Program Details

Academics Course Load: 3-4 courses (200-245 hours) Credit Load: 13-16 credits Language of Instruction: Spanish Minimum Spanish Proficiency Required: Intermediate. Minimum GPA: 2.5/4.0 Transcript: Issued by UB. All students must take Spanish Grammar
Location:
Barcelona, Spain
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
Are you a student who has already started your Spanish studies and now you’re looking for a program where you can really take your language skills to the next level? The Hispanic Studies at UB semester program is an amazing opportunity to increase your language proficiency while taking university-level courses in Spanish! This “content-based” learning is a great way of furthering studies in areas you are interested in while vastly improving your Spanish skills. BridgeVirtual Language Lessons As part of your program fee, you will receive three free BridgeVirtual language sessions for your use prior to your arrival on-site! Each session lasts 2 hours and includes both pre- and post-class online activities, as well as private, face-to-face time with a certified native speaking teacher. With BridgeVirtual, you’ll learn from practical assignments that incorporate videos, blogs, news articles, and a large variety of material, appropriate for all levels and interests. You will be assigned your own teacher, who is dedicated to guiding and motivating you through a completely personalized, one-to-one program, which makes learning fun, practical and effective. And most importantly, you’ll have the language tools you need to be successful in your program abroad. Did you know that Barcelona: Has the most UNESCO world heritage sites of any city in the world? Boasts art and architecture from such famous Spaniards as Picasso, Miró, Dalí and Gaudí? Has 13 Michelin starred restaurants? Is home to thousands of students, both from within Spain and around the world? Has over 3 miles of beach within 15 minutes of the city center? Is host to a completely bi-lingual community? Is no more than a 2 hour flight away from the following cities: Rome, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Munich, Madrid?

Academics Course Load: 3-4 courses (200-245 hours) Credit Load: 13-16 credits Language of Instruction: Spanish Minimum Spanish Proficiency Required: Intermediate. Minimum GPA: 2.5/4.0 Transcript: Issued by UB. All students must take Spanish Grammar & Conversation (110 contact hours) plus 2 or 3 Spanish Culture electives (45 contact hours each). (15 contact hours = 1 semester credit.) All classes are taught in Spanish! Possible Courses Include: Actualidad económica española Cine español El escritor y la ciudad España actual: sociedad e instituciones España y Europa: origen y evolución Geografía de España Hispanoamérica: pintura, cine, literatura y música Historia del arte español antiguo y medieval Historia del arte moderno y contemporáneo Historia general de España moderna y contemporánea Lengua y cultura catalanas Mujeres escritoras Conversar en español Español hablado en situaciones cotidianas Lectura de textos breves El Español para negociar en contextos profesionales Escribir en español Español para la economía y los negocios Spanish Language Courses Intermediate Spanish Language Advanced Spanish Language Spanish for Heritage Speakers (intermediate or advanced) Admission Requirements: Be enrolled as an undergraduate at a U.S. university or college Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher Have the required minimum language proficiency

Setting Description:
The Host Institution Universidad de Barcelona (UB) The UB was founded in 1450. The present central building was inaugurated in 1871 and is located in the city centre. Today the university has four campuses, in different parts of the city. The university is particularly interested in fostering international relations, and for many years has been the leader among European universities in a number of student exchanges organized as part of the Erasmus program. UB offers an Estudios Hispanicos program taught in Spanish, adapted to the students’ proficiency levels, based on Spanish and Latin-American culture.

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