Spain—Engineering in Barcelona
- Excursions and Day Trips
- Study Abroad Advisory of Student Risk
- About Spain
- Weather and Climate
- Research Your Destination
Students will live in shared apartments or a homestay with access to a kitchen, and will have to share bathrooms and other facilities. Location and proximity to internships will vary based on individual placements. Students should not have to commute more than one hour each way to their internship. Students will have access to wifi and laundry facilities.
UC Davis reserves the right to change the accommodation location. Should this be necessary, we will arrange comparable lodging. Please note that elevators, air conditioners and other modern conveniences may not be available in all locations.
Other than the welcome dinner and farewell dinner, no meals are included for students staying in apartments. Students will need to cook/buy their own meals/groceries. There will be grocery stores near all accommodations.
Students staying in a homestay will have all breakfasts and dinners provided.
Short excursions and day trips will be included as part of the program:
- Two day-long excursions outside of Barcelona
- “Working Across Cultures” workshop
- Professional Networking Events
- Cultural activities
Participation in this UC Davis Study Abroad program requires travel to and extended living in a foreign location(s) abroad. UC Davis Study Abroad endeavors to reduce and mitigate risk wherever possible. However, the environments and risks associated with living in these locations are substantially different than those found during a regular course of study at UC Davis. All participants must download and review the following information prior to departure. Any questions should be directed to the Program Coordinator.
Barcelona is an enchanting seaside city with boundless culture, fabled architecture and a world-class drinking and dining scene. Barcelona's architectural treasures span 2000-plus years. Towering temple columns, ancient city walls and subterranean stone corridors provide a window into Roman-era Barcino. Fast forward a thousand years to the Middle Ages by taking a stroll through the shadowy lanes of the Gothic quarter, past tranquil plazas and soaring 14th-century cathedrals. In other parts of town bloom the sculptural masterpieces of Modernisme, a mix of ingenious and whimsical creations by Gaudí and his Catalan architectural contemporaries. Barcelona has also long inspired artists, including Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró, whose works are in bold display in the city's myriad museums.
The deep blue Mediterranean beckons. Sun-drenched beaches make a fine backdrop to a jog, bike ride or long leisurely stroll along the seaside – followed by a refreshing dip. You can also enjoy the view from out on the water while kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding or taking it easy on a sunset cruise. Looming behind the city, the rolling forest-covered Collserola Hills provide a scenic setting for hiking, mountain biking or just admiring the view. Closer to the city centre, hilltop Montjuïc offers endless exploring amid botanic and sculpture gardens, an old castle and first-rate museums with panoramic views at every turn.
Source: Lonely Planet
Spanish Currency: Euro
Language Spoken: Spanish & Catalan
Summer in Barcelona is typically hot and humid with temperature ranging from mid 70's to mid 80's degrees Fahrenheit with occasional thunderstorms in August.