Director Letter

Dear Valued Colleague,

Welcome to the Barcelona SAE website – I hope that you find all the information that you and your students require to make an informed decision regarding study abroad or internship experience in Barcelona.

As I see it, the role of a study abroad provider is to be an extension of an institution’s study abroad office. Many of you are attempting to grow study abroad on your campus without adequate resources to do so.  In partnering with Barcelona SAE – our programs, our staff, and our resources – we believe that we can help you to achieve your education abroad enrollment goals.

If you have not had the opportunity to read our About Us section of the website, I would encourage you to take a moment to do so as this will give you some insight into what we are all about. To summarize, Barcelona SAE is a values-driven study abroad provider that doesn’t want to be the biggest, but we do want to be the best.  We are fortunate to have a staff that is passionate about international education and similarly driven to provide a high level of customer service to you and your students. We are responsive, knowledgeable, and committed.

Just as important is our expert onsite team who will be receiving your students. Each of our staff members has been selected for the high quality and integrity of their work, and also for their eagerness to show their passion for Barcelona with our students. Our team of Barcelona experts is well-versed in the host culture, but also understands the unique qualities of American students and their home institutions.  They see your students as a valuable addition to their institution, even if only for a short term.

In closing, I would like to thank you for visiting our website. Should you find any information lacking, please do not hesitate to notify me or any other staff member. We know how much you and your students rely on the web for information and we want to make our site as accurate and helpful as possible.


Rich Kurtzman
Founder and Director