BARCELONA: ASA – Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

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Dates

  • Fall Semester - Early September - Mid December
  • Spring Semester - Early January - Late April
  • Summer 1 Semester - End May - Mid July

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 1
  • Spring Semester - October 1 ***Spring course selection begins on October 1 for UAB. Students who submit their applications to ASA and OISP by September 20 will have a better chance of getting into their preferred classes.***
  • Summer 1 Semester - March 1

Description

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Why Barcelona?

  • Located in Northeast corner of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea
  • Local beaches
  • Rich in art and culture
  • Amazing modernist architecture throughout the city, left by Gaudí
  • Residents speak both Spanish and Catalan

Courses

  • Fall and spring semester students will take four classes for a total of 16 NU credits. Students will take one Spanish language class and three additional classes.  ***Spring course selection begins on October 1 for UAB.  Students who submit their applications to ASA and OISP by September 20 will have a better chance of getting into their preferred classes.***
  • Summer students will take two classes for a total of 8 NU credits. Students can take one Spanish class and one elective class or students can take two elective classes.

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Host University

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is a public university that has grown quickly in both size and stature since being founded in 1968. About 45,000 Spanish students now matriculate at the University, as well as a large number of international students who attend one of its many student exchange programs located all over the world.

ASA students take classes at the following 2 campuses of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), both of which are located in Barcelona city center:

  • Sant Pau Campus

    The UAB offers classes in Spanish and English for foreign students at the School of Modern Languages on its Sant Pau campus. Centrally located in the lovely Eixample district of central Barcelona, the Sant Pau campus is close to the famous Sagrada Familia cathedral, as well as several other important architectural wonders. This campus is also part of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau modernist complex, which along with the Palau de la Musica Catalana, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997.

  • Eixample Campus

    This brand new campus of the UAB is set to debut in September 2010 and will replace the Sarria campus. It is also located in the Eixample district of Barcelona, only 1 block from the Passeig de Gracia, one of the most well-known streets in Barcelona. Located on the Passig de Gracia are some of Barcelona's most famous modernist architectural points of interest, including Gaudi's Casa Mila and Casa Batllo, as well as the "Block of Discord." The Eixample campus is located just 3 metro stops (no more than 20 minutes) from the Sant Pau campus.

    Because the Eixample campus follows the same calendar and class timetable as Sant Pau, ASA students can take classes on both campuses at the same time. For example, students may have classes at Sant Pau on Mondays and Wednesdays, and classes at Eixample on Tuesdays and Thursdays (or vice versa). But even if you have a class on each campus on the same day, it only takes 20 minutes (3 metro stops) to commute between campuses.

    ASA students live in shared student apartments or with Spanish host families that are conveniently located to both campuses - it takes most students only 10-35 minutes to walk to class, or 15-25 minutes by subway.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to students with any level of Spanish
  • Minimum GPA requirement is 2.75
  • Two full semesters of coursework at NU

Application Procedure

    • OISP online application
    • ASA online application
    • Northeastern University students should not pay the $150 program deposit at time of application. They should apply online without making a payment and then call ASA to pay the $50 application fee.  The $100 program deposit will be covered by Northeastern University OISP.

      Please submit the following directly to the OISP:

  • Official transcript
  • Photocopy of Passport ID Page
  • Release and Credits form
  • 2 passport-sized photos. You can have passport photos taken at CVS. Submit official passport photos, not snapshots or photocopies.
  • One Letter of Recommendation if your cumulative GPA is below 3.0
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Cost

Fall 2014 or Spring 2015:$21,367

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($21,267), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

Spain, Barcelona: ASA UAB Study Abroad Program Budget (Semester)

 

Summer 1 2014: $10,295

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 8 NU credits ($10,195), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

Spain, Barcelona: ASA UAB Study Abroad Program Budget (Summer)

 

Accommodations

Students can choose to live with Spanish host families (includes 3 meals a day and 1 load of laundry per week) or in a shared student apartment (no meals included).

Destination

A prosperous city of almost 2 million, Barcelona is one of the oldest cities in Europe, but yet one of the most progressive cities in Spain. Located on the coast of the Mediterranean, this port city has always been a major center of trade.

Barcelona is full of beautiful parks, fascinating architecture, and all the art anyone could ever hope for. The city is surrounded by wooded hills, and going north along the eastern coastline you will find sand flats and plunging cliffs that harbor quaint fishing villages. From the Pyrenees Mountains that separate Spain and France, to the vineyards and orchards of Cataluña, students in Barcelona will have no lack of things to see.

Barcelona is probably most famous for its architecture, which ranges from medieval to downright surreal, thanks to the parks, buildings and the unforgettable Catedral de la Sagrada Familia, all left by Catalonian architect Antoni Gaudí. From the Barri Gòtic to the Eixample to Gaudi's wonderland of Parc Güell, you can find every type of architecture imaginable.

Not into the surreal and cubist artists such as Picasso, Dalí, and Miró? Then head down to the beach in Vila Olímpica when you can catch a tan, have some lunch, or people watch as the movers and shakers come and go from the Hotel Arts. If the city beaches aren't your thing, you can head to Sitges, a town only 25 minutes from Barcelona by train, with its own pristine beaches and little cafes.

In the Spanish region of Catalunya, there are two official languages: Catalan and Castillian (Spanish). Catalan is a Romance language that originated at about the same time as other Romance languages, such as French and Spanish. Although Catalan is the official language of the region, classes for ASA students are taught in Castilian, and everyone at the universities speaks Spanish; others also speak French or English. Students with knowledge of French or Spanish usually even pick up some Catalan within a very short time.