Barcelona Course Offerings

 

2019-2020 SEMESTER PROGRAMS:
UNIVERSITAT AUTÒNOMA DE BARCELONA (UAB) AT CITY CENTER CAMPUS

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Spring Semester I 2019 $12,495Arrive Jan. 4, 2019 – Depart April 12, 2019BSS1
Fall Semester I 2019 $12,495Arrive Sept. 4, 2019 – Depart Dec. 13, 2019BSF1
Spring Semester I 2020 $12,495Arrive Early Jan. 2020 – Depart Late April 2020 (TBA) BBSS1

Language Eligibility: This program is open to all Spanish levels.  Courses are available in English & Spanish.

Additional Eligibility Requirements: Minimum GPA requirement is 2.75. Must be at least 18 years of age and be currently enrolled full-time at a U.S. or Canadian university or college. Must have completed at least 2 semesters at a U.S. or Canadian university, college, or community college before applying.  Your official transcript must show the final grades for at least 2 full semesters, not including semesters in progress. Your official transcript must also show the classes you are enrolled in during the current semester in progress, as verification that you are currently enrolled full-time. For complete eligibility and application guidelines, click here.

Possible U.S. Credits: 12-15 semester credits per semester. (2 ECTS = 1 U.S. semester credit. ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.)

Students take 1 optional Spanish language course for 3 or 6 credits plus elective courses to total a minimum of 12 semester credits or maximum of 15 semester credits.

Final transcript is issued by the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB).  Classes are taken with other American and foreign students. Click here for Volunteer Opportunities in Barcelona 


SEMESTER PROGRAM AT UNIVERSITAT AUTÓNOMA DE BARCELONA (UAB) – CITY CENTER CAMPUS

**Students are advised to APPLY EARLY for the best course selection, as classes are assigned on a first come, first served basis, and there are a limited number of seats per subject. Students who wait until the Application Deadline to apply may not have all courses available to them. Early application is also recommended because Barcelona is a very popular location. This program sometimes fills to capacity before the Application Deadline.  If you are concerned about getting into a particular class, please call us at 888-845-4272 to confirm availability. 

Semester classes at the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB) are held Monday through Thursday at the two UAB campuses located in the city center of Barcelona, the UAB Sant Pau Campus and the UAB Eixample Campus.  Both campuses are located in the beautiful and centrally located Eixample neighborhood of Barcelona.

The Sant Pau Campus is close to the world-famous Sagrada Familia cathedral, as well as the Palau de la Música Catalana, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997.

The Eixample Campus is near one of the most famous streets in all of Barcelona, the stunning Passeig de Gracia.  Here you can find some of Barcelona’s most famous modernist architecture, including Gaudí’s Casa Mila and Casa Batlló, as well as the “Block of Discord.”  The two campuses are located just 3 Metro stops from each other (no more than 20 minutes), making it possible to choose from classes offered on both campuses.

ASA program housing is conveniently located in the Barcelona city center, close to both the UAB Sant Pau Campus and the UAB Eixample Campus. It takes most students only 15-25 minutes to get to school by subway.

The UAB Semester course offerings (listed below) consist of Spanish Language classes and electives focused on Business, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Literature, Marketing, Political Science, International Relations, Geopolitics, History, Art History, and more. Most electives are taught in English, with a few taught in Spanish.  

All students MUST have 3 alternate courses approved by their home institution, in addition to your top choices, in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts. That way, if a course is full or cancelled, or if the courses you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll have back-ups that your school will accept. Ex: If you plan to take 4 courses, you must have a total of 7 different courses approved. If you plan to take 5 courses, you must have a total of 8 different courses approved. The UAB will not process your registration if this requirement is not met. (Please note that Spanish Language counts as just one course selection. Ex: Beginner Spanish Language and Intermediate Spanish Language are not 2 different course selections because your level placement will be determined by a placement test.)


SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSES

Students are strongly recommended to take a Spanish language course because it will assist you greatly during your stay to learn the local language. However, it is not mandatory to take Spanish language. Language levels listed below (A1, A2, etc.) are from the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Beginner through Advanced Levels are offered for 3 U.S. semester credits (6 ECTS) or 6 U.S. semester credits (12 ECTS).  Superior level is offered only for 6 U.S. semester credits (12 ECTS).  (ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.)

Students who enroll in a Spanish language course, as well as students who sign up for electives taught in Spanish, will take a placement test online shortly before departure. The placement test will determine which Spanish level you are placed in.

Beginner Level
Spanish Language, Level A1 – 3 semester credits
Spanish Language, Level A1 – 6 semester credits

Elementary Level
Spanish Language, Level A2 – 3 semester credits
Spanish Language, Level A2 – 6 semester credits

Low Intermediate Level
Spanish Language, Level B1.1 – 3 semester credits
Spanish Language, Level B1.1 – 6 semester credits

Intermediate Level
Spanish Language, Level B1.2 – 3 semester credits
Spanish Language, Level B1.2 – 6 semester credits

High Intermediate Level
Spanish Language, Level B2.1 – 3 semester credits
Spanish Language, Level B2.1 – 6 semester credits

Advanced Level
Spanish Language, Level B2.2 – 3 semester credits
Spanish Language, Level B2.2 – 6 semester credits

Superior Level
Spanish Language, Level C1.1 – 6 semester credits


ELECTIVE COURSES

Most of the UAB elective courses are taught in English, with a few taught in Spanish. Elective courses are worth 3 U.S. semester credits (6 ECTS). (ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.) Electives taught in English have no pre-requisites, unless otherwise noted. For electives that are taught in Spanish, the required Spanish level is listed next to the course title.

All elective courses are Upper Division. Electives are offered during both Fall and Spring semesters, unless noted otherwise next to the course title.

COURSE OFFERINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  LIMITED SEATS PER SUBJECT.

If you are not going to take a Spanish language class, you may enroll in either:

  • 4 elective courses = total 12 U.S. credits / 24 ECTS

  • 5 elective courses = total 15 U.S. credits / 30 ECTS

If you are going to take a Spanish language class, you may enroll in one of the following:

  • Spanish language for 3 U.S. credits + 3 electives = total 12 U.S. credits / 24 ECTS

  • Spanish language for 3 U.S. credits + 4 electives = total 15 U.S. credits / 30 ECTS

  • Spanish language for 6 U.S. credits + 2 electives = total 12 U.S. credits / 24 ECTS

  • Spanish language for 6 U.S. credits + 3 electives = total 15 U.S. credits / 30 ECTS

ONCE AGAIN, ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE 3 ALTERNATE COURSES APPROVED BY THEIR HOME INSTITUTION, IN ADDITION TO YOUR TOP CHOICES. THE UAB WILL NOT PROCESS YOUR REGISTRATION UNLESS THIS REQUIREMENT IS MET.  Additional details about this can be found below, under the “Timetable” section.

Humanities Electives (3 U.S. semester credits / 6 ECTS each)

Communications Electives (3 U.S. semester credits / 6 ECTS each) 

Economics, Political Science, International Relations, and Geopolitics Electives (3 U.S. semester credits / 6 ECTS each) 

Business, Finance, and Marketing Electives
(3 U.S. semester credits / 6 ECTS each)


TIMETABLE (CLASS SCHEDULES)

Click here to view the Fall 2019 Timetable (class days & times).

Timetables for upcoming terms are typically released just shortly before course registration opens – around May 1 for Fall or Oct. 1 for Spring. Check back with this webpage for updates. In the meantime until the Timetable is available for your term, you should be working on getting your classes approved by your home institution and have 3 alternates approved IN ADDITION TO your top choices. We will not be able to register you for classes unless you have 3 alternates, in addition to your top choices!

PLEASE READ THESE HELPFUL TIPS ABOUT COURSE PRE-REGISTRATION & TIMETABLE!

  • All students MUST get 3 alternate courses approved by their home institution, in addition to your top choices, in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts. That way, if a course is full or cancelled, or if the courses you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll have back-ups that your school will accept. Ex: If you plan to take 4 courses, you must have a total of 7 different courses approved. If you plan to take 5 courses, you must have a total of 8 different courses approved. The UAB will not accept your registration if this requirement is not met. (Please note that Spanish Language counts as just one course selection. Ex: Beginner Spanish Language and Intermediate Spanish Language are not 2 different course selections because your level placement will be determined by a placement test.)

  • Students will not have time to commute between campuses between the 1st and 2nd classes or the 3rd and 4th classes, as displayed on the Timetable at the link above. Students will have time to commute between campuses during the lunch break.  See timetable link above.

  • You are not guaranteed any particular time slot, schedule, or course selection.

  • The UAB charges a fee of €100 for each 3 credits you drop.  If you drop a class and replace it with an equivalent class, there is NO fee. Ex: If you sign up for 15 credits and drop down to 12 credits without adding a class to replace it, you will incur a fee of €100. If you sign up for 15 credits, drop 3 credits but replace it with another 3-credit class, you do not incur a fee.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Participation in volunteer opportunities in Barcelona is an excellent way to immerse yourself in your host country’s way of life while helping those in need. In effect, this will add another dimension to the study abroad experience through daily exposure and interactions, resulting in a greater understanding of the language, culture, and community of the host country.

