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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2024 10/15/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English, Spanish Housing Options: Host Family, Independent, Residence Hall
Minimum GPA: Class: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Program Type: Internship, Study Abroad Language Requirement:
SUNY Code: Program Coordinator: Alyssa Roderick -
Program Description:
Barcelona, Spain University of Barcelona Barcelona Barcelona

The City of Barcelona   |   The University   |   The Program   |   The Program Directors   |   Courses and Internships   |   Q&A's    |   Housing & Meals   |   Visa   |   Flight   |   Costs   |   Insurance  |   Financial Aid  |   Applications 

The City of Barcelona
Barcelona is the capital of the region called Catalonia and is the second largest city in Spain. Located along the northeast coast of Spain and enjoying a pleasant Mediterranean climate, Barcelona is a dynamic and progressive city with rich traditions in the fields of painting, music, and architecture. Barcelona is a charming city, with a population of over 2 million. Students will learn about Barcelona's culture and experience the vibrant nightlife, cafe scene, parks, sports, art, and beaches.

The University
The University of Barcelona was founded in 1450, and today has four campuses in different parts of the city. Students in this program will take their courses at the main campus, which is situated in the heart of Barcelona's city center near Las Ramblas, the Olympic Villages, the Port, the Gaudi houses, and the Picasso museum.

The Program
The SUNY Oswego/University of Barcelona program follows the curriculum of the Center of Estudios Hispánicos (Hispanic Studies) at the University of Barcelona. Students have the option of studying in Barcelona for a semester or academic year.  Classes are taught in Spanish by faculty members from the University of Barcelona, with a few classes taught in English. All of the courses are intended specifically for non-natives. To determine their placement, students will take a proficiency test upon arrival to Barcelona. 

The Program Directors
The Barcelona program is supported by two Directors for academics, housing, and orientation. They assist and serve the students with the following: course consultation, placement examination, housing placements, orientation programming, cultural/social gathering and program excursions. The program Directors serve as the students' emergency contact and support system. They also teach the Director's course.

Courses and Internships

This is a program designed for students from absolute beginners to advanced Spanish levels. Students will take 6 credits of Spanish language, 3 credits of the Director's course, and either 6 credits of elective courses in Spanish culture or a 3 credit internship in Spanish or English. A minimum of 15 credit hours must be taken each semester. Students enrolled in the internship option will take 12 credit hours.
  • Spanish Language and Grammar (6 credits)
  • Spanish Culture and History (6 credits) OR Internship (3 credits)
  • Director's Course - Offered in English and Spanish (3 credits)
Barcelona Program Description Breakdown Director's Course Description
Spanish Language Courses Descriptions  

Additionally, students will choose from the following Culture Courses. Click the course title for more information.

Elective Offerings in Spanish
Cine Español El Arte en España
 Barcelona Encuentro de las Letras Españolas Comprender y Escribir en Español
 Barcelona Ciudad Creativa y Cultural Conversar y Pronunciar en Español
Cataluña España Actual
España y Europa Español Hablado en Situaciones Cotidianas
Elective Offerings in English
Barcelona, Mediterranean Metropolis International Operations Management
Spanish Politics Intercultural Communication
Consumer Behavior Corporate Finance
New Topics on Spanish Media International Business and Management
International Financial Management International Marketing
Understanding Spain Through History and Art  

Final course selection is completed in Barcelona, after students take the placement examination and meet with the academic coordinator to discuss and finalize individual course choices and schedules.

Internship Opportunity: SUNY Oswego Office of International Education and Programs provides students with internship placements that span all industry sectors. In addition to the program coursework, students will be placed in an internship in a field related to their major or minor. Barcelona Internship Placements

Internship participants will take:
  • Spanish Language and Grammar course (6 credits)
  • Director's course (3 credits)
  • Internship in English or Spanish (3 credits)

Housing & Meals
Students may choose to reside within a student residence or independently. Student residence halls are located in town as close to the University premises as possible (generally within walking distance), and the program will make arrangements for the students choosing this housing option. Students in program-arranged housing will be provided with at least two meals per day. Students choosing to reside independently make their own housing and meal arrangements.

All participants in this program are required to apply and obtain a long stay student visa at the Spanish Consulate General in New York City. A visa is a stamp that will be placed in your passport allowing you to study abroad for a period that is longer than 90 days. More details and instructions on obtaining the Spanish visa are provided upon acceptance. NOTE: Non-US passport holders (or dual European citizens) may require different procedures. Please contact your program specialist for more details. To begin reading about the student visa process, please visit the Consulate General of Spain in New York's website.

Have more questions? Take a look at our program-specific questions and answers.

Students make their own round-trip flight arrangements to Barcelona's international airport, Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat . It is the students' responsibility to make their way via taxi to the off-campus residence, or independent housing accommodations on the official start date of the program.

Costs (budget sheet)
Select your term of interest for the latest budget information.

Fall Spring 

All students are covered by full health, evacuation and repatriation insurance.

Financial Aid
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.

Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact the program specialist for further details.

A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.

Updated: 3/21/2023