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 the modernista 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.
The IES Abroad Barcelona Center is located in the heart of downtown Barcelona, near Plaza Catalunya. It is within walking distance of many historic Barcelona sites.
IES Abroad Barcelona welcomes students of all Spanish language levels. Prior to arrival, you will take the Spanish language placement exam online. You are then placed at the appropriate language level based on the results of your placement exam.
Course options available are determined by language proficiency. Below are the course options for each track of the IES Abroad program. You will be informed of your track before the program begins, and must take 15-19 credit hours per semester. Most students are required to study Spanish language on the IES Abroad Barcelona program. For a list of IES courses,click here.
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|
Throughout your stay, IES Abroad Barcelona will stimulate you intellectually, encourage you to move beyond your comfort zone, and provide you with opportunities to socialize with fellow students and the Catalans. If you want to get more involved by volunteering, IES Abroad staff can provide you with contacts for local volunteer-based organizations.
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: housing with local residences, student apartments, or in Residence Halls.
The IES Abroad Barcelona Center, student apartments, homes with local residents, Residence Halls, and Colegios Mayores offer wireless Internet access. The IES Abroad Center also has many desktop computers for you to use during Center hours.
The IES Abroad Center contains a small library with research materials and access to online collections of complete books, journals, and articles for your use. Students enrolled at outside universities have borrowing privileges at the university libraries.
IES Public University Grants
UConn students receive an automatic $2,000 credit toward all IES Abroad semester and academic year/calendar year programs. This $2,000 credit will be noted on your IES Abroad invoice.
You must be accepted to and attend an IES Abroad program authorized UConn in order to receive one of these scholarships. No additional application necessary – the grant is automatic for all eligible students. Simply apply to an IES Abroad Fall, Spring, Academic Year or Calendar Year Program.
Please note that 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.
This program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.
You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.
You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
- Location: Barcelona, Spain
- Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
- Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Class status:||2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year||Academic area:||Arts, Business, Environmental Studies, Humanities, Social Sciences|
|Language of instruction:||Spanish||Prior language study required:||None|
|Open to non-UConn students:||No||Required GPA:||2.75|