International Studies at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain

Providing unique learning experiences for students since 1969.

Program information

Students in the International Studies Program take courses specifically designed for international students in English. Your studies may be complemented by a Spanish language course to help you ease into your new Spanish community. All our courses are specifically designed to enhance your understanding of modern Spain while you immerse yourself in your studies. Choose courses from the Business, Economics & Politics, Art & Architecture, and Mediterranean Studies Tracks.  These courses are taught in English and Spanish at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).

Why choose this program?

  • Dedication to academic excellence
  • Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
  • Classes in English
  • Courses in Business, Economics & Politics, Art & Architecture, Mediterranean Studies
  • Option to take additional courses in Spanish (previous Spanish required)
  • Small class size for personalized attention
  • 12-15 credits per semester
  • Live with a local family
  • All meals included
  • Full access to university facilities
  • Excursions: immerse yourself in a culture while touring with a group you know

Requirements

  • No previous study of Spanish required
  • Must be enrolled at a degree-granting institution with at least an undergraduate sophomore class standing at the time of application
  • 2.75 GPA overall

International Studies at UAB Programs

Start Date: Sep 28, 2020
Apply by: Aug 30, 2020
End Date: Dec 16, 2020
Cost: $14.000
Start Date: Sep, 2021
Apply by: May 15, 2021
End Date: Apr, 2022
Cost: $28.900
Start Date: Sep, 2020
Apply by: May 15, 2020
End Date: Apr, 2021
Cost: $28.900
Start Date: Jan 4, 2021
Apply by: Oct 15, 2020
End Date: Apr 22, 2021
Cost: $15.000
Start Date: Sep, 2021
Apply by: May 15, 2021
End Date: Dec, 2021

