The city of Barcelona is laid out in a grand style and is the perfect place to study. With its privileged location between the Mediterranean coast and snowy mountains, and unrivaled facilities for tourism, sports and outdoor activities, it is little wonder that so many of our students have chosen to move to Barcelona. Being located within the city center has enabled us to offer an extensive range of excellent facilities to create the educational process focused on personalised professional learning.
At HTL International School we have two great campuses: Barcelona and Valencia. At the school ,students can enjoy our large classrooms, free internet access, online learning facilities, computer labs for exams practice, libraries and a commucation skills room. In addition, the Barcelona school is surrounded by a huge number of sightseeing spots, restaurants, sporting facilities, transport network, city beaches, museums, theatres and shopping streets.
Barcelona is without a doubt one of the best cities in the world for students to live in.
Barcelona is a big beach city with a population of 1.6 million, situated smack in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea and the sub-Pyrenees Mountains. With both water and mountains within walking distance or a short train ride away, the perfect location for all kind of tourism: summer vacations, winter sports, business meetings. It’s hard to find a reason to leave the region of Catalonia. In between the two natural wonders is a bustling international metropolis where locals and foreigners mix in a cosmopolitan culture.
Speaking of weather, Barcelona definitely has its four seasons: cool in the winter (average temperatures around 10ºC) and warm in the summer (30ºC). But moving from season to season is so slight and gradual that there is ample time to acclimate to new temperatures.
Public transport is very reasonably priced and perfect for getting around the city quickly and easily. A T-10 will get you 10 journeys on the metro or bus for €10. These can be used for multiple people as well – ideal for when mum and dad are visiting.
A T- Jove is a ticket for people under the age of 25. It’ll get you 90 days of unlimited journeys for €100.
Another option, if you have your NIE student card, is the Bicing card. This gets you usage of the city’s biking system for €50 a year. Just hop on an hop off at your local Bicing station and each ride is free for 30 minutes.
Generally, to calculate the monthly cost that it takes to live in Barcelona these monthly expenses should be taken into account:
The schools’ collaborating university residences are a 15 min ride from the school in the city center. The residence has an array of different individual rooms. The residence is equipped with a kitchen, heating, 24h internet access. Our collaborating university residencies are: TSH Campus Barcelona, Residencia Xaveriana and Student Residence Livensa Living.
To find a shared flat accommodation or an individual flat, consult the student renting agencies we collaborate with: www.aluni.net, www.ApartmentBarcelona.com, www.uniplaces.com, www.shbarcelona.com (promotional code ShHTL), www.jumpinbarcelona.com (shared flats only for girls) or www.airbnb.es
The average room in a shared flat costs 300 euros/month.
For short periods, we recommend to stay in the following student hostels which are a 15 min walk from the school:
Diagonal House or Generator Hostel.