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Fact Sheet:
Advisor:
Cristina Sosa
Who Can Apply?:
UMA only - non-UMA students consult your study abroad office
Fields of Study:
Art History, Culture, Economics, International Business, Management, Political Science, Spanish
Host Institution:
University Autonoma of Barcelona
Language(s) of Instruction:
English, Spanish
Language Prerequisite:
0 College-Level Semester
Program Provider:
Center for International Studies
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Summer Program Duration:
6 weeks
Housing:
Apartment, Family Home Stay
In Classes With:
Mostly International Students
Minimum Class Standing:
1st Semester Sophomore
Minimum GPA:
2.75
Classification of Credits Available:
Part-Time
Program Description:
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Program Information:
Beaches, culture, Spanish-language immersion, and a university with a strong international reputation await you in Barcelona! Summer at UAB lets you earn 6 credits in 6 weeks while living in one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities.


Get excited about:
  • World-class academics at one of the strongest universities in Western Europe – You will spend your summer studying at the newest, most modern branch of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Study Spanish in Barcelona - the campus is located in an affluent financial and educational district in northern Barcelona. 
  • Life in the cultural capital of the Mediterranean – Barcelona is home to more UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other city in Europe. You will witness 2,000 years of architectural and cultural splendor.
     
  • Cultural activities and excursions are included – Imagine learning a little more about the history of Spain through a cooking class, or about southern Spain’s traditions while enjoying a flamenco show. Get to know the barrios of Barcelona in greater detail with small guided tours, or learn about immigration patterns affecting the city through diversity scavenger hunts.
     
Academics:
Summer at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona offers an incredible opportunity for intensive study of the Spanish language, and for taking electives in your major, minor, or another area that interests you—all for credit at your home university. Class sizes are small to increase interaction with the professor, encourage academic rigor, and allow the international students to work together.

You may choose either 2 elective courses or one language class and one elective to complete the 6-credit course load. Courses are taught in Spanish or in English by local faculty, so you don’t need to start with any Spanish-language skills. All levels of proficiency are accommodated. Classes are Monday through Thursday, leaving plenty of time for exploring the city, visiting museums and galleries, and day tripping with fellow international students.


Highlights:
There are many reasons to study on our Summer at UAB program, but here are a few of the key highlights that make this program unique.

  • Hands-on orientation and guided tours of the city
  • A Catalan cooking class, a flamenco show, museum visits, and cinema night
  • One optional guided weekend excursion outside of Barcelona (at an additional cost)
  • Custom housing options
  • An internationally recognized university
  • A range of academic offerings to suit your major and interests
  • Classes taught in both English and Spanish
  • Study Spanish in Barcelona:  Spanish classes tailored to your proficiency, whether beginner or advanced
  • A coastline of the best beaches in Europe
  • Café culture, delicious cuisine, amazing nightlife, and incredible shopping


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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 05/01/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA
NOTE: Please check the partner program website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above is the date when UMass materials, signature documents, and questionnaires need to be handed in or completed. If the program start and end dates read "TBA," consult the program's website or your IPO advisor.

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