Program Information
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Fall 2024: Barcelona, Spain
September 04, 2024 - December 14, 2024
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Meetings
Interest Meetings:
02/29/2024 12:30 PM - 1:30 PMZoom Link: https://udel.zoom.us/j/93894876589
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
04/03/2024 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM236 Purnell Hall
04/24/2024 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM110 Willard Hall
05/07/2024 4:30 PM - 5:30 PMZoom: https://udel.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApcOGvqz8iGNLrYNlzHuF8kZqeoq9x6AJH#/registration
Program Notes
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.
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.

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.
Program 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
Introduces the basics of photography as a way to communicate ideas emphasizing content, composition, and technique. Examines contemporary artists and historic movements through research, gallery visits and lectures. Using a digital camera and visual editing software students create, edit and critique images.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
Restrictions: Open to non-majors
ARTH 199-073: Topics in Art History: Art Nouveau Architecture Sketched and Explained (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Modernism: Art Nouveau Architecture Sketched and Explained
An introduction to great artists and their masterpieces. Topics change with each time of offering. Specific topics may focus on a crucial moment in history, or on a particular theme explored throughout the ages.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
Restrictions: May be repeated for credit twice when topics vary.
ARTH 249-071: Art and Architecture in Context: Great Art Collections of Spain (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: The Great Art Collections in Spain
Painting, sculpture and architecture studied as artistic and cultural expressions of their times.
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
Painting, sculpture and architecture studied as artistic and cultural expressions of their times.
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
Evaluation of the elements of the national, international, and global environments that influence the context and conduct of international business. Emphasizes aspects of the cultural, political, economic, legal-regulatory, trade, financial, and institutional environments.
Restrictions: Requires junior status.
BUAD 386-070: International Business Management (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Cross-Cultural Management
Focuses on management of international business through analysis of opportunities and challenges that face international companies. Develops the perspectives and frameworks that guide how managers direct international business activities.
Prerequisite: BUAD 100 or BUAD 309
BUAD 421-072: Human Resource Management (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: People Management
Explores traditional topic areas (e.g., planning, selection, training, compensation, performance appraisal, career development, legal regulations) and contemporary issues (e.g., workforce diversity, the link between human resource strategy and firm strategy) related to the effective management of human resources in organizations.
Prerequisite: BUAD309
BUAD 475-071: International Marketing (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: International Marketing Strategies
Analysis of the concepts and practices relating to the marketing of products and services internationally. Focus on the uncontrollable environmental forces facing an international marketer, issues relating to the standardization of marketing strategies across countries and the unique problems of specific international markets.
Prerequisite: BUAD 100 or BUAD 301.
BUAD 477-070: Digital Marketing (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: E-Commerce and Online Business
Explore the possibility and limitations of various digital media and learn how to apply and adapt basic and advanced marketing strategies to construct and critically evaluate digital efforts, their impact, and their practical use in marketing contexts. Develop skills related to search engines, social media, web analytics, and a wide variety of other formats. Examine strategies for creating, managing, and measuring two-way marketing conversations with consumers on a variety of digital platforms, including mobile devices.
Prerequisite: BUAD 301.
Restrictions: Open to marketing majors only.
COMM 204-070: Gender and Communication (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Communication & Gender
Deals with gender differences in communication in varied contexts, such as conflict, marriage, family, friendship, and work.
COMM 263-074: Communicative Behavior and Culture (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Intercultural Communication
Communicative processes in other cultures as well as subcultures in the US will be discussed. Students will become more mindful and aware of their own cultural patterns as well. Difficulties in cross cultural communication will also be discussed.
ECON 342-071: Studies in International Economics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: International Economics
Analysis of selected topics in International Economic, including international trade, international finance and the analysis of non-U.S. economies.
Prerequisite: ECON 101 and ECON 103.
Restrictions: May be repeated once for credit.
FINC 415-072: International Finance (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: International Finance
Examines the international monetary environment and its impact on financial planning for the firm. Topics include exchange rates, currency restrictions, tax regulations, direct investment theory, capital budgeting, financing, risk management, and working capital management.
Prerequisite: FINC 311.
Restrictions: Open to Junior and Senior Finance Majors and International Business Studies major only
HIST 339: Topics in European History: Spain (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Spanish History: 1936 to present
NOT OFFERED in 24F



Explores the political, social, cultural, and economic history of Europe, with a focus or theme that touches on one or more countries. The emphasis when taught in Newark is on particular aspects of European history distinct from national narratives. The syllabi are typically complemented by visits to museums and appropriate historic sites when taught abroad. Topics vary but often focus on a sweeping historical survey of the particular European country in which a Study Abroad program is taking place.
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
Cultural, especially cross-cultural, study with primary emphasis on the historical development of the announced area, e.g., Nature in the Ancient World, Speculative Fiction, Transformation of a Myth.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
Restrictions: May be repeated three times for credit when topics vary.
POSC 309-072: Political Culture By Country: Spain (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Cultures Without State: The Case of Catalonia
Introduction to the political and civic cultures underpinning and supporting different political systems. Topics may vary depending on host country.
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
Topics in world politics. Topics will vary.
POSC 409-076: Topics in World Politics: Greater Middle East (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: A Greater Middle East
Topics in world politics. Topics will vary.
POSC 409-077: Topics in World Politics: Mediterranean Politics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Mediterranean Politics
Topics in world politics. Topics will vary.
POSC 409-075: Topics in World Politics: Politics, War and Economics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Politics, War and Economics in the Age of Globalisation
Topics in world politics. Topics will vary.
POSC 442: Topics in European Politics: Political Economy of European Integration (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: The Political Economy of European Integration
Course Not Offered in 24F



