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The Spanish Language & Hispanic Studies Semester Program at the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) is sure to make your language abilities skyrocket! This program is designed for international students that are looking to take most of their courses in Spanish, but at a level for non-native speakers – providing you with the perfect balance of challenge and comfort!
Founded in 1450, the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) is the oldest and largest university in the Catalonia region and boasts an annual student population of over 90,000. It has always placed importance on international relations and for many years it has been the leader among European universities to host international students – around 5,000 students annually.
The UB offers an Estudios Hispanicos program taught in Spanish for non-native or fluent speakers and is based on Spanish and Latin American culture.REQUIREMENTS
Minimum G.P.A. Requirement: 2.5
Class Requirement: Freshman-Senior Standing
Language Requirement: Although helpful, no previous Spanish language knowledge is required.
ACADEMICS The Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and Barcelona SAE have worked hard to create a study abroad program that allows you to earn credits in your major, minor, or electives. The courses are especially designed for international students, meaning that you will be able to take courses in English and/or have the advantage of learning in Spanish at a pace for non-native or fluent speakers.
Accreditation The Universitat de Barcelona (UB) is recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education as a degree granting institution of higher learning. After completing a Barcelona SAE program at the UB, the transcript will be sent directly to the student’s home institution.
Course Approval Before you go abroad, Barcelona SAE strongly recommends that you meet with the study abroad office and/or your academic advisor at your home institution. After your acceptance into the program, you will be required to submit a “Approval Contact for Study Abroad” form that will automatically inform your home institution of your intent to participate on a Barcelona SAE program. With that said, we suggest that students are as transparent as possible about their plans and make an appointment with their study abroad office immediately after submitting their Barcelona SAE application.
The earlier that students plan for their study abroad experience, the easier it will be to get all of their courses pre-approved and know exactly what transfer credit will be received at their home institution. Please remember that it is best to get multiple first and second choice courses pre-approved for your Barcelona SAE program, as this will give you some flexibility in setting up your class schedule. Don’t just think about the courses that are required for your major or minor, but also courses that can fulfill your general education or elective requirements.
Course Options Your courses will be taught in Spanish or English and will primarily be lectures with some teamwork involved. Students will be in class at the UB with other international students.
During a semester at UB, students can choose between two different options. Please visit our website for more information.
Option One: 12 Credits – 110 Hour Spanish Language Class + Two Elective Courses
Option Two: 15 Credits – 110 Hour Spanish Language Class + Three Elective Courses
Spanish Language – A1
Spanish Language – A1.2
Spanish Language – A2
Spanish Language – B1
Spanish Language – B2
Spanish Language – C1-C2
Barcelona Mediterranean Metropolis
Conversar en Español
Cortometrajes del Cine Español
Escribir en Español
España y Europa
Español Hablado en Situaciones Cotidianas
Español para la Economía y los Negocios
Geografía de España
Historia del Arte Español – 1
Historia del Arte Español – 2
Lectura de Textos Breves
Lengua y Cultura Catalanas
Spain’s Economy Highlights
Viaje Literario por España
Please note that not all courses listed above will be offered every semester, and the list above are courses and/or subject areas that have been offered in the past by the host institution. Institutions in Barcelona often do not finalize course listings until the beginning of the term, and as such, this list will be updated as the host institution provides additional information.
For a complete listing of courses that will occur during your specific semester abroad at the UB, please contact your Barcelona SAE Advisor.
WHAT'S INCLUDED The Hispanic Studies Semester Program at the UB Includes: