Study Abroad in Spain - University of Barcelona

Spanish Studies Course in Barcelona, Spain

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Program Name:  Hispanic Studies Diploma Course (Spanish Studies Diploma Course)
School:  University of Barcelona
City:  Barcelona, Spain
Term:  Academic Year (September to May)
Duration:  2 Semesters
Cost:  € 5,115  / $ 5,541.59 * tuition, year

 

Housing  € 800 / $ 866.72 * per month, university residence hall

[** Note that the University of Barcelona does not offer placement in student apartments. Student apartments are an  affordable housing option that can save you thousands of dollars over over an academic year program).]

Language of Instruction:  Spanish and English
Eligibility:  Open Enrollment, anybody can participate, direct enrollment. Intermediate level of Spanish. No min GPA required, must have high school diploma. You do not have to be a college student to enroll in this Spanish program. You do not have to participate in a US study abroad program to enroll in this Spanish program. Minimum age 18.

* Euro equivalent in dollars based on current exchange rate

COURSE DESCRIPTION – Hispanic Studies Diploma Course (Spanish Studies Diploma Course)

The Hispanic Studies Diploma course is an academic-year long Spanish Studies course in which participants greatly improve their level of Spanish as well as their understanding of Spanish culture, Spanish history, Spanish art, politics, and society. Such courses sharpen Spanish language skills and give participants a depth of understanding of Spain that they would otherwise not obtain.

To obtain the Spanish Studies diploma, participants (a) take annual Spanish Language Couse and pass an exam that corresponds to their level of Spanish (medium, superior or advanced) and (b) must pass a minimum of 225 hours of Spanish culture courses.

The students that do not obtain the Spanish Studies diploma will receive a certificate in which the corresponding qualifications and credits of the courses will be stated. In the event of failing a culture course, a certificate of assistance will still be given, in which the level and duration of the course will be stated.

Spanish Culture Courses: Participants select additional Spanish courses from the Spanish Culture Courses offered. (Participants pay an extra fee for each elective course. Students who enroll in more than one course will receive a discount of 10% on all courses of an equal or inferior length or cost. (This discount is not retroactive and cannot be applied to fees already paid.))

Prior to the beginning of the Spanish Course participants take a placement exam and will be placed into Spanish Language Courses and Spanish Culture courses that correspond to their level of Spanish. The courses are offered on the following levels: B1 (Intermediate), B2 (Advanced), C1 (Advanced High.)

SPANISH LANGUAGE AND SPANISH CULTURE COURSES OFFERED

  • Oral Spanish in everyday situations
  • Spanish Listening Comprehension
  • Spanish conversation and pronunciation
  • Understanding and Writing in Spanish
  • Art in Spain, from the Mosque of Cordoba and the Cathedral of Santiago to Gaudi, Picasso and Dali I
  • Barcelona, creative and cultural city Barcelona, creative and cultural city
  • Barcelona, the meeting of Spanish and Hispanic literature
  • Catalonia, language, culture and society
  • Contemporary Spain: geography, society and institutions
  • Spain and Europe, origin and evolution
  • Spanish cinema

The table below shows a selection of subjects organized into suggested course pathways (the subjects may also be taken independently):

Pathway 1. Politics, society and economics
— Barcelona and its Creative Industries
— Contemporary Spain: Geography, Society and Institutions
— Spain and Europe: Origins and Evolution
— Spanish for Economics and Business

Pathway 2. Art, film and literature
— Barcelona: A Meeting Place for Spanish and Latin-American Arts
— Catalonia: Language, Culture and Society
— Spanish Cinema
— Art in Spain, From the Mezquita of Cordoba and the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela to Gaudi, Picasso and Dalí

Pathway 3. Spanish language
— Comprehension and Writing in Spanish
— Conversation and Pronunciation in Spanish
— Everyday Spoken Spanish
— Spanish for Economics and Busines

Pathway 4. Politics, economy and society (taught in English)
— Barcelona, Mediterranean Metropolis
— Consumer Behaviour
— New Topics in the Spanish Media
— Spain’s Economy Highlights
— Spanish Politics

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Open enrollment, anybody can participate, direct enrollment. The Hispanic Studies Diploma Program at the University of Barcelona is open to teens, students, and adults. You do not have to be a college student to enroll in this Spanish program. You do not have to participate in a US university study abroad program to enroll in this Spanish program. Minimum age 18. Intermediate level of Spanish required.

ABOUT

Hispanic Studies (Estudios Hispanicos) is a University of Barcelona institution that has focused on teaching Spanish language and culture to international students for over sixty years. During the academic year Estudios Hispanicos has, for over 70 years, organized Spanish courses aimed at foreigners interested in gaining more in-depth knowledge of the Spanish language, Spanish art, Spanish cinema, Spanish politics, Spanish institutions, Spanish creative industries (with BARCELONA as a backdrop) of communication, or reinforce your knowledge in speaking and writing in Spanish and also, the specific courses of economy and society taught in English. All the Spanish and other courses have specialized teachers. In Summer we offer a course on Barcelona through its history and culture. Different cultural visits are made to emblematic places (Cathedral, Santa Maria del Mar, Barrio de la Ribera, Parliament of Catalonia, etc.) with specialized teachers.

SERVICES OFFERED

Activities: Hispanic Studies organizes complementary activities relating to Spanish language and culture to enhance knowledge of the linguistic and cultural environment of Catalonia and of the countries of the participants taking part in the courses.

Housing: University residence halls, affiliated residence halls, and private residence halls. Participants can find accommodation at the University of Barcelona residence halls, affiliated, and private residence halls on the Accommodation page listed below.

[** Note that the University of Barcelona does not offer placement in student apartments. Student apartments are an  affordable housing option that can save you thousands of dollars over over an academic year program).]

HOW TO ENROLL

  • Go to the registration page for the University of Barcelona’s Estudios Hispanicos department.
  • Choose the term you want to study in the drop down list (Year-long)
  • Choose the type of Spanish course you want (Year-long Spanish language course, then the Spanish Culture Courses you would like)
  • Click the Check Box at the bottom right of the Spanish course you want (if you click on the description of the course, a detailed page describing the Spanish course will appear)
  • Click Enroll at the top of the page and complete your online application

LINKS

University of Barcelona Spanish Language Courses

Accommodation

Student Visa