University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Fall 2021: Barcelona, Spain

Program Dates September 02, 2021 - December 18, 2021 (dates are tentative)

Program Overview 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, tuition and flights (if purchase was advised by IGS).


All applicants must have a passport valid six months after the program's end date by March 10, 2021.

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 can choose to be housed in homestays with Spanish families with breakfast and dinner provided or in shared apartments, either with other U.S. students in the program, or with international students studying or working in Barcelona . All apartments are equipped with kitchen facilities, WiFi connection, and washing machines. The apartments are spread throughout the city in areas with easy access to public transportation, restaurants and shops. Average commute time to class is about 30 minutes by public transportation.

The group typically takes two overnight excursions to places such as Zaragoza, or Bilboa as well as two day trips to 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, local metro and bus passes, welcome and farewell dinners, all program-related activities and excursions and international medical insurance. Students will need to budget for meals, 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. Due to the time required to obtain a visa, at the time of application, students must have a passport valid for six months beyond the program’s return date.

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.

The Institute for Global Studies cooperates with the Lerner College of Business and Economics on the administration of this program.



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.

Apartments and homestays may not have air conditoning.

Courses: Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. 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. Please note: Courses offered are subject to change as the host institution's scheduling may change. Students are only allowed to take a maximum of 15 credits.

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.
ART 180-072: Digital Photography for Non-Majors (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Digital Photography
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
ART 267-070: Seminar: Spanish Contemporary Art (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Spanish Contemporary Art
ART 267-071: Seminar: Spanish Contemporary Art: 1970-1990 (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Spanish Contemporary Art - Taught in Spanish
ART 367-070: Seminar: New Tendencies in Spanish Contemporary Art (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: New Tendencies in Spanish Contemporary Art
ART 467-070: Seminar: Urban Inventions and Art as Language (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Urban Interventions, Graffiti & Public Sculpture
ARTH 199-070: Topics in Art History: Art Nouveau Architecture Sketched and Explained (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Modernism: Art Nouveau Architecture Sketched and Explained
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
ARTH 239: Art and Architecture in Europe: Spanish Art and Cultural Heritage (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Spanish Art and Cultural Heritage
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
ARTH 249-072: Art and Architecture of Context: Great Art Collections of Spain (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: The Great Art Collections in Spain
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
BUAD 384-070: Global Business Environment (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: International Business
BUAD 384-071: Global Business Environment (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Negocios Internacionales - Taught in Spanish
BUAD 386-070: International Business Management (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Cross-Cultural Management
BUAD 475-071: International Marketing (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: International Marketing Strategies
BUAD 475-072: International Marketing (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: International Marketing Strategies - Taught in Spanish
BUAD 477-070: Digital Marketing: Information Technology Applications in Marketing (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: E-Commerce and Online Business
ECON 342-073: Studies in International Economics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: International Economics
FINC 415-072: International Finance (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: International Finance
HIST 339-073: Topics in European History: Spain (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Spanish History: 1936 to present
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
LLCU 208-074: Cultures in Context: Mediterranean Culture & History (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Mediterranean Culture and History
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University History Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
LLCU 208-075: Cultures in Context: Spanish Civilization & Culture (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Spanish Civilization and Culture
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
LLCU 330-072: Varying Authors, Themes, and Movements (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: The Image of Barcelona in Literature
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
POSC 309-072: Political Culture by Country: Spain (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Cultures Without State: The Case of Catalonia
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
POSC 409-078: Topics in World Politics: Geopolitics and International Relations (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Geopolitics and International Relations
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Global Studies Minor
POSC 409-076: Topics in World Politics: Greater Middle East (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: A Greater Middle East
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Global Studies Minor
POSC 409-077: Topics in World Politics: Mediterranean Politics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Mediterranean Politics
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Global Studies Minor
POSC 409-075: Topics in World Politics: Politics, War, and Economics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Politics, War and Economics in the Age of Globalisation
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Global Studies Minor
POSC 442-071: Topics in European Politics: Political Economy of European Integration (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: The Political Economy of European Integration
POSC 442-072: Topics in European Politics: Urban Approach to Spanish and European Cities (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: An Urban Approach to Spain and Europe
POSC 491-070: Politics of Developing Nations (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Politics of the Developing World
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University History Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
  • Global Studies Minor
SOCI 340-070: Global Policy and Inequality (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Inequality, Poverty, and Globalisation
SPAN 105-070: Spanish I - Elementary (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Lengua Espanola A1 - 45 minute version
SPAN 106-070: Spanish II - Elementary/Intermediate (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Lengua Espanola A2 - 45 minute version
SPAN 107-070: Spanish III - Intermediate (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Lengua Espanola B1.1 - 45 minute version
SPAN 200-070: Spanish Composition and Grammar (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Lengua Espanola B1.2 – 45 minute version
SPAN 300-072: Advanced Spanish Composition and Grammar I (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Lengua Espanola B2.2 - 45 minute version
SPAN 305-070: Oral Communication (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Lengua Espanola B2.2 - 45 minute version
SPAN 308-072: Contemporary Spain II (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Civilizacion y Cultura Espanola
SPAN 352-072: Introduction to Business Spanish (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Espanol para los Negocios
UAPP 235-070: The Future of Cities in a Global Age (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Barcelona City Planning and Architecture
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
UNIV 373-011: Study Abroad - Barcelona, Spain (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning


Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Estimated Tuition based on current year$6,365.00$17,080.00
Estimated Program Fee$6,720.00$6,720.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$13,085.00$23,800.00
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 http://www1.udel.edu/finaid/rates.html for the appropriate rates.


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 IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.

*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.


Contact Information:
Marie Gleason
Study Abroad Coordinator
Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE, 19716
302-831-2852
mgleason@udel.edu



Deadlines:
Submit Program Application by 5pm on March 10, 2021
Recommendation also due by 5pm on March 10, 2021
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: March 20, 2021



Interest Meetings:
10/07/2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Zoom Link - https://udel.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIof--srTsuG9ejUmq_DAYTuXvMpZ_hSZtA
10/08/2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Zoom Link: https://udel.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqd-qsrD0rG9VdZiIaPRTO7Z13rNp41wP7


Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.