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Advanced Liberal Arts

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Information for term Advanced Liberal Arts

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 15, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 15, 2018
  • Dates: Sep 3 – Dec 21, 2018 (16 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jan 25 – May 31, 2018 (18 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Sep 4, 2017 – May 31, 2018 (39 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Take advantage of your advanced Spanish language skills by exploring advanced topics in international relations, literature, sciences, and more, alongside Spanish classmates in this cosmopolitan city. Both edgy and traditional, lively Barcelona offers endless sites and experiences – each a new opportunity to enhance fluency and interact with city dwellers. A variety of outings and trips beyond the city make your understanding of this diverse region complete – and unforgettable.  

Unique Experiences

  • Lean on your CIEE Guardian Angel

    a Spanish peer ready to help you settle into your new life and meet friends at University of Barcelona.

  • Bite into Barcelona culture

    with small-group cooking lessons, tours, and tapas night.

  • Gain valuable experience

    and put your talents to good use with an internship. You might update a website for the Centre for Discourse Studies or man the Language Lab at the 'Centro de Autoaprendizaje de Lenguas' at UB.

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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  • beaches

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  • universities

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Location & Culture

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Culture, sport, fashion, finance, media, entertainment – Barcelona is brimming with all of it. The largest city on the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona is home to 1.6 million in the city proper and 4.5 million in the broader metro area. It is edged with a river on either side and backed by the Serra de Collserola mountains to the west. A walk through the city reveals 2,000 years of history at every turn, including Roman ruins, 19th century modernista architecture, ultramodern showpieces, and the Gothic buildings of the Old Town.

Castilian Spanish and Catalan are both official languages. Catalan is regularly used in all aspects of life, but not imposed. Taxi drivers, shopkeepers, professors, host families – all speak clear Castilian when Spanish speakers are present. Spanish is widely used at the university. Students don’t need to speak Catalan, but learning a few words can open doors to making friends.

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The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • See Barcelona from new heights with a hike and excursion to Collserola.
  • Travel to a Spanish city of cultural and historical significance.
  • Get to know Spanish students with UB conversation exchanges.
  • Take day trips to must-see destination, such as La Garrotxa National Park, the Dalí museum in Figueres, Greek and Roman ruins in Empúries, or the Penedés wine region.

INTERNSHIP

Gain valuable experience, put your talents to good use, and get a realistic feel for everyday life in Barcelona with an internship. Past students have updated the website for the Centre for Discourse Studies, Barcelona, managed the Language Lab at the Centro de Autoaprendizaje de Lenguas at UB; and helped staff in the UB Office of Mobility and International Programs.

 

HERITAGE LEARNERS TRACK

With this option, students take Spanish for Heritage Learners and another CIEE culture course, in addition to three or four elective university courses, chosen from the entire Universitat de Barcelona curriculum. CIEE provides a list of recommended courses.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Homestays. Live with a Spanish-speaking family -- with or without another CIEE student -- and immerse yourself in the city’s language and culture. Each student has his/her own room and weekly laundry service. Homestays are located in Barcelona, no more than 30 minutes from the CIEE Study Center by public transportation.

    Residence Halls. Students live with other Spanish and international students. Residence halls include single rooms with shared kitchens and common areas.

    Apartments. Apartments may have double or single rooms. They have shared kitchens and laundry facilities. Students live with other CIEE students. 

    Housing is tight in Barcelona. If we can’t accommodate your first housing choice, we’ll let you know before you arrive. All housing is within a 30-minute commute to the CIEE Study Center.

  • MEALS

    Homestay students have breakfast and dinner with their host families, and are responsible for lunch. Meals are not included at residence halls or apartments.

Barcelona, Spain

Where You'll Study

  • A

    CIEE STUDY CENTER

    Near Barcelona’s main square, Plaza Catalunya.

  • B

    UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

    University Plaza, walking distance from the CIEE Study Center.

  • C

    Getting Around

    Students use public transportation to get from their lodgings to the CIEE Study Center – no more than a 30-minute ride. Students get to UB classes by walking or taking the metro.

What People are Saying

  • It depends on what you want out of your abroad experience. If you want to be very immersed and work hard, then ALA is a good fit.

    Alex, Columbia University, Spring '17
  • Choosing to study abroad through CIEE Barcelona’s Advanced Liberals Arts Program was one of the best decisions I’ve made throughout my college experience. Barcelona is an incredibly lively city with a unique cultural history. ALA ensures that each student is given the support and access to take full advantage of all that Barcelona has to offer.

    Ben, Amherst College, Spring '17

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What you need to know

The program details

Geared for independent students with advanced Spanish language skills, this program gives students flexibility to choose Universitat de Barcelona (UB) classes in a wide range of topics with Spanish students, or take CIEE courses with CIEE students. All students first take one of two Spanish language courses to prepare them for their work at UB.

During the first week of the program, students meet individually with our Resident Director to select their UB courses.

CIEE courses are taught at our Study Center in adjoining historic buildings near the city’s main square. UB classes are held at University Plaza – a short walk from the CIEE Study Center – or in Pedralbes in the northwest part of the city, a 20-minute metro ride from our Study Center.

CIEE courses are taught by faculty from the Universitat de Barcelona and other higher education institutions in the city.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    University of Barcelona (UB) classrooms may be traditional or modern, and may include up to 80 students. CIEE classrooms are smaller, and have 10-20 students on average.

  • GRADING

    Spanish professors grade on a 10-point scale, and points are converted to letter grades.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    UB classes involve less guidance than U.S. students are accustomed to: syllabi are less detailed and there are fewer assessments. CIEE courses are more typically American, with carefully monitored attendance, regular assignments and exams, and participation as important factors in grading.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.

  • PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    6 semesters of college-level Spanish (or equivalent).

Curriculum

Program Credit

  • Total credit, semester: 15 semester/22.5 quarter hours
  • Total credit, academic year: 30 semester/45 quarter hour
  • Contact hours: 45; credit – 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours, unless otherwise noted

Semester students take 5 classes (15 credits):

  • Advanced Spanish Writing and Stylistics or Spanish for Heritage Learners (3 credits)
  • 0-2 CIEE culture courses in Spanish – one may be an internship (0-6 credits)
  • 2-4 Universitat de Barcelona  courses in Spanish (6-12 credits)


Academic-year students take 5 classes during second semester (15 credits):

  • 3-4 UB courses in Spanish (9-12 credits)
  • 1-2 CIEE culture courses not chosen in fall (3-6 credits)


Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Fall 2018 Courses

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REQUIRED CIEE LANGUAGE COURSE

  • SPAN 4006 BASP: Advanced Spanish Writing and Stylistics
  • SPAN 4003 BASP: Spanish for Heritage Learners

REQUIRED CIEE CULTURE COURSES—IN SPANISH

  • AHIS 3002 BASP: Masterworks in Catalan Art
  • CATA 1001 BASP: Introduction to Catalan Language in its Social Context (Spanish/Catalan)
  • HIST 4001 BASP: Contemporary Spain
  • CINE 3001 BASP: Literature & Cinema in Spain

CIEE INTERNSHIP

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA COURSES

The following list is a sample of the types of regular UB courses that are available to CIEE students in the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Education, Geography and History, Hispanic Philology, International Affairs, Law, Mathematics, Modern Languages and Literatures (Spanish), Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, and Psychology. The CIEE Program Manager meets with each student during orientation to help him or her choose and register for classes.

Department of Biology
The Department of Biology offers scientific training in the basic and applied aspects of biology; molecular biology and genetics; cell biology and physiology; and evolution, ecology, and biodiversity. Courses: Algae and Bryophytes, Applied Animal Biology, Bases of Organic Reactions, Biological Anthropology, Biology of Marine Invertebrates, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Microorganisms, Cellular Culture and Tissue Engineering, Environmental Biotechnology, Environmental Microbiology and Sustainable Processes , Marine Ecology, Plague Control and Diseases of Plants, Regulation and Homeostatic Control, Regulation of Metabolism, Structural Biochemistry, Vegetal Biology.

Department of Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry offers scientific training in the basic and applied aspects of analytical, general, organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry. Courses: Biomaterials, Biochemistry, Materials Science, Biological Documentation, chemical Engineering, Organic Chemistry Laboratory, Inorganic Materials, Environmental Chemistry, Computational Chemistry.

Department of Communication and Cultural Industries
The Department of Communication and Cultural Industries offers training in the strategies and practices of the media and communications industry, government policy makers and the third sector. Courses: Audiovisual Documentation, Audiovisual Realization, Editing and Production, Genres and Formats of Oral Communication, Mechanisms and Production of Online Communication, Mediated Communication Theories, Semiotics of Communication, Structure of Audiovisual System, Text Production in Spanish, The Contemporary Thought, The Economy in Today’s World Configuration, Virtual Worlds.

Department of Economic Sciences/Business/International Affairs
Throughout its various departments, the Diagonal Campus (a 20-minute metro ride from the city center) offers a broad spectrum of courses in economics and techniques in the analysis of local, European, and world economies, as well as classes in business. Courses: Analytic Accounting, Conflicts and Social Problems, Cultural Studies, Development Economics, Econometrics II, Economic Growth and Location of the Economic Activity, Economics and Business Statistics II, Economics of Uncertainty, European Integration, Financial Instruments and Markets, Financial Management, Game Theory and Application in Economics, Human Resources, Industrial Organization, International Taxation, Macroeconomics III, Management Control, Microeconomics II, Operations Management, Political Analysis and Spanish Political System, Principles of Marketing, Social Control, Social Research Techniques II, Social Research Techniques IV, Sociology of Global Processes, Sociology of Professions, Occupation and Work, Spanish Economic Policy and EU Policy, Spanish Economy, Statistics II, Strategic Management, Strategic Marketing.

Department of Fine Arts
The Department of Fine Arts shapes plastic artists, professionals, and artistic directors in image and design. The department also provides an environment for building theoretical knowledge; conceptual formation, aesthetics and critique; a formation of artistic practice; and an adequate professional capacity for a degree in Fine Arts. Courses: Art, Technology and Printing, Artistic and Cultural Policies: Intellectual Property, Artistic Spaces: light and Ambient Mutations, Arts in Movement: Nomad Visions, Contemporary Visualities, Cross-roads in a personal journey: Spaces for Creation and Spaces for Diffusion, Drawing of Movement, Information Design, Media Arts, Models, Miniatures and Prototypes, Painting vs. The End of Art, Photography, Sculpture and Earth Materials: Clay, Stone, Wood and Natural Fibers.

Department of Geography, History, and Art History
Located in the city center, the Facultad of Geography and History offers basic and applied scientific training in the methods and techniques of geography, history, history of art, and social and Cultural anthropology. Courses: Ancient Hispania, Ancient History, Applied Physical Geography, City and Metropolitan Region, Classicism and Mannerism in the 16th Century, Climatology, General Cartography, Geography and History, Geography of Spain, Global Change, History, Culture and Society in Modern and Contemporary Ages, History of Avant-Garde Art (1905-1960), History of Rome, Local and Regional Development, Medieval History of Spain, Methodologies and Principles of Historic and Artistic Research, Migrations and Transnational Processes, Natural Hazards, Prehistory, Principles of History of Aesthetics, Social and Cultural Geography, Social Theory. Trends in Modern and Contemporary Cinema, World Regional Structure.

Department of Law/Political Science
The Department of Law and Political Sciences enables students to pursue areas of interest in Spanish and European government and politics, international relations, comparative politics, and political theory and philosophy. Courses: Bioethics and Law, Civil Law, Constitutional Law, Economic and Social History, Economic International Law, Economics and Social Welfare State, Environmental Law, European Law of Open Circulation, European Union Law and Administration, Fundamentals of Criminal Law and Crime Theory, History of Law, Immigration, Nationality and Status of Foreigners, Institutions of European Community Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Legal Regulations of Work, International Organizations, International Protection of Human Rights, Introduction to Law, Labour and Social Security Law, People Management and Administration, Political Economics, Psycho-Social Hazards, Public International Law and International Relations, Social Structure, Sociology of Law, Sociology of Work, Spanish Economy, System of Rights and Liberties.

Department of Hispanic Philology
Located in the city center, the Facultad of Philology is housed in the historic building of the Universitat de Barcelona. The department offers courses in Spanish language and literature, literary theory, classic languages and literatures, and Catalan, Galician, Basque, German, French, Italian, Hebrew, Arabic, Romanian, and Slavic languages. Courses: Applied Linguistics, Castilian Literature of the Middle Ages, Contemporary Literary Theory Methods: Post-Structuralist Trends, Introduction to the History of the Spanish Language, Introduction to Linguistics, Introduction to Latin American Literature, Language Acquisition, Linguistic Commentary, Literary Commentary, Literature and History, Literature and Holocaust, Panorama of Spanish Literature (Middle Ages and Golden Age), Panorama of Spanish Literature (Modern and Contemporary), Phonology, Realism and Naturalism in Spain: the Novel, Sociolinguistics of Spanish, Spanish Morphology and Lexicography, Spanish Literature of the Renaissance: Poetry and Prose, Spanish Theater of the Golden Age: Text and Performance, The Camino de Santiago, The 20th Century Spanish Poetry (1940-2000), The 20th Century Spanish Poetry: from Modernism to Avant-Garde, 20th Century Latin American Literature.

Department of English (all courses taught in English)
Located in the city center, the Facultad of Philology is housed in the historic building of the Universitat de Barcelona. The English Department brings together three different areas of study: Literature, Drama and Theatre, and Cultural Studies. Courses: Contemporary Narratives in English, Contemporary Theater in English, Descriptive English Grammar I, English Narrative and Cinema, English Phonetics and Phonology I, English Semantics, English Teaching as a Second Language I, History and Culture of the British Isles, History of the English Language II, Literature and Conflict, Literature in English in the 20th and 21st Centuries, New Trends in Literature of the United States, Literatures of the United States in the 19th Century.

Department of Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics offers scientific training in the basic and applied aspects of calculus, linear algebra, and mathematical structures. Courses: Algebraic Variables, Complex Analysis, Differential Equations, Harmonic Analysis and Signal Theory, Integral Calculus in Diverse Variables, Introduction to Commutative Algebra, Introduction to Integral Calculus, Multivariate Analysis, Projective Geometry.

Department of Philosophy
The Facultad of Philosophy offers a historical and critical study of the fundamental ideas of the western tradition and present world with courses on the history of philosophy and science, logic and philosophy of the sciences, and moral and political philosophy. Courses: Contemporary Theories of Art and Literature, History of Aesthetic Ideas, History of Ancient Philosophy II, History of Culture, History of Modern Philosophy II, History of Science, Metaphysics II, Logics Topics II, History of Contemporary Philosophy Topics II, History of Science Topics II, Metaphysics Topics II, Philosophical Anthropology, Philosophy of History, Philosophy of Language II.

Department of Physics
This department offers scientific training in the basic and applied aspects of Physics. Courses: Algebraic Equations, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology, Differential Equations and Vectorial Calculus, Electromagnetism, General Relativity, Calculus of Diverse Variables, Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics.

Department of Psychology and Education
This Facultad offers scientific training in the basic and applied aspects of psychology and pedagogy as well as socio-educational intervention and mediation. Courses: Behavior and Immunity, Clinical Psychology, Cultural Psychology, Developmental Psychology: Adolescence, Maturity and Senescence, Development Disorders, Group Psychology and Collective Behavior, Learning, Motivation and Sensitivity, Memory and Representation, Mental Health and Mental Disorder from an Evolutionary Perspective, Organizational Psychology, Psychological Assessment, Psychological Intervention, Psychology and Marketing, Sex and Gender Psychology, Sexual Psychology, Social Psychology, Thinking and Problem Solving, Upbringing and Development of Individuals.

SPRING 2018 COURSES

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Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

REQUIRED CIEE LANGUAGE COURSE—IN SPANISH

REQUIRED CIEE CULTURE COURSES—IN SPANISH

CIEE INTERNSHIP—IN SPANISH

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA COURSES

The following list is a sample of the types of regular UB courses that are available to CIEE students in the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Education, Geography and History, Hispanic Philology, International Affairs, Law, Mathematics, Modern Languages and Literatures (Spanish), Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, and Psychology. The CIEE Program Manager meets with each student during orientation to help him or her choose and register for classes.

Department of Biology
The Department of Biology offers scientific training in the basic and applied aspects of biology; molecular biology and genetics; cell biology and physiology; and evolution, ecology, and biodiversity. Courses: Algae and Bryophytes, Applied Animal Biology, Bases of Organic Reactions, Biological Anthropology, Biology of Marine Invertebrates, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Microorganisms, Cellular Culture and Tissue Engineering, Environmental Biotechnology, Environmental Microbiology and Sustainable Processes , Marine Ecology, Plague Control and Diseases of Plants, Regulation and Homeostatic Control, Regulation of Metabolism, Structural Biochemistry, Vegetal Biology.

Department of Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry offers scientific training in the basic and applied aspects of analytical, general, organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry. Courses: Biomaterials, Biochemistry, Materials Science, Biological Documentation, chemical Engineering, Organic Chemistry Laboratory, Inorganic Materials, Environmental Chemistry, Computational Chemistry.

Department of Communication and Cultural Industries
The Department of Communication and Cultural Industries offers training in the strategies and practices of the media and communications industry, government policy makers and the third sector. Courses: Audiovisual Documentation, Audiovisual Realization, Editing and Production, Genres and Formats of Oral Communication, Mechanisms and Production of Online Communication, Mediated Communication Theories, Semiotics of Communication, Structure of Audiovisual System, Text Production in Spanish, The Contemporary Thought, The Economy in Today’s World Configuration, Virtual Worlds.

Department of Economic Sciences/Business/International Affairs
Throughout its various departments, the Diagonal Campus (a 20-minute metro ride from the city center) offers a broad spectrum of courses in economics and techniques in the analysis of local, European, and world economies, as well as classes in business. Courses: Analytic Accounting, Conflicts and Social Problems, Cultural Studies, Development Economics, Econometrics II, Economic Growth and Location of the Economic Activity, Economics and Business Statistics II, Economics of Uncertainty, European Integration, Financial Instruments and Markets, Financial Management, Game Theory and Application in Economics, Human Resources, Industrial Organization, International Taxation, Macroeconomics III, Management Control, Microeconomics II, Operations Management, Political Analysis and Spanish Political System, Principles of Marketing, Social Control, Social Research Techniques II, Social Research Techniques IV, Sociology of Global Processes, Sociology of Professions, Occupation and Work, Spanish Economic Policy and EU Policy, Spanish Economy, Statistics II, Strategic Management, Strategic Marketing.

