Students in Barcelona study onsite at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). Founded in 1990, the campus offers courses in social sciences, humanities, communication and information technologies as well as in health and life sciences.
- Courses can be taken in English, Spanish or Catalan
- Beginner to Advanced levels of Spanish
- 6-week program
- 6-9 credits, two or three courses
- Study visits included in program fee
- You can add Seville May Term:
Visit the Spanish Studies Barcelona Summer program website.
Apply online to the Spanish Studies Abroad. Complete the Saint Mary's required paperwork, application may be picked up in the Study Abroad Office, Saint Mary’s Hall, Room 136.
Acceptance is contingent on a thorough review of the student's application and subsequent approval from Spanish Studies. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. Spanish Studies recommends that you apply as early as possible to allow more time for pre-departure arrangements.
Courses are offered in English and Spanish. Areas of study include: Language, Art History, Business, European Studies, History, Management, Marketing, and Social Science.
Examples of Summer Courses:
- Society and Politics in Contemporary Spain
- Current Issues on the European Union in a Global World Communication
- “Sketches of Spain”: Spain in Contemporary Mass and Visual Culture
- Imágenes de España en el cine contemporáneo
- Barcelona on Stage: Documentary Workshop
- Spanish Postmodernism and Beyond
- Contemporary Barcelona and Its Cultural History
- La edad de plata: Intelectuales y artistas en las vanguardias españolas de entreguerras
- Cataluña: Tierra de encuentros y territorio de fronteras
- De compras por barcelona
- F.C. Barcelona: Más que una institución deportiva
- La empresa española: Una cervecera catalana
Since the Barcelona, Spain summer abroad program does not occur during the regular academic year, Federal, State, and SMU institutional aid may not be applied to the program's costs.
Double occupancy room & full board
Overnight & local study visits & cultural activities
Computer access & high-speed internet access
Spanish Studies transcript
Support of onsite staff
CC-CS has a scholarship program that is open to all participants. Award recipients are chosen based on the submission of an original essay in Spanish, an essay in English and a faculty recommendation. Students may receive awards up to $2,500.
Students should research the details of non-SMU scholarships for applicability and see the Director of Study Abroad for other scholarship and grant opportunities.
1. Obtain a passport. Submit a copy of the first page to the Study Abroad Office.
2. Attend all orientation sessions.
3. Arrange travel plans. Submit a copy of your flight itinerary to the Study Abroad Office.
4. Purchase the International Student Identity Card (ISIC) for $25 in the Study Abroad Office.
Just a little of what Barcelona has to offer:
- Subtropical and Mediterranean climate
- Cosmopolitan coastal city
- World class arts and entertainment
- Famous for Gaudi, Dali, Miro and Picasso
- UNESCO World Heritage sights
- Beautiful Beaches
- Fashion Center
The weather is pleasant year-round except for the rainy season in October. The winters do cool down quite a bit, especially at night. Some say that summers are unpleasantly hot, but the heat of Barcelona never compares to that of Madrid or Seville. The absolute best time to visit is spring and early summer, when the weather is perfect and the city is full of annual celebrations.
When Central Standard Time is in effect in the United States, Spain is seven hours ahead.
The currency in Spain is the Euro. Euro bank notes come in the following denominations: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. Coins are in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 1 euro and 2 euro.
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