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Study Abroad | Barcelona

Spain | Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona | January Term 2023
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Spend January Term in the exciting and eclectic city of Barcelona, Spain, with AIFS! Study Spanish art and culture through Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, ranked among the top 5 universities in Spain.

What’s Included

The AIFS inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help students make the most of their time abroad.

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  • Tuition

    3 semester credits

  • Courses

    Courses in Spanish art and cultural heritage, international business

  • Housing

    in a Spanish homestay or, for a supplement, in a shared apartment

  • Meals

    Breakfast and dinner Monday through Friday in the homestay

  • Excursions & Day Trips

    Montserrat and Sitges (day trip)

  • Cultural & Social Activities

    City tour, tapas evening, Flamenco show and guided tours of the Gothic quarter, Park Güell and La Sagrada Família

  • Welcome Event

    To help you get to know your classmates better, familiarize you with the local area and advise you about your stay

  • Onsite Support

    To help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance

  • Green Initiative

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • Flight Package

    Round trip flights U.S.-Barcelona-U.S.

    Round trip transfers between the airport and campus overseas

Program Details: Study Abroad | Barcelona Multi Discipline


January 8, 2023January 20, 2023


January Term

Application Deadlines

October 1, 2022

Inclusive Fees



Open to High School Graduate, First Year, Sophomore, Junior, Senior College Students

Minimum of 2.0 GPA

Additional requirements may vary by course selection. See Academic section below.

Visa Requirements

A visa may be required for this program. Please contact your advisor or log into your portal for more information.

Areas of Interest

  • Art History
  • Business
  • International Business


AIFS Abroad offers a unique global educational experience for students on this program, with the following academic options available:

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is made up of two campuses and has a student population of over 55,000. Small teaching groups are the norm and all professors are native Spaniards or international.

  • Art History
  • Business
  • International Business

Earn 3 credits studying Spanish art and culture from prehistoric times to the present day or learning about the challenges facing businesses today as they compete in a global environment. Both courses are taught in English.

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Living Abroad


Spanish Homestay

Living with a Spanish host is the best way to immerse yourself in the language and culture of Spain. Many students choosing this option find that it is the most rewarding part of their time abroad. The homestay will include:

  • Breakfast and dinner Monday through Friday
  • Shared room and bathroom with another AIFS student
  • Once a week laundry service
  • Students receive their own key


Student Apartment ($350 supplement)

Apartment living is ideal for students who like their independence, want to cook for themselves and to experience local city life.

  • Shared double room
  • Communal kitchen, living area and bathroom(s)
  • Fully furnished including linens

Internet Access is included in all accommodations.


Along with speaking Spanish, most people in Barcelona speak the regional language of Catalan as their native language. You will see signs in both languages throughout the city; it’s an excellent opportunity to be exposed to another language rich in culture.


Barcelona is one of Spain’s most energetic and vibrant cities. Not only will you find amazing modern and art nouveau architecture throughout the cities of Spain, you will also find world famous UNESCO Heritage Sites- the most in any one country after Italy.

AIFS in Barcelona Resident Director, Academic Year and Semester Programs

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Maya Edwards

¡Hola! Greetings from beautiful Barcelona, a city I love to call “home.” Having lived in many cities in Spain, I’ll be a great resource for you while you’re here in Barcelona. An educator and study abroad professional, I’ve been working with students both in Spain and in the U.S. for over 15 years. I earned a B.A. in Spanish and Communications, an M.A. in Spanish, and am completing a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature and Cultural Studies. I love working with students and am happy to help you navigate your own journey in Spain, Barcelona and beyond: broadening academic and personal horizons, making the most of your time in this amazing place.

My favorite aspect of being Resident Director is spending time with students and seeing how much they grow after their study abroad experience in Spain. The AIFS Barcelona team is always eager to offer our guidance and support, as well as share ideas on how to make the most out of your stay. Barcelona is a beautiful and fascinating city; perfect for a study abroad program, not just because of its proximity to the beach!

The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.

Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true taste of Spanish culture, the AIFS team in Barcelona arranges a variety of cultural and social activities.

Activities will include:

  • Welcome dinner
  • Guided tour of Barcelona
  • “Tapas” tour
  • Visit to La Sagrada Família
  • Visit to Park Güell
  • Visit to the Gothic quarter and Cathedral
  • Flamenco show and farewell dinner

Volunteer opportunities are available through a local NGO to provide services to people in need within the local community. 


This program offers a range of day trips and excursions that will take you outside Barcelona and deepen your social, historical and cultural understanding of Spain. Previous excursions have included:



Guided tour. Entrance to the Montserrat Monastery and 12th-century carving of the Black Virgin. Includes round-trip transportation.

  • Spain
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
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Social identity & access

One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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Dates & Deadlines


  • Early Application Deadline*
  • Application Deadline
    October 1, 2022
  • Deposit Deadline
    October 16, 2022
  • Scholarship Deadline
    October 1, 2022
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    January 7, 2023
  • Program Begins
    January 8, 2023
  • Program Ends
    January 20, 2023
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    January 21, 2023
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.

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Ready to Study Abroad in Barcelona?

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