The Liberal Arts, Humanities, Business & Entrepreneurship Semester Program at Barcelona School for International Studies (SIS) offers a personalized classroom atmosphere to students who are looking to rapidly improve their Spanish language skills and gain US credits for major, minor, and elective courses taught in English.
Courses at Barcelona SIS are taught in English and/or Spanish, and class sizes are small to provide a personalized experience which allows for individual participation and team projects. Each course includes various excursions that use the city of Barcelona as a classroom.
This is a 12 week program, which is perfect for students that are on a quarter system or looking for a shorter semester. This also means that U.S. Citizens on this program will not have to obtain a study visa (saving time and money) as the program is fewer than 90 days; unless you add on our January Term program before and/or if you stay on for an internship.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY
Located in the heart of the city, the Barcelona School for International Studies (SIS) is our most centrally located campus option. SIS boasts fantastic local and international professors, many of whom are working professionals in the field they teach. SIS maintains small class sizes and focuses on experiential learning, which means that students will get individualized attention and will participate actively during class. Each course includes a variety of field studies, museum visits, and guided reflection that closely tie the courses to the city itself.
The courses offered at SIS encompass international and cross-cultural topics, focusing on the city by discussing local history, art, architecture, literature and geography. Our Spanish Language courses focus on spoken language skills and include useful tools for students to debrief their experiences both in and out of the classroom.
SIS is a Spanish institution, but receives U.S. accreditation through Jacksonville University in Florida. This means that while the educational system is a blend of American and Spanish styles, students will be graded following the U.S. system and will receive a transcript that is easily transferable to U.S. institutions.
SPU Partner Program: Tier 3
Seattle Pacific University has partnered with affiliated organizations or host universities that have been vetted for their academic and student support. Partner Programs are eligible for federal, state, and institutional grants and scholarships.
For SPU Partner Programs, you will be charged one quarter of SPU tuition for participation during fall quarter or winter/spring quarters combined. Depending on the tier level of the selected program, an additional fee for tiers 2-10 will be charged. For fee information, see Partner Program Cost
What's Not Included:
- Countdown to Barcelona:Group Webinar and Pre-Departure Preparation
- Personalized Advising
- One Year Digital Subscription to the New York Times
- Tuition and Fees
- Airport Pick-Up (Must Arrive BEFORE 12:00pm on Program Start Date)
- Logistical & Cultural Orientations
- Comprehensive Medical & Accident Insurance through CISI
- 24-Hour Emergency Support
- English-speaking Staff
- The Barcelona SAE Bucket List
- A weekend Excursion Outside Barcelona (Zaragoza, Seville, Granada, Basque Country, etc.)
- Multiple Day Trips Outside of Barcelona (Tarragona, Girona, Montserrat, Figures, Besalú, etc.)
- Weekly Cultural Agenda (The Local Perspective of What's Happening Each Week!)
- Weekly Cultural Activities (Cooking Classes, Salsa Lessons, Intercambios, Barrio Tours, and MORE!)
- Cultural Mentor Program
- Welcome Activity
- Re-Entry Workshop & Farewell Meal
Additional Costs to Consider:
- Housing: Pre-arranged apartments or homestays. Students will be invoiced and pay directly to BSAE.
- Additional meals
- Mobile phones and charges
- Confirmation Deposit: A $300 fee will be due as part of your SPU application and considered your commitment to the program. As SPU has a capacity of 50 students every year for Partner Programs, this fee would be refunded if your application was submitted after we reached capacity.
- Provider Application Fees & Deposits (when applicable)
- Visa or residency permit (when applicable)
- Domestic travel to apply for visa (when applicable)
- Travel insurance (optional)
- Generally, students spend more money while they are abroad than during a typical quarter at SPU. These costs vary per student, and are usually associated with extra in-country and personal travel, eating out, entertainment, and purchasing gifts and souvenirs. If you would like more information about general costs of the items mentioned above and/or general affordability of study abroad, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.