Program Information
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Fall 2023: Barcelona, Spain
September 04, 2023 - December 21, 2023
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
02/21/2023 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMRegistration Link:
02/27/2023 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMRegistration Link:
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
04/14/2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM231 Purnell Hall
04/28/2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMElliott Hall Conference Room
Program Notes
Please review the CGPS COVID-19 Updates page before applying to a study abroad program.

All applicants must have a valid passport by the program’s application deadline. Your passport’s expiration date must be more than six months after the program ends. If you do not have a current passport, apply through the U.S. State Department. It takes an average of 8-11 weeks (2-3 months) to process a passport.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates.

If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees and tuition.

Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.
Program Description

Study in Barcelona, the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain, and home to nearly 5 million people in its metropolitan area. Barcelona is the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea, located on the coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs, and bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola mountain range. Founded as a Roman city, but besieged several times during its history, Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important cultural center and a major tourist destination. Particularly renowned are the architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Muntaner, which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The city is known for hosting the 1992 Summer Olympics, as well as world-class conferences and expositions, and also many international sport tournaments.

Students interested in business administration will find the Barcelona semester especially enriching, though the wide variety of courses in art, political science, and other disciplines makes it attractive to many students and open to all. Instruction takes place in English except for Spanish courses, or unless otherwise noted. Classes are offered through the set Study Abroad Programme of the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB) and are attended by international students of various backgrounds.

Though not required, students are highly encouraged to enroll in at least one Spanish course. Before their arrival, students take a placement test to determine their proficiency level, which will dictate access to Spanish language and content courses.

The University of Delaware’s program partner is Barcelona Study Abroad Experience (Barcelona SAE), the organization specialized in Barcelona that makes all on-site program arrangements and serves as a liaison to the UAB. Barcelona SAE’s Spanish- and Catalán-speaking resident staff make housing and excursion arrangements, ensure that students are properly registered at the UAB, and assist students if any problems arise. At the Barcelona SAE offices, situated a 15-minute walk from the city center, students can find the on-site staff, printing facilities, and free WiFi connection.

Community Engagement: Students have the opportunity to volunteer in the local community, the best way to get to know Spaniards. Students should be aware that there is a different culture around volunteering than what we have in the US. Kitchens in homeless shelters, for example, won't allow people to come in and work without adequate professional training. To work in a school or nursing home, requires an FBI background check.For more information about the types of opportunities typically available, see Online Student Guide.

Students are housed in shared rooms in student residence halls, either with other U.S. students in the program, or with international students studying or working in Barcelona . All residence halls are equipped with kitchen facilities, WiFi connection, and washing machines. The residence halls are spread throughout the city in areas with easy access to public transportation, restaurants and shops. Average commute time to class is about 30 - 40 minutes by public transportation.

The group typically takes a weekend excursion to places such as Zaragoza, or Bilboa as well as three day trips to places like Tarragona, the Dali Museum, or Girona. On-site staff also arrange frequent activities in order to facilitate students’ immersion into the local culture such as: Spanish & Catalán cooking class, “getting to know Barcelona” tours, speed intercambio (language exchange) with locals, salsa classes and more.

The Program Fee includes lodging, cost of Spanish visa (required for U.S. citizens), airport pick-up in Barcelona, welcome and farewell dinners, all program-related activities and excursions and international medical insurance. Students will need to budget for meals, metro pass, laundry, cellphone, linen package for the apartments and other personal expenses. Students are required to have a cellphone capable of making local calls in Spain and of sending and receiving text messages in Spain.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Spain, nor does it include airport transfer on the date of departure. The program officially begins when students arrive in Barcelona. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together.

ACCESSIBILITY: Students with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to study abroad, but should be aware that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Residence halls and classrooms may not have air conditoning.
Program Courses
Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
All students must enroll in at least 12 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.

Students must enroll in all credt-bearing courses for a grade. Only UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail.
These courses have pre-approved for UD students participating on this program.

The courses listed are not guaranteed, and enrollment in specific courses can be competitive. Students should select at least 8-10 potential courses.

All courses are taught in English except Spanish (SPAN) courses, or if otherwise indicated. Students are highly encouraged (though not required) to enroll in a Spanish course in order to facilitate cultural and linguistic immersion. Results of a placement test taken at the UAB prior to arrival will determine the appropriate enrollment level.
UNIV 373-011: Study Abroad - Barcelona, Spain (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience and are required to complete a brief post-program assessment of these changes
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
The Semester in Barcelona is designed for undergraduate students regardless of major. Although there is no formal Spanish-language prerequisite, prior study is preferred, and enrollment in a Spanish language course during the program is encouraged. Full-time enrollment status (12 or more credits) during the program is also required. A minimum 2.800 grade point average (on a 4.00 scale) is required.
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by Zoom.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please email a copy of your official transcript to the Program Coordinator.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Fall Semester
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,400.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and CGPS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in early April.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early August.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • CGPS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$7,020.00$18,840.00
Final Program Fee$6,985.00$6,985.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$14,005.00$25,825.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,400.00$1,400.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
Barcelona SAE offers need- and merit-based scholarships.

The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onMarch 10, 2023
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMarch 21, 2023
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *early April
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly August
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Marie Gleason
Study Abroad Coordinator
121 E. Delaware Ave, Newark, DE 19716
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Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.