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IES: Study in Barcelona, Spain (Third Party) (Summer)

The Program

Study in Barcelona- capital of the autonomous province of Catalonia, and 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 themodernista 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.

IES offers two summer tracks in Barcelona – the Language and Area Studies Track, and the Intensive Language track.

The Academics

IES Abroad Barcelona welcomes students of all Spanish language levels.  Students will recieve 6-7 credits during the program and can choose to improve their Spanish language learning through intensive Spanish language courses or they may enroll in area studies courses taught in English or Spanish. See the table below for a list of Spain-Barcelona, IES Course Equivalents.

To receive credit for an internship, the internship experience has to be part of a graded course listed on the transcript from the foreign institution; and before you leave UConn, you must have approval for that internship credit from an academic department faculty evaluator.

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
ANTH 3093 Foreign Study ANPS340 Self and Identity in a Post Modern World 3 6/30/2017
ANTH 3093 Foreign Study AN/SO 360 Banditry & Mafias in the Mediterrranean 3 12/31/2020
ART 2993 Foreign Study 225-01 Art and Design 3 12/31/2019
ART 2993 Foreign Study PG 328 Understanding Photography 3 12/31/2019
ARTH 3993 Foreign Study AH 324 Modernism in Architecture and Design in a Comparative Perspective 3 6/30/2021
BADM 2893 Foreign Study AD007 Principles of Marketing 3 12/31/2019
BADM 2893 Foreign Study MG51240 People Management 3 12/31/2017
BADM 2893 Foreign Study IB/IR330 Leadership in a Cross-Cultural World 3 6/30/2017
BADM 2893 Foreign Study IB350 International Marketing: A European Approach 3 6/30/2017
BADM 2893 Foreign Study International Marketing Strategies 3 6/30/2021
BADM2893 Foreign Study IB 343 Business Ethics in an Intercultural Framework 3 12/31/2017
ECON 2493 Foreign Study EC3035 Inequality, Poverty and Globalization 3 12/31/2019
ECON 2493 Foreign Study EC 340 01 Globalized Economy and Migration 3 12/31/2020
ECON 3421 International Trade EC2006 International Economics 3 12/31/2018
EEB 1893 Foreign Study ES 361 Science and Society, a European Perspective 3 12/31/2021
ENGL 3627 Studies in Literature LT 342 01 Exploring Gothic Ireland: Fact, Fiction and Film 3 6/30/2021
ENGL 3693 Foreign Study LT 252 Creative Travel Writing 3 6/30/2019
FNCE 4893 Foreign Study IB 355 International Finance Management 3 6/30/2022
HIST 3993 Foreign Study SO/PO/HS 331 Understanding Contemporary Spain: Politics, Society, History 3 6/30/2018
HIST 3993 Foreign Study HS 51146EH The City and Its History 3 6/30/2017
HIST 3993 Foreign Study HS317 The American Century: US Policy in Western Europe 3 6/30/2019
HIST 3993 Foreign Study HS 251 Barcelona: The Cosmopolitan City 3 6/30/2021
MGMT 4893 Foreign Study IB 2007 International Business (at Universitat de Barcelona) 3 12/31/2018
MGMT 4893 Foreign Study IB 320 Strategic Management 3 12/31/2019
MGMT 4893 Foreign Study IB 334 The Business of Sports in Europe 3 12/31/2020
MGMT 4893 Foreign Study IB-393 Leading Across Cultures: Principles and Practice 3 12/31/2020
MGMT 4893 Foreign Study MG 345 Management Across Borders 3 12/31/2021
MUSI 1001 Music Appreciation MS 215 Introduction To Music: Learning To Listen 3 12/31/2020
No Credit UAB BS 2017 E-Commerce and Online Businesses 0 12/31/2018
No Credit DE ESCI- INTLEXPAN International Expansion 0 6/30/2019
POLS 3993 Foreign Study PO475 Democracy in Western Europe 3 6/30/2020
POLS 3993 Foreign Study CM 323 Campaigning in Europe 3 12/31/2019
POLS 3993 Foreign Study POLI 3003 BABC Spain Today: Politics and Society 3 6/30/2019