Course Catalog

Business
SA3032S - GESTION INTERCULTURAL
Level B2 required
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Summer
Art
SA3045S - ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO ESPAÑOL
Taught in Spanish.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Art
SA3041E - NEW TENDENCIES IN SPANISH CONTEMPORARY ART
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Art
SA3040E - THE SEVEN WONDERS OF SPAIN, SPANISH ARCHITECTURE HISTORY
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Art
SA3039E - THE GREAT ART COLLECTIONS IN SPAIN
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Art
SA3026E - SPANISH ART AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring, Summer
Art
SA3025E - SPANISH CONTEMPORARY ART
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Political Science
SA3036E - POLITICS OF THE DEVELOPING WORLD
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Political Science
SA3028E - CULTURES WITHOUT STATE: THE CASE OF CATALONIA
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Political Science
SA2023E - A GREATER MIDDLE EAST
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Political Science
SA2021E - MEDITERRANEAN POLITICS
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Economics, Political Science
SA3043E - GEOPOLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Economics
SA3022E - AN URBAN APPROACH TO SPAIN AND EUROPE
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Economics
SA2035E - INEQUALITY, POVERTY, AND GLOBALIZATION
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Economics
SA2025E - BEHAVIOUR AND INCENTIVES IN ECONOMICS: THE CASE OF SOCCER
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Economics
SA2024E - THE CREATIVE ECONOMY
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Economics
SA2019E - POLITICS, WAR, AND ECONOMICS IN THE AGE OF GLOBALIZATION
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Economics
SA2018E - THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Economics, Political Science
SA2012E - UNDERSTANDING THE EUROPEAN ECONOMY
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Economics
SA2006E - INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring, Summer
Economics
SA2004E - STRATEGIC BEHAVIOUR IN BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Design
SA3038E - MODERNISM: ART NOUVEAU ARCHITECTURE SKETCHED AND EXPLAINED
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Design
SA3029E - BARCELONA CITY PLANNING AND ARCHITECTURE
Taught in English
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring, Summer
Business
SA3031S - ESTRATEGIAS DE MARKETING INTERNACIONAL
Taught in Spanish.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Business
SA3030S - NEGOCIOS INTERNACIONALES
Taught in Spanish.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Business
SA2044E - HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Business
SA2042E - DOING BUSINESS IN EMERGING MARKETS
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Business
SA2017E - E-COMMERCE AND ONLINE BUSINESSES
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Business
SA2016E - ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND NEW VENTURE CREATION
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring, Summer
Business
SA2011E - MANAGING SERVICES
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Business
SA2010E - STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF THE FIRM
Taught in English
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Business
SA2009E - INTERNATIONAL MARKETING STRATEGIES
Taught in English
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring, Summer
Business
SA2008E - INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
Taught in English
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring, Summer
Business
SA2007E - INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring, Summer
Business
SA2005E - CROSS-CULTURAL MANAGEMENT
Taught in English
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Communication and Media Studies
SA3049E - INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Communication and Media Studies
SA3048E - COMMUNICATION AND GENDER
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
History, Politics and Culture
SA3050E - SPANISH HISTORY & POLITICS: 1936 TO THE PRESENT
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
History, Politics, and Culture
SA3024S - CIVILIZACIÓN Y CULTURA ESPAÑOLAS
Taught in Spanish.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
History, Politics and Culture
SA2022E - MEDITERRANEAN CULTURE AND HISTORY
Taught in English
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Literature
SA3044E - THE IMAGE OF BARCELONA IN LITERATURE
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN-B2.1 - SPANISH LOW ADVANCED
Please find the syllabus on pages 24-28.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN-B1.2 - SPANISH INTERMEDIATE
Please find the syllabus on pages 18-23.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN-B1.1 - SPANISH LOW INTERMEDIATE
Please find the syllabus on pages 12-17.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN-A2 - SPANISH ELEMENTARY
Please find the syllabus on pages 6-11.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN-A1 - SPANISH BEGINNER
Please find the syllabus on pages 1-5.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN C1.2 - ADVANCED SPANISH LANGUAGE LEVEL C1.2
Please find the syllabus on pages 52-59.
Credits: 6
Contact hours: 90
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN C1.1 - ADVANCED SPANISH LANGUAGE LEVEL C1.1
Please find the syllabus on pages 44-51.
Credits: 6
Contact hours: 90
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN B2.2 - ADVANCED SPANISH LANGUAGE LEVEL B2.2
Please find the syllabus on pages 36-43.
Credits: 6
Contact hours: 90
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN B2.1 - ADVANCED SPANISH LANGUAGE LEVEL B2.1
Please find the syllabus on pages 30-35.
Credits: 6
Contact hours: 90
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN B1.2 - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH LANGUAGE LEVEL B1.2
Please find the syllabus on pages 23-29.
Credits: 6
Contact hours: 90
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN B1.1 - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH LANGUAGE LEVEL B1.1
Please find the syllabus on pages 16-22.
Credits: 6
Contact hours: 90
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN A2 - BEGINNING AND ELEMENTARY SPANISH LANGUAGE A2
Please find the syllabus on pages 8-15.
Credits: 6
Contact hours: 90
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN A1 - BEGINNING AND ELEMENTARY SPANISH LANGUAGE A1
Please find the syllabus on pages 1-7.
Credits: 6
Contact hours: 90
Fall, Spring
Language
SA1003S - ESPAÑOL PARA LOS NEGOCIOS
Taught in Spanish.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Art
SA3042E - DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, May, Spring, Summer
Design
SA3037E - URBAN INTERVENTIONS, GRAFFITI & PUBLIC SCULPTURE
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, May, Spring
Business
SA2043E - BUSINESS IN ACTION: LOCAL COMPANIES IN A GLOBAL WORLD
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Business
SA2041E - MANAGERIAL SKILLS FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, May, Spring, Summer
History, Politics and Culture
SA3023E - SPANISH CIVILIZATION AND CULTURE
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, May, Spring, Summer

Costs include

Tuition

Double occupancy room & full board

Laundry

Overnight & local study visits & cultural activities

Orientation

Health Insurance

Spanish Studies transcript

Support of onsite staff

Special Dietary Needs

  • Students with food allergies, intolerances, or other medical conditions that require a special diet may incur an extra fee to cover related dietary expenses. Please contact Spanish Studies for additional details.

All fees are in U.S. dollars and based on current exchange rates. Any considerable decrease in the value of the dollar will affect fees.

Meet your Resident Director

I will work with you from the moment you apply to the Barcelona program. Throughout your stay in Barcelona and until your departure I will help you, guide you, hug you when you need it and be a part of this amazing experience that will change your life. I love interacting with students and making sure you feel secure and satisfied. Don’t hesitate to participate in this life changing experience. We are waiting for you!

Adriana Pajares

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