2018-2019 Semester Programs: Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya (UVic-UCC)

PROGRAM PRICE DATES PROGRAM CODE
Spring Semester VI 2019 – Barcelona, Spain click here for price click here for dates BSS6
Fall Semester VI 2019 – Barcelona, Spain click here for price click here for dates BSF6

 

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 (course description coming soon)

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

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. (Course Descriptions coming soon.)

Brand Design
Design Thinking
Digital Business
Global Marketing (Fall semester only)
Leadership, Business and Society
Luxury Marketing (Spring semester only)
Marketing and Fashion
Psychology of Communication and Publicity (Spring semester only – course description coming soon)
Retail Management (Spring semester only)
Start-up Creation
Universal Design: Creating a World Tailored to Human Diversity (Spring semester only)

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.