Launch Barcelona

September 23-25, 2022

No matter where you're studying abroad in Europe you can join other InterVarsity students for a weekend retreat in Barcelona to set the tone for your semester and send you out inspired and equipped to share Jesus with those you meet.

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  • Travel to Barcelona
  • Arrival and check-in at the hostel by 5pm
  • Session 1: Introductions, Bible study, and prayer
  • Dinner out and exploring the city together


  • Breakfast at hostel
  • Session 2: Bible study
  • Session 3: Workshop
  • Lunch out and afternoon excursion to Sagrada Familia, a famous cathedral designed by architect Antoni Gaudí
  • Session 4: Presentation
  • Session 5: Bible study & prayer
  • Dinner out and exploring the city together


  • Breakfast at hostel
  • Session 6: Reflection & prayer
  • Session 7: Commissioning
  • Departure and goodbyes
  • End at noon


When is Fall Launch Barcelona?

Friday, September 23-25

Where is it?

Barcelona city centre. Details to come.

When should I arrive?

On Friday, plan to arrive at our location between 4pm - 5pm to check in and get settled. The retreat will begin at 6pm.

How much does it cost to attend?

Because of student scholarships, the price for Launch Barcelona is $99 before July 31st. Price increases to $125 on August 1st. (Launch is included in the cost of GLC).

What is included?

The Launch Barcelona rate includes: a two-night stay at the hostel, meals (breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday mornings, lunch Saturday, and dinners on Friday and Saturday nights) and entry into the Sagrada Familía

What if I need to cancel?

The $50 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

What is housing like?

You will be staying in a hostel, which might be a first for some of you. A hostel is different from a hotel in that you pay for a bed, not a room, so there is a possibility that you will room with people not attending Launch and not of your same gender. This may be a new experience for you, so we ask you to approach it as part of crossing cultures. Also, know in advance that space is a premium in European cities - everything is smaller: apartments, houses, hotels, and hostels.

At our hostel, there is a kitchen if you want to store any items for special dietary needs. Bed linens are provided, but the hostel may charge for towels, so you may wish to bring your own. There is free storage for luggage, but you may want a padlock. There is free Wi-Fi in the hostel.

What should I pack?

  • Clothes appropriate for the weather in Barcelona at this time of year; check the weather before you leave.
  • A towel, unless you want to rent one from the hostel.
  • A padlock if you want to lock your luggage at the hostel.
  • Money for meals during your travel to and from Barcelona, for historical sites than may charge minimal fees, and for any souvenirs.
  • A journal to take notes, reflect, and write down what you're hearing from God.

Which airport should I fly into?

Barcelona International Airport/Barcelona El-Prat Airport (BCN)

How can I get from the airport to the hostel?

Details will be provided closer to Launch Barcelona.

Can I stay in Barcelona longer?

You are welcome to stay longer in Barcelona, either before or after Launch. You will need to book your own hostel for any additional nights.

When does Launch Barcelona end?

The retreat ends at 12 noon on Sunday. Please plan your travel with enough time to get from the hostel to the train/airport, likely flights no earlier than 3pm.

How do I pay my balance after registering?

Log in to your registration through this link. Use the email and password that you used when registering.

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Registration Rates


Rate valid until July 31st. Register by 11:59 CST.


Rate valid until August 30th. Register by 11:59 CST.

To register, you must pay a $50 non-refundable deposit.

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