Student Life

Students enjoy a walk to in Barcelona with Oxbridge Academic Programs

The Oxbridge classroom isn’t limited to one room or building.  Every Oxbridge course is designed to make the most of the extraordinary resources of the great cities in which the programs are taking place, so that students discover the city through the course and the course through the city.  On any given day, the classroom might be a local museum, a research lab or hospital, the market square, or a nearby park. Some days, the teacher’s expertise is supplemented by discussions, workshops, and demonstrations run by vising guest speakers. This variety in both venue and content delivery are core to our academic philosophy and contribute to an interactive and immersive environment.

When not in class, students are presented with a broad range of exciting, optional activities that enable them safely to discover and experience Barcelona’s unique cultural wealth. Activities include guided tours of the Sagrada Familia and Santa Maria del Mar, nocturnal tours of the different neighborhoods, trips to the beach, culinary explorations of the world-famous food market, the Boqueria, and tours of the city’s amazing museums, including the museum of chocolate, the CosmoCaixa, the Picasso Museum, and the Aquarium de Barcelona.

For football fans, there is also the option to engage in five-a-side soccer games and to follow in the footsteps of legends with a trip to Camp Nou, the home of FC Barcelona. Among the more academic pursuits, students can also attend guest lectures by local writers, journalists, and academics.

All students take part in field trips to Montserrat and Girona.

Although no week on an Oxbridge program is “typical”, the below provides a general overview of a week in the life of a Oxbridge in Barcelona student.

Oxbridge in Barcelona - Typical Week*

Col·legi Major Sant Jordi

MON TUE WED THUR FRI SAT SUN
7:45 - 8:45 Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
9:00 - 12:30 Major Class Major Class Major Class Major Class Major Class Major Class Optional Activities
12:30 - 3:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
3:00 - 5:30 Minor Class Optional Activities:
Visit La Boqueria Market, Tour of CosmoCaixa, a Science Museum
Minor Class Optional Activities:
Explore Parc Güell, Guest Speaker - Dr. Cufi "Robotics Applied to Ocean Exploration"
Minor Class Optional Activities:
Tour of Camp Nou-home of FC Barcelona, Guided Tour of La Sangrada Familia
Optional Activities:
Day Trip to the Monserrat Mountains (ride the rack  railway, visit local restaurants, and enjoy the beautiful views)
5:30 - 6:30 Optional Activities:
Trip to the Beach - Scavenger Hunt
Optional Activities:
Visit La Boqueria Market, Tour of CosmoCaixa, a Science Museum
Optional Activities:
Guided Tour of Picasso Museum
Optional Activities:
Explore Parc Guell, Guest Speaker - Dr. Cufi "Robotics Applied to Ocean Exploration"
Optional Activities:
Tour of Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar
Optional Activities:
Tour of Camp Nou-home of FC Barcelona, Guided Tour of La Sangrada Familia
Optional Activities:
Day Trip to the Monserrat Mountains (ride the rack  railway, visit local restaurants, and enjoy the beautiful views)
6:30 - 7:30 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
7:30 - 10:00 Optional Activities:
Night Tour of Gothic Quarter
Optional Activities:
Table Tennis Tournament, Barcelona Trivia Night
Optional Activities: 
Churros con Chocolate, Yoga Class
Optional Activities:
Flamenco Show, Traditional Spanish Dacing
Optional Activities:
Student Talent Show
Optional Activities:
Spanish Movie Night, Five-a-side Soccer
Optional Activities: 
Music at Paulau de la Musica Catalana Concert Hall
10:00 - 11:00 Check In Check In Check In Check In Check In Check In Check In
12:00 Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out

*Typical daily schedule for this program. Actual details may vary.