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Student profile in Barcelona


Every year hundreds of international students come to Barcelona to study some language course, professional practice or finish their college careers. They come from different parts of the world, such as, Latin America, Europe, Asia and all of them search for something in common: live a new experience in the city and get to know Spanish culture and cuisine.

For college students, the most requested option is to live in university dorm or university apartments enabling them to meet students from other cultures. 43% of international students prefer to share a university apartment with 3 or more people, while 9% choose to live alone.
Barcelona is one of the top destinations for many international students and it is in third position after London and Paris. The largest number of students choosing Barcelona as a destination are Latin American students since it is the only country in Europe with Spanish language and that the reason why many students choose Spain and specially Barcelona to come to live for a period of time.
The city is known for being a cosmopolitan and multicultural city, with an important the number of international students because of its attractive as a destination. In addition, exchange allows students to academic improvement and gives the students the chance of learning a new language, start being more independent and creates new international friendships.