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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Winter / Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
  • Budget Sheets: Fall
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Study Abroad Minimum Class Standing: 1 Sophomore
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Area of Study: Architecture, Art History, Business, Communication Studies, Cultural and Linguistic Immersion, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, History, International Business, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish Language
Program Description:
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Program Information:
Spend a semester studying abroad in Barcelona at an internationally renowned university in the cultural hub of Mediterranean Europe. You will have the opportunity to soak up all that Barcelona has to offer both inside and outside of the classroom when you study abroad in Spain.

The most pristine white-sand beaches in Western Europe – Barcelona enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate. Pleasant temperatures in winter and hot summers make any time of the year perfect for a visit to the beach. Barcelona’s beaches and boardwalks, a stone’s throw from your front door, are a main attraction in the city.

Cultural capital of the Mediterranean – Numerous museums, churches, cathedrals, concert halls, the modern art of Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, and architecture styles make Barcelona an aesthetically appealing destination for visitors from all over the world.

World-class academics in world-famous buildings – The UAB campus was  named part of UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage for Humanity in 1997. Add to that stellar academics focusing on language and business.

Accommodations that suit your style – Semester at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona provides you with options when it comes to housing. Live with a Spanish family or share an apartment with other international students. 

The city of Barcelona – The café culture, boutique shops, tapas restaurants, and world- famous nightlife are enough to keep you busy for a semester. 

Cultural activities and excursions – We will take you to a Catalan cooking class, a flamenco show, and tours of less-traveled barrios of Barcelona. One day trip outside of Barcelona and one weekend trip in Spain are included in the program.

Semester at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona offers a unique program that focuses on Language, Culture, and International Studies, which includes a variety of courses offered in both English and Spanish.

 Language, Culture, and International Studies
All language levels in Spanish are accommodated, and placement is determined through an online placement exam. You will study alongside other international and American students. You are strongly encouraged to take one 90-contact-hour (6-credit) language course and 2 or 3 elective courses for a full schedule of 12–15 semester credits. Art history, cultural studies, international business, law, political science, marketing, and other course are taught in English; Spanish-language classes are taught in Spanish.  Classes are taught at the Sant Pau and Eixample Campuses.

GPA Required: 2.75. If you find your GPA is lower than the requirement, do not despair! Use the "Contact An Advisor" button on this page or call us to let us know your situation. We'll do all we can to find the right program for you.

How to choose your courses
Now the fun part! As part of the application process you will be required to complete the CISabroad Course Selection Worksheet found in the CISabroad Application Page. The following instructions will guide you through the steps of choosing your courses for the Language, Culture, and International Studies program. 

Course load: 3–4 classes per semester (12–15 US credits). You will take one Spanish language course (90 hours) and 2 or 3 culture classes (45 hours each). The language course level will be determined by an online placement test prior to arrival.

Course approval: Before you go abroad, it is best to get 7–8 classes approved for your semester program. This gives you some flexibility in setting up your class schedule. Think about courses required for your major, but also courses that fulfill your elective requirements.

Course descriptions and catalog for Spring.  

CH1801 Spanish Language and Culture Course
Spanish language course with special emphasis on oral communication. Study the basic grammatical concepts and vocabulary of Spanish, from a functional and communicative approach. Develop oral and written compreheprovided to you by CISabroad upon acceptance) as early as possible, as courses tend to fill up very quickly at UAB and your first choices may not be available if you delay too long. Please plan ahead to get your course choices approved at your home university so you can have them ready to submit after you are accepted to the program.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 07/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 07/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.