Once classes are over, students enjoy a full and varied schedule of extracurricular activities to choose from. All trips and activities are included in the program fee, so students will never be at a loss for something to do. We also offer optional workshops to further enhance the Spanish summer abroad experience.
Each weekend students will travel to fantastic, historic sites to make sure they see the best Catalonia has to offer.
Tossa de Mar
North of Barcelona lies Tossa, a beautiful seaside village with an imposing castle overlooking the pebble beach.
The hip beach town of Sitges has it all – great food, people-watching, historical sites and beaches.
San Feliu de Guixols
A seaside village near the French border, San Feliu offers students a long stretch of white sand and bright blue water, as well as a bustling market.
Figueres is home to the Dalí museum, where we will see some of the surrealist artist's most fascinating works.
One of the region's most beautiful and important destinations, Montserrat is the home to a famous monastery and cathedral, as well as breathtaking hiking routes.
Summerfuel offers a wide range of activities each and every day on campus and around Barcelona. Led by a Barcelona native, our activities team will work closely with students to provide them with the best community building and ‘only-in-BCN’ experiences available. We make sure that our students always have something to, but also make time for rest and relaxation.
Past favorites include:
Daily beach trips
Cinema trips and at-home screenings
Professional sports matches
Pool parties on the roof
The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc
Tour of Camp Nou (Home of FCB)
The Chocolate Museum
Football (soccer) tournament
Food walking tours
All Things Gaudi
The Gothic Quarter
Festival in the Plaza
Concerts from local bands
Shopping on Las Ramblas
Supplement your summer in Barcelona with one (or both!) of our Barcelona Workshops. Each workshop will meet once per week during the afternoon activities block.
Spanish Cooking, $200
Gain exciting insight into Spanish food and culture. Under the guidance of a professional chef, learn recipes and techniques to prepare local favorites.
Students learn to sail small catamarans in the Olympic Port on the Mediterranean under the guidance of professional instructors. Enjoy a great day out learning to sail with Barcelona as your backdrop.
Andalusian Homestay Extension: July 21 - 28, $1,800
Add another dimension to your experience in Spain by traveling to Andalusia for a one week visit to Conil, the beautiful coastal location of our Spanish homestay program. Get to know a different part of Spain, live with a carefully selected family and enjoy daily activities including: Spanish Cooking, Surfing, Flamenco and Community Service. Visit historic Andalusian sites such as Vejer, Seville and Gibraltar for an exciting week of fun and adventure. The extension fee is all-inclusive and includes travel to Conil, activties and trips as well as full room and board.