POLS 3993 Foreign Study CM-323 Campaigning in Europe: From Propaganda to Political Marketing 3 6/30/2021
POLS 3993 Foreign Study SA3036E Politics of the Developing World 3 6/30/2021
POLS 3993 Foreign Study PO 325 Politics in Spain 3 6/30/2020
POLS 3993 Foreign Study SO/PO/HS 331 Spain: Politics, Society and History 3 6/30/2020
POLS 3993 Foreign Study PO210 Introduction to the European Union 3 12/31/2020
PSYC 2101 Introduction to Multicultural Psychology 260 Cross Cultural Psychology 3 12/31/2021
PSYC 3883 Foreign Study PS 350 Human Development in the Spanish Socio-Cultural Context 3 6/30/2021
PSYC 3883 Foreign Study PS 410 Cultural Perspectives in Psychology 3 6/30/2021
PSYC 3883 Foreign Study MG 322 Organizational Behavior: Psychological Approaches in a European Perspective 3 6/30/2021
SOCI 2101 Sports and Society AN 320A Sports and Society in Spain 3 6/30/2021
SOCI 3993 Foreign Study SO/ES 352 Sustainability: Challenges and Responses 3 12/31/2019
SOCI 3993 Foreign Study SO/RL 330 Church and State in Spain from 1492 to the Present 3 12/31/2021
SPAN 1193 Foreign Study SP 101-01 Spanish Language in Context: Novice Abroad I 4 6/30/2019
SPAN 1193 Foreign Study SP 201 Spanish Language in Context: Novice Abroad III 4 12/31/2019
SPAN 1193 Foreign Study SP 102 01 Spanish Language in Context: Novice Abroad II 4 12/31/2020
SPAN 1193 Foreign Study HP 340 Contemporary Spanish Film 3 6/30/2021
SPAN 1193 Foreign Study SP 301 Spanish Language & Cultures: Emerging Independent Abroad I 4 6/30/2019
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study SP 302 Spanish Language & Cultures: Emerging Independent Abroad II 4 12/31/2019
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study SP 462 Spanish Through Theater 4 12/31/2019
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study MS 201 The Music of Spain: Diversity, Functionality and the Construction of Cultural Identity 3 6/30/2021
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study SP 351 Spanish Language in Context: Independent Abroad I 3 6/30/2021
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study CM 329 Language, Culture and Communication: Hispanic Cultures and their Societies 3 6/30/2021
URBN 3993 Foreign Study AH330 Architecture and Landscape in Barcelona 3 12/31/2019

The Experience

Housing is an important part of the study abroad experience, and IES Abroad Barcelona locates housing that reflects typical student accommodations. IES Abroad Barcelona offers three housing options: student apartments, Spanish language apartments or in Residence Halls/Colegios Mayores.

Although your adventure begins in Barcelona, our DiscoverIES take you to other great cities in and around Spain. DiscoverIES brings you closer to the Barcelonan and Spanish culture through a broad array of activities that merge together the academic insight provided by field trips and the guidance of our faculty. They provide contrast and context for what you are learning in Barcelona. Here are a few possible destinations.

Costa Brava
3 Days | Summer
Visit Greek and Roman ruins, the medieval city of Girona, and the “dreamland” of Salvador Dalí between Barcelona and the French border.

La Garrotxa
1 Day | Summer
Explore volcanic terrain and hike through the forest of this northeastern county of Catalonia.

1 Day | Summer
Spend the day hiking the mountain of Montserrat.

Note: IES Abroad DiscoverIES destinations,activities and lengths of stay may vary according to term and availability.


Certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

Budget Sheets: Summer
The Details

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/27/2018 03/06/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Arts, Business, Humanities, Languages, Social Sciences
Language of instruction: Spanish Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 2.5