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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 11/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 01/23/2020 05/30/2020
Academic Year 2020-2021 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: Veronica Mobley, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: Veronica Mobley, College of Engineering: Brian Poepsel, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Sarah Malloy Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Credit Hours Available: Between 12-18 Credit Hours Area of Study: Anthropology, Art, Biology, Business (General), Chemistry, Education, English, Geography, History, International Relations, Law, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish
Program Duration: Academic Year, Semester Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Language Courses Offered: Yes Language of Instruction: Spanish
Open to non-U of A students?: No Open to Graduate Students?: No
Housing Options: Apartment, Dorm, Homestay
Program Description:

Advanced Liberal Arts

BARCELONA, SPAIN

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Program Overview

Take advantage of your advanced Spanish language skills by exploring advanced topics in international relations, literature, sciences, and more, alongside Spanish classmates in this cosmopolitan city. Both edgy and traditional, lively Barcelona offers endless sites and experiences – each a new opportunity to enhance fluency and interact with city dwellers. A variety of outings and trips beyond the city make your understanding of this diverse region complete – and unforgettable.

Unique Experiences

LEAN ON YOUR CIEE GUARDIAN ANGEL

a Spanish peer ready to help you settle into your new life and meet friends at University of Barcelona.

BITE INTO BARCELONA CULTURE

with small-group cooking lessons, tours, and tapas night.

GAIN VALUABLE EXPERIENCE

and put your talents to good use with an internship. You might update a website for the Centre for Discourse Studies or man the Language Lab at the 'Centro de Autoaprendizaje de Lenguas' at UB.

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Excursions & Activities

  • See Barcelona from new heights with a hike and excursion to Collserola.
  • Travel to a Spanish city of cultural and historical significance.
  • Get to know Spanish students with UB conversation exchanges.
  • Take day trips to must-see destinations, such as La Garrotxa National Park, the Dalí museum in Figueres, Greek and Roman ruins in Empúries, or the Penedés wine region.

Internship

Gain valuable experience, put your talents to good use, and get a realistic feel for everyday life in Barcelona with an internship. Past students have updated the website for the Centre for Discourse Studies, managed the Language Lab at the Centro de Autoaprendizaje de Lenguas at UB; and helped staff in the UB Office of Mobility and International Programs.


Heritage Learners Track

With this option, students take Spanish for Heritage Learners and another CIEE culture course, in addition to three or four elective university courses, chosen from the entire Universitat de Barcelona curriculum. CIEE provides a list of recommended courses.


What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Three-day orientation – an introduction to Spanish culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

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