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Spanish Language & Culture

Available Sessions

OVERVIEW

Location:

Barcelona

Dates:

late Aug 2018 - mid Dec 2018

Price:

$16,995

Estimated Credits:

14 - 18

Deadlines:

Apply by 6/15/18 Withdraw by 7/15/18

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • $95 Online Application Fee
  • Complete Application
  • Transcript - Unofficial
 

ELIGIBILITY

Education
Completed:
High School Graduate
Foreign Language Proficiency:
All Levels
Minimum GPA:
2.5
 

About the Program

Program Description

Designed for students at all levels of Spanish ability, this program allows you to acquire and improve your Spanish language skills while gaining a deeper understanding of Spanish culture. Join other international students and hone your Spanish skills at the University of Barcelona’s (UB) Estudios Hispánicos language learning center. Intensive Spanish courses are available for all levels of proficiency. You'll also delve into local culture and history through liberal arts and social sciences electives, taught in English or Spanish, at the CEA Barcelona Center. If you speak Spanish at the high-intermediate Spanish level and above, you may choose to take all courses in Spanish. You may also enroll in the optional Global Career Development Seminar, an ideal way to focus on future career success.

Program Structure

You'll enroll in 1 UB language course and 2-3 CEA elective courses. UB language courses meet for 113 contact hours/8 credits; CEA elective courses meet for 45 contact hours/3 credits. You may also choose to enroll in the Global Career Development Seminar course, which meets for 15 contact hours/1 credit. Overall, semester students may earn a total of 14-18 credits (up to 270 contact hours), and academic year students may earn a total of 28-36 credits (up to 540 contact hours.)

UB language courses meet 4 times per week, Monday-Thursday. Typically, CEA elective courses meet twice per week, Monday-Thursday. Active learning components required by your courses may be scheduled for Fridays.

Prior to departure, you will select your preferred courses and take an online language placement exam. In addition, you'll take a language placement exam on-site in Barcelona; language placement exams are held at UB the Friday before classes start. You will be enrolled into CEA courses based on their availability. It is in your best interest to have multiple alternative courses approved by your home university prior to your departure due to course availabilities. To ensure that you receive credit for the language level you place into, have your home university pre-approve courses at several levels before you leave for Spain. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.

Where You'll Study

Founded in 1450, the University of Barcelona is Catalonia’s oldest and largest educational institution, with more than 90,000 students. UB operates four campuses throughout Barcelona and is known for its focus on international students.
Located on the Plaza Catalunya in the heart of the city, the CEA Barcelona Center offers courses in a range of subjects, taught in English and Spanish. Learning takes place both in and out of the classroom, with instructors taking full advantage of Barcelona’s many notable sites and attractions. 

Where You'll Stay

When you study abroad in Barcelona, you can choose CEA housing or arrange your own independent housing. CEA housing assignments are based on availability and confirmation date; we make every effort to match your housing requests, but we can’t guarantee housing preferences.

Studying Abroad in Barcelona with CEA

Expect a lot of perks when you study abroad with CEA. From housing to excursions, cultural engagement to other exciting opportunities, our inclusions make studying abroad in Barcelona easy!
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

Life-Long Benefits
I made friends I will have for the rest of my life. I learned a lot about not only France, but who I am and what I am capable of. Everybody should have the chance to study abroad because there are so many benefits.

Garret Swinton
Grand Valley State University,
Spring 2014 , Aix-en-Provence, France

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