Barcelona Abroadfest



From Gaudi to Picasso, swimming in the Med, dancing in beachside nightclubs, and lively parks, it’s easy to see why travelers are captivated by Barcelona’s allure. The sea, the sun, and the sangria set a stunning scene to launch your semester abroad.

Barcelona is one of Spain’s most vibrant cities and features unique and unforgettable Catalan culture. With fantastic local wine, some of Europe’s best seafood, architectural marvels, and streets of artisanal shops, you certainly won’t be bored in sunny Barcelona. Everything the city offers creates an unparalleled cultural experience.

Stroll along beautiful gardens and colorful spiral towers in Park Güell, tour the ever-changing La Sagrada Familia cathedral, and take in the sights and tantalizing smells of Mercado de la Boqueria. Soak in the sun at the beach or take a tapas tour in the afternoon before watching the sun set over the city from a gorgeous overlook with your friends.

Dates: March 3-5, 2023

The Abroad Package

Per Person
  • Boutique hotel accommodation
  • Welcome party with open bar
  • Bottomless brunch
  • Saturday included activity
  • Saturday night club entry
  • Museum entry & walking tour

Backpacker package

Per Person
  • Shared dorm accommodation
  • Welcome party with cash bar
  • Saturday activity & club entry
  • Walking tour


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Your weekend abroad starts in Barcelona

These are the times of our lives – let’s make them matter




Get ready for your first weekend as a local! Explore the streets, and find all the shortcuts. Let us introduce you to your new favorite cafe, the perfect place to get comfortable and lost in your studies. In Barcelona, we eat late. A late dinner, with some Spanish wine is the perfect way to start not only your weekend, but your new life. 


Stroll the markets and make new freinds

Don’t speed walk through Barcelona, every street has something new to see. We’ll start Saturday with a coffee on the go, as we walk past some of the most beautiful and unique architecture you’ve ever seen. Spend some time surrounded by the fresh smells of La Boqueria, enjoy the feeling of the sand around your toes in La Barceloneta, and cap of your Saturday with some Leche de Pantera as we watch the sunset.

Young woman stands with her back against the camera looking at flowers. She is in a flower market, there are mix of flower bouquets in brown wooden boxes.
Two young woman in between the columns in colonnade of park guell


Brunch and Barcelona

Sundays are for Brunch, and there is no better place to Brunch than Barcelona. Sit back, relax and allow yourself time to savour every flavor. If you can push off your homework for a little longer, we recommend joining us at Park Güell. Make sure your camera is full charged, your mama’s not going to want to miss this. We’ll see you next week-end in Dublin!

The Abroad Connection makes the most of your semester by visiting the cities and destinations you’ve been dreaming about.
JAN – APR 2023

Our parents

“The itineraries reminded me of my youth traveling Europe, but without all the headaches. it made sense to send my son on The Abroad Connection trips.”


Mother, University of Chicago

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