Examination of current trends in European politics. Topics will vary.
Restrictions: May be taken twice for credit when topics vary.
POSC 442: Topics in European Politics: Urban Approach to Spanish and European Cities (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: An Urban Approach to Spain and Europe
Course Not Offered in 24F



Examination of current trends in European politics. Topics will vary.
Restrictions: May be taken twice for credit when topics vary.
SOCI 340-070: Global Policy and Inequality (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Inequality, Poverty, and Globalisation
Explores the relationship between social policy and social inequality in the U.S. and comparable societies. Focuses on public policy and the role of NGOs in social service delivery. Specific social policy areas include employment, family, health care, education, social security, welfare, and affirmative action policies.
SPAN 105-070: Spanish I - Elementary (4 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Lengua Espanola A1 - 45 minute version
Introduction to the Spanish language and a development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills through the use of basic texts.
Prerequisite: No Spanish background, two or fewer years of high school Spanish.
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
Completion of basic Spanish. Increasing mastery of the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Prerequisite: SPAN 105
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: EG BREADTH: COE Breadth Requirement
Restrictions: Two to three years of high school Spanish acceptable in lieu of prerequisite.
SPAN 107-075: Spanish III - Intermediate (4 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Lengua Espanola B1.1 - 45 minute version
Review of grammar, continued practice in speaking and writing, and reading texts of average difficulty.
Prerequisite: SPAN 106
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: EG BREADTH: COE Breadth Requirement
Restrictions: Four years of high school Spanish acceptable in lieu of prerequisite. Satisfies College of Arts and Sciences language requirement.
SPAN 200-070: Spanish Composition and Grammar (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Lengua Espanola B1.2 – 45 minute version
First part of a thorough grammar review and intensive practice, targeting structure, essential vocabulary, speaking, listening and extensive writing.
Prerequisite: SPAN 107
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: EG BREADTH: COE Breadth Requirement
SPAN 208-070: Spain: Past and Present (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Spanish Civilization & Culture
Introduction to Spanish cultural studies, with a focus on Spain’s development as a political, social, and cultural entity.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
Multicultural
Restrictions: Taught abroad in English and Spanish. Not for minor credit. Does not satisfy College of Arts and Sciences language requirement.
SPAN 208-071: Spain: Past and Present: Mediterranean Culture & History (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Mediterranean Culture and History
Introduction to Spanish cultural studies, with a focus on Spain’s development as a political, social, and cultural entity.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
Multicultural
Restrictions: Taught abroad in English and Spanish. Not for minor credit. Does not satisfy College of Arts and Sciences language requirement.
SPAN 300-072: Advanced Spanish Composition and Grammar I (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Lengua Espanola B2.2 - 45 minute version
Second part of a thorough review and intensive practive, targeting structure, essential vocabulary, speaking, listening and extensive writing.
Prerequisite: SPAN 200.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: SPAN 200.
SPAN 305-070: Oral Communication (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Lengua Espanola B2.2 - 45 minute version
Mastery of practical communication in Spanish by means of conversation, oral presentations, and discussions of cultural topics and enactments of common situarions. Emphasis on refinement of expression of preferences, doubts, and abstract ideas, as well as speculation on the future.
Prerequisite: SPAN 200.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: EG BREADTH: COE Breadth Requirement
SPAN 308-072: Contemporary Spain II (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Spanish Civilization and Culture
Discussion and study of issues related to contemporary cultural, political, and social developments in Spain, including its place in today’s European community.
Prerequisite: Any two 200-level Spanish courses taught in the Spanish language.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: EG BREADTH: COE Breadth Requirement
Restrictions: Taught abroad and in Spanish.
SPAN 352-072: Introduction to Business Spanish (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: Espanol para los Negocios
Introduction of essential business/commercial terminology in common business context, reinforcing strategies for understanding, interpreting, and responding to new information, and providing opportunities for interactive practice. Familiarizes student with basic policies and practices of the Hispanic business community. Includes writing, conversation, grammar and culture.
Prerequisite: Any two 200-level SPAN courses
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
This course examines the future of cities in the world and their potential for creating a more sustainable global society. More than half of the world’s population live in cities, and two thirds of the world’s projected nine billion inhabitants will be city-dwellers by 2050.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group C
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
Requirements
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.
Costs
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
Estimated Tuition based on current year$7,020.00$18,840.00
Final Program Fee$7,500.00$7,500.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$14,520.00$26,340.00
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.
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.
Scholarships
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.
Deadlines
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, 2024
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMarch 20, 2024
$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.
Contacts
Marie Gleason
Study Abroad Coordinator
121 E. Delaware Ave, Newark, DE 19716
302-831-2852
mgleason@udel.edu
File Downloads
Barcelona SAE Video

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