International Studies, Business & Culture

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    International Studies, Business & Culture

  • Location

    Barcelona

  • Host University

    Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

    Although the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona’s primary campus is outside of the city, you will be attending classes at the Sant Pau campus, which is near the Sagrada Familia, and the Eixample campus, which is near the ISA office. Both are centrally located in Barcelona and are easily accessible by public transportation. You will be studying with other international students and will be able to choose from a wide variety of courses in Area/Cultural Studies, Business, Economics, Art History, and International Relations, most of which are taught in English. There are also several courses available in Spanish, as well as Spanish language courses. The Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona is fully accredited and recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sport (Ministerio de Educación, Cultura, y Deporte).

  • Term

    Summer 6 2020

  • Program Dates

    Early May, 2020 - Late May, 2020

  • Program Length

    Summer

  • Application Deadline

    Mar 01, 2020

  • Credit

    45 Contact Hours

  • Eligibility

    2.75 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    TBA

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Program Description

Students at any language level will be eligible to take courses at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB). The UAB offers a wide variety of economics and business courses taught in English, as well as courses in culture, art, and history. You will also have the opportunity to take Spanish Language courses, or a variety of courses taught in Spanish. Courses are instructed by university faculty, and your classmates will be other international students.

A Spanish student visa is required for programs over 90 days and obtaining one may require out of state travel. Please contact your appropriate Program Manager for more information pertaining to the process of acquiring a Spanish student visa.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.75.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

  • The GPA requirement for this program is strict and students with lower than a 2.75 GPA will not be admitted to the program, per university policy. No exceptions can be made.
  • You must be enrolled as a full-time degree-seeking student in a U.S. college or university.
  • You must have completed two semesters of college in order to be accepted.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Tuition at the Host University

Housing

Meals and Laundry Service

Bridging Cultures Program

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities

Spanish Visa Support

Academics

Credits

Contact Hours

45

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

3

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

4

Academic Information

  • Course Availability
    Students will choose one of the courses below.

  • Course Availability
    The courses below reflect the most current list of courses released by the host university. Please refer to this list when completing your pre-registration form. Also note that courses are always subject to change. Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the Barcelona Site Specialist.

  • Language Requirement
    There is no language requirement for this program. No student, regardless of language level, will be required to enroll in Spanish language. However, it is strongly encouraged that students enroll in language in order to fully immerse themselves in the language and culture of the area.

    • Enrollment in Spanish courses is determined by the results of a language placement exam administered by the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona. Please note that your performance on the placement exam may not reflect the number of semesters of language instruction you’ve already completed at your home university. We strongly suggest that students who are trying to place into any level of language beyond true beginning prepare for the language placement exam by reviewing previous coursework.

  • Course Level Recommendations
    Determination of course equivalencies will be done by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.

  • Course Credit
    ISA can recommend credit equivalencies, but credit transfer is ultimately determined by the student's home university.

  • Transcript Information
    The transcript from Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona will reflect ECTS and Contact Hours.  Please be in touch with your home university regarding credit transfer for this program.

Courses

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
International Students
Taught In English
45 Contact Hours
6 ECTS Credits
45 Contact Hours
6 ECTS Credits
45 Contact Hours
6 ECTS Credits
45 Contact Hours
6 ECTS Credits
45 Contact Hours
6 ECTS Credits

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Jack DeLine

Program Manager, Spain

Morgan Gay

Program Manager, Spain

BARCELONA TEAM

Manuel Urí Martín

Resident Director, Spain

Danielle Roberge

Student Care Services, Spain

Aina Muñoz Comas

Cultural Activities Coordinator, Spain

Cristina Canales Contador

Senior Cultural Activities Coordinator, Spain

Cristian Pérez

Housing Coordinator, Spain

Daniel Ostad

Senior Housing Coordinator, Spain

Janelle Forster

Senior Student Care Coordinator, Spain

Mariloli Cámara

Academic Coordinator, Spain

Walter Uribe

Student Care and Academic Services, Coordinator, Spain

Funding Your ISA Program

As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page. 

View all Funding Options

Housing

Living in ISA housing will allow you the opportunity to experience aspects of the Spanish lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor. Regardless of your housing option, you will have a short commute to your university. Travel times to the various university buildings generally range between 15 and 35 minutes depending on housing and class locations. With an open and adaptable mind, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.

We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations, however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.

Homestay

Host families are a great choice if you are seeking full linguistic and cultural immersion during your time abroad. Each host family has been carefully selected by ISA’s resident staff in order to best accommodate your needs and to ensure a comfortable living situation. Homestays will provide two meals a day and laundry service once a week. You will typically share a room with another ISA student of the same gender. Single rooms may be available for an additional fee.

Apartment

Apartments are a great housing option if you are seeking complete independence during your time abroad. Apartments are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and availability is limited. Rent and utilities are included in the program price, and each apartment is fully furnished. Apartments, spread throughout the city, typically house four-six ISA students, and are made up of single and double occupancy rooms. Meals and laundry service are not included. In this ISA housing option, you will pay a $500 security deposit. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the event of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Independent Housing

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

Excursions

THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA

Valencia

Valencia is famous for its beaches, oranges, paella, and the "City of Arts and Sciences", an eye-catching cultural complex hosting museums, performing arts, and the biggest aquarium in Europe. After exploring the city, you will have the chance to enjoy a fabulous day on the beach, taking part in water sports such as paddle boarding, surfing, canoeing, etc. A 100% Mediterranean experience!