Barcelona - Political Science & International Relations

IES Abroad

Program Description

Barcelona - Political Science & International Relations

IES Abroad

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Why Barcelona?

As the most international city in Spain, Barcelona is an important place for international relations as well as international business and commerce. Due to the city’s mix of Spanish, English, French, and more, it has strong political ties with the rest of Europe and beyond. And with its mix of cultures, Barcelona offers the unusual opportunity to see how regional, national, and international views are intertwined.

What You'll Study

In this program, you can take courses in a wide range of topics including politics, regionalism, international security, international business and relations, and many others. Imagine taking in all that Barcelona has to offer while taking exciting courses, like Campaigning in Europe: From Propaganda to Political Marketing or Globalized Economy & Migration. All of our courses feature course-related trips and faculty-led visits to government offices and institutions.

You also have the extraordinary opportunity to take Spanish- or English-taught courses at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and Universitat Ramon Llull (URL), both offer strong faculties in Political Science and International Relations. 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 working in NGOs or not-for-profit organizations, law associations, and more.

A wide variety of other disciplines are offered, as well. So you can supplement your study of Political Science and International Relations with a course from our Liberal Arts & Business Program to complement your studies while in Barcelona.

As the most international city in Spain, Barcelona is an important place for international relations as well as international business and commerce. Due to the city’s mix of Spanish, English, French, and more, it has strong political ties with the rest of Europe and beyond. And with its mix of cultures, Barcelona offers the unusual opportunity to see how regional, national, and international views are intertwined.

In this program, you can take courses in a wide range of topics including politics, regionalism, international security, international business and relations, and many others. Imagine taking in all that Barcelona has to offer while taking exciting courses, like Campaigning in Europe: From Propaganda to Political Marketing or Globalized Economy & Migration. All of our courses feature course-related trips and faculty-led visits to government offices and institutions.

You also have the extraordinary opportunity to take Spanish- or English-taught courses at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and Universitat Ramon Llull (URL), both offer strong faculties in Political Science and International Relations. 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 working in NGOs or not-for-profit organizations, law associations, and more.

A wide variety of other disciplines are offered, as well. So you can supplement your study of Political Science and International Relations with a course from our Liberal Arts & Business Program to complement your studies while in Barcelona.

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 Political Science & International Relations 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.

Cost

Fall 2018

  • Tuition: $14,840
  • Housing: $2,780
  • Insurance: $230
  • Total: $17,850

Academic Year

  • Tuition: $26,695
  • Housing: $5,560
  • Insurance: $455
  • Total: $32,710

Consider these prices as a starting point. We encourage you to contact your study abroad office to determine the actual cost to you when factoring in financial aid, scholarships, your home school policies, and other factors.

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

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