University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Fall 2024: Barcelona, Spain

Program Dates September 04, 2024 - December 14, 2024
This program is closed.

Program Overview
Minimum GPA 2.75
Visa Required/ Fee Yes/ included in program fee
Internship / Fee No Internships Offered
Move In Date 09/04/2024
Orientation 09/04/2024
First Day Classes 09/05/2024
Drop/Add TBD
Move Out Date 12/14/2024

Passport:
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.

Visa:
This program requires a visa. A valid passport is required to apply for the visa. The visa process requires you to surrender your passport for October and November while visa application is being processed.

Covid:
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.

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.

Housing:
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. All students are required to stay in program sponsored housing, independent housing arrangements are not allowed by UD or the program partners.

Experiental Learning:
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.

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.



The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Spain, nor does it include airport transfer on the date of departure. Students will need to budget for meals, metro pass, laundry, cellphone, 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. 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 program officially begins when students arrive in Barcelona.



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.

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. 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.
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
ARTH 199-073: 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 249-071: Art and Architecture in Context: Great Art Collections of Spain (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: The Great Art Collections in Spain
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
ARTH 249-072: Art and Architecture in Context:Spanish Art and Cultural Heritage (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Spanish Art and Cultural Heritage
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
BUAD 384-070: Global Business Environment (4 credits)
Provider Equivalent: International Business
BUAD 386-070: International Business Management (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Cross-Cultural Management
BUAD 421-072: Human Resource Management (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: People Management
BUAD 475-071: International Marketing (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: International Marketing Strategies
BUAD 477-070: Digital Marketing (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: E-Commerce and Online Business
COMM 204-070: Gender and Communication (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Communication & Gender
COMM 263-074: Communicative Behavior and Culture (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Intercultural Communication
ECON 342-071: Studies in International Economics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: International Economics
FINC 415-072: International Finance (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: International Finance
HIST 339: Topics in European History: Spain (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Spanish History: 1936 to present
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University History Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
LLCU 330-071: Topics: World Literatures and Cultures (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: The Image of Barcelona in Literature
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University History Breadth
  • 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
  • Other: EG BREADTH: COE Breadth Requirement
POSC 409-078: Topics in World Politics: Geopolitics and International Relations (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Geopolitics and International Relations
POSC 409-076: Topics in World Politics: Greater Middle East (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: A Greater Middle East
POSC 409-077: Topics in World Politics: Mediterranean Politics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Mediterranean Politics
POSC 409-075: Topics in World Politics: Politics, War and Economics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Politics, War and Economics in the Age of Globalisation
POSC 442: Topics in European Politics: Political Economy of European Integration (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: The Political Economy of European Integration
POSC 442: Topics in European Politics: Urban Approach to Spanish and European Cities (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: An Urban Approach to Spain and Europe
SOCI 340-070: Global Policy and Inequality (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Inequality, Poverty, and Globalisation
SPAN 105-070: Spanish I - Elementary (4 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Lengua Espanola A1 - 45 minute version
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Other: EG BREADTH: COE Breadth Requirement
SPAN 106-070: Spanish II - Elementary/Intermediate (4 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Lengua Espanola A2 - 45 minute version
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Other: EG BREADTH: COE Breadth Requirement
SPAN 107-075: Spanish III - Intermediate (4 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Lengua Espanola B1.1 - 45 minute version
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Other: EG BREADTH: COE Breadth Requirement
SPAN 200-070: Spanish Composition and Grammar (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Lengua Espanola B1.2 – 45 minute version
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Other: EG BREADTH: COE Breadth Requirement
SPAN 208-070: Spain: Past and Present (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Spanish Civilization & Culture
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University History Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
  • Multicultural
SPAN 208-071: Spain: Past and Present: Mediterranean Culture & History (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Mediterranean Culture and History
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University History Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
  • Multicultural
SPAN 300-072: Advanced Spanish Composition and Grammar I (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Lengua Espanola B2.2 - 45 minute version
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Other: SPAN 200.
SPAN 305-070: Oral Communication (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Lengua Espanola B2.2 - 45 minute version
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Other: EG BREADTH: COE Breadth Requirement
SPAN 308-072: Contemporary Spain II (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Spanish Civilization and Culture
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Other: EG BREADTH: COE Breadth Requirement
SPAN 352-072: Introduction to Business Spanish (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Espanol para los Negocios
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Other: EG BREADTH: COE Breadth Requirement
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
Final Tuition based on current year$7,300.00$19,595.00
Final Program Fee$7,500.00$7,500.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account $14,800.00$27,095.00
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
121 E. Delaware Ave, Newark, DE 19716
302-831-2852
mgleason@udel.edu



Deadlines:
Submit Program Application by 5pm on March 10, 2024
Recommendation also due by 5pm on March 10, 2024
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: March 20, 2024



Interest Meetings:
02/29/2024, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, Zoom Link: https://udel.zoom.us/j/93894876589


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