ADULT STUDY ABROAD
Live & Learn in Barcelona
Immerse yourself in Sojrn's four-week Art & Architecture Chapter in Barcelona as you connect with a community of like-minded travelers from around the world. Together you'll dive into Catalan culture as you explore the region's captivating past, present, and future through iconic works and bold designs.
A schedule of engaging included activities will transport you into a world of Catalan Modernism and Gothic styles, while social outings will strengthen the bonds with your new travel family. Together you'll discover the ins and outs of the city's storied arts and architecture scene while living like true Catalan locals.
Prices starting at:
*Pricing varies by housing options and optional add-ons
SEPT 4 – OCT 1, 2023
The integral roles that both religion and nature played in inspiring Catalan Modernism’s aesthetic.
How careful urban planning gave rise to a short-block system and a community-centric, walkable Barcelona.
To shift your lens so that you can identify key elements of Barcelona architecture across a vast historical timeline from Neoclassical to Gothic and Modernism.
The different ways that interior design can be used to breathe new life into buildings of the past in an effort to balance functionality with comfort and creativity.
LIVE IN BARCELONA
Your month is an in-depth excursion of the culture, cuisine, history, and art in Barcelona.
Spend your days drinking espresso in the shade of poplar trees along Las Ramblas before heading off for an afternoon hike past the towering tombs of the Cementiri de Montjuïc.
Then, wind down to bathe in the balmy Mediterranean for a swim and a beachside siesta. In the evening, pull up a chair in the Gothic Quarter for a glass of cava and far too many tapas as you soak in the relaxed Catalan culture.
CONNECT WITH COMMUNITY
Over a tapa or two
With a welcoming community that shares a passion for art and architecture, you’ll crisscross Barcelona.
Less as a travel group and more as a collection of friends bonded by curiosity, you’ll learn to embrace a city that cherishes the past while reaching for the future.
Together you’ll meet up for five o’clock wine, enjoy tapas, marvel at Gaudi’s magic, get lost in graffitied streets, and wander the halls of some of the world’s greatest museums as you live as a Catalan.
From the masters
The Art & Architecture Chapter is less a window into the unique designs of Barcelona and more a journey from a creative past through the innovative present.
Along the way, you’ll familiarize yourself with historic icons like Gaudi and Cerdà, examine the magic of the city’s urban planning, and learn to spot the flying buttresses and spires of Gothic masterpieces or the curved lines and intricate details of Catalan Modernism.
This is an immersive, educational experience curated with the utmost respect for the most famous architecture in Barcelona.
Your Local Host will ensure you have everything you need to explore Barcelona’s unique arts and architecture scene so that you’re relaxed, productive, and inspired in your temporary new home. They will also assist you with cross-cultural immersion so that you grow familiar with the language, etiquette, customs, and cultural nuances of Catalonia.
Your Chapter Host knows exactly what to plan to make your evenings and spare time in Barcelona more fun. Knowledgeable in Barcelona’s bold culture, storied history, and splendid cuisine, they will help organize social events, group dinners, and weekend adventures out of the city.
Our Sojrn Chapters are created to cater to your needs and allow you the most flexibility and control over how you spend your time and money. As such, these items are left for you to arrange at your discretion:
Departure airport transportation
Meals (unless otherwise noted)
Choose your stay
$6,799 | A private apartment/studio that comes furnished, equipped with WiFi, a kitchen and space to work. If you sign up with another person with the intention of sharing Private Housing, one person should book the Private Housing option, and one person should book the "No Housing" option.
Work the way you want
If you plan to work while on your Sojrn, you’ll have the opportunity to do so from afar while immersing yourself in the local culture. With a complimentary personal WiFi hotspot, your desk can be anywhere you like, from your own apartment to the charming coffee shop around the corner.
“Sojrn taps into an audience willing to trade weeklong vacations for extended experiences that blend work, life and exploration.”
A week in the life
Please note: Chapter activities, events, excursions, and optionals are updated and refreshed throughout the year and subject to change based on the weather, the season, and Barcelona's many cultural celebrations.
The following is an example week.
“I just returned from the Art & Architecture in Barcelona Sojrn and I honestly had the best month of my life! Everyone was so nice and accommodating, and I was blown away by how many activities Sojrn arranged.”
SHELBY ANKROM, 4-WEEK CHAPTER
GOOD TO KNOWS
Barcelona Chapter Notes
You should expect a low to moderate level of physical activity on this Chapter.
Expect a late schedule for dining both with the group and out at restaurants. Traditionally dinner is anywhere from 9:30 to 11pm!
Barcelona is spread out, yet walkable. Public transportation and taxis are also very efficient.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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