PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Universitat Pompeu Fabra offers the Barcelona International Summer School (BISS) as a flagship program to advance the curriculum of both domestic and international undergraduate students during the summer term in Barcelona. The BISS builds on UPF's academic strengths, engaging leading faculty members to feature and share their current research with participating students. Courses are interdisciplinary in nature, approaching social and scientific challenges from content, methodological and practical perspectives.

Besides the out-of-class, faculty guided activities related to each of the courses, UPF has developed a program of orientation and cultural activities that allows participants to get to know each other and immerse themselves in the culture of Barcelona and Catalunya. ISEP's programs in Barcelona also offer benefits above and beyond a typical ISEP program, including a dedicated onsite resident director, Maria Mateu

HOUSING

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. 

Meal benefits are not included in this program. Students will be expected to use their own funds for meals and budget accordingly. Students can  ask their ISEP Student Services Coordinator for tips, as well as check out ISEP's resources for Budgeting for Study Abroad.

Course Description

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, offered at the beginner, intermediate or advanced level. For Summer 2021, the Spanish course will be offered online from July 5-16 and grants 3 ECTS (30 contact hours).

Summer 2021 Schedule, Courses and Syllabi:

For Summer 2021, students will experience life in the dynamic city of Barcelona while enrolled in a mix of online and in-person courses. Students can use the class meeting timetable to review the planned method of instruction for each course. Please contact Student Services Officer Maggie Montgomery (mmontgomery@isep.org) with any questions! 

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 ADVISOR Maggie Montgomery 703-504-9991 | MMontgomery@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Advisor 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

A minimum 3.0 GPA 

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

This program is open to students who have completed two years of undergraduate studies. 

Students may 

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