You will receive individualized support from ASA’s advisors and staff throughout your program application process, while you are abroad, and when you return.
Before you depart we will work with you and the staff at your home institution to help you prepare for your time abroad. We are happy to speak with you to discuss ways you can maximize your experience in your host country. You will also receive a detailed pre-departure orientation guide which will help you know what to pack, what to expect when you arrive, and how to stay safe while abroad.
Once you arrive in Barcelona you will participate in our onsite orientation with the other ASA students in your group. ASA’s site director will introduce you to your host city and culture through orientation and multiple events during the program. Our intentionally small group sizes allow ASA’s students to get to know one another and are an aspect of our programs for which our alumni consistently express their appreciation. You will have opportunities to meet other students and lots of new people through your classes, social events and optional language partners.
ASA programs include excursions, volunteer opportunities, housing, meals, academic credits, transcripts, airport pick-up on arrival, medical insurance and more! Contact ASA or your advisor to learn about ASA’s Price Guarantee for all of our programs.
"ASA was very involved in the entire study abroad process. They give you more than the typical study abroad package. ASA is always available to answer questions and help you through the entire study abroad process."
- Ashley Grewe, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Barcelona is a world of its own with mixed architecture along both small pathways and large boulevards. Many students are amazed at the opportunities that the city can offer from the shores of the beach to the mountains just beyond there is plenty to discover. You will study at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB). Since 2011 UAB is one of the five universities in Spain to have the honorable title of Campus of International Excellence. Your classes, taken with international classmates, will take place from Monday to Thursday on one or both of the urban campuses.
This program is for students at all levels of Spanish language. You will study Spanish grammar and conversation as well as Spanish culture. Electives are taught in English and Spanish in a number of different subject areas including: Business/Management, Marketing, International Business, Economics, Finance, International Relations, Political Science, Geopolitics, Spanish Culture, Spanish Art History and Architecture. Language level placement exams will be taken at the beginning of the program. A full list of classes for this program can be found on the ASA website through the link at the top of this page.
"My time spent abroad was absolutely amazing, and I give
a lot of credit to ASA for making it the best it could be."