If you’re interested in volunteering, simply ask your Barcelona ASA Site Director for details after you arrive.  Please note that these volunteer opportunities are not for credit, and that a minimum Intermediate level of Spanish is required in order to volunteer, as the people involved with these organizations normally do not speak English.

The following are the volunteer opportunities in which students can participate:

  • Cottolengo Hospital: Students volunteer at this hospital by assisting disabled patients during lunch or dinner time. This is a charity hospital run by nuns and they would love to have students help out.

  • Catalan Cerebral Palsy Organization: Students will assist disabled individuals on a weekly basis, helping them to train for different sports, such as Boccia, Slalom and swimming.  Some of the athletes will attend the Special Olympic Games.

  • International Red Cross: Students will assist senior citizens or disabled individuals on a weekly basis.


2019-2020 SEMESTER PROGRAM:
ELISAVA – BARCELONA SCHOOL OF DESIGN AND ENGINEERING

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Spring Semester II 2019$13,295Arrive Jan. 4, 2019 – Depart April 26, 2019BSS2
Fall Semester II 2019$13,295Arrive Sept. 4, 2019 – Depart Dec. 20, 2019BSF2
Spring Semester II 2020$13,295Arrive Early Jan. 2020 – Depart Late April 2020 (TBA)BSS2

Language Eligibility: This program is open to all Spanish levels and to students with or without previous Design study/background.

For additional eligibility requirements such as minimum GPAclick here.

Possible U.S. Credits: 12-15 semester credits per semester. 18 semester credits may be taken for an additional fee. Check with ASA for pricing. (2 ECTS = 1 U.S. semester credit. ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.)

Final transcript is issued by ELISAVA (Escola Universitària de Barcelona | Disseny i Enginyeria).  Classes are taken with other American and foreign students.


ELISAVA – BARCELONA SCHOOL OF DESIGN AND ENGINEERING: 
SEMESTER COURSE OFFERINGS

 Students can choose from 2 study tracks – one for students without previous Design study (Track A), and one for students who have studied Design before (Track B). All classes are taught in English.  You may take Spanish language, in addition to your Design classes, but this is optional. Spanish Language classes are available at Beginner, Elementary, and Low Intermediate levels only. Courses listed below are offered in both Fall and Spring semesters.

Course offerings are subject to change.

All students MUST have 2 additional (alternate) classes approved by their home institution, in addition to their top choices.  This is in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts. That way, if a class is full or cancelled, or if 2 of the classes you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll already have back-up classes that you know your school will accept. ELISAVA will not process your registration unless you list at least 2 alternate courses.

TRACK A – STUDENTS WITHOUT PREVIOUS DESIGN STUDY

Students enrolled in Track A will take the 3 mandatory core courses indicated below, plus 1-2 additional courses of their choosing. Total possible credits, Track A: 12-15 U.S. credits. If you wish to take 18 U.S. credits, you may do so for an additional fee. Check with ASA for pricing.

TRACK B – STUDENTS WITH PREVIOUS DESIGN STUDY

Students enrolled in Track B will take any 4-5 classes of their choosing from the list below. Students taking Track B will need to submit a portfolio with their application. Total possible credits, Track B: 12-15 U.S. credits. If you wish to take 18 U.S. credits, you may do so for an additional fee. Check with ASA for pricing.


COURSE OFFERINGS & DESCRIPTIONS

  • The Global and Historic Context of Art (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) – MANDATORY FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN TRACK A
    The objective of this course is to relate the different branches of human knowledge: architecture, sociology, history, anthropology and art with the aim of developing a cognitive map of the world we live in. The establishment of theoretic basis and social knowledge that allow the permeation of design in a global and historic context. The purpose is to give the student analytical and discursive tools to develop their own project from a of critical and innovative point of view. This course will analyse the basic theories of art, architecture and design culture since the industrial revolution up to the present day. The first phase will study the emergence of industrial design as a specific discipline in Western European culture. This will be followed by an investigation of modern design language in daily life, the value of brands and consumer habits in a new world of mass communication, new technologies and sustainability. Using the extensive resources of Barcelona with visits to the cities museums such as MNAC, MACBA, Joan Miró Foundation and the Picasso Museum, emblematic buildings by Gaudí, Mies Van Der Rohe, Richard Meier and Jean Nouvel as well as design stores like Vitra, BD and Vinçon and restaurants and leisure spaces around the city.

  • Advanced Principles in Design: Integrating Communication, Humanities, and Scientific Techniques (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) – MANDATORY FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN TRACK A
    This course is centered on the assimilation of procedures that allow understanding of a design language that examines the relationship between necessity and function of objects and the interaction between objects and their environment. The student is also introduced to the semantics of form, colour and materials. Fundamentals of Design has a global focus, with a theoretic and practical profile, synthesising and integrating the different areas of communication, humanities and scientific techniques. The multidisciplinary personality implies a parallel understanding of graphic design and practical interior design, sharing content that is clearly defined yet flexible in their final applications.

  • Digital Representation Principles (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) – MANDATORY FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN TRACK A
    The capacity of communicating through images and expressing the relevant aspects of a project, from the idea to the final proposal, is a fundamental aspect of design. This course is aimed at providing students with representation Concepts and Techniques that are broadly applied in design fields. Based on exercises, talks and workshop sessions, the course embraces the ability of students to define and show their ideas by learning about the options and features that Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign and Adobe Illustrator offer as a powerful suite specifically conceived for design professionals. The course approaches also the basic concepts of video editing and production, as well as fundamentals of presentation techniques, in order to provide students with a complete range of options that they will put into practice in many visual communications required by the Study Abroad programme as well as by their future design projects.

  • Although the Digital Representation Principles course is mandatory for students without experience in design, this course is also recommended for those design students who want to deepen their knowledge of digital tools and learn more about the Adobe Suite.   

  • Graphic Design and Visual Communication (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
    This course focuses on graphic communication with special attention to texts and the  written word and their integration and relationship with images, colours and textures. Projects ranging from artistic and experimental calligraphy, typography, poster composition, editorials and digital interaction. The course centres on the vision of graphic design as an essential element of communication crossing social, cultural and functional boundaries. This concept of design, not only as a formal exercise, will incorporate functional challenges and technological links, taken in this graphical context. The complete manual and technological resources of ELISAVA are available to students from printing materials and movable type to computers and tablets.

  • Furniture and Product Design (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
    This course focuses on the areas of product and furniture design. Covering the whole process from conceptualisation, formalisation, development and pre-production of a designed object from the human, domestic or work environment. The course will study the social, ergonomic and aesthetic environment of the user, the ways of producing the final work and the impact of this on the environment as a whole. Students will approach the semantics of objects, their functional and communicative capacity along with the integration of materials and technology. Visits to factories, showrooms and design boutiques as well as using the school’s workshops form an important part of the development of the designed products.

  • Retail Design / Visual Merchandising (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
    Retail is naturally the showplace for new ideas, new concepts and new products. As such, the store environment serves as the selling stage for the latest merchandise offerings of the day, and a tool of communication used to create a dialogue with the targeted customer. Through effective visual merchandising, the retailer communicates both the attributes of the brand, and the attributes of the products offered. The primary objective of this course is to present students the importance of visual merchandising as an integral component of a successful retail strategy. Classes will include an in-depth analysis of the retail store environment. The principles, philosophies and technologies of visual merchandising will be studied through exploration of the market place and hands-on classroom experimentation.

  • Design for Packaging (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
    Modern-day packaging needs call for professionals with the power to communicate—both formally and graphically—the attributes of a product. With the aim of training professionals whose design is nurtured in a sense of social and environmental responsibility, the course shows the right tools for conceptualising and developing comprehensive packaging projects. The goal is to understand the factors affecting production and selection of a package for a specific product, its possibilities and materials.

  • Design for Food, Health, and Well Being (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
    This course is focused on the interaction of design, as a creative process, with food and health, as fundamental part of human being. The relation between design food and health is not only based on the tangible aspects (space, forms, product, packaging…), but in a wide range of approaches, from culture to territory, from well-being to aesthetics. We must understand the whole relation of man with environment to create innovative ways, systems or products to enhance this interaction. Designing in a creative way, connecting mind and hand, the senses and the culture, in a constant communication with other designers, will allow us to find out new ways of understanding our world and improving it.

  • Interior Spaces (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
    The Interior Spaces course introduces design students to the complexities of the development of the interior spaces, as well as putting them in touch with the local architecture and design culture. The course structure is designed to provide a general framework for the development of a range of projects, from small scale briefs to a larger scale proposal for a residential interior. The course provides the student with knowledge and skills in all areas of space planning, theory and concept, model-making and freehand drawing as well as communication. Priority is given to learning strategies that foster critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making capabilities. As a result, students will increase their creative skills and get a substantial vision in all areas related to interior space design. With an active participation of the students, several practical exercises integrated within the course promote a conceptual and experimental approach to design through a hands-on learning method. It usually begins with a presentation to provide the theoretical foundation that aims to deepen the comprehension of a specific subject. During class, students will develop a quick draft resolution, PowerPoint presentations, and /or a physical model.

