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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer I
  • Budget Sheets: Summer I
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer I 2024 03/15/2024 ** 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: Spanish Housing Options: Independent, Residence Hall
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Program Type: Study Abroad SUNY Code: 834
Program Coordinator: Alyssa Roderick -
Program Description:


Barcelona Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

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The Site
Located on the coast, and enjoying a pleasant Mediterranean climate, Barcelona is a dynamic and progressive city. In sophistication and cultural diversity, Barcelona ranks with the major cities of Europe, which can be seen in its rich traditions in the fields of painting, music, and architecture. With a population of over 2 million, Barcelona is a charming city. Spanish and Catalan theater, concerts, and opera abound. It has a vibrant nightlife and café scene. Because it is the capital city of Catalunya, students on this program will experience distinctive Catalan culture, while improving their ability to read, write, and speak Spanish. The University of Barcelona (UB) was founded in 1450. Today, the university has four campuses in different parts of the city. Participants on this program will take all of their course work at the main campus, which is situated in the heart of Barcelona's famous city center, near Las Ramblas, the Gaudi houses, and the Picasso museum.

The Program
This four-week program is held at the Estudios Hispánicos Center of the University of Barcelona. Students will enroll for six credits during the Summer program, following the curriculum of the Center of Estudios Hispánicos. Students will take three credits of Spanish language and three credits of Spanish culture. A placement test is given prior to arrival in Barcelona to determine students' language level, beginning to advanced. Language courses meet from 9:15am to 2:15pm, Monday through Thursdays. Culture courses meet from 4pm to 7:15pm, Tuesdays through Thursdays.  

The Program Directors
The SUNY Oswego/University of Barcelona program is supervised by a resident director and staff. The director and staff assist students in selecting courses and evaluating grades and credits. A final selection of courses is done in Barcelona, where the staff reviews the student's transcript, placement examination, and holds an individual consultation with each student. The assistant director assigns student housing, organizes orientation, and advises students on practical matters.


Barcelona Summer Course Descriptions
Language Course
 Culture Course
Elemental - Beginner   Medio - Intermediate Superior - Advanced


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). 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. 

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


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 residence hall, or independent housing accommodations on the official start date of the program.

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

Visa Information
Participants in this program possessing a US passport do NOT have to apply for a student visa. Note: Non-US passport holders (or dual European Union citizens) may require different procedures. Please contact the program specialist for more details.

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