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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Advisor:
Cristina Sosa
Who Can Apply?:
UMA only
Fields of Study:
Art History, Business, Culture, Psychology, Spanish
Host Institution:
Barcelona International College
Language(s) of Instruction:
English, Spanish
Language Credits Available:
3 credits
Program Provider:
CIS
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Summer Program Duration:
4 weeks
Winter Program Duration:
3 weeks
Housing:
Apartment, Family Home Stay
In Classes With:
All International Students
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Classification of Credits Available:
Undergraduate Credits
Program Description:
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Program Information:
On our Barcelona Semester program, soak in this cultural hub of the Mediterranean, both inside and outside the classroom. This 12- week program introduces you to Spain’s culture, food, and language in one of the most vibrant cities in the world. You’ll study at the Barcelona School for International Studies with some of the best faculty in Barcelona. You’ll experience quality coursework, excursions throughout Spain and Morocco, proximity to a coastline of white-sand beaches, and life in an exciting, cosmopolitan city. Join locals for some delicious tapas, snap pictures of Gaudi’s dream-like architecture, and amble down the tree-lined pedestrian-only street La Rambla. Barcelona has many best-kept secrets, and you’ll find them all when you live and study here.


Start getting excited about:
  • A range of business, humanities, and Spanish classes to suit your major and interests
  • Variety of weekend trips throughout Barcelona and beyond
  • Homestay options available
  • Campus located ten minutes from the city center
  • Supportive "hub" of on-site staff
Location:
It’s no wonder that Barcelona is one of the top tourist and study abroad destinations in the world. This incredible location on the shores of the Mediterranean has a delightfully mild climate year round. Plus, Barcelona is one of the most exciting and vibrant cities to live in! The second-largest city in Spain has two official languages, Castilian Spanish and Catalan. It’s the perfect place to challenge yourself and practice your own Spanish skills, while also learning more about the unique Catalan history and culture.

The city is bustling, and you'll be in awe of the architecture, including Gaudi's towering Sagrada Familia basilica. When you're ready to immerse yourself in nature, you can easily reach beaches and hiking sites just outside of Barcelona. The efficient public transportation system allows you to quickly travel to the many beaches to both the north and south of Barcelona. It also means you can easily navigate campus and the many amazing sites located throughout the city.

The city’s diverse international population, colorful flair, exciting nightlife, and vast array of cultural, historical, and modern attractions makes Barcelona an unparalleled place to study abroad!

 
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 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.
Fall 2018 05/01/2018 ** Varies 08/29/2018 12/05/2018
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/01/2018 01/07/2019 03/23/2019
Calendar Year 2019 10/01/2018 10/01/2018 TBA TBA

** 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.