  • Spanish Language, Level A1.1 (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
    For students who have never taken Spanish before – Beginner I level.

  • Spanish Language, Level A1.2 (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
    Beginner II level.  Students will be required to take a placement test, which will determine which level you are placed in.

  • Spanish Language, Level A2.1 (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
    Elementary I level.  Students will be required to take a placement test, which will determine which level you are placed in.

  • Spanish Language, Level A2.2 (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
    Elementary II level.  Students will be required to take a placement test, which will determine which level you are placed in.

  • Spanish Language, Level B1.1 (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
    Low Intermediate level.  Students will be required to take a placement test, which will determine which level you are placed in.


2019-2020 SEMESTER PROGRAMS: UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA (UB)

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Spring Semester III 2019$11,595Arrive Jan. 7, 2019 – Depart May 1, 2019BSS3
Fall Semester III 2019$11,595Arrive Sept. 4, 2019 – Depart Dec. 21, 2019BSF3
Spring Semester III 2020$11,595Arrive Early Jan. 2020 – Depart Early May 2020 (TBA)BSS3

Language Eligibility: This program is open to all Spanish levels.  Courses are available in English & Spanish.

Additional Eligibility Requirements: Minimum GPA requirement is 2.5. Must be at least 18 years of age and have graduated from high school. For complete eligibility and application guidelines, click here.

Possible U.S. Credits: 12-16 semester credits per semester. (2 ECTS = 1 U.S. semester credit. ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.)

Students take 1 optional Spanish language course for 7 credits plus elective courses to total a minimum of 12 semester credits or maximum of 16 semester credits.

Final transcript is issued by the Universitat de Barcelona (UB).  Classes are taken with other American and foreign students. Click here for Volunteer Opportunities in Barcelona 


UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA (UB) – SEMESTER COURSE OFFERINGS

Classes at the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) are held at the UB campus located in the city center of Barcelona. ASA program housing is conveniently located to the university. It takes most students only 15-25 minutes to get to school by subway, and many live within walking distance.

The UB course offerings (listed below) consist of Spanish language courses and electives taught in English or Spanish focused on Business, Economics, Politics, History, Art History, Literature, Film, and more.  

All students MUST get 3 alternate electives approved by their home institution, in addition to your top choices, in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts, as your class schedule will not be finalized until after arrival. That way, if a course is full or cancelled, or if the courses you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll have back-ups that you know your school will accept. Ex: If you plan to take 3 electives, have a total of 6 approved. If you plan to take 4 electives, have 7 approved. If you plan to take 5 electives, have 8 approved.

Students who wish to take electives in Spanish must take a Spanish placement test administered by the UB after arrival. The results of your placement test will determine which Spanish level you are placed in and which electives in Spanish you can take. Some electives in Spanish are open to Beginner through Advanced level students, while some electives in Spanish are open only to Intermediate and Advanced level students. This is another reason it is important to have at least 3 alternate (back-up) electives approved, in case you are limited to taking certain electives due to your placement test results.


SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSES

Students are strongly recommended to take a Spanish language course because it will assist you greatly during your stay to learn the local language. However, it is not mandatory to take Spanish language. Language levels listed below (A1, A2, etc.) are from the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

The UB offers 5 language levels (Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced, and Proficiency) that may be further divided into additional sub-levels, depending on student need/demand. Spanish language courses are worth 14 ECTS (7 U.S. semester credits).  (ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.)

Students who enroll in a Spanish language course will take a placement test after arrival. The placement test will determine which Spanish level you are placed in.

Beginner I Level
Spanish Language, Level A1.1 – 7 U.S. semester credits / 14 ECTS

Beginner II Level
Spanish Language, Level A1.2 – 7 U.S. semester credits / 14 ECTS

Beginner III Level
Spanish Language, Level A2 – 7 U.S. semester credits / 14 ECTS

Elementary I Level
Spanish Language, Level B1.1 – 7 U.S. semester credits / 14 ECTS

Elementary II Level
Spanish Language, Level B1.2 – 7 U.S. semester credits / 14 ECTS

Intermediate I Level
Spanish Language, Level B2.1 – 7 U.S. semester credits / 14 ECTS

Intermediate II Level
Spanish Language, Level B2.2 – 7 U.S. semester credits / 14 ECTS

Advanced I Level
Spanish Language, Level C1.1 – 7 U.S.semester  credits / 14 ECTS

Advanced II Level
Spanish Language, Level C1.2 – 7 U.S. semester credits / 14 ECTS

Proficiency Level (directed toward Native Speakers)
Spanish Language, Level C2 – 7 U.S. semester credits / 14 ECTS


ELECTIVE COURSES

Elective courses are available in English and Spanish. Elective courses are worth 3 U.S. semester credits (6 ECTS), unless otherwise noted. (ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.) Electives taught in English have no pre-requisites, unless otherwise noted. For electives that are taught in Spanish, the recommended Spanish level is listed next to the course title.

COURSE OFFERINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

If you are not going to take a Spanish language class, you may enroll in either:

  • 4 elective courses (total 12 U.S. credits / 24 ECTS)

  • 5 elective courses (total 15 U.S. credits / 30 ECTS) 

If you are going to take a Spanish language class, you may enroll in either:

  • 2 electives + Spanish Language for 7 U.S. credits (total 13 U.S. credits / 26 ECTS)

  • 3 electives + Spanish Language for 7 U.S. credits (total 16 U.S. credits / 32 ECTS)

Once again, all students must have 3 alternate electives approved by their home institution, in addition to your top choices. This will give you flexibility at registration, as your class schedule will not be finalized until after arrival.


Electives Taught in English (3 U.S. semester credits / 6 ECTS each)

Fall Semester

Spring Semester


Electives Taught in Spanish (3 U.S. semester credits / 6 ECTS each) 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Participation in volunteer opportunities in Barcelona is an excellent way to immerse yourself in your host country’s way of life while helping those in need. In effect, this will add another dimension to the study abroad experience through daily exposure and interactions, resulting in a greater understanding of the language, culture, and community of the host country.

If you’re interested in volunteering, simply ask your Barcelona ASA Site Director for details after you arrive.  Please note that these volunteer opportunities are not for credit, and that a minimum Intermediate level of Spanish is required in order to volunteer, as the people involved with these organizations normally do not speak English.

The following are the volunteer opportunities in which students can participate:

  • Cottolengo Hospital: Students volunteer at this hospital by assisting disabled patients during lunch or dinner time. This is a charity hospital run by nuns and they would love to have students help out.

  • Catalan Cerebral Palsy Organization: Students will assist disabled individuals on a weekly basis, helping them to train for different sports, such as Boccia, Slalom and swimming.  Some of the athletes will attend the Special Olympic Games.

  • International Red Cross: Students will assist senior citizens or disabled individuals on a weekly basis.


2019-2020 Semester IV Program:
Hispanic and European Studies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Spring Semester IV 2019$12,395Arrive Jan. 4, 2019 – Depart March 22, 2019BSS4A
Fall Semester IV 2019$12,395Arrive Sept. 17, 2019 – Depart Dec. 11, 2019BSF4A
Spring Semester IV 2020$12,395Arrive Early Jan. 2020 – Depart Late March 2020 (TBA)BSS4A

Language Eligibility: This program is open to all Spanish levels. Courses are available in English & Spanish. Students who wish to take courses in Spanish must have completed at least 4 semesters of college Spanish before attending the UPF (having reached at least High Intermediate level). A placement test will be administered on site in order to confirm your Spanish level.

Additional Eligibility Requirements: Minimum GPA requirement is 3.0. Must be at least 18 years of age and be currently enrolled full-time at a U.S. or Canadian university or college. Must have junior or senior standing at the time of application and have completed at least 4 semesters (60 semester credits) at a U.S. or Canadian university, college, or community college before applying. Your official transcript must show the final grades for at least 4 full semesters (60 credits), not including semesters in progress. Your official transcript must also show the classes you are enrolled in during the current semester in progress, as verification that you are currently enrolled full-time. Students with junior standing by credit hours only, but who have not completed 4 semesters at the time of application, are not eligible. For complete eligibility and application guidelines, click here.

Possible U.S. Credits: 12-15 semester credits per semester. (2 ECTS = 1 U.S. semester credit. ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.)

Students take 1 optional Spanish language course for 6 credits plus elective courses to total a minimum of 12 semester credits or maximum of 15 semester credits.

Final transcript is issued by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).  Classes are taken with other American and foreign students. Click here for Volunteer Opportunities in Barcelona


HISPANIC AND EUROPEAN STUDIES PROGRAM AT UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA (UPF) – SEMESTER COURSE OFFERINGS

Classes at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) are held at the UPF Ciutadella campus in the Barcelona city center, located near the Olympic Village and Ciutadella Park – very close to the beach. ASA program housing is conveniently located to the university. It takes most students only 15-25 minutes to get to school by subway.

