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Featuring CCIS Programs

IAU Barcelona, Spain Summer

Barcelona, Spain (Europe)

Quick Facts

Summer 2021

Session A  
Dates:  June 5 – July 18 (6 credits) 
Application Deadline: April 1
Costs:  $7,046 CCIS Member | $7,446 Non-Member 
Session B 
Dates:  June 5 - June 26 (3 credits) 
Application Deadline:  April 1
Costs:  $4,761 CCIS Member | $5,161 Non-Member 
Session C  
Dates:  June 26 - July 18 (3 credits) 
Application Deadline:  April 1
Costs:  $4,761 CCIS Member | $5,161 Non-Member 
Session A + B +/ or C 
Dates: June 5 - July 18 (9 credits) 
Application Deadline: April 1
Costs: $8,296 CCIS Member | $8,696 Non-Member 

Dates: May 22 - July 18 (6 credits)
Application Deadline: April 1
Costs: $7,811 CCIS Member | $8,211 Non-Member

A required non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is due to IAU separated into a $200 pre-acceptance deposit, and an $800 post-acceptance deposit within two weeks of acceptance to the program. This deposit is applied towards the program fee. 

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Program Overview

Located along the Mediterranean Sea, the city allows students to experience the wonderful culture of Catalunya. The mild climate, famed cuisine and breathtaking arts give the Mediterranean region a distinct feel, unique from anywhere else in the world.
There’s no better way to improve one’s knowledge of the Spanish language and its customs than by interacting with the local community. Students in Barcelona will have the opportunity to practice their language skills in the classroom and also with native Spanish speakers through language exchange programs and cultural events. Over the course of their time abroad, students can expect to participate in field study trips associated with specific classes, study tours, and day trips, as well as cultural activities like Catalan cooking courses, Flamenco classes and cava tastings. A city tour of Barcelona and its architecture as well as visits to local markets and enterprises round out the experience.


Contact Program Sponsor and Advisor

Brookdale Community College
Janice Thomas
Director, International Center

Questions? Contact me
Tel:(732) 224-2799

This program is sponsored by Brookdale Community College. 

Academics & Program

Course offerings and syllabi are available on IAU's website.
IAU's summer program in Barcelona, Spain offer students liberal arts and fine arts courses in English or Spanish. Three and six-week sessions are available starting in early June giving students great flexibility when planning their summers. Accommodations and excursions are included in all programs.

Students who participate in the Barcelona Summer Program can choose from a variety of Spanish language and culture courses that range from introductory level Spanish to upper division Spanish literature and cinema courses. To complete the course curriculum, IAU hosts a plethora of guest speakers and lecturers from a wide breadth of disciplines including journalists, musicians, and political activists. Panels and conferences that are hosted throughout the summer allow students to hear a full spectrum of opinions about both Spanish and Catalan politics and lifestyles. Students who participate in this program will develop a deeper understanding of the Spanish language and its relationship to Catalan history and culture. Full of masterpieces by the famous artists Salvador Dalí and Antoni Gaudi, the city is a classroom in and of itself, exposing students to Modernist and Surrealist architecture and paintings.
Upon completion of the program, CCIS students will receive a transcript from IAU.


Student Life & Housing

Student Life
IAU’s campus in Barcelona is centrally located in the downtown Plaça de Catalunya area, just steps from the nearest metro stops, Las Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter, and many more of Barcelona's famed attractions. The facilities have been completely renovated with modern amenities to suit the needs of the 21st century college student. IAU Barcelona employs a full-time student affairs and academic affairs staff to advise, place, house, and otherwise support incoming students for full semester, year-long, and summer programs.

Travel and Study Tours
Students will engage in daily classes which are enhanced by local field studies tours around Barcelona and Catalunya. The Barcelona program includes activities that integrate Spanish cuisine, music, dancing, language, and culture. Students meet daily with professors, local artists, and scholars. Study tour sites may include: Montjuic, Parc Güell, Center for Contemporary Culture, MACBA (Modern Art Museum), the Gothic Quarter, the Born District, the Museum of the History of Barcelona, Picasso Museum, and the Sagrada Familia Basilica. Trips in the region may include: Costa Brava, Cadeques, Sitges, Tossa del Mar, or Figueres.

Housing Options
Students will have the option to be housed in shared homestays with Spanish families, which include daily breakfasts and six dinners per week, or in shared apartments, where students will be responsible for their own meals. Students will be placed together and may request roommates on the housing application form. 

Duration & Costs

Session A: June 5 - July 18
Session B: June 5 - June 26
Session C: June 26 - July 18 
Session A + B +/or C: June 5 - July 18
Internship: May 22 - July 18
3 credits: $4,761 CCIS Member | $5,161 Non-Member
6 credits: $7,046 CCIS Member | $7,446 Non-Member
9 credits: $8,296 CCIS Member | $8,696 Non-Member
Internship: $7,811 CCIS Member | $8,211 Non-Member

Costs included: Tuition and fees, homestay (breakfast daily and six dinners included) or apartment (without meals), pre-departure advising and orientation, textbook rental, insurance, field study tours, and scheduled cultural activities.

Costs not included: Airfare ($1,200 - $1,500), some meals (homestay option) or all meals (apartment option), passport/visa fees, and personal expenses ($1,000 – 1,500), courses that may incur an additional lab fee.
A required non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is due to IAU separated into a $200 pre-acceptance deposit, and an $800 post-acceptance deposit within two weeks of acceptance to the program. This deposit is applied towards the program fee.

Eligibility & Deadlines

Application Deadline: April 1
Eligibility Requirements: Prior Spanish experience is not required, except for internship.
​Minimum GPA: Students must have at least a 2.50 GPA; Freshman to senior standing

Entry Requirements
A valid passport is required. U.S. citizens do not require a visa to study during this summer program. Citizens of other countries may require a visa. If this is your situation, please check with the nearest Spanish consulate or embassy. Additional information is available on the IAU Passports & Visa page.

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