PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Program Name:  Business, Communication, and Society Program (Business and Culture Program)
School:  University of Barcelona
City:  Barcelona, Spain
Term:  Spring (January to May)
Duration:  Semester
Cost:  € 1820 / $ 1,928.11 * for 4 courses
Housing

 € 800 / $ 847.52 * 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:  English
Eligibility:  Open Enrollment, anybody can participate, direct enrollment. No minimum 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 – Business, Communication, and Society Program, Spring Semester

The semester Business, Communication, and Society course at the University of Barcelona consists of semester-long, 45-hour courses that are taught in English. Each course meets 2 times per week, 1.5 hours each session. The Business, Communication, and Society courses count for 6 European (ECTS) credits, or 6 US credits, for those looking to earn credits towards their US degrees.

Participants 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.)

Example:

€ 492 / $ 521.22 * for 1 course.

€ 442.8 / $ 589.03 *  for each additional course.

If you take four courses: € 1820 / $ 1,928.11 *

You do not have to be a degree-seeking student to participate in the Business, Communication and Society program. However, if you would like to use the courses towards your degree program, each course counts as 6 ECTS (European) credits, or 3 US credits. Four courses count for a total of 24 European credits, or 12 US credits.

(Participants in the University of Barcelona’s Business, Communication, and Society program can also participate in intensive the Spanish Language and Culture program that is offered mornings.  The Spanish language classes are held mornings for 2 class-hours, Monday to Thursday and count for 28 ECTS  (European) credits. The course is offered on all levels, from beginner Spanish to advanced Spanish. (A1 (Beginner), A2 (Pre-Intermediate), B1 (Intermediate), B2 (Advanced), C1 (Advanced High.)) In the classes, work on grammar points is closely associated with language practice, in a communicative, dynamic, flexible framework.)

BUSINESS, COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY COURSES OFFERED (in English)

  • Consumer Behavior
  • Corporate Finance
  • Critical skills for managers of the future
  • International Business and Management
  • International Financial Management
  • International Marketing
  • International Operations Management
  • New Topics on Spanish Media
  • Spanish Politics
  • Sustainable Business Management

SPANISH AND SPANISH CULTURE COURSES OFFERED (in Spanish)

  • 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

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Open enrollment, anybody can participate, direct enrollment. The Spanish 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.

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
  • Choose the type of Spanish course you want (for example, Business, Communication, and Society Program)
  • Click the Check Box at the bottom right of the 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