The UPF course offerings (listed below) consist of Spanish language courses and electives taught in English or Spanish focused on Globalization, Social Issues, Political Science, International Relations, Film, Media/Communications, History, and Art History.  

All students MUST have 3 alternate electives approved by their home institution, in addition to your top choices in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts, as your class schedule will not be finalized until after arrival. That way, if a course is full or cancelled, or if the courses you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll have back-ups that you know your school will accept. Ex: If you plan to take 3 electives, have a total of 6 approved. If you plan to take 4 electives, have 7 approved. If you plan to take 5 electives, have 8 approved.

Students who wish to take electives in Spanish must: 1) Have completed at least 4 semesters of college Spanish before attending the UPF; and 2) Take a Spanish placement test administered by the UPF after arrival. The results of your placement test will determine which Spanish level you are placed in and which electives in Spanish you can take. Sometimes, performance on the placement test does not reflect the number of semesters of Spanish instruction you have completed. The UPF maintains a high academic standard. We strongly recommend all students – except beginners who have never taken Spanish before – to review your most recent Spanish coursework before arrival. Most UPF electives taught in Spanish are open to High Intermediate, Advanced, and Superior levels only. A few electives in Spanish are open to Advanced and Superior levels only, and a few are open to Intermediate and up.  This is another reason it is important to have at least 3 alternate (back-up) electives approved, in case you are limited to taking certain electives due to your placement test results.


SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSES

Students are strongly recommended to take a Spanish language course because it will assist you greatly during your stay to learn the local language. However, it is not mandatory to take Spanish language. The UPF offers 6 language levels: Beginner, Low Intermediate, Intermediate, Advanced, Superior, and Spanish for Native Speakers. Spanish language courses are worth 12 ECTS (6 U.S. semester credits).  (ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.)

Students who enroll in a Spanish language course will take a placement test after arrival. The placement test will determine which Spanish level you are placed in.

Beginner Spanish Language – 6 U.S. semester credits / 12 ECTS
Low Intermediate Spanish Language – 6 U.S. semester credits / 12 ECTS
Intermediate Spanish Language  – 6 U.S. semester credits / 12 ECTS
Advanced Spanish Language  – 6 U.S. semester credits / 12 ECTS
Superior Spanish Language  – 6 U.S. semester credits / 12 ECTS
Spanish for Native Speakers  – 6 U.S. semester credits / 12 ECTS


ELECTIVE COURSES

Elective courses are available in English and Spanish and are worth 3 U.S. semester credits (6 ECTS). (ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.) Electives taught in English have no pre-requisites, unless noted in the syllabus.

For electives that are taught in Spanish, the required Spanish level is listed next to the course title. Students who wish to take electives in Spanish must: 1) Have completed at least 4 semesters of college Spanish before attending the UPF; and 2) Take a Spanish placement test administered by the UPF after arrival. The results of your placement test will determine which Spanish level you are placed in and which electives in Spanish you can take.

COURSE OFFERINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  

If you are not going to take a Spanish language class, you may enroll in either:

  • 4 elective courses = total 12 U.S. credits / 24 ECTS

  • 5 elective courses = total 15 U.S. credits / 30 ECTS

If you are going to take a Spanish language class, you may enroll in either:

  • 2 electives + Spanish Language for 6 U.S. credits = total 12 U.S. credits / 24 ECTS

  • 3 electives + Spanish Language for 6 U.S. credits = total 15 U.S. credits / 30 ECTS

Once again, all students must have 3 alternate electives approved by their home institution, in addition to your top choices. This will give you flexibility at registration, as your class schedule will not be finalized until after arrival.


Electives Taught in English (3 U.S. semester credits / 6 ECTS each)

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Electives Taught in Spanish (3 U.S. semester credits / 6 ECTS each) 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Participation in volunteer opportunities in Barcelona is an excellent way to immerse yourself in your host country’s way of life while helping those in need. In effect, this will add another dimension to the study abroad experience through daily exposure and interactions, resulting in a greater understanding of the language, culture, and community of the host country.

If you’re interested in volunteering, simply ask your Barcelona ASA Site Director for details after you arrive.  Please note that these volunteer opportunities are not for credit, and that a minimum Intermediate level of Spanish is required in order to volunteer, as the people involved with these organizations normally do not speak English.

The following are the volunteer opportunities in which students can participate:

  • Cottolengo Hospital: Students volunteer at this hospital by assisting disabled patients during lunch or dinner time. This is a charity hospital run by nuns and they would love to have students help out.

  • Catalan Cerebral Palsy Organization: Students will assist disabled individuals on a weekly basis, helping them to train for different sports, such as Boccia, Slalom and swimming.  Some of the athletes will attend the Special Olympic Games.

  • International Red Cross: Students will assist senior citizens or disabled individuals on a weekly basis.


2019-2020 SEMESTER PROGRAMS:
INTEGRATED STUDIES AT UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA (UPF)

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Spring Semester IV 2019$12,395Arrive Jan. 4, 2019 – Depart March 31, 2019BSS4B
Fall Semester IV 2019$12,395Arrive Sept. 17, 2019 – Depart Dec. 21, 2019BSF4B
Spring Semester IV 2020$12,395Arrive Early Jan. 2020 – Depart Early April 2020 (TBA)BSS4B

Language Eligibility: Since courses are taken in the regular university with local students, this  ASA program is open to students with an Advanced or Superior level of Spanish. Students who are not native Spanish speakers must have completed at least 4 semesters of college Spanish, including at least one advanced (300- or 400-level) Spanish course. (Students who have completed two advanced (300- or 400-level) college Spanish courses will be better prepared.) A placement test may be administered before departure or on site in order to confirm your Spanish level. Ideal candidates are Spanish majors or minors who have completed 1-2 advanced (300- or 400-level) college Spanish courses, as well as native Spanish speakers from any degree major.

Additional Eligibility Requirements: Minimum GPA requirement is 3.0. Must be at least 18 years of age and be currently enrolled full-time at a U.S. or Canadian university or college. Must have junior or senior standing at the time of application and have completed at least 4 semesters (60 semester credits) at a U.S. or Canadian university, college, or community college before applying. Your official transcript must show the final grades for at least 4 full semesters (60 credits), not including semesters in progress. Your official transcript must also show the classes you are enrolled in during the current semester in progress, as verification that you are currently enrolled full-time. Students with junior standing by credit hours only, but who have not completed 4 semesters at the time of application, are not eligible. For complete eligibility and application guidelines, click here

Possible U.S. Credits: 12-15 semester credits per semester. (2 ECTS = 1 U.S. semester credit. ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.)

Students will take 4-5 courses. Since courses are taken in the regular university with local students, the majority of courses offered through this program are taught in Spanish. The Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) has a limited selection of courses taught in English each semester as well. Students must be prepared to take the majority of their courses in Spanish, with possibly one or two in English (depending on availability).

Final transcript is issued by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).  Classes are taken with other American and foreign students. Click here for Volunteer Opportunities in Barcelona 


INTEGRATED STUDIES PROGRAM AT UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA (UPF) – SEMESTER COURSE OFFERINGS

Classes at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) are held at the UPF Ciutadella campus in the Barcelona city center, located near the Olympic Village and Ciutadella Park – very close to the beach. ASA program housing is conveniently located to the university. It takes most students only 15-25 minutes to get to school by subway.

The Integrated Studies Program at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) allows ASA students to take regular university classes alongside local students.Since most classes are taught in the local language (Spanish), students must have an Advanced or Superior level of Spanish in order to participate in the Integrated Studies Program. (Please scroll up for full Eligibility requirements.)

The Integrated Studies Program at UPF is an exciting opportunity for students with an Advanced or Superior level of Spanish to be able to integrate fully into a Spanish university by taking classes with local students while perfecting their language skills.

Students who do not have an Advanced/Superior level of Spanish should consider ASA’s Hispanic and European Studies Program at the UPF, which is open to any Spanish level. Additional academic options in Barcelona for all language levels can be found here.

A limited number of courses at the UPF are taught in English each semester. Offerings in English vary by subject area and by term. Students may enroll in courses in English if they have the necessary pre-requisites for that particular course’s subject area and level. (Ex: In order to take a 3rd year Journalism course that is taught in English, you must have the pre-requisites necessary to take a 3rd year Journalism course – e.g. have already taken 2-3 previous courses in Journalism or a related area.) Courses taught in English that are part of the 1st or 2nd year of a UPF degree may have fewer or no pre-requisites. It will depend on the level of that course or which year it falls within its degree.

Since a limited number of courses are taught in English each semester, students should expect to take most of their courses in Spanish and, therefore, have achieved an Advanced or Superior Spanish level before studying at the UPF.

