Study Abroad in Barcelona, Spain – Soccer Program

Study Abroad in Barcelona - Soccer and Sports Science Program: Academics

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 current enrollment is over 50,000. 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.” Although most academic year courses are taught in Catalan, the Study Abroad Department offers an excellent summer program of Spanish language classes taught in Spanish.

Academic Overview

ECTS Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) 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 next to each course are based on 15 classroom hours per semester credit and are not a conversion of ECTS credits. Students should consult with their university advisors prior to participating in the program to have course credit pre-approved and ensure that they are taking the appropriate amount of credits. For further information on ECTS please click here.

Attendance Students exceeding the permitted numbers of unexcused absences may lose all or partial credit.

Computer Access The UAB Sant Pau campus and the UAB L'Eixample campus have free wireless connection for those students who bring their own laptop. Students also have free access to the computers in the University library. The library is open from 9am to 9pm.

Grades No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a letter 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.

Program Option

This innovative program combines a 3-credit course in Sport in Economy and Society with the option of taking 6 soccer training sessions led by professional coaches. The fee supplement for the optional training sessions is $345. This includes equipment.

The 45-hour Sport in Economy and Society course is taught by faculty at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).

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