PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

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

•   Study at a top university in Spain, 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 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 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

Content courses are offered in English or Spanish in an international classroom environment, and are structured in modules (blocks) of different duration and intensity of one to four weeks. This allows students to mix and match different courses during the program.

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 6-8 ECTS. At the same time, Students will also enroll in a four-week Spanish language course that grants 6 ECTS, offered at the beginner, intermediate or advanced level. Students are required to be enrolled in at least 1 course all four weeks.

In total students can expect to earn a 12-14 ECTS over the course of their month-long program, generally equivalent to 6-7 U.S. credits.

Spanish Language Syllabi

Spanish Language Beginner

Spanish Language Intermediate

Spanish Language Advanced

Summer 2022 Schedule:

Course offerings are generally consistent each Summer. See example module course options below. Summer 2023 courses will be available in the winter of 2023.

For example, Barcelona on Stage: Documentary Workshop runs through all four weeks of the program, Culture and Business: Spain's Top Brands runs the first two weeks of the program, and The Artistic Brain: Biology and Computation behind Music only runs the first week of the program.

July 4-8 July 11-15 July 18-22 July 25-29
Barcelona on Stage: Documentary Workshop
4 Weeks/6 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
Brexit, EU and Global World: Current Challenges in European Politics and Society
4 Weeks/6 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
Modern Statistical Computing
4 Weeks/6 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
Culture and Business: Spain’s Top Brands
2 Weeks/4 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
Current Ethical and Legal Challenges in Sport
2 Weeks/4 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
Law and Economics: Why Should We Obey?
2 Weeks/4 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
Ecosistema Google y marketing digital
2 Weeks/4 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
Oral Communication for Students
2 Weeks/4 ECTS
Syllabus
Formas de ensayo audiovisual
2 Weeks/4 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
Pantallas españolas: antología de relatos audiovisuales contemporáneos
2 Weeks/4 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
Gender, Power and Violence
2 Weeks/4 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
Population Health and Well-Being Consequences of Demographic Changes
2 Weeks/4 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
Justicia global y desarrollo sostenible
2 Weeks/4 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship
2 Weeks/4 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
Pensar en imágenes: la creación de narrativas y ensayos audiovisuales para transmitir ideas y emociones
2 Weeks/4 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
Understanding the Biology of Humans for Social Sciences and Humanities
2 Weeks/4 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
 
The Artistic Brain: Biology and Computation behind Music
1 Week/2 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
A Brief Archaeology of (some) Western Myths
1 Week/2 ECTS
Syllabus
Health Inequalities: Understanding our Worse Epidemic
1 Week/2 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
Time: Human Views on the Progress of Existence
1 Week/2 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
Using Citizen Science to Fight Mosquitos
1 Week/2 ECTS
Syllabus - Video

Derechos humanos  en el siglo XXI
1 Week/2 ECTS
Syllabus - Video

Workshop: Transmedia Narrative Design
1 Week/2 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
La ciudad aristotélica
1 Week/2 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
  Power and Passions: Barcelona through the Lens of History
1 Week/2 ECTS
Syllabus - Video
   
  Venus on the Screen
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 

- At least an intermediate level in the language of instruction (English and/or Spanish)

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

Students are required to be enrolled in at least 1 course all four weeks.

Passport: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible.

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