May Term in Barcelona, Spain

Providing unique learning experiences for students since 1969.

Program information

Offering content courses in English in Humanities, International Business and Marketing.

The May Intensive Term with Spanish Studies in Barcelona is an excellent opportunity to experience the culture and beauty of Catalonia. This term is ideal for beginner students of Spanish, that do not have the necessary language level to take content courses in Spanish, but want to have a rigorous academic experience abroad in a prestigious local university with international students.

Why choose this program?

  • Dedication to academic excellence
  • Classes meet Monday through Friday for a total of 45 contact hours
  • Small class size for personalized attention
  • 3 semester credits
  • All courses are taught in English at the historic Casa de la Convalescència (Sant Pau Campus) at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, by highly qualified Spanish university professors with extensive experience in teaching US college students.
  • 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

  • 2.75 overall GPA

May Term Programs

Not currently accepting applications

Course Catalog

BUSINESS
SA3051E - BRAND BARCELONA: MARKETING THE GLOBAL CITY
Brand Barcelona: Marketing the Global City will critically examine the success of the ‘Barcelona Model’ of urban redevelopment, paying particular attention to the way in which marketing has extended its sphere of influence from the selling of commodities to the selling of places. Given the consequent commodification of the city, the question will be raised as to who has benefited and who has lost out in this transformation. As well as providing a solid foundation in theory the course will also consider contemporary debates over the regeneration of Barcelona and will involve you in an exploration of the ‘invisible city’ that is concealed by Barcelona’s business/tourist friendly façade, through field studies and films. An important part of the assessment will involve project work, through which you will be encouraged to uncover aspects of the city which reveal something about how it is being transformed through its global promotion.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
May
Art
SA3039E - THE GREAT ART COLLECTIONS IN SPAIN
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
Art
SA3042E - DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, May, Spring, Summer
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

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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