Study Abroad in Barcelona, Spain

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Academics - January Term 2022

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) was founded in 1968. It is a relatively young university; however, in its short history it has moved forward at a rapid pace and now ranks among the top 5 universities in Spain (Times Higher Education World University Rankings). AIFS students will attend classes at the beautiful historical pavilions of the Sant Pau campus. The Sant Pau campus is located in the historic UAB-Casa Convalescència building, which was part of the "Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau," in the central area of the city known as "L'Eixample."

Academic Overview

Earn 3 credits studying Spanish Art and Cultural Heritage or International Business.

Admissions requirements Open to high school graduates and first year, sophomore, junior and senior college students with a minimum 2.0 GPA. No previous Spanish language study required. Evidence of academic ability is required in the form of your most recent transcript.

Attendance is required to receive full credit. Students exceeding the permitted numbers of unexcused absences may lose all or partial credit.

Credit hours are in parentheses. Credits are equal to American credits based on one credit for a minimum of 15 classroom hours plus home study. Classes are taught Monday through Friday.

Grades No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a grade. Pass/Fail grade options are not available.

Transcripts are issued by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. One official copy will be sent to the student’s home institution on completion of the program.

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona awards ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits. The number of class hours and ECTS credits will be shown on the transcript to allow each student's home institution the ultimate decision in the awarding of U.S. credit. Recommended U.S. semester credits shown next to each course description are based on 15 classroom hours per semester credit and are not a conversion of ECTS credits. Students should consult with their university advisors in the U.S. prior to participating in the program to have course credit pre-approved and ensure that they are taking the appropriate amount of credits.

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