PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) and the UPF Education Abroad Program have partnered to offer an International Relations Abroad program for undergraduate students. Addressed to students majoring in International Relations, Political Science, Legal Studies, Humanities, Economics or Journalism, this program aims to provide high quality teaching for students interested in increasing the understanding of today's world's challenges in the spheres of global politics, international relations and international security.

A European leader in graduate studies and advanced research within the framework of international studies, IBEI counts on excellent, well prepared international faculty to stimulate student's critical vision of globalization. Students can also combine courses from this program with courses in the Barcelona Program for Interdisciplinary Studies.  

In addition to content-based courses, the International Relations Program includes the option to take language courses at all levels. Five different levels of Spanish classes are offered, from beginner to proficient and even Spanish for heritage speakers. 

Students are invited to a wide variety of opportunities to interact with local students, engage in volunteering activities, and develop a true intercultural experience during their time in Barcelona. ISEP's programs in Barcelona also offer benefits above and beyond a typical ISEP program, including a dedicated onsite resident director

HOUSING

ISEP students are accommodated in Campus del Mar Residence Hall. The residence is in the famous neighborhood of La Barceloneta, within walking distance to the UPF campus. Rooms are double-occupancy and include an en-suite bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. Bedding packs can be purchased prior to arrival and include a weekly change of sheets and towels.  

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.   

Program Website

Course Description

The IBEI-UPF International Relations program has an Academic Coordinator in charge of advising students on-site. The program requires a full semester course load of 4-5 courses or 24-30 ECTS (generally equivalent to 12-15 U.S. credits).

Program elective courses and information about Spanish language courses can be viewed below.

Fall semester students should view the Spring 2021 courses listed below as an example of future course offerings - course listings for the 2021/22 academic year will become available in October 2020. 

Spring 2021 International Relations Courses: 

United Nations: International Peace and Security

Geopolitical games: foreign policy of Russia and China

History and Politics of Globalization

The EU in the World

International Business and Globalization

UPF Spanish Language Courses

Barcelona Program for Interdisciplinary Studies courses 

Website for Course Availability

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

  • International/Global Studies Recommended!

    International Relations and Affairs

  • Law/Criminal Justice:

    International Law Legal Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences Recommended!

    Humanities

  • Social Sciences Recommended!

    Political Science and Government

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 3 or higher
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Needs Support

  • Learning

Undergraduate
(in Spanish)

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies: Recommended!

    European Studies Latin American Studies

  • International/Global Studies Recommended!

    International Relations and Affairs

  • Law/Criminal Justice:

    International Law Legal Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences Recommended!

    Humanities

  • Social Sciences Recommended!

    Political Science and Government

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 3 or higher
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Needs Support

  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

Applicants should have a 3.0 GPA minimum at their schools of origin.

The program is suitable for students with a strong command of Spanish and for those wishing to take courses only in English, as it includes courses taught in both English and Spanish.

Courses are taught either in Spanish or English. Students who plan to take courses in Spanish must have a minimum of a B2 in the language. Non-native English speakers must demonstrate a minimum of a B2 in English.  

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