University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut


IES: Study in Barcelona, Spain (Third Party)

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 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.

The Academics

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

The Experience

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.

Other IES Scholarships can be viewed here.

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
The Details

  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 TBD TBD
Academic Year 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

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