University of Barcelona

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    Study at University of Barcelona, Spain
    Spanish Language & Culture: 4 hrs day
    4 wks: $1795 / Semester: $4995
    Minimum age is 16

    The Program

    Study Spanish Language and Culture at the University of Barcelona, a top rated Spanish university worldwide. Over the past 50 years, thousands of students from all over the world have studied at this prestigious university. Situated in the center of Barcelona, classes are taken in the beautiful historical buildings on campus, close to the most important libraries in Barcelona as well as the most reputed museums, art galleries, and University faculties. Spanish Language and Culture Courses are available to all “levels” (beginner, elementary, intermediate, upper intermediate, and advanced). Academic Year in Hispanica Studies, Fall and Spring Semester sessions, as well as Summer terms and short intensive classes are all available. All the instructors are highly qualified, university graduates and many of them have obtained a PhD or Masters degree and work in University departments. Joins us! 4 hrs per day, 20 hrs per week. Minimum age is 16 yrs.

    The Spain Embassy (Consulate) usually requires at least 20 hrs per week of courses for the Quarter and Year length programs. Thus, in order to get a Visa, 20 hrs is usually required.

    The Location

    Barcelona, Spain is an excellent location to study. Many consider Barcelona as Spain’s most modern and artistic city. It’s unique mix of Spanish and Catalan culture distinguishes it from other locations in Spain.

    The city’s architecture has a long history that includes ancient Roman ruins, the old Gothic town center, the famous cathedral – La Sagrada Familia, as well as Catalan Modernism. Known for it’s wide avenues and seaside walkways, with famous pedestrian shopping streets like “Las Ramblas”, Barcelona offers a diverse history and artistic spirit that reveals it’s friendly acceptance to visitors…making it one of Spain’s most visited center for tourism. Barcelona is a first class destination for students.

    Courses

    Spanish Language: all levels (beginner, elementary, intermediate, upper intermediate, advanced). Placement test given upon check-in to determine level. Courses taught mostly in the morning and early afternoons. Each course take allows for a certificate (transcript) to be obtained, once the exam is passed, which accredits the level of language taken, the grade attained and the ECTS credits obtained. ECTS stands for – European Credits Transfer System. Students who do not pass the exam will receive a certificate indicating the level and duration of the course and the performance obtained. Courses offered for the Fall, Spring and Summer Terms. Academic Year Courses also available (see Dates section).

    Spanish Culture: A wide variety of Spanish Culture Courses are also available. Each course is taught once a week, and conclude with a final exam. Students who pass the exam will obtain a certificate indicating the grades earned. Those who do not pass the final exam, receive a certificate that only indicated the duration of the course. Many of these Culture Courses require previous Spanish studies (intermediate and advanced levels), but there are some cultural courses available for beginners – elementary levels.

    Culture Courses: (all levels: beginner to advanced)
    – History of Modern & Contemporary Spain
    – History of Spanish Ancient and Medieval Art
    – History of Spanish Modern and Contemporary Art
    – Latin American Painting, Cinema, Literature and Music
    – Spain and Europe: Classical Antiquity to Modern World
    – Spanish Cinema
    – Female Writers
    – Geography of Spain
    – Spain Today: Society and Institutions
    – Spanish Economy Today
    – Catalan Language and Culture

    * Course descriptions available upon request. All courses taught by qualified faculty. 20 hrs per week.

    Diploma in Hispanic Studies: This is a year-long program that combines both the Spanish Language & Spanish Cultural Courses that total 445 hours completed – an Academic Year (53 ECTS total – 33 for language, and 20 for culture). The courses are organized in two Quarter/Semester terms, and there is an exam at the end of the first term. To obtain the “Diploma”, students must pass the Spanish Language exam and be considered intermediate, upper intermediate, or advanced level, as well as 20 ECTS of Spanish Culture. Students are grouped into 3 levels based on the placement test.

