PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

•   Live walking distance to the beach while studying in Spanish or English in one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

•   Study at Spain’s top university, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and take interdisciplinary honors coursework in political science, gender studies, social justice, health, and more. 

•   Take a Spanish course, included in the program, at the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level

•   ISEP’s On-Site Resident Director, Maria Mateu, will facilitate cultural experiences and support you throughout your time in Barcelona

LIFE ABROAD

Excursions & Cultural Experiences 

Besides the out-of-class, faculty guided activities related to each of the courses, students participate in a program of orientation and cultural activities that allows participants to get to know each other and immerse themselves in the culture of the region. 

Housing & Meals 

During their time in Barcelona ISEP students will live in a student residence located close to UPF. The residence is also within walking distance of the beach and a short trip on public transport to the city center. Rooms are double-occupancy and cooking facilities are provided. Meals are not included. Students will have access to grocery stores, cooking facilities, and a multitude of dining options with affordable meal choices.

Explore Barcelona

Barcelona is unlike any other city in the world. Located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona is famous for its colorful architecture, amazing food and welcoming people. With its unique characteristics, it is no surprise that Barcelona is consistently ranked as one of the world's top 10 tourist destinations. Flock to the sandy coasts to indulge in the Spanish culture of living life to the fullest.

Course Description

Students can expect to earn a maximum of 7 U.S. credits, generally equivalent to 14 ECTS. 

Content courses are offered in English or Spanish in an international classroom environment, and are structured in modules of different duration and intensity of one to four weeks. ISEP students may enroll in a four-week course, or may enroll in a combination two-week and one-week courses during their month in Barcelona, for a maximum of 8 ECTS. All courses are credit-bearing and take place during the month of July. 

The BISS program also includes a Spanish language course that grants 6 ECTS, offered at the beginner, intermediate or advanced level. 

Summer 2021 Schedule, Courses and Syllabi:

Below is the Summer 2021 schedule with example course offerings. The confirmed schedule for summer 2022 will be available in early 2022. 

July 5-9 July 12-16 July 19-23 July 26-30
Modern Statistical Computing in R
4 Weeks/6 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
Brexit, EU and Global World: Current Challenges in European Politics and Society
4 Weeks/6 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
Health and Well-Being Consequences of Demographic Changes
2 Weeks/4 ECTS
Syllabus
Law and Memory: Global Legal History of the 20th Century
2 Weeks/4 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
Law and Economics: Why should we obey?
2 Weeks/4 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
The Challenges of Modern
Sport to Ethics
2 Weeks/4 ECTS
Syllabus
Gender, Power and Violence
2 Weeks/4 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
Pensar en imágenes
2 Weeks/4 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
Hablar en público: retórica y oratoria
2 Weeks/4 ECTS
Syllabus
Social Innovation and
Social Entrepreneurship
2 Weeks/4 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
Music and Applied Neuroscience
2 Weeks/4 ECTS
Syllabus 
Justicia social y desarrollo sostenible
2 Weeks/4 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
Venus en la pantalla
1 Week/2 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
Using Citizen Science to Fight Mosquitos
1 Week/2 ECTS
Syllabus
Time: Human Views on the Progress of Existence
1 Week/2 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
 
Taller: Diseño Narrativo transmedia
1 Week/2 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
  Health Inequalities: Understanding our Worse Epidemic
1 Week/2 ECTS
Syllabus - Video

 

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Kira Hakanson 703-504-9991 | KHakanson@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.

Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies:

    European Studies Women’s Studies

  • Biology

    Neuroscience

  • Business:

    Business Communications Entrepreneurship

  • Communication:

    Advertising Digital Communication and Media Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Computer and Information Sciences

    Artificial Intelligence

  • Health Sciences

    Public Health

  • History

    European History

  • International/Global Studies:

    International Relations and Affairs Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

  • Law/Criminal Justice

    International Law

  • Mathematics

    Statistics

  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Sustainability Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

    Physics

  • Social Sciences:

    Political Science and Government Urban Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Design and Visual Communications Digital Arts Film Studies Photography

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 3 or higher
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Reading Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Listening Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Speaking Score: B1 - Intermediate High
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Undergraduate
(in Spanish)

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies

    Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other

  • Business Recommended!

    Marketing

  • Communication Recommended!

    Journalism

  • International/Global Studies: Recommended!

    International Relations and Affairs Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Philosophy

  • Social Sciences

    Political Science and Government

  • Visual and Performing Arts Recommended!

    Film Studies

Academic Requirements

  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Reading Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Listening Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Speaking Score: B1 - Intermediate High
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Other Academic Conditions

To participate in this program, students must have: 

- A minimum 3.0 GPA 

- A good command (min. B1 level) in the language of instruction of the course

- Completed two years of undergraduate studies by the start of the program

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