Barcelona – Journalism & Communications

IES Abroad

Program Description

Barcelona – Journalism & Communications

IES Abroad

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Why Barcelona?

Barcelona’s spectacular setting on the sea, laidback Spanish lifestyle, and vibrant culture make this city a great place to study abroad, but did you know Barcelona is one of the Europe’s leading centers for digital media, international advertising, journalism, and publishing?

What You'll Study?

In this program, you can choose from a series of courses in Communications, Literature (including travel writing), Photography, Political Science, and much more. Barcelona will be your classroom. All of our courses feature course-related trips and faculty-led visits to cutting-edge digital media outlets, newsrooms, agencies, and more. Imagine studying Advertising and then visiting an international ad agency or attending a lecture by an internationally-known photojournalist as part of your visual storytelling course. It’s all waiting for you here in Barcelona.

You also have the opportunity to take courses at Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB), and Universitat Ramon Llull (URL), two of Spain’s top universities for Journalism and Communications (among many other areas of study). All of our partner universities in Barcelona offer courses in a wide variety of disciplines.

Enhance what you learn in the classroom and add international work experience to your résumé by participating in an optional internship placement and accompanying seminar. Possible placements include advertising, tech-media startups, marketing, and writing for media-related organizations.

A wide variety of other disciplines are offered, as well. So you can supplement your study of Journalism and Communication with courses from our other programs in Barcelona focused on Art History, Economics, History, Psychology, Sociology, and more!

Barcelona’s spectacular setting on the sea, laidback Spanish lifestyle, and vibrant culture make this city a great place to study abroad, but did you know Barcelona is one of the Europe’s leading centers for digital media, international advertising, journalism, and publishing?

In this program, you can choose from a series of courses in Communications, Literature (including travel writing), Photography, Political Science, and much more. Barcelona will be your classroom. All of our courses feature course-related trips and faculty-led visits to cutting-edge digital media outlets, newsrooms, agencies, and more. Imagine studying Advertising and then visiting an international ad agency or attending a lecture by an internationally-known photojournalist as part of your visual storytelling course. It’s all waiting for you here in Barcelona.

You also have the opportunity to take courses at Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB), and Universitat Ramon Llull (URL), two of Spain’s top universities for Journalism and Communications (among many other areas of study). All of our partner universities in Barcelona offer courses in a wide variety of disciplines.

Enhance what you learn in the classroom and add international work experience to your résumé by participating in an optional internship placement and accompanying seminar. Possible placements include advertising, tech-media startups, marketing, and writing for media-related organizations.

A wide variety of other disciplines are offered, as well. So you can supplement your study of Journalism and Communication with courses from our other programs in Barcelona focused on Art History, Economics, History, Psychology, Sociology, and more!

Academics

Our mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences. We offer unique courses that explore Journalism & Communications through an in-depth and hands-on approach. Our world-class professors and course options at prestigious local universities enhance your academic experience and provide you with new perspectives each day in class.

While in Barcelona, you take 15–19 credits per semester. Our goal is to make sure your academic needs are met. You can craft your own academic experience by selecting from the following course types:

  • Spanish language courses (required, 3-7 credits) are offered at the IES Abroad Center. These courses range from the 100- to the 400-level.
  • Area studies courses* (required, 3 credits) are offered at the IES Abroad Center in English and Spanish in a wide range of disciplines.
  • Internships (optional, 3 credits) combine project-based placements in event management, marketing and not-for-profit organizations with a required seminar. (English placements are available. A basic knowledge of Spanish is required for some.)
  • Research Methodology Seminar (optional, 4 credits) involves the guided development of a detailed research project. Available at all language levels for students with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • Estudios Hispánicos (Hispanic studies) courses (optional, 1.5-3 credits) are specifically designed for international students. These Spanish and English-taught courses are available at Universitat de Barcelona and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and in a wide range of disciplines.
  • Local university courses (optional, 1.5-4 credits) are offered in Spanish and English. You take these classes alongside local Spanish students.

*In addition to your program’s specified coursework, you can take any of the area studies courses offered through our Liberal Arts & Business Program.

Daily Life

Part of making you feel at home in Barcelona is doing our best to help you feel safe and cared for. Whether it is an orientation program that makes you feel prepared, housing that is well-located and comfortable, or our DiscoverIES that take you to places off the beaten path—we’re all about our student services.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Spanish
IES Abroad

Last updated August 21, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2019
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
1 - 2 semesters
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
17,850 USD
Term: Fall 2018
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Locations
Spain - Barcelona, Catalonia
Start date : Jan. 2019
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Start date : Sept. 2019
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End date Dec. 19, 2018
Dates
Jan. 2019
Spain - Barcelona, Catalonia
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Sept. 2019
Spain - Barcelona, Catalonia
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End date Dec. 19, 2018