AIFS Gap Year Abroad: Barcelona, Spain (J-Term)


Take a gap year on your terms — with AIFS.

We provide all-inclusive, flexible program options to customize your gap year adventure around the world. Mix and match destinations and academic terms for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to earn college credits, immerse yourself in a different culture, acquire global skills and expand your life experience.

AIFS Gap Year Programs are available to high school graduates 18 and over. 

Earn 3 credits studying in beautiful Barcelona this January term. Learn about Spanish art and culture from prehistoric to the present time or analyze the challenges facing businesses as they compete in a global environment. Courses are taught in English at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Live in a Spanish homestay or select a shared apartment for an additional $200. Internet access is included with both housing options. Enjoy a full calendar of social and cultural activities to enrich classroom learning and provide a dynamic study abroad experience in Spain.

Spend a couple weeks exploring the inspiring city of Barcelona, Spain this January. Earn 3 credits studying Spanish Art and Cultural Heritage or International Business, both taught in English at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Beyond the classroom, explore Barcelona on numerous activities and excursions including a welcome party, guided tour of the city, a tapas tour, visits to La Sagrada Família, Parque Güell, the Gothic quarter and more. The program includes a day trip to Montserrat to visit an historic pilgrimage site and the former fishing village Sitges, now a beach resort with great restaurants and museums. Other highlights include seeing the work of architect Antoni Gaudí and a Flamenco show at the farewell dinner.

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