Department of Fine Arts
The Department of Fine Arts shapes plastic artists, professionals, and artistic directors in image and design. The department also provides an environment for building theoretical knowledge; conceptual formation, aesthetics and critique; a formation of artistic practice; and an adequate professional capacity for a degree in Fine Arts. Courses: Art, Technology and Printing, Artistic and Cultural Policies: Intellectual Property, Artistic Spaces: light and Ambient Mutations, Arts in Movement: Nomad Visions, Contemporary Visualities, Cross-roads in a personal journey: Spaces for Creation and Spaces for Diffusion, Drawing of Movement, Information Design, Media Arts, Models, Miniatures and Prototypes, Painting vs. The End of Art, Photography, Sculpture and Earth Materials: Clay, Stone, Wood and Natural Fibers.

Department of Geography, History, and Art History
Located in the city center, the Facultad of Geography and History offers basic and applied scientific training in the methods and techniques of geography, history, history of art, and social and Cultural anthropology. Courses: Ancient Hispania, Ancient History, Applied Physical Geography, City and Metropolitan Region, Classicism and Mannerism in the 16th Century, Climatology, General Cartography, Geography and History, Geography of Spain, Global Change, History, Culture and Society in Modern and Contemporary Ages, History of Avant-Garde Art (1905-1960), History of Rome, Local and Regional Development, Medieval History of Spain, Methodologies and Principles of Historic and Artistic Research, Migrations and Transnational Processes, Natural Hazards, Prehistory, Principles of History of Aesthetics, Social and Cultural Geography, Social Theory. Trends in Modern and Contemporary Cinema, World Regional Structure.

Department of Law/Political Science
The Department of Law and Political Sciences enables students to pursue areas of interest in Spanish and European government and politics, international relations, comparative politics, and political theory and philosophy. Courses: Bioethics and Law, Civil Law, Constitutional Law, Economic and Social History, Economic International Law, Economics and Social Welfare State, Environmental Law, European Law of Open Circulation, European Union Law and Administration, Fundamentals of Criminal Law and Crime Theory, History of Law, Immigration, Nationality and Status of Foreigners, Institutions of European Community Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Legal Regulations of Work, International Organizations, International Protection of Human Rights, Introduction to Law, Labour and Social Security Law, People Management and Administration, Political Economics, Psycho-Social Hazards, Public International Law and International Relations, Social Structure, Sociology of Law, Sociology of Work, Spanish Economy, System of Rights and Liberties.

Department of Hispanic Philology
Located in the city center, the Facultad of Philology is housed in the historic building of the Universitat de Barcelona. The department offers courses in Spanish language and literature, literary theory, classic languages and literatures, and Catalan, Galician, Basque, German, French, Italian, Hebrew, Arabic, Romanian, and Slavic languages. Courses: Applied Linguistics, Castilian Literature of the Middle Ages, Contemporary Literary Theory Methods: Post-Structuralist Trends, Introduction to the History of the Spanish Language, Introduction to Linguistics, Introduction to Latin American Literature, Language Acquisition, Linguistic Commentary, Literary Commentary, Literature and History, Literature and Holocaust, Panorama of Spanish Literature (Middle Ages and Golden Age), Panorama of Spanish Literature (Modern and Contemporary), Phonology, Realism and Naturalism in Spain: the Novel, Sociolinguistics of Spanish, Spanish Morphology and Lexicography, Spanish Literature of the Renaissance: Poetry and Prose, Spanish Theater of the Golden Age: Text and Performance, The Camino de Santiago, The 20th Century Spanish Poetry (1940-2000), The 20th Century Spanish Poetry: from Modernism to Avant-Garde, 20th Century Latin American Literature.

Department of English (all courses taught in English)
Located in the city center, the Facultad of Philology is housed in the historic building of the Universitat de Barcelona. The English Department brings together three different areas of study: Literature, Drama and Theatre, and Cultural Studies. Courses: Contemporary Narratives in English, Contemporary Theater in English, Descriptive English Grammar I, English Narrative and Cinema, English Phonetics and Phonology I, English Semantics, English Teaching as a Second Language I, History and Culture of the British Isles, History of the English Language II, Literature and Conflict, Literature in English in the 20th and 21st Centuries, New Trends in Literature of the United States, Literatures of the United States in the 19th Century.

