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Barcelona as a Study Abroad Destination

So your student has decided to study abroad -congratulations! As a parent, you might be feeling overwhelmed by all of the logistics of study abroad- don’t worry! Expanish is an expert at helping you and your student navigate this process.

Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and one of the most popular destinations in the world to study abroad. Known for its fascinating history, awe-inspiring architecture, nearby beaches and delicious foods, this Mediterranean hub gives students the unique opportunity to increase their Spanish language skills and gain firsthand knowledge of Spanish culture.

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Here at Expanish, we know that study abroad is life-changing, and we want as many students as possible to have this experience. We pride ourselves on providing high-quality study abroad support services at the most economical price. One of the factors that makes our programs so cost-effective is that we provide completely customizable experiences, from the length of your program to the type of housing available to your student.

As part of our Generation Study Abroad commitment, Expanish Study Abroad offers two US$1000 scholarships to help increase participation of diverse and underrepresented students in study abroad.

Beyond the general costs of the program, there are other costs that students should budget for during their time abroad. Make sure to consider conversion rates, ATM fees, phone call and data charges, and budgeting for additional trips or travel. At Expanish, we make sure to cover these topics extensively during our pre-arrival and welcome orientations to make sure that your student is prepared to budget for their experience.

Health and Safety While Your Student is Abroad

Studying abroad is an exciting opportunity for students, but any kind of travel can pose risks, so it is important for students and parents to be prepared.

Health issues are generally the same in Spain as they are in the United States. Adapting to a new climate, food, water, and way of life may affect one’s health during the first few weeks but usually do not have lasting effects.

There are several things that you and your student should discuss prior to their departure. Well before departure, your student should check their health insurance policy to see if it covers the student while outside of the United States. If not, Expanish requires that students obtain international travel insurance prior to traveling abroad. We recommend insurance that includes coverage for medical evacuation.

Your student should also consider visiting their primary physician or a travel clinic to make sure that all of their vaccinations are up-to-date. You can check health-related travel advisories and vaccine recommendations on the CDC website.

Expanish has over 14 years of experience providing study abroad support in South America and Spain. We have set policies to cover risk management needs of all students. We provide:

  • On-site Program Orientations, including Health & Safety
  • 24/7 Emergency Contact
  • Comprehensive Student Services and Advising
  • Insurance Support and Guidance
  • General Program Handbook
Parents of Students Studying Abroad in Barcelona
Parents of Students Studying Abroad in Barcelona
Parents of Students Studying Abroad in Barcelona
Parents of Students Studying Abroad in Barcelona