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College Counseling

BFIS students are educated to become lifelong learners and active, responsible citizens fully prepared to continue their studies anywhere in the world. Our graduates leave BFIS to attend colleges and universities all over the world.

Our College Counseling program is structured and specifically designed to help our students succeed in the college admission process in the US, Spain, UK and any country in both hemispheres.  Our counselors will help our students navigate the process and stay on track, increasing their chances of getting into their top-choice college. 

The college counseling process provides specialized guidance through individual student meetings, group sessions, workshops and visits from college representatives. Our students get this guidance starting in Grade 9.

Counseling- Spanish Universities

BFIS Spanish Universities Counselor will guide students and parents through the process of applying to public and private Spanish universities and obtaining the validation for  the ESO Certificate (Enseñanza Secundaria Obligatoria) and Spanish Baccalaureate Certificate (Bachillerato Español).

The counselor runs numerous informative sessions about requirements and  procedures , starting in grade 9 and up to grade 12 and also helps students to prepare for the Optional Phase of the Spanish Selectividad exams,  to increase their grades up to 4 more points . This exam is optional.

IB Conversion grades to Spanish Selectividad

Counseling- College and Universities outside Spain

BFIS College Counselor will guide students and parents through the process of applying to universities outside Spain, in both hemispheres. The College Counselor will guide students and parents through the process of selecting and applying to universities outside Spain and will assist with all applications, transcripts. and recommendation letters, however, the students must take ultimate responsibility for knowing about deadlines and requirements for all applications. This is especially important when considering applications in countries other than those around which our usual timelines are designed


How to schedule a visit

College admission representatives are welcome any time during the year. We are also happy to have multiple college visits at the same time on the same day.

Non-Spanish universities, please contact our College Counselor, Rhonda Leshman to schedule a visit.

Rhonda Leshman
College Counserlor

Spanish universities, please contact our Spanish Technical Director to schedule a visit:

Eva Gausa
Spanish Technical Director

Travelling to BFIS

BFIS is in the northern part of Barcelona, still in the heart of the city. From the airport it takes around 20-30 min. to get to the school  and costs between 25 and 30 euros. The entrance to our school is located at Passatge Torras i Bages, 4, 08017 Barcelona. If you have any problems getting here, please contact us at +34 93 434 23 80

You can also take the bus from the airport from Plaça Catalunya and from there take the train (FFCC) to Sarrià (neareast train stop). From the train station you have to walk around 10 minutes to get to the school. Total time will take you approximately 1,5 or 2 hours.

How to get to BFIS (Public and private transport) 

Arriving on campus

Please bring an ID or your passport with you since you will be asked to give your ID number in order to get a visitor’s pass at the security cabin.  Our security personnel will call the person you are meeting with at BFIS, who will come to the gate to pick you up.

Leaving campus

If you want to get back to your hotel or back to the airport, please request a taxi, either at our Reception desk or at the Security Cabin.