Department of Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics offers scientific training in the basic and applied aspects of calculus, linear algebra, and mathematical structures. Courses: Algebraic Variables, Complex Analysis, Differential Equations, Harmonic Analysis and Signal Theory, Integral Calculus in Diverse Variables, Introduction to Commutative Algebra, Introduction to Integral Calculus, Multivariate Analysis, Projective Geometry.

Department of Philosophy
The Facultad of Philosophy offers a historical and critical study of the fundamental ideas of the western tradition and present world with courses on the history of philosophy and science, logic and philosophy of the sciences, and moral and political philosophy. Courses: Contemporary Theories of Art and Literature, History of Aesthetic Ideas, History of Ancient Philosophy II, History of Culture, History of Modern Philosophy II, History of Science, Metaphysics II, Logics Topics II, History of Contemporary Philosophy Topics II, History of Science Topics II, Metaphysics Topics II, Philosophical Anthropology, Philosophy of History, Philosophy of Language II.

Department of Physics
This department offers scientific training in the basic and applied aspects of Physics. Courses: Algebraic Equations, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology, Differential Equations and Vectorial Calculus, Electromagnetism, General Relativity, Calculus of Diverse Variables, Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics.

Department of Psychology and Education
This Facultad offers scientific training in the basic and applied aspects of psychology and pedagogy as well as socio-educational intervention and mediation. Courses: Behavior and Immunity, Clinical Psychology, Cultural Psychology, Developmental Psychology: Adolescence, Maturity and Senescence, Development Disorders, Group Psychology and Collective Behavior, Learning, Motivation and Sensitivity, Memory and Representation, Mental Health and Mental Disorder from an Evolutionary Perspective, Organizational Psychology, Psychological Assessment, Psychological Intervention, Psychology and Marketing, Sex and Gender Psychology, Sexual Psychology, Social Psychology, Thinking and Problem Solving, Upbringing and Development of Individuals.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

In 2016, we awarded over 1,000 scholarships totaling more than $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization. This year's no different. In fact, every year we give this unrivaled amount of funding, because we’re on a mission to help YOU go abroad, too! Explore your options today.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Three-day orientation – an introduction to Spanish culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

No Hidden Fees

Program

Spring 2018 18 weeks Academic year 2017-2018 39 weeks Fall 2018 16 weeks

Application Due

Apr 15, 2018

Start Date

Jan 25, 2018 Sep 4, 2017 Sep 3, 2018

End Date

May 31, 2018 May 31, 2018 Dec 21, 2018

Fees & Housing

$18,850
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $14,083 **

Housing = $4,300 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $18,850

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $2,600

International Airfare = $1,250 ††

Local Transportation = $400

Books & Supplies = $300

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $2,800

Total Estimated Costs = $8,010

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** homestay includes two meals daily; no meals are included for students in the Residencia option

for students in residencia or shared apartment; homestay students should budget $1,150 per semester for meals not included in fees

†† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

$35,800
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $26,733 **

Housing = $8,600 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $35,800

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $5,200

International Airfare = $1,250 ††

Local Transportation = $800

Books & Supplies = $600

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $5,600

Expenses during break = $1,500 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $15,610

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** homestay includes two meals daily; no meals are included for students in the Residencia option

for students in residencia or shared apartment; homestay students should budget $1,150 per semester for meals not included in fees

†† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

††† academic year students who wish to stay onsite are responsible for arranging their housing and meals during the semester break

$18,850
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $14,083 **

Housing = $4,300 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $18,850

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $2,600

International Airfare = $1,250 ††

Local Transportation = $400

Books & Supplies = $300

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $2,800

Total Estimated Costs = $8,010

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** homestay includes two meals daily; no meals are included for students in the Residencia option

for students in residencia or shared apartment; homestay students should budget $1,150 per semester for meals not included in fees

†† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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