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Barcelona Exchange Trip 2017

March 25 – April 8, 2017

This long-standing exchange program is an excellent opportunity for Brebeuf students to experiencebarcelona_exchange_students_enjoying_a_lovely_day_at_manresa_and_then_across_to_the_mountains_in_the_background__which_is_mount_serrat-_submitted_by_ms-_harvey family life in a completely new culture! Students are immersed in the Spanish language, living with host families in Barcelona and attending school daily with their host student.  In addition to the host family experience, students will partake in many cultural excursions, among which is a full-day excursion to Manresa and Montserrat, two places with deep Jesuit roots.  Students will also tour the world-renowned Gaudí masterpiece, the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, other Gaudí architectural wonders, and many other sites that are particular to Barcelona and Catalonian culture.

Two Brebeuf faculty or staff members will accompany the students and will be available to the students during their stay.  As a result of participating in the Barcelona Exchange Program, Brebeuf students gain confidence and proficiency in Spanish. They may even learn a bit of Catalán, the other official language of the region!  The experience is unforgettable and truly gives students a taste of the world beyond the doors of Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School.

Although we are unable to provide specific information about the fees for the trip, we estimate that the trip will cost between $3,100 and $3,300 per student.  The cost of airfare and tours represents a large portion of the fee, and the costs are expected to rise in 2017.  Therefore, it is imperative that we make the flight booking prior to the end of the fiscal year to lock in the best fares.  Every attempt will be made to keep the cost as low as possible.

For even more details and the application, please click the links below.

Click here for the cover letter with more details about the trip.

Click here to view the travel scholarship application.

[do action=”brebeuf-button”]Click here to download the trip application.[/do]

If you have any questions, please contact Sra. Beck at