My Iona

Barcelona, Spain

Due to COVID-19, with the exception of the virtual European Innovation Program, the upcoming Winter and Spring study abroad programs are suspended. Updates on the Summer and Fall 2021 Programs will be provided as soon as possible. For further information or if you have any questions, please email or

Study and explore in Barcelona during your summer break!

A central player in early and modern Europe, Spain draws 82 million visitors annually. From the brilliant architecture and the pounding rhythms of flamenco to the beautiful beaches and allure of an afternoon siesta, it is no surprise that tourism remains one of Spain's most important industries. Hone your Spanish-language skills while exploring Barcelona's rich culture, vibrant artwork, incredible seaside views and innovative food.

Students must enroll in HY 399 - International Mass Communication with Professor R. Petrausch, Ph.D. This three-credit course will count as a general elective, Media & Strategic Communication general elective, or as a diversity, cross-cultural, and global perspective elective.

Classes are taught Monday through Thursday allowing students the opportunity to travel independently on the weekends.

  • Dates: Summer 2021
  • Application Deadline: February 1, 2021
  • Estimated Cost: $5,000


  • Must enroll in HY 399 - International Mass Communication
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of departure
  • Students under any active form of academic or disciplinary probation at the time of departure will not be permitted to participate in the program.