcelona program is open to high school students who are rising juniors (Class of 2026), rising seniors (Class of 2025), and recently graduated seniors (Class of 2024). At least 1 year of high school Spanish is required.
30 hours of classroom lessons (Spanish 1 to AP/IB)
On-level morning classes with an average class size of 7 students.
Fun and activity based. Designed to improve your confidence listening and speaking Spanish.
Classes are taught by full-time Spanish speaking faculty certified in teaching Spanish to study abroad students.
Build upon the skills you've developed in your high school classes at home and live in the Spanish language.
Exciting Activities & Excursions
Each session includes visits to Madrid, Segovia, France, and more!
Admission to museums as well as all group transportation while abroad is included in the program tuition.
From tapas tours and visiting local museums, to surfing and coastal hikes - each afternoon offers something different.
Your day abroad is filled with enriching activities that connect you to your surroundings and tie you to Spanish culture in exciting and memorable ways.
Enriching Home-stay Immersion
Living with a home-stay is the most authentic way to immerse yourself in the Spanish language and way of life.
Go beyond traveling like a tourist and live like a local in a cosmopolitan Spanish city.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with your home-stay is included.
Further develop your confidence speaking Spanish by continuously practicing with native speakers.
Safety & Caring Supervision
Each session is facilitated and led by a team of 2 - 3 on-site program directors.
Support for your experience abroad begins the moment you enroll with personalized guidance and orientation materials.
Director teams are a bi-lingual and bi-cultural mix of locals, Spanish teachers, and former study abroad students.
The directors' job is to facilitate well-organized programs and offer student support - allowing you to have fun and live in the moment!
Your typical day abroad is anything but routine
8:00 AM- 9:00 AM
Breakfast with your homestay
9:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Conversational Spanish Classes
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lunch and activities
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Excursions and tours
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Dinner with your homestay
Suggested International Flights
All sessions begin and end at Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD). Air travel is booked independently, and you are free to use miles, points, or any airline. You can choose to travel on flight itineraries that include the suggested flights listed below, or book travel on any flight that arrives to Madrid before 10:00 A.M.
Suggested flights are likely to have others who you can meet before the program. All students, regardless of flying on a suggested flight, are in contact with a dedicated staff member who tracks flights on travel days and are met by a program director when they arrive abroad.
Option #1: United Airlines
Outbound: United 260
Departs Washington Dulles (IAD) at 6:05 P.M. Arrives Madrid Barajas (MAD) at 8:05 A.M. (+1 day)
Return: United 261
Departs Madrid Barajas (MAD) at 11:30 A.M. Arrives Washington Dulles (IAD) at 2:10 P.M.
Option #2: Delta Airlines
Outbound: Delta 108
Departs Atlanta (ATL) at 5:50 P.M. Arrives Madrid Barajas (MAD) at 8:30 A.M. (+1 day)
Return: Delta 109
Departs Madrid Barajas (MAD) at 11:30 A.M. Arrives Atlanta (ATL) at 3:15 P.M.
The departure and arrival times are subject to change. Please reference the times listed on each airlines' official websites for the most up to date information.
If you'd like more information on suggested flights, booking other flights, or dropping-off / picking-up abroad, please don't hesitate to contact a program director at email@example.com or by calling (888) 512 - 2470.