ASA students attending the Integrated Studies Program at the UPF may take courses integrated with local students within the following UPF facultades (schools):  

  • UPF School of Law

    • Degrees:

    • Criminology and Public Prevention Policies

    • Labor Relations

    • Law

All students MUST have DOUBLE the number of courses approved by their home institution than they actually plan to take because your class schedule will not be confirmed until after arrival. The final list of offerings and schedules for a semester – including which courses are being taught in Spanish and which are being taught in English – are typically not finalized until right before the semester begins. Students must be flexible about which courses they will take and be aware that they will not confirm exactly what they will be taking until after arrival. Ex: If you plan to take 4 courses, have a total of 8 approved. If you plan to take 5 courses, have a total of 10 approved. The more flexible you can be, the more options you will have in terms of courses and scheduling after you arrive.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Participation in volunteer opportunities in Barcelona is an excellent way to immerse yourself in your host country’s way of life while helping those in need. In effect, this will add another dimension to the study abroad experience through daily exposure and interactions, resulting in a greater understanding of the language, culture, and community of the host country.

If you’re interested in volunteering, simply ask your Barcelona ASA Site Director for details after you arrive.  Please note that these volunteer opportunities are not for credit. This is a great way to practice your Spanish, as the people involved with these organizations normally do not speak English.

The following are the volunteer opportunities in which students can participate:

  • Cottolengo Hospital: Students volunteer at this hospital by assisting disabled patients during lunch or dinner time. This is a charity hospital run by nuns and they would love to have students help out.

  • Catalan Cerebral Palsy Organization: Students will assist disabled individuals on a weekly basis, helping them to train for different sports, such as Boccia, Slalom and swimming.  Some of the athletes will attend the Special Olympic Games.

  • International Red Cross: Students will assist senior citizens or disabled individuals on a weekly basis.


2019-2020 SEMESTER PROGRAMS: CETT-UB

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Spring Semester V 2019$12,695Arrive Jan. 15, 2019 – Depart May 18, 2019BSS5
Fall Semester V 2019$12,695Arrive Sept. 7, 2019 – Depart Dec. 21, 2019BSF5
Spring Semester V 2020$12,695Arrive Mid. Jan. 2020 – Depart Mid. May 2020 (TBA)BSS5

Language Eligibility: This program is open to all Spanish levels.  Courses are available in English and Spanish. Students who wish to take electives in Spanish must have completed at least 4 semesters of college Spanish before attending CETT-UB. A placement test will be administered on site in order to confirm your Spanish level. Typically, a High Intermediate level or higher is required in order to take electives taught in Spanish.

Additional Eligibility Requirements: Minimum GPA requirement is 2.5. Must be at least 18 years of age and be currently enrolled full-time at a U.S. or Canadian university, college, or community college. Must have completed at least 1 semester at a U.S. or Canadian university, college, or community college. For complete eligibility and application guidelines, click here.

Possible U.S. Credits: 12-15 semester credits per semester. (2 ECTS = 1 U.S. semester credit. ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.)

Students take 1 optional Spanish language course for 6 credits plus elective courses to total a minimum of 12 semester credits or maximum of 15 semester credits.

Final transcript is issued by CETT-UB.  Classes are taken with other American and foreign students, as well as some local students. Click here for Volunteer Opportunities in Barcelona 


CETT-UB – SEMESTER COURSE OFFERINGS

The CETT – Universitat de Barcelona (abbreviated CETT-UB) is a private international university affiliated with Universitat de Barcelona. It is known as the CETT: School of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy.

CETT-UB is located in the Horta neighborhood, close to Mundet metro stop. Students should expect anywhere from a 30-45 minute commute (typically by subway) to reach the CETT-UB campus from their ASA program housing.

The CETT-UB course offerings (listed below) consist of Spanish language courses and electives taught in English or Spanish focused on Tourism, Hospitality, and Gastronomy.  

All students MUST have 3 alternate electives approved by their home institution, in addition to your top choices, in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts, as your class schedule will not be finalized until after arrival. That way, if a course is full or cancelled, or if the courses you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll have back-ups that you know your school will accept. Ex: If you plan to take 3 electives, have a total of 6 approved. If you plan to take 4 electives, have 7 approved. If you plan to take 5 electives, have 8 approved.

Students who wish to take electives in Spanish will be required to take a Spanish placement test administered after arrival. The results of your placement test will be used to determine which Spanish level you are placed in and which electives in Spanish you can take.  Typically, a B2 (High Intermediate) level is required. This is another reason it is important to have at least 3 alternate (back-up) electives approved, in case you are limited to taking courses in English due to your placement test results.


SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSES

Students are strongly recommended to take a Spanish language course because it will assist you greatly during your stay to learn the local language. However, it is not mandatory to take Spanish language. Language levels listed below (A1, A2, etc.) are from the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

CETT-UB offers 4 language levels : Beginner, High Beginner, Intermediate, and High Intermediate. Spanish language courses are worth 12 ECTS (6 U.S. semester credits).  (ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.)

Students who enroll in a Spanish language course will take a placement test after arrival. The placement test will determine which Spanish level you are placed in.

Beginner Spanish Language (A1) – 6 U.S. semester credits / 12 ECTS (course description coming soon)

High Beginner Spanish Language (A2) – 6 U.S. semester credits / 12 ECTS (course description coming soon)

Intermediate Spanish Language (B1)  – 6 U.S. semester credits / 12 ECTS (course description coming soon)

High Intermediate Spanish Language (B2)  – 6 U.S. semester credits / 12 ECTS (course description coming soon)


ELECTIVE COURSES

Elective courses are available in English and Spanish. Elective courses are worth 3 U.S. semester credits (6 ECTS), unless otherwise noted. (ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.) Electives taught in English have no pre-requisites, unless otherwise noted.

For electives that are taught in Spanish, students must take a Spanish placement test administered by the CETT after arrival. Typically, a B2 level (High Intermediate) is required. The results of your placement test will determine which Spanish level you are placed in and which electives in Spanish you can take.

COURSE OFFERINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

If you are not going to take a Spanish language class, you may enroll in either:

  • 4 elective courses (total 12 U.S. credits / 24 ECTS)

  • 5 elective courses (total 15 U.S. credits / 30 ECTS)

If you are going to take a Spanish language class, you may enroll in either:

  • 2 electives + Spanish Language for 6 U.S. credits (total 12 U.S. credits / 24 ECTS)

  • 3 electives + Spanish Language for 6 U.S. credits (total 15 U.S. credits / 30 ECTS)

Once again, all students must have 3 alternate electives approved by their home institution, in addition to your top choices. This will give you flexibility at registration, as your class schedule will not be finalized until after arrival.


Electives Taught in English (3 U.S. semester credits / 6 ECTS each)

PRE-REQUISITES: Classes marked Year 3 or 4 are 300- and 400-level classes for Tourism & Hospitality majors. Classes marked Year 1 or 2 generally do not have pre-requisites.

Spring Semester


Electives Taught in Spanish (3 U.S. semester credits / 6 ECTS each) 

These courses are for students with a High Intermediate, Advanced, or Superior level of Spanish.

PRE-REQUISITES: Classes marked Year 3 or 4 are 300- and 400-level classes for Tourism & Hospitality majors. Classes marked Year 1 or 2 generally do not have pre-requisites.

Spring Semester


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Participation in volunteer opportunities in Barcelona is an excellent way to immerse yourself in your host country’s way of life while helping those in need. In effect, this will add another dimension to the study abroad experience through daily exposure and interactions, resulting in a greater understanding of the language, culture, and community of the host country.

If you’re interested in volunteering, simply ask your Barcelona ASA Site Director for details after you arrive.  Please note that these volunteer opportunities are not for credit, and that a minimum Intermediate level of Spanish is required in order to volunteer, as the people involved with these organizations normally do not speak English.

The following are the volunteer opportunities in which students can participate:

  • Cottolengo Hospital: Students volunteer at this hospital by assisting disabled patients during lunch or dinner time. This is a charity hospital run by nuns and they would love to have students help out.

  • Catalan Cerebral Palsy Organization: Students will assist disabled individuals on a weekly basis, helping them to train for different sports, such as Boccia, Slalom and swimming.  Some of the athletes will attend the Special Olympic Games.

  • International Red Cross: Students will assist senior citizens or disabled individuals on a weekly basis.


2019-2020 SEMESTER PROGRAMS:
UNIVERSITAT DE VIC-UNIVERSITAT CENTRAL DE CATALUNYA (UVIC-UCC)

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Spring Semester VI 2019 $12,495Arrive Jan. 4, 2019 – Depart April 13, 2019BSS6
Fall Semester VI 2019$12,495Arrive Sept. 4, 2019 – Depart Dec. 20, 2019BSF6
Spring Semester VI 2020$12,495Arrive Early Jan. 2020 – Depart Late April 2020 (TBA)BSS6

Language Eligibility: This program is open to all Spanish levels.  Courses are available in English & Spanish.

Additional Eligibility Requirements: Minimum GPA requirement is 2.5. Must be at least 18 years of age and be currently enrolled full-time at a U.S. or Canadian university, college, or community college. Must have completed at least 2 semesters at a U.S. or Canadian university, college, or community college before applying.  Your official transcript must show the final grades for at least 2 full semesters, not including semesters in progress. For complete eligibility and application guidelines, click here.

Possible U.S. Credits: 12-15 semester credits per semester. (2 ECTS = 1 U.S. semester credit. ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.)

Students take 1 optional Beginning or Elementary Spanish language course for 3 credits plus elective courses to total a minimum of 12 semester credits or maximum of 15 semester credits.

