As we gear up for another summer of life-changing study abroad experiences, we’ll be featuring each destination of our itineraries here on the blog! First up for our Summer in Europe program is the coastal city of Barcelona.

Barcelona is the capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, known for its art, architecture, and Mediterranean vibes. The sunsets here do not disappoint! Though Barcelona is technically part of Spain, the Catalonia region has its own language called Catalan. Spanish is also an official language in Barcelona. The Euro is the local currency.

The metro is a great way to get around the city. We recommend purchasing a T-10 ticket, which allows for 10 rides and is cheaper than purchasing 10 individual tickets. You’ll also be able to get around by bus, taxi, or on foot.

Check out the top things to do in Barcelona according to:

Watch the below video resources to get familiar with the best of Barcelona before you arrive:

Lonely Planet’s Barcelona City Guide:

The Top 10 Things to do in Barcelona from the Vagabrothers:

All about Antoni Gaudi’s Architecture in Barcelona:


Barcelona is a Forum-Nexus favorite, and we can’t wait to share it with you! To join us in Europe this summer, submit a free application online at www.forum-nexus.com/apply