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  • Culturally diverse city on the Mediterranean coast
  • See art by Picasso and Miró, architecture by Gaudí
  • Ideally located for travel to France and the Balaeric Islands
  • Late August to late December OR
  • Mid January to late June OR
  • Late August to late June
Program Organization
Academic Program
  • Advanced Liberal Arts program track*
  • All courses taught in Spanish
  • 15 credit hours
    • 3 IU credits for 3 week intensive academic writing & research in Spanish course
    • 3 IU credits for CIEE culture course -OR- internship
    • 9 IU credits in three direct enrollment Universidad de Barcelona courses

*Note: IU selectively co-sponsors CIEE program offerings, including the one described on this page, but not all CIEE tracks/offerings. Please contact Overseas Study for clarification.

The CIEE Advanced Liberal Arts program in Barcelona is designed for students with advanced Spanish language skills. This program requires students to take all courses in Spanish, the majority in regular university classes with Spanish professors and native Spanish speakers. Students are not permitted to take classes in English.

  • Spanish homes (one student per home) or in a student residence with other Spanish or international students (limited availability)
Additional Program Information

You may apply if you

  • are a student at any IU campus who is making normal academic progress,
  • are in at least your third full-time semester of college,
  • have taken or are enrolled in at least two 300-level Spanish courses, and
  • have approximately a 3.0 cumulative GPA and have a B average in Spanish.

Students that have not completed or are enrolled in at least two 300-level Spanish courses should consider other Programs in Spanish appropriate for their language level.

Complete eligibility criteria and selection criteria are outlined within the Academic Policies and Procedures of the Office of Overseas Study. Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are not eligible.

Financial Aid
How to Apply for this Program

Application Deadline

  • Fall 2010: March 1, 2010
  • Spring 2011: September 2010

IU committee screens applications; final approval from CIEE.

Notification of application status sent electronically within 4 weeks of application deadline.

Estimated Costs

Fall 2010 Semester

  • Fee paid to IU: $640
  • Fee paid to CIEE*: $14,725 (tuition, housing, two meals per day in the homestay option, orientation, cultural activities, field trips to locations, insurance)
  • Additional meals: $750
  • See IU Fee Sheet for additional cost and payment details.

* Special Discounted CIEE fee for IU students.

Airfare, personal expenses and vacation travel additional.

Initial prepayment of $500 due April 5 for for fall; October for spring