    Those students who are “Elementary Level”, there are Spanish culture courses adapted for that level. Beginners or elementary level students who enroll for the 445 hours (53 ECTS) in Spanish and culture are able to obtain a certificate giving credit to the level of language taken, the grade and ECTS obtained.

    NOTE: ECTS = European Credit Transfer System. The ECTS credit system is based on the student’s learning process. Each credit reflects the work done in terms of both class hours and individual study time. One ECTS credit represents between 25 – 30 hours study.

    Academic Credit

    Students can earn 15 – 20 academic credits for completing a Quarter. Classes are 20 hrs per week. Intensive Session students can earn 1 – 2 credits per week. 4 weeks usually earns 3 – 6 credits. Upon completing the courses, and taking the final exam, a certificate (transcript) is awarded by the University, as well as ECTS credits are obtained (European Credit Transfer System).

    Financial Aid

    Yes, you can use your financial aid on this program. Have your financial aid office e-mail us your Consortium Agreement (be sure to fill it out before sending it to CSA). CSA does not offer any scholarships nor any financial aid. CSA only helps facilitate you using your school aid on this program. See the “Financial Aid” page on our website…listed in the Academic Credit section.

    Activities

    Local excursions to places of artistic, historical, social or economic interest. Trips to exhibits or museums as well as going to the theatre, plays, movies, attending chats, lectures and sessions of text readings. All excursions are optional (sign up if you want to participate), and pay the fees for entrance and transportation. Costs are extra, and not included in the basic program fee.

    Housing

    Student residence, nearby flats (apts), and youth hostels are available. Expect to spend $900 – $1300 USD per month for housing and food. Housing costs will vary, depending on type. Sharing a room will help save money. CSA will provide housing details and website booking links with the confirmation documents (admission docs). Early registration advised…..especially for the Summer sessions.

    Dates and Fees

     

    SUMMER TERMS
    * July (2 Options)
    * 4 hrs (lessons) per day, M-F. 20 hrs (lessons) per week.
    * Minimum age is 16 yrs

    Intensive Spanish
    4 hrs per day M-F / 80 hrs total
    4 Weeks July (early) – July (late)
    Sample 2017 Dates: July 3rd – 28th
    $1795 USD

    or

    Spanish Language & Culture Program
    60 hrs language + 20 hrs culture = 80 hrs
    3 weeks July (early) – July (late)
    Sample 2017 Dates: July 3rd – 21st
    $1795 USD


    FALL SEMESTER

    Spanish Language & Culture
    20 hrs / wk

    September (early) – December (mid)
    Sample 2017 Dates: September 4th – December 19th
    $4995 USD

    SPRING SEMESTER
    Spanish Language & Culture
    20 hrs / wk

    January (late) – May (mid)
    Sample 2018 Dates: January 22nd – May 11th
    $4995 USD

    ACADEMIC YEAR
    Spanish Language & Culture
    20 hrs / wk

    September (early) – May (mid)
    Sample Dates: September 4th, 2017 – May 11th, 2018
    $7995 USD

    * NOTE: Similar dates year-to-year !

    For this program – Univ Barcelona – full program payment (total) is required prior to releasing the official Admission Letter – original copy.

    Requirements

    Open to all students and adults worldwide. Minimum age is 16 yrs.

    The Spain Embassy (Consulate) usually require at least 20 hrs of classes per week for Semester and Year long terms. Thus, in order to obtain a visa, 20 hrs per week is usually required.

    Arrival

    Plan on arriving into Barcelona a few days prior to settle into your housing. Placement test is usually given the first day of the course (start date). No airport pick-up available. Use the airport transport system to get into central Barcelona, then use taxi to get to your housing. Be sure to have your housing reservation address with you to give to the taxi driver. Print a map of your housing reservation, showing you where it is located. If you do not have housing upon arrival, then book a hotel room or hostel nearby the University for the first couple days until you get other housing arranged.

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