Program Details

Academics Course Load: 3-5 courses Credit Load: 12-15 credits Language of Instruction: English and/or Spanish Minimum Spanish Proficiency Required: Beginner (no previous Spanish experience required). Minimum GPA: 2.5/4.0 Transcript: Issued by UAB.
Barcelona, Spain
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
Students who study abroad for a semester at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB) will have an incredible range of courses in both English and Spanish to choose from, ensuring that whatever you’d like to study, we have the course for you! Whether you’re a business major or want to take courses on Spanish history and culture, UAB has it all. 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: 3-5 courses Credit Load: 12-15 credits Language of Instruction: English and/or Spanish Minimum Spanish Proficiency Required: Beginner (no previous Spanish experience required). Minimum GPA: 2.5/4.0 Transcript: Issued by UAB. For the Semester program at UAB, students have the following academic options: Option A (12 credits): 1 Spanish class (6 credits) & 2 Electives (3 credits each) Option B (15 credits): 1 Spanish class (6 credits) & 3 Electives (3 credits each) Option C (12 credits): 4 Electives (3 credits each) (No Spanish class) Option D (15 credits): 5 Electives (3 credits each) (No Spanish class) Possible Courses Include: Humanities Courses Spain in Europe: an Urban Approach Spanish Civilization and Culture Spanish Contemporary Art Spanish Art and Cultural Heritage Spanish History in the 20th Century Cultures Without States: The Case of Catalonia Politics, War and Economy in the Age of Globalization European Business History Mediterranean Politics Mediterranean Culture and History A Greater Middle East Barcelona City Planning and Architecture Inequality, Poverty and Globalization Modernism: Art Nouveau Architecture Sketched and Explained Politics of the Developing World The Great Art Collections in Spain Urban Interventions and Art as a Language The Seven wonders of Spain: History of Spanish Architecture Geopolitics and International Relations New tendencies in Spanish Contemporary Art Civilización y Cultura Española Digital Photography for Beginners The Image of Barcelona in Literature Energy and Climate, between Geopolitics and Sustainable Development International Business Courses Strategic Behavior in Business and Economics Cross – Cultural Management International Economics Doing Business in Emerging Markets International Business International Finance International Marketing Strategies Strategic Management of the Firm Managing Services Understanding the European Economy Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation E-Commerce and Online Businesses The Political Economy of European Integration From Empire to Nation: an Economic History of Spain Supply Chain Management Introduction Business Analysis Managerial Skills for International Business Estrategias de Marketing Internacional Negocios Internacionales The Creative Economy Spanish Language Courses Elementary Spanish Upper Elementary Spanish Intermediate Spanish Upper Intermediate Spanish Advanced Spanish Español para los Negocios Admission Requirements: Be enrolled as an undergraduate at a U.S. university or college Have a GPA of 2.75 or higher Have the required minimum language proficiency

Setting Description:
The Host Institution Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB) The UAB was established at the end of the 1960's and since then has become one of the most dynamic universities in Spain. Made up of more than 25 schools, faculties and associated centers, the direct enrollment option offers students a real campus-based experience. The Hispanic Studies programs are located in beautiful, historic, buildings in upscale areas of Barcelona.

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