CETT Barcelona International Summer Courses 2012

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions


The Summer School participants will be housed in spacious, modern and comfortable double rooms at the ÀGORA BCN Students' Hall of Residence

The ÀGORA BCN is situated in a quiet area with lush green parks and a beautiful view over the city and the Mediterranean Sea. It is at walking distance from the teaching area and public transport (Metro and Bus) which leaves you in a flash in the famous city centre or on the city's beaches.



A daily breakfast buffet (from 7h), lunch (14-15.30h) and dinner (20-21.30h) are included in the programme.

The eating time table is slightly different from most European and other countries. Lunch is usually taken from two o'clock in the afternoon (14h) and dinner seldom starts before nine o'clock in the evening (21h).



Besides Spanish, the other language widely spoken in Barcelona is Catalán. It is a Romance language and thus has a lot in common with Spanish, Portuguese and other Latin-based languages. The Catalan people are proud of their language and culture. However, you will do fine with your knowledge of Spanish as the Barcelonese are perfectly bilingual. Do keep in mind though, that many people only speak a little bit of English or nothing at all.

The CETT Barcelona Summer School is exclusively in English, both spoken and written.

Estimated daily expenses

The daily expenses will largely depend on personal preferences, since Barcelona suits all budgets. There are more than enough restaurants where you can dine for a reasonable price, starting from €8. Next to that, if you want to enjoy Barcelona´s nightlife, it depends on your own preferences how much you spend.

Arrival & departure
It is most convenient to arrive on the Sunday before the start of the course. This way you will have enough time to rest and get acquainted with your temporary home and surroundings before the course starts. Most participants stay until the day after the course ends.

Certificate of Participation
This will be handed out to the participants at the end of the CETT Barcelona Summer School. 

Special requirements
CETT Barcelona will do its utmost to take into account your special requirements and wishes with regard to meal choice, diet, disabilities or other needs and preferences. Please let us know any special requirement through the indicated space in the Application Form.

The ÀGORA BCN Students' Hall of Residence offers spacious, modern and comfortable adapted rooms for people with special needs. All teaching and lodging areas are wheelchair accesible. 

Payment conditions


50% at time of reservation.

The final 50% must have been received by CETT at the latest two weeks before the start of the Summer Course.

Health insurance
European nationals should obtain the EHIC - European Health Insurance Card, which is free of charge. For more information check or contact your private or public insurance company. For non-European nationals, please check your coverage with your health insurance company.

Travel insurance
We recommend you to contract a permanent travel insurance or to buy a travel insurance for the time of your stay at the time of booking your flight or other travel arrangements. Next to that, it is recommended to purchase a cancellation insurance to cover personal emergency situations that could prevent you from being able to attend the Summer Course.

For the ones who stay back home
Before the start of the CETT Barcelona Tourism Summer Course we will mail all participants a handy Contact Info Sheet which indicates:

Full address of CETT Barcelona
Full address of the Àgora Students' Hall of Residence
A list of emergency numbers in Barcelona
The names and phone numbers of your contact persons at CETT Barcelona who will be present throughout the Summer School.

Leave a copy of this document at home so your parents or guardians will have this useful information. Of course we advise you to have a copy of the document with you as well.

Entrance Visa
Do you need an entrance visa for Spain? Please check the information on the website of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Here you will find a list of Spanish Consulates in your country of residence.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!!! 

CETT Barcelona Summer School Office

Avinguda Can Marcet, 36-38
08035 Barcelona, Spain
phone: +34 93 504 04 25     
fax: +34 93 428 67 77

the coordinator: Gloria Sanmartin