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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Year
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  • Program Sponsor: IES 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2020 01-NOV-2019
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Rolling Admission 07-JAN-2020 25-APR-2020
Fall Semester 2020 01-APR-2020 ** Rolling Admission 31-AUG-2020 17-DEC-2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.75
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: none Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students: No
Housing: Homestay, University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enrollment at foreign institution, Internship, Island Click here for a definition of this term Tuition Payments Made To: Program Provider
Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Advisor: Liz Wellbeloved Click here for a definition of this term Application Fee: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Administrative Fee: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area: Anthropology, Architectural History, Art, Art - Art History, Commerce, Communications, Cultural Studies, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Film Studies, Foreign Affairs, History, Internship, Law, Other Languages & Literatures, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish
Program Description:

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Barcelona - Liberal Arts & Business

Program Overview

There are a wide variety of courses available, primarily taught in English by our world-class faculty. When you arrive, you are grouped into language proficiency-based levels to focus your course enrollment options. This will also provide a sense of community with your fellow students and will challenge you to maximize your learning.

In addition to your Spanish language course, you will choose from a variety of English-taught IES Abroad courses, as well as Spanish- and English-taught local university courses to round out your semester. All IES Abroad courses include field study activities that help you connect coursework with your surroundings. You can also take Spanish-taught IES Abroad courses.

Why Barcelona?

Come let Barcelona enchant you. Whether it is the salty sea air, the sweep of mountains in the distance, or the romance and excitement of Las Ramblas, where else can you marvel at Gaudi's whimsical architectural genius while embracing the laid-back Spanish lifestyle?

Student Life

We strive to make sure you feel safe, cared for, and at home while you’re away from home. Whether it’s the orientation program that makes you feel prepared, your housing that is well-located and comfortable, the cultural events that make it easy and fun to meet other international and local students, or the field trips and walking tours that take you to places tourists don’t usually see—we’re all about our student service. Learn more about the day-to-day studying abroad on this program. From field trips to housing, it’s all on IES Abroad’s website.

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Scholarships & Aid

IES Abroad firmly believes that financial limitations should not prevent a qualified student from participating in an IES Abroad program. That's why we commit $5 million in study abroad scholarships and aid, all offered through one quick and easy application. 

Aid Application Deadlines:
Summer – April 1
Fall/Academic Year – May 1
Spring/Calendar Year – November 1

The IES Abroad Difference

We can say that our academic standards are completely unmatched, our partnerships with more than 500 global universities and colleges speak to the quality of our programs, and our health and safety practices have set the standards for the entire field of study abroad. And all of that would be true…. But what really sets us apart is our commitment to you. As a not-for-profit study abroad and internship provider, you are our bottom line. Your success is our success. And in today’s world, that’s a pretty extraordinary thing.

  • 135 Award-Winning Study Abroad and Internship Programs
  • 33 Global Locations
  • Advising & Student Support from predeparture to after you return home
  • Strong Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
  • $5+ Million in Aid and Scholarships
  • Passionate, Mission-Focused Staff and Faculty from our headquarters in Chicago to our Centers around the world
  • 70 Years of Experience

About IES Abroad

Founded in 1950, IES Abroad is a not-for-profit academic consortium of more than 260 top-tier American colleges and universities, with more than 240 additional partner universities worldwide. IES Abroad provides premier study abroad and internship programs around the world through IES Abroad, IES Internships, IES Abroad Customized & Faculty-Led Programs, and The Study Abroad Foundation. With more than 400 study abroad programs in 85 locations worldwide, the organization creates authentic global education opportunities for thousands of students annually. IES Abroad has nearly 140,000 alumni who have benefited from studying in IES Abroad programs since its inception. 

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IES Barcelona

IES Barcelona Program
IES Barcelona Summer Program

The IES program in Barcelona is open for students at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of Spanish language.

IES Barcelona offers area studies courses in Art History, Business, Communications, Cultural Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, History, Political Science, Spanish Language and Literature, and Urban Studies. They focus on contemporary Spain and Europe, and on the Mediterranean region. Most IES area studies courses are taught in English. In addition, IES Barcelona arranges many extracurricular opportunities to learn more about the Spanish people and culture.

Business and economics students are eligible to enroll in courses in these fields taught in English at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, a leading Spanish university. However, improving students' written and oral proficiency in Spanish is a major focus of the program. Therefore, all students are required to take a language course as part of the curriculum.

IES language classes and IES area studies courses are held at the IES Center in downtown Barcelona. Language options include beginning, intermediate, intermediate-advanced, and advanced level courses, as well as the opportunity to take an intensive beginning level Spanish class. Advanced students must enroll in a language and area studies course taught in Spanish at a local university.

Students must enroll in a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester and may enroll in a maximum of 19 credit hours, including IES and university courses.

City of Barcelona 

Barcelona, capital of the autonomous province of Catalonia, is one of the most prosperous areas in contemporary Spain. A major cultural center since the Middle Ages, it styles itself Catalan, Spanish, European, and international. There's a saying in Barcelona: "One Catalan starts a business. Two Catalans organize a corporation. Three Catalans form a choral society."

Barcelona has been home to prominent 20th century artists like Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró. The experimental works of the modernist architect Antoni Gaudí are one of the city's unique attractions, and his Church of the Holy Family is the familiar symbol of the city.