Barcelona Summer - Language & Area Studies

IES Abroad

Program Description

Barcelona Summer - Language & Area Studies

IES Abroad

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Overview

The IES Abroad Barcelona Language & Area Studies Summer Program is designed for students who want to study abroad in Spain and experience contemporary Spanish culture from the Catalonian perspective in a challenging academic environment.

Language courses develop your written and oral proficiency in Spanish and area studies courses provide an excellent opportunity to learn about modern Spain in the larger context of the European Union. Courses are available in both Spanish and English.

Over the course of the summer, you will come to know its vibrant plazas and winding streets for yourself. The Barcelona Language & Area Studies Program offers enrollment in IES Abroad courses, housing in homestays with local residents or student apartments with live-in Barcelona Cultural Companions to facilitate your cultural immersion, and DiscoverIES (course-related excursions & field trips). You will have the opportunity to meet Spanish and international students alike. Starting at the IES Abroad Center in the center of Barcelona near the Plaza Catalunya, this study abroad program will help you to gain a meaningful cultural experience and a deeper knowledge of what it means to be a citizen of the world.

Study abroad in Barcelona and experience the city's unique and lively culture!

Quick Facts

  • Center: IES Abroad Barcelona
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Program Credits: 6-7 credits
  • Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
  • Language Prerequisites: None

Program Dates

After you are admitted, refer to the Travel Dates section of the Predeparture Information in your MyIESabroad account before booking travel.

Summer 2018

May 22 - July 7

Upcoming Application Deadlines:

Application deadline has passed

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 Spanish language learning and area studies courses through an in-depth and hands-on approach. Our world-class professors enhance your academic experience and provide you with new perspectives each day in class.

Beginning and Intermediate Spanish students enroll in:

  • A 4-credit Spanish language course plus a 3-credit area studies course taught in English

Advanced Spanish students enroll in:

  • A 4-credit Spanish language course plus a 3-credit area studies course taught in Spanish, or
  • Two 3-credit area studies courses taught in Spanish

Area studies courses are offered in the following disciplines:

  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Communication
  • Culture Studies
  • History
  • International Business
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

Courses

This is a list of planned course offerings. A final list of course offerings will be made available to you in your MyIESabroad account.

Art History

  • AH 223 - Great 20th Century Artists of Catalonia: Picasso, Dalí and Miró (Fall, Spring, Summer)
  • AH/HS 251 - Barcelona: The Cosmopolitan City (Fall, Spring, Summer)

Anthropology

  • AN/SO 320A - Sports and Society in Spain (Fall, Spring, Summer)

Communications

  • IC/CM 329 - Language, Culture and Communication: Hispanic Cultures and their Societies (Fall, Spring, Summer)

History

  • AH/HS 251 - Barcelona: The Cosmopolitan City (Fall, Spring, Summer)

International Business

  • IB 350 - International Marketing: A European Approach (Fall, Spring, Summer)

Intercultural Communication

  • IC/CM 329 - Language, Culture and Communication: Hispanic Cultures and their Societies (Fall, Spring, Summer)

Political Science

  • PO 325 - Politics in Spain (Fall, Spring, Summer)

Sociology

  • AN/SO 320A - Sports and Society in Spain (Fall, Spring, Summer)

Spanish

  • SP 101 - Spanish Language in Context: Novice Abroad I (Fall, Spring, Summer)
  • SP 102 - Spanish Language in Context: Novice Abroad II (Fall, Spring, Summer)
  • SP 201 - Spanish Language in Context: Novice Abroad III (Fall, Spring, Summer)
  • SP 301 - Spanish Language in Context: Emerging Independent Abroad I (Fall, Spring, Summer)
  • SP 301I - Spanish Language in Context: Emerging Independent Abroad Intensive ()
  • SP 302 - Spanish Language in Context: Emerging Independent Abroad II (Fall, Spring, Summer)
  • SP 351 - Spanish Language in Context: Independent Abroad I (Fall, Spring, Summer)
  • SP 444 - Creative Writing Workshop: Short Stories in Spanish (Fall, Spring, Summer)

Course-Related Excursions

IES Abroad Barcelona organizes DiscoverIES (course-related excursions) that complement what you’re learning in the classroom, and contribute to your general knowledge of Spanish culture and society.

Housing

We want to make sure that your greatest challenge is deciding which landmarks to see first or discovering the best café—not finding a place to live where you feel comfortable. We do our best to locate housing that is reflective of how the local students are living. Our goal is that when you leave Barcelona, it will feel like home.

Homestays – Normally, two or three IES Abroad students live in a home with local residents and students share a double room. You are provided two meals a day (breakfast and dinner) while the program is in session.

Apartments – You live with three or five other IES Abroad students in double rooms. A Barcelona Cultural Companion or tutor cultural may also live in the apartment to help you with cultural integration. Apartments have fully-equipped kitchens, and meals are not provided.

Student Life

Orientation The program begins with a 1 day orientation that introduces you to the IES Abroad Barcelona staff, your fellow students, and the city of Barcelona. Topics such as academics, housing, transportation, extra curricular activities, and health and safety are covered during this time. Additionally, CORE™, IES Abroad’s Comprehensive Orientation & Re-entry Experience, begins during orientation and continues throughout the program with activities focusing on cultural adjustment, goal achievement, and preparing for the return home.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 18 years of age
  • In good standing at your home school
  • 2.5 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale (GPAs under 2.5 will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • No previous Spanish language courses are required

Passport & Visa Requirements

A passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the end date of the program, with at least two blank pages is required. U.S. citizens in possession of a valid passport do not need to obtain a visa to enter or study in Spain. Non-U.S. citizens may be required to obtain a student visa prior to arrival.

Cost

Summer 2017

  • Tuition: 5,085
  • Housing: $1,530
  • Insurance: $135
  • Total: $6,750

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
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