The ISA office is conveniently located in the center of Barcelona in a historic building near the University of Barcelona (UB), University and Menédez Pelayo International (UIMP) and one campus of the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF).
The ISA Barcelona office houses a classroom/meeting room, resident director offices, a bathroom, entryway, computer/Internet terminals and wireless capabilities for those who wish to bring their laptop. During normal office hours, students may visit to access the free computer/Internet facilities, receive tutoring, utilize academic and other resources, check the ISA bulletin board for upcoming group, community, and cultural events, or simply visit with the ISA staff.
Pompeu Fabra University
The Menéndez Pelayo International University
Each homestay has been carefully selected and all families are centrally located within 15 to 40 minutes via public transportation to the four universities. Families are located throughout Barcelona and assigned with distance to university in mind.
The ISA furnished apartments are located in multiple neighborhoods throughout town. Each apartment is fully furnished and equipped with necessary ammenities. The apartments are all conveniently located to the universities and public transportation.
The residencia option is the most like American dorm-style living. Rooms are fully furnished, and occupied by two students, most often on the same program. ISA uses two different residencias, Onix and Melon, which are located just 3 blocks from eachother in the center of the city. Residents include ISA students, students from other program providers, or students studying abroad independently in Barcelona.
Some students may also have the option of securing their own housing independently. In doing so, they receive a refund for the portion price of their program allotted for housing, and must research, book and confirm their own housing. Resources to begin independent housing options include:
Apartments: www.vivebarcelona.com, www.idealista.com
To find out more about housing assignments, please visit the "Housing" section of the Barcelona page.
The lively and bustling Plaza Real, a great site for people-watching