Final transcript is issued by UVic-UCC.  Classes are taken with other American and foreign students. Click here for Volunteer Opportunities in Barcelona 


UNIVERSITAT DE VIC-UNIVERSITAT CENTRAL DE CATALUNYA – SEMESTER COURSE OFFERINGS

While the main campus of the Universitat de Vic is outside of Barcelona, it also has a campus in central Barcelona called UVic-UCC (Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya). ASA students will take classes at the UVic-UCC campus in central Barcelona within the Business, Design and Innovation program.

The UVic-UCC classes are held in Barcelona’s innovation and design district at the BAU School of Design campus, located just 15 minutes from Plaza Catalunya by bus or subway. The campus occupies two renovated industrial buildings that are filled with natural light and equipped with the latest technological teaching aids. 

ASA program housing is conveniently located to the UVic-UCC campus. It takes most students only 15-25 minutes to get to school by subway.

The UVic-UCC course offerings (listed below) consist of Spanish language courses at the Beginner or Elementary levels, plus electives taught in English focused on Business, Design, and Innovation.  

All students MUST get 3 alternate electives approved by their home institution, in addition to your top choices, in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts, as your class schedule will not be finalized until after arrival. That way, if a course is full or cancelled, or if the courses you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll have back-ups that you know your school will accept. Ex: If you plan to take 3 electives, have a total of 6 approved. If you plan to take 4 electives, have 7 approved. If you plan to take 5 electives, have 8 approved.


SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSES

Students are strongly recommended to take a Spanish language course because it will assist you greatly during your stay to learn the local language. However, it is not mandatory to take Spanish language. Language levels listed below (A1, A2, etc.) are from the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

UVic-UCC offers Spanish Language classes at Beginner and Elementary levels. Higher levels are offered if there is a sufficient number of students to open a class. Spanish language courses are worth 6 ECTS (3 U.S. semester credits).  (ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.)

Students who enroll in a Spanish language course will take a placement test after arrival. The placement test will determine which Spanish level you are placed in.

Students who enroll in a Spanish language course will take a placement test after arrival. The placement test will determine which Spanish level you are placed in.

Beginner Spanish Language (A1) – 3 U.S. semester credits / 6 ECTS

Elementary Spanish Language (A2) – 3 U.S. semester credits / 6 ECTS


ELECTIVE COURSES

Elective courses are taught in English and are worth 3 U.S. semester credits (6 ECTS). (ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.) Electives have no pre-requisites, unless otherwise noted.

COURSE OFFERINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. 

If you are not going to take a Spanish language class, you may enroll in either:

  • 4 elective courses (total 12 U.S. credits / 24 ECTS)

  • 5 elective courses (total 15 U.S. credits / 30 ECTS)

If you are going to take a Spanish language class, you may enroll in either:

  • 3 electives + Spanish Language for 3 U.S. credits (total 12 U.S. credits / 24 ECTS)

  • 4 electives + Spanish Language for 3 U.S. credits (total 15 U.S. credits / 30 ECTS)

Once again, all students must have 3 alternate electives approved by their home institution, in addition to your top choices. This will give you flexibility at registration, as your class schedule will not be finalized until after arrival.


Electives Taught in English (3 U.S. semester credits / 6 ECTS each)

Classes are offered in both Fall and Spring, unless otherwise noted.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Participation in volunteer opportunities in Barcelona is an excellent way to immerse yourself in your host country’s way of life while helping those in need. In effect, this will add another dimension to the study abroad experience through daily exposure and interactions, resulting in a greater understanding of the language, culture, and community of the host country.

If you’re interested in volunteering, simply ask your Barcelona ASA Site Director for details after you arrive.  Please note that these volunteer opportunities are not for credit, and that a minimum Intermediate level of Spanish is required in order to volunteer, as the people involved with these organizations normally do not speak English.

The following are the volunteer opportunities in which students can participate:

  • Cottolengo Hospital: Students volunteer at this hospital by assisting disabled patients during lunch or dinner time. This is a charity hospital run by nuns and they would love to have students help out.

  • Catalan Cerebral Palsy Organization: Students will assist disabled individuals on a weekly basis, helping them to train for different sports, such as Boccia, Slalom and swimming.  Some of the athletes will attend the Special Olympic Games.

  • International Red Cross: Students will assist senior citizens or disabled individuals on a weekly basis.


2019 Summer I Program:
Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB) at city center campus

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Summer I 2019 $5,695Arrive May 30, 2019 – Depart July 17, 2019BSSU1

Language Eligibility: Open to all levels of Spanish.

Additional Eligibility Requirements: Minimum GPA requirement is 2.75. Must be at least 18 years of age and be currently enrolled full-time at a U.S. or Canadian university or college. Must have completed at least 2 semesters at a U.S. or Canadian university, college, or community college before applying.  Your official transcript must show the final grades for at least 2 full semesters, not including semesters in progress. Your official transcript must also show the classes you are enrolled in during the current semester in progress, as verification that you are currently enrolled full-time. For complete eligibility and application guidelines, click here.

Possible U.S. Credits: 3, 6 or 9* semester credits per summer session.  (2 ECTS = 1 U.S. semester credit. ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.) *Students may take 9 credits for an additional fee of $950.

Final transcript is issued by the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB).  Classes are taken with other American and foreign students.


SUMMER PROGRAM AT UNIVERSITAT AUTÓNOMA DE BARCELONA (UAB) – CITY CENTER CAMPUS

**Students are advised to APPLY EARLY for the best course selection, as classes are assigned on a first come, first served basis, and there are a limited number of seats per subject. Students who wait until the Application Deadline to apply may not have all courses available to them. Early application is also recommended because Barcelona is a very popular location and sometimes fills to capacity prior to the Application Deadline.  If you are concerned about getting into a particular class, please call us at 888-845-4272 to confirm availability.

This ASA Barcelona summer program takes place at the city center campus of the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB), called the UAB Eixample CampusThe Eixample Campus is located close to one of the most famous streets in all of Barcelona, the stunning Passeig de Gracia.  Here you can find some of Barcelona’s most famous modernist architecture, including Gaudí’s Casa Mila and Casa Batlló, as well as the “Block of Discord.”

ASA program housing is conveniently located in the Barcelona city center, close to the UAB Eixample campus. It takes most students only 15-25 minutes to get to school by subway.

The UAB Summer course offerings (listed below) consist of Spanish Language classes and electives in English focused on Business, Economics, Finance, Spanish Culture, Photography, and more.  Classes are held Monday through Thursday.

All students MUST have 2 alternate courses approved by their home institution, in addition to your top choices, in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts. That way, if a course is full or cancelled, or if the courses you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll have back-ups that your school will accept. Ex: If you plan to take 1 course, you must have a total of 3 different courses approved. If you plan to take 2 courses, you must have a total of 4 different courses approved. The UAB will not process your registration if this requirement is not met. (Please note that Spanish Language counts as just one course selection. Ex: Beginner Spanish Language and Intermediate Spanish Language are not 2 different course selections because your level placement will be determined by a placement test.)


SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSES

It is optional to take Spanish Language on the UAB Summer program. Language levels listed below (A1, A2, etc.) are from the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.  Beginner through Intermediate levels are offered during the Summer session.

All Spanish language classes are worth 6 ECTS (3 U.S. semester credits).

Students who enroll in a Spanish language class will take a placement test online shortly before departure. The placement test will determine which Spanish level you are placed in.

Beginner Level
Spanish Language, Level A1 – 3  semester credits

Elementary Level
Spanish Language, Level A2 – 3  semester credits

Low Intermediate Level
Spanish Language, Level B1.1 – 3  semester credits

Intermediate Level
Spanish Language, Level B1.2 – 3  semester credits


ELECTIVE COURSES

Elective courses are taught in English and have no pre-requisites, unless noted otherwise next to the course title. Elective courses are worth 3 U.S. semester credits (6 ECTS). ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.

All elective courses are Upper Division. 

COURSE OFFERINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  LIMITED SEATS PER SUBJECT.

If you are not going to take a Spanish Language class, you may enroll in one of the following:

  • 1 elective course = total 3 U.S. credits / 6 ECTS

  • 2 elective courses = total 6 U.S. credits / 12 ECTS

  • 3 elective courses* = total 9 U.S. credits / 18 ECTS  (*Students who take 3 courses/9 U.S. credits will be charged an additional fee of $950. Course selection will be more limited for students taking 3 courses, due to the increased potential of schedule conflicts.)

If you are going to take a Spanish Language class, you may enroll in one of the following:

  • Spanish language for 3 U.S. credits = total 3 U.S. credits / 6 ECTS

  • Spanish language for 3 U.S. credits + 1 elective = total 6 U.S. credits / 12 ECTS

  • Spanish language for 3 U.S. credits + 2 electives* = total 9 U.S. credits / 18 ECTS (*Students who take 3 courses/9 U.S. credits will be charged an additional fee of $950. Course selection will be more limited for students taking 3 courses, due to the increased potential of schedule conflicts.)

