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Language Eligibility: This program is open to all Spanish levels. Courses are available in English & 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.
For additional eligibility requirements such as minimum GPA, 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 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 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 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.
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 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)
Spring Semester (Course Descriptions coming soon)
Accommodation Management (pre-requisite: Hotel Organization or equivalent)
Catering and Events Management
Customer Relationship Management and PR
Emerging Markets in Tourism and Keys to Competitive Success
Fundamentals of Research in Tourism
Law in Tourism
Organization and Resource Management in Tourism Companies
Strategic Planning and Financial Management
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.
Spring Semester (Course Descriptions coming soon)
Accounting for Tourism Businesses
Development, Cooperation and Tourism
Economic and Financial Management
Economics in Tourism
Geography and Tourism
Policies in Tourism
Product Development for Heritage Tourism
Tourism and Heritage
Tourism Marketing and Communication
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.