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University of Barcelona
BCA Study Abroad

Living with a host family and studying along side 80,000 Spanish students allows Messiah students to become immersed in the language and culture of Spain. Students are introduced to Spanish culture through an initial orientation that includes intensive language instruction and travel to cities throughout the country such as Avila, Cordoba, Cuenca, Granada, Madrid, Segovia, Sevilla, and Toledo. Check out the Academic Departments at the University of Barcelona.

The program includes a one- to five-week orientation / language study, university classes (plus special BCA Study Abroad classes), several weekend excursions, and a study tour.

Program Advisor
Dr. Kim Yunez, Boyer 155, 717.766.2511 Ext. 2670

Goals and Objectives
BCA Study Abroad attempts to integrate American students into an overseas university, allowing them to broaden their horizons, to experience different cultures, and to practice speaking another modern language.

For programs in Spain and Germany students must have completed two full years of college,  have a 3.0 GPA or higher,  and have completed 202 or 206 level (*301 recommended for Spain) language courses; recommendations from language faculty are a large part of the application process.  Students are required to attend all Messiah-run pre-departure orientation sessions the semester before studying abroad as well as half-day reentry retreat upon returning to campus the following semester.

The 15 or 16 credits students earn each semester may meet some general education or major requirements. Courses taken will appear on Messiah transcripts with letter grades.
Please refer to the grade conversion chart.

Costs: 2014-2015

Messiah tuition, room, board plus $1,200 off-campus study fee. Plus $250 deposit.

Fee covers tuition, housing, meals, educational excursions, pre-departure, and re-entry orientation. Note: additional fees students may encounter include (but are not limited to) transportation, visas, passports, immunizations, and course fees. 


Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from this program.

Messiah Application Deadlines

Spring 2015 – April 1, 2014

Fall 2015- December 1, 2014


Begin the application process here!


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“Spain allowed me, as a Spanish major, the opportunity for Spanish language growth that would not have been possible if I had stayed at Messiah.  I was able to enroll in Spanish linguistic classes for native speakers and took a class course load that was entirely in Spanish.”

~ Jennifer Stover


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