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.
This four-week program is held at the Curso de Estudios Hispanicos of the University of Barcelona. Students will enroll for six credits during the summer program, following the curriculum of the Curso de Estudios Hispanicos. Students will take three credits of Spanish language and three credits of Spanish culture. A placement test is given during orientation to determine students' language level, beginning to advanced. Courses meet four hours per day, five days per week, for four weeks.
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 evaluates grades and credits. A final selection of courses is done in Barcelona, where the staff review 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.
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Housing & Meals
Students may choose to reside with a host family, at a residence hall off-campus, or independently. The program will make arrangements for the host family and residence hall housing accommodations. Students choosing to live independently must make their own arrangements. Students will eat their meals with their host family, at the residence hall or cook for themselves if residing independently.
Costs (budget sheet)
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Students make their own flight arrangements to Barcelona's international airport, El Prat. It is the students' responsibility to make their way via taxi to their host family, residence hall, or independent housing accommodations.
All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance (https://www.geobluestudents.com) as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.
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, Lizette Alvarado, 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.