Quarter & Semester academic programs 

ALBA hosts students from many colleges and universities around the U.S. and other countries. Academic programs include Liberal Arts, Economics & Businees, Spanish Language & Culture, Political Science and more! See ALBA Quarter, Semester and Summer Intensive programs.


ALBA Excursions & Student Housing

Professor-led field trips compliment each course in this unique Spanish, Catalan and European context that Barcelona is.  ALBA-led excursions out of Barcelona are usually on Fridays, leaving weekends open for independent travel. See a ALBA staff and faculty-led excursions.


A message from the Founder

Dear Student-

If you are reading this, then you're already interested in studying abroad.  My first piece of advice is, do it - wherever and whenever you decide - but do it.  It will be an experience you will never forget and may change your life for good, and always for the better.  My second piece of advice is to read the "FAQs" section to see if our program fits with your requirements and expectations regarding study abroad.  For 27 years ALBA has been educating students in Barcelona for quarter, semester and full-year study abroad and providing training for teachers and professionals.  We are very sure that we can accommodate nearly any student, teacher or professional that is ready to take on this life changing opportunity.

Thanks for your interest, and we hope to host you soon.

Charles Grant, Ph.D.
ALBA Founder and Professor of Economics

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