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Barcelona SAE is excited to be attending the 2019 NAFSA: Association of International Educators Annual Conference in Washington D.C. from May 27-31, 2019.

With our exclusive focus on this Mediterranean city, Barcelona SAE is a boutique study abroad and internship program that provides personalized attention. Ask any of our alumni and you’ll learn about their unforgettable academic, cultural, and professional experience – one that was beneficial not only during their time in Barcelona, but has given them a personal and professional advantage for the rest of their lives.


Want to learn more about our programs or hear about all of the exciting updates we have for 2019-2020 and beyond?  You can book a time to meet with any of our staff members at NAFSA by following the links below:

Founder & Executive Director | BOOK A MEETING WITH RICH

Senior Director of U.S. Operations & Marketing | BOOK A MEETING WITH KRISTIN

Director of Partnership Development & Diversity Initiatives | BOOK A MEETING WITH CHRISTINA

University Relations Senior Coordinator (Midwest & Northeast) | BOOK A MEETING WITH MIKE

Student Advising & Marketing Coordinator (Mid-Atlantic) | BOOK A MEETING WITH HAILEY


We also would like to invite you to join us for the following sessions:

Careers in International Education: Perspectives from a Panel of Color

Date: Tuesday, May 28th
Time: 11:30am-12:30pm
Location: NAFSA Career Center
Presenters: Pernell Whitfield Jr. (James Madison University), Christina Thompson (Barcelona SAE), Donald Hawkins II (Liberty University), Malaika Serrano (International Studies Abroad)

This session features a panel of International Education Abroad professionals of color with varying roles. Each panelist will share their own experiences, lead discussions and provide best practices for any office to retain staff of color. Participants will be able identity inclusive or excluding practices and possible solutions.

Digital Fluency: Creative Technology Solutions Outside of International Education

Date: Tuesday, May 28th
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Location: Poster Fair
Presenter: Hailey Gouza (Barcelona SAE)

Discover applications and technology utilized outside of the field of international education to increase your office’s productivity, social media marketing presence, project management and more. Increasing your digital fluency is key to maximizing your daily workflow and increasing your office’s efficiency.  


Our Annual Cava Toast will again be taking place on Thursday, May 30th at La Tasca DC. Tapas will be served and this particular event will be extra special as Barcelona SAE is celebrating our 10th Anniversary in 2019! Space is limited so we kindly ask that you RSVP if you plan to join us.

If you’ll be attending NAFSA and would like to be added to our invite list, please contact Kristin Uyl at


Barcelona SAE is also honored to have been named a 2019 Innovation Awards finalist in the Innovation in Diversity category for TODOS: The Outcomes-Based Diversity Outreach Strategy. TODOS is such a meaningful initiative for our organization and is focused on results/outcomes of diversity and inclusion measures put in place to remove the barriers keeping students and educational institutions of varied diverse economic, educational, ethnic and social backgrounds from studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain.

We’re excited to be a Finalist for TODOS: The Outcomes-Based Diversity Outreach Strategy

The GoAbroad Innovation Awards Academy will vote over the coming weeks to determine the winner for each award, and the winners will be announced at the GoAbroad Reception during the NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo in Washington DC at the end of May. Congratulations to all of our fellow nominees and we look forward to celebrating everyone’s achievements within the field of international education.

If you can’t commit to a meeting, be sure to stop by and say hello at Barcelona SAE Booth #431 during the expo hall hours!

Not going to NAFSA, but still want to meet with us? Reach out to and we’ll get you in touch with the correct contact!

Barcelona SAE

Barcelona Study Abroad Experience (SAE) is the leader in Barcelona Study and Intern Abroad. We provide superior quality study and intern abroad program options in Barcelona that incorporate a strong intercultural element for our students. All aspects of the programs incorporate experiential learning and cultural immersion in order to open the eyes of the next generation of leaders to a global world.

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