City: Barcelona, Spain
Large city of 2 million
ASA offers 3 different host institutions in Barcelona to suit any student's level. Feel free to contact an ASA representative so that we can assist you in choosing the right program for you.
I: Universitat de Barcelona (UB): Semester/Academic Year - Intermediate & Advanced levels only
II: Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB): Summer, Semester, Academic Year - all levels
Eligibility Rules: click here. To learn about our application process, click here.
All classes are taught in Spanish at the UB, while the UAB program offers some classes in English.
-Beginners may attend UAB.
-Intermediate level students may attend UAB or UB.
-Advanced/Superior level students may attend UAB or UB.
Final transcript for UB and UAB is issued by the Spanish university you attend.
I) Students at the UB can earn 12-13 semester credits during one semester.
II) Students at the UAB earn up 3, 6 or 9* semester credits during the summer term and 12-15 semester credits during one semester.
I) UB: Hispanic Studies and Spanish language program open only to students with an intermediate or advanced level of Spanish. All classes are taught in Spanish.
II) UAB: Spanish language, Business/Economics, and Hispanic Studies; open to all levels.
All language classes are taught in Spanish; electives are offered in Spanish or English (the majority are in English).
Curriculum: (For complete course offerings, click Course Offerings at the top.)
UB Semester (I): Open to intermediate and advanced only. All students take Spanish Grammar and Conversation and then choose 4-5 elective lecture courses in Hispanic Studies. Total approx. 12-14 semester credits.
UAB Semester (II): Open to all levels. Students take 6 credits of Spanish language plus 2 or 3 elective classes. Each elective is 3 credits. Open to all levels.
UAB Summer: Option 1: Students may take one 3-credit Spanish language class.
Option 2: Students may take one 3-credit Spanish language class and one 3-credit elective for a total of 6 semester credits.
Option 3: Students may take 1 or 2, 3-credit electives and no Spanish class for a total of 3 or 6 semester credits.
*Students choosing Option 2 or 3 may take an additional elective for an additional fee.
Please contact ASA for detailed pricing.
(Please note: Course selection will be more
limited for students taking 2-3 electives, due to scheduling conflicts of certain electives.)
Semester students in Barcelona will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of volunteer opportunities (not for credit).
For details about volunteering, visit the Course Listings page for your program.
Students can choose to live with Spanish host families who provide
three meals per day and laundry once per week or in a
shared student apartment* (no meals included).
* = Requires $500 damage deposit
What's Included: click here
Sample Day Excursions: Sitges, Girona, Figueres , Montserrat
Sample Overnight Excursions: Madrid, Bilbao, San Sebastián, Mallorca, Sevilla
*Click What's Included above
to find out how many excursions are included with this program. Excursion locations may vary by term. Click Program Itinerary above
to see detailed itineraries of our most recent Barcelona programs.
Located in Northeast corner of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea
Rich in art and culture
Amazing modernist architecture throughout the city, left by Gaudí
Residents speak both Spanish and Catalan
Close proximity to the rest of Europe for inexpensive travel opportunities
ASA Guide to Study Abroad - click here (PDF file)
Helpful info for all students
and parents, both prospective and accepted!
On the index page, you can click on a topic, such as:
Location-specific Guide, Barcelona - click here (PDF file)
- Payment and Financial Aid
- Medical Insurance
- Money and Banking
- Travel Arrangements / Airport Pick-up
- What to Pack
- And more!
Covers topics specific to your program location, such as:
- Student Visa
- Cell Phones
- Internet access
- And more!