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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
  • 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 TBA TBA
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 Program Type: External
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Credit Hours Available: Between 12-18 Credit Hours
Area of Study: Art, Business (International), Business (Mktg & Logistics), Humanities, Law, Political Science, Spanish Program Duration: Academic Year, Semester
Credit Type: Transfer Credit Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Open to non-U of A students?: No Open to Graduate Students?: No
Housing Options: Apartment, Dorm, Homestay
Program Description:
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Program Information:
On our Barcelona Semester program, soak in this cultural hub of the Mediterranean, both inside and outside the classroom. This 12- week program introduces you to Spain’s culture, food, and language in one of the most vibrant cities in the world. You’ll study at the Barcelona School for International Studies with some of the best faculty in Barcelona. You’ll experience quality coursework, excursions throughout Spain and Morocco, proximity to a coastline of white-sand beaches, and life in an exciting, cosmopolitan city. Join locals for some delicious tapas, snap pictures of Gaudi’s dream-like architecture, and amble down the tree-lined pedestrian-only street La Rambla. Barcelona has many best-kept secrets, and you’ll find them all when you live and study here.


Start getting excited about:
  • A range of business, humanities, and Spanish classes to suit your major and interests
  • Variety of weekend trips throughout Barcelona and beyond
  • Homestay options available
  • Campus located ten minutes from the city center
  • Supportive "hub" of on-site staff
Location:
It’s no wonder that Barcelona is one of the top tourist and study abroad destinations in the world. This incredible location on the shores of the Mediterranean has a delightfully mild climate year round. Plus, Barcelona is one of the most exciting and vibrant cities to live in! The second-largest city in Spain has two official languages, Castilian Spanish and Catalan. It’s the perfect place to challenge yourself and practice your own Spanish skills, while also learning more about the unique Catalan history and culture.

The city is bustling, and you'll be in awe of the architecture, including Gaudi's towering Sagrada Familia basilica. When you're ready to immerse yourself in nature, you can easily reach beaches and hiking sites just outside of Barcelona. The efficient public transportation system allows you to quickly travel to the many beaches to both the north and south of Barcelona. It also means you can easily navigate campus and the many amazing sites located throughout the city.

The city’s diverse international population, colorful flair, exciting nightlife, and vast array of cultural, historical, and modern attractions makes Barcelona an unparalleled place to study abroad!

 
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