Housing and Urbanism in Barcelona
- Excursions and Day Trips
- Study Abroad Advisory of Student Risk
- About Portugal
- Weather and Climate
- Research Your Destination
Students will be staying in a Residence Hall in furnished double rooms. The rooms come with a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, a desk, duvet cover(s), and internet connection. The residence hall is located near a city park and beach and within 20 minutes to the classroom by the metro. Sample amenities available to students include: computer room, study rooms, game room, laundry machines, etc.
Students arriving early or staying after the program will need to make their own housing arrangements.
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.
A majority of daily meals are not included in the program fee, though some meals will be provided as part of the program activities. The accommodation will have a fully equipped kitchen for use to make meals. There are grocery stores nearby within walking distance to the accommodations.
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Past program activities have included:
- Class field trips to numerous neighborhood associations
- Tour of one of the famous architectures by Antoni Gaudi
- Field trip to Sitges, a small town near Barcelona famous for its beaches and historical sites
- Field trip to wine country outside of Barcelona
- Las Golondrinas - boat tour of Barcelona
- Biking tour of Barcelona
- Visit to the Museu d'Historia de Barcelona
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 the capital and the largest city of Catalonia in Spain. Around 4.8 million people call the city and surrounding areas home. This puts Barcelona in the top ten most populous urban areas of Europe. Located on the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona enjoys an influential status as one of the world’s major global cities in regards to tourism, economics, science, art and culture.
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Language Spoken: Spanish & Catalan
Summer in Barcelona is typically hot and humid. July and August tend to be the hottest months with average daily temperatures ranging from 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit with occasional thunderstorms.