ONCE AGAIN, ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE 2 ALTERNATE COURSES APPROVED BY THEIR HOME INSTITUTION, IN ADDITION TO YOUR TOP CHOICES. THE UAB WILL NOT PROCESS YOUR REGISTRATION UNLESS THIS REQUIREMENT IS MET.  Additional details about this can be found below, under the “Timetable” section.

Humanities Electives

3 U.S. semester credits / 6 ECTS each
Taught in English

Business, Marketing, and Economics Electives

3 U.S. semester credits / 6 ECTS each
Taught in English


TIMETABLE (CLASS SCHEDULE)

Click here to view the Summer 2019 Timetable (class days & times).  

Timetables for upcoming terms are typically released just shortly before course registration opens – around Feb. 15 – March 1 for Summer. Check back with this webpage for updates if you don’t see the Timetable for your term linked above. In the meantime until the Timetable is available for your term, you should be working on getting your classes approved by your home institution and have 2 alternates approved IN ADDITION TO your top choices. We will not be able to register you for classes unless you have 2 alternates, in addition to your top choices!

PLEASE READ THESE HELPFUL TIPS ABOUT COURSE PRE-REGISTRATION!

  • All students MUST get 2 alternate courses approved by their home institution, in addition to your top choices, in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts. That way, if a course is full or cancelled, or if the courses you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll have back-ups that your school will accept. Ex: If you plan to take 1 course, you must have a total of 3 different courses approved. If you plan to take 2 courses, you must have a total of 4 different courses approved. The UAB will not process your registration if this requirement is not met. (Please note that Spanish Language counts as just one course selection. Ex: Beginner Spanish Language and Intermediate Spanish Language are not 2 different course selections because your level placement will be determined by a placement test.)

  • You are not guaranteed any particular time slot, schedule, or course selection.

  • The UAB charges a fee of €100 for each 3 credits you drop.  If you drop a class and replace it with an equivalent class, there is NO fee. Ex: If you sign up for 6 credits and drop down to 3 credits without adding a class to replace it, you will incur a fee of €100. If you sign up for 6 credits, drop 3 credits but replace it with another 3-credit class, you do not incur a fee.


2019 SUMMER PROGRAM: UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA (UPF)

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Summer II 2019 $5,695Arrive June 21, 2019 – Depart July 27, 2019BSSU2

Language Eligibility: This program is open to all Spanish levels. Courses are available in English & Spanish. Students who wish to take courses in Spanish must have completed at least 4 semesters of college Spanish before attending the UPF (having reached at least High Intermediate level). A placement test may be administered on site in order to confirm your Spanish level.

Additional Eligibility Requirements: Minimum GPA requirement is 3.0. Must be at least 18 years of age and be currently enrolled full-time at a U.S. or Canadian university or college. Must have junior or senior standing at the time of application and have completed at least 4 semesters (60 semester credits) at a U.S. or Canadian university, college, or community college before applying. Your official transcript must show the final grades for at least 4 full semesters (60 credits), not including semesters in progress. Your official transcript must also show the classes you are enrolled in during the current semester in progress, as verification that you are currently enrolled full-time. Students with junior standing by credit hours only, but who have not completed 4 semesters at the time of application, are not eligible. For complete eligibility and application guidelines, click here.

Possible U.S. Credits:  Minimum of 4 U.S.credits / Maximum of 6 U.S.credits per summer session.  (2 ECTS = 1 U.S. semester credit. ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.) Normal course load is 2 courses.

Final transcript is issued by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).  Classes may be taken with other American students, Spanish students, and foreign students.


UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA (UPF) – INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL

Classes at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) are held at the UPF Ciutadella campus in the Barcelona city center, located near the Olympic Village and Ciutadella Park – very close to the beach. ASA program housing is conveniently located to the university. It takes most students only 15-25 minutes to get to school by subway.

All students MUST have at least 2 alternate courses approved by their home institution, in addition to your top choices, in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts. That way, if a course is full or cancelled, or if the courses you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll have back-ups that your school will accept. Ex: If you plan to take 1 course, you must have a total of at least 3 different courses approved. If you plan to take 2 courses, you must have a total of at least 4 different courses approved.


COURSE OFFERINGS

The normal course load for the UPF Summer program is 2 courses. Students must take a minimum of 4 U.S. credits (8 ECTS) up to a maximum of 6 U.S. credits (12 ECTS). (ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.)

The total number of credits earned will depend on which courses you select. Courses worth 3 U.S. credits meet for the full 4-week program. Courses worth 2 U.S. credits meet for 2-week blocks. Courses worth 1 U.S. credit meet for 1-week blocks.  You may mix and match courses from different blocks, as long as you take a minimum total of 8 ECTS (4 U.S. credits) and do not exceed a total credit load of 12 ECTS (6 U.S. semester credits). Additionally, students must remain enrolled in classes for the full 4-week duration of the academic program. 

Courses are available in English and Spanish.

In order to take courses in Spanish, it is recommended that students have completed at least 4 semesters of college Spanish and have reached at least High Intermediate level. A placement test may be administered on site in order to confirm your Spanish level.

Once again, all students must have at least 2 alternate courses approved by their home institution, in addition to your top choices.

COURSE OFFERINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  LIMITED SEATS PER SUBJECT.

The following courses meet for 4 weeks (July 1-25, 2019 – the full program duration) and are worth 3 U.S. semester credits / 6 ECTS each. 4-week classes will meet Monday through Thursday.

The following courses meet for the first 2 weeks of the program (July 1-12, 2019) and are worth 2 U.S. semester credits / 4 ECTS each. 2-week classes will meet Monday through Friday.

The following courses meet for the last 2 weeks of the program (July 15-26, 2019) and are worth 2 U.S. semester credits / 4 ECTS each. 2-week classes will meet Monday through Friday.

The following course meets for the first week of the program (July 1-5, 2019) and is worth 1 U.S. semester credit / 2 ECTS each. 1-week classes will meet Monday through Friday.

The following courses meet for the second week of the program (July 8-12, 2019) and are worth 1 U.S. semester credit / 2 ECTS each. 1-week classes will meet Monday through Friday.

The following courses meet for the third week of the program (July 15-19, 2019) and are worth 1 U.S. semester credit / 2 ECTS each. (ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.) 1-week classes will meet Monday through Friday.

The following courses meet for the fourth and last week of the program (July 22-26, 2019) and are worth 1 U.S. semester credit / 2 ECTS each. 1-week classes will meet Monday through Friday.

PLEASE NOTE: Dates given above are in-class dates only and do not correspond to program arrival and departure dates. Arrival and departure dates for this program will differ from dates given above. Please check our Arrival/Departure Dates page for arrival and departure dates.


2019 SUMMER PROGRAM: CETT-UB

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Summer III 2019$7,295Arrive June 27, 2019 – Depart July 26, 2019BSSU3

Language Eligibility: This program is open to all Spanish levels.  Courses are available in English and Spanish. Students who wish to take courses in Spanish must have completed at least 4 semesters of college Spanish before attending CETT-UB. A placement test will be administered on site in order to confirm your Spanish level. Typically, a High Intermediate level or higher is required in order to take courses taught in Spanish.

Additional Eligibility Requirements: Minimum GPA requirement is 2.5. Must be at least 18 years of age and be currently enrolled full-time at a U.S. or Canadian university, college, or community college. Must have completed at least 1 semester at a U.S. or Canadian university, college, or community college. For complete eligibility and application guidelines, click here.

Possible U.S. Credits: 6 semester credits per summer session. (2 ECTS = 1 U.S. semester credit. ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.)

Students will take 2 courses worth 3 semester credits each, for a total of 6 semester credits. It is mandatory to take 2 courses through this program.

Final transcript is issued by CETT-UB.  Classes are taken with other American and foreign students, as well as some local students.


CETT-UB – SUMMER COURSE OFFERINGS

The CETT – Universitat de Barcelona (abbreviated CETT-UB) is a private international university affiliated with Universitat de Barcelona. It is known as the CETT: School of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy.

CETT-UB is located in the Horta neighborhood, close to Mundet metro stop. Students should expect anywhere from a 30-45 minute commute (typically by subway) to reach the CETT-UB campus from their ASA program housing.

The CETT-UB course offerings (listed below) are focused on Business, Entrepreneurship, Event Management, Gastronomy, Hospitality, Marketing, and Tourism.  Some courses are taught in English, and others are taught in Spanish (indicated below).

All students will take 2 courses from one of the “tracks” listed below. Each “track” has 2 courses within it. All students MUST have at least 1 alternate track (at least 2 alternate courses) approved by their home institution, in addition to your top choice track, in case of changes in availability, as your class schedule will not be finalized until after arrival. That way, if a track is full or cancelled, you’ll have back-ups that you know your school will accept.

Students who wish to take courses in Spanish will be required to take a Spanish placement test administered after arrival. The results of your placement test will be used to determine which Spanish level you are placed in and which courses in Spanish you can take.  Typically, a B2 (High Intermediate) level is required. This is another reason it is important to have at least 1 alternate (back-up) track approved, in case you are limited to taking courses in English due to your placement test results.


TRACKS AND COURSES

Students will take 1 “track,” consisting of 2 specific courses, through this program. Each course is worth 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits. (Courses cannot be mixed and matched between tracks.) Although students will ultimately enroll in only 1 track, students must select at least 2 possible tracks – a top choice and at least 1 alternate – and have all 4-6 courses from those tracks approved by their home institution. This will give you back-ups in case your first choice track is not available.

It is mandatory to take both courses within your track – you will not be permitted to drop a course or take just one course from a given track.

As each course is worth 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits, and students take a total of 2 courses, students will earn a TOTAL of 10 ECTS / 6 U.S. semester credits through this program.

For courses that are taught in Spanish, students must take a Spanish placement test administered by the CETT after arrival. Typically, a B2 level (High Intermediate) is required. The results of your placement test will determine which Spanish level you are placed in and which courses in Spanish you can take.

COURSE OFFERINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Once again, all students must have at least 1 alternate track approved by their home institution, in addition to your top choice. This will give you flexibility at registration, as your class schedule will not be finalized until after arrival.


2019 SUMMER PROGRAM: ESADE BUSINESS SCHOOL

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Summer IV 2019 (4-week session)$7,295Arrive May 30, 2019 – Depart June 29, 2019BSSU4A
Summer IV 2019 (4-week session)$7,295Arrive June 27, 2019 – Depart July 27, 2019BSSU4B
Summer IV 2019 (8-week session)$13,395 Arrive May 30, 2019 – Depart July 27, 2019BSSU4

Language Eligibility: open to all levels of Spanish. All courses except Spanish Language are taught in English.

Additional Eligibility Requirements: Minimum GPA requirement is 3.0. Must be at least 18 years of age and be currently enrolled full-time at a U.S. or Canadian university or college. Must have completed at least 2 semesters at a U.S. or Canadian university, college, or community college before applying. Your official transcript must show the final grades for at least 2 full semesters, not including semesters in progress. For complete eligibility and application guidelines, click here.

Possible U.S. Credits: 5-6 semester credits (2 courses) per 4-week summer session.  10-12 semester credits (4 courses) per 8-week summer session. (2 ECTS = 1 U.S. semester credit. ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.)

Final transcript is issued by ESADE Business School.  Classes are taken with other American students, international students, and Spanish students.


ESADE BUSINESS SCHOOL – BARCELONA SUMMER PROGRAM

**Students are advised to APPLY EARLY for the best course selection, as courses are assigned on a first come, first served basis, and there are a limited number of seats per subject. Students who wait until the Application Deadline to apply may not have all courses available to them.

The ESADE Business School is a private university, founded in 1958. ESADE is the first Spanish university to be awarded AACSB accreditation as well as EQUIS and AMBA. ESADE courses are primarily project based, making for an interactive and engaging learning environment. Classes include company visits and meetings with corporate and social leaders. Past class groups have visited companies such as HP, Nissan, Mango, Desigual, and others. 

ESADE offers two, 4-week summer sessions, which can be combined to make an 8-week summer program. Students will take 2 courses during a 4-week session, so those who sign up for both 4-week sessions will take a total of 4 courses over 8 weeks.

Summer classes at ESADE Business School are held Monday through Friday at ESADE’s Creapolis Campus, located in Sant Cugat town, which is about 30 minutes away from Barcelona city center by metro (subway). ASA program housing is conveniently located near the metro, and it takes most students about 40 minutes to get to school by subway.

The ESADE course offerings (listed below) consist of Business, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Spanish Language, and more.  It is not mandatory to take Spanish Language on this program.

All courses are taught English (except for Spanish Language).  

Students MUST have DOUBLE the number of courses approved by their home institution than they actually plan to take. Complete details on course approvals can be found below. Having extra courses approved means that if a course is full or cancelled, or if the courses you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll have back-ups that your school will accept. ESADE will not process your registration if this requirement is not met.


COURSE OFFERINGS

All courses are worth 5 ECTS (approximately 3 U.S. semester credits).  2 ECTS = 1 U.S. semester credit.  (ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.)

It is optional to take Spanish Language on the ESADE Summer program. Students who enroll in a Spanish language course will take a placement test. The placement test will determine which Spanish level you are placed in.

If you enroll in one, 4-week session: You will take ONE course from the “Core Tracks” listed below + ONE course from the “Elective Tracks” listed below.

If you enroll in both 4-week sessions:  You will complete a total of 4 courses, as follows. During the first 4-week session, you’ll take ONE course from the “Core Tracks” + ONE course from the “Elective Tracks”.  Then, during the second 4-week session you will again take ONE course from the “Core Tracks” + ONE course from the “Elective Tracks.”  All 4 courses must be different.

IMPORTANT: You can NOT take two courses from the same Track, unless you enroll in both 4-week sessions. 

COURSE OFFERINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  LIMITED SEATS PER SUBJECT.


“Core Track” Courses – Choose One per 4-week Session**

**Students attending one, 4-week session MUST have TWO courses from the “Core Track” approved by their home institution, in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts. ESADE will not process your registration if this requirement is not met.

Students attending both 4-week sessions MUST have all FOUR courses from the “Core Track” approved by their home institution.

“Elective Track” Courses – Choose One per 4-week Session**

**Students attending one, 4-week session MUST have TWO courses from the “Elective Track” approved by their home institution, in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts. ESADE will not process your registration if this requirement is not met.

Students attending both 4-week sessions MUST have FOUR courses from the “Elective Track” approved by their home institution.

(Please note that Spanish Language counts as just one course selection. Ex: Beginner Spanish Language and Elementary Spanish Language are not 2 different course selections because your level placement will be determined by a placement test.)


2019 SUMMER V PROGRAM:
UNIVERSITAT AUTÓNOMA DE BARCELONA (UAB) AT BELLATERRA CAMPUS

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Summer V 2019 (3-week session)$3,695Arrive June 21, 2019 – Depart July 13, 2019BSSU5A
Summer V 2019 (3-week session)$3,695Arrive July 11, 2019 – Depart Aug. 3, 2019BSSU5B
Summer V 2019 (6-week session)$5,695Arrive June 21, 2019 – Depart Aug. 3, 2019BSSU5

Language Eligibility: open to all levels of Spanish. All courses except Spanish Language are taught in English.

Additional Eligibility Requirements: Minimum GPA requirement is 2.75. Must be at least 18 years of age and be currently enrolled full-time at a U.S. or Canadian university or college. Must have completed at least one semester at a U.S. or Canadian university, college, or community college before applying.  Your official transcript must show the final grades for at least 1 full semester, not including semesters in progress. For complete eligibility and application guidelines, click here.

Possible U.S. Credits:  3 semester credits (1 course) per 3-week summer session. 6 semester credits (2 courses) per 6-week summer session.  (2 ECTS = 1 U.S. semester credit. ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.)

Final transcript is issued by the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB).  Classes may be taken with other American and foreign students.


SUMMER PROGRAM AT UNIVERSITAT AUTÓNOMA DE BARCELONA (UAB) – BELLATERRA CAMPUS

This ASA Barcelona summer program takes place at the main campus of the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB), called Bellaterra, just 35 minutes from Barcelona city center. The UAB Bellaterra campus is expansive and green, with 6 nature trails and ample sports facilities. ASA program housing is generally located in the Barcelona city center, making for an easy commute of about 35 minutes to Bellaterra. This allows students to enjoy the excitement of living in the city center, as well as a true university campus experience.

One of the biggest advantages of studying at the UAB Bellaterra campus is that ASA students can meet local Spanish students through the Tandem language exchange program and the UAB Buddy Program. Your assigned Spanish-speaking language partner can introduce you to the local culture and help you improve your Spanish!

The UAB Summer School at Bellaterra offers a variety of courses in English during two, 3-week summer sessions. Classes are held Monday through Friday. Students can enroll in one, 3-credit course per 3-week session. Students may attend one, 3-week session and complete 1 course, or you may enroll in both 3-week sessions and complete a total of 2 courses.

All students MUST have 2 alternate courses approved by their home institution, in addition to your top choice, in case of changes in course availability. That way, if a course is full or cancelled, you’ll have back-ups that your school will accept. Ex: If you plan to attend one, 3-week session and take 1 course, you must have a total of 3 different courses approved from that session. If you plan to attend both 3-week sessions and take 2 courses, you must have a total of 6 different courses approved – 3 courses from each 3-week session.


COURSE OFFERINGS

All courses are worth 6 ECTS (3 U.S. semester credits).  2 ECTS = 1 U.S. semester credit.  (ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.)

All courses are taught in English.

Students may take 1 course per 3-week summer session. Students may take 2 courses by enrolling in both 3-week summer sessions back-to-back.

Once again, all students MUST get 2 alternate courses approved by their home institution for each session they plan to attend, in addition to your top choice, in case of changes in course availability. 

COURSE OFFERINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  LIMITED SEATS PER SUBJECT.


First 3-Week Session (Arrive June 21, 2019; Depart July 13, 2019)

Second 3-Week Session (Arrive July 11, 2019; Depart Aug. 3, 2019)

 
Jackie Cimino