The one. The only.

WHY THIS PROGRAM?

BARCELONA WOW FACTOR

• A SMALLER BARCELONA: Smaller campuses, bigger experience
• CLOSE TO FAMILY: Housing near famous 'La Sagrada Familia'
• BEST BEACH CITY: According to Nat Geo

THE ATHENA TOUCH

What makes this Athena?
• SIZE: Smaller size not typical Barcelona program
• COURSES: Diverse offerings
• QUALITY: High quality academics

ACADEMICS

ACADEMICS in BARCELONA

WHY WE PARTNER WITH Active Learning Abroad (ALA) and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB):

Through a special relationship with Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), Athena utilizes two of UAB’s smaller campuses, creating a unique blend of a small, personalized program with all the resources and connections of a large, world-class university.  Overall, UAB has over 77 graduate majors and more than 43,000 students!

In addition, our close partner Active Learning Abroad (ALA) assists students to provide personalized support services throughout your study abroad experience.  Our friend Dr. Arturo Jarque makes every student feel at home in Spain through his excellent support and advice.

HISTORY:

Founded in 1968, UAB is a European academic powerhouse. As a whole, UAB has over 77 undergraduate majors and 43,000 students.

EXPERIENCE:

For an immersive and more personal experience, you will be studying at one of UAB’s smaller campuses of Sant Pau and Eixample.

HIGHLIGHT: A Smaller Barcelona

While the UAB is a world-class institution, as a whole it's a little big for our liking. We found a way to make it work! You'll study at two of the smaller campuses of UAB in order to have a more personal experience and build great relationships.

COURSES

Courses have the following % breakdown:

COURSESGeneral % Offered

BUSINESS

40%

HUMANITIES

30%

ARTS

20%

SOCIAL SCIENCES

10%

DR. ARTURO JARQUE

Overseas Director

Dr. Jarque was born in Alicante, where he lived and studied until moving to the United States to continue his education. He has a Ph.D. in Contemporary Humanities and was a Fulbright researcher at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Jarque’s welcoming personality and deep knowledge of Spain and regional cultures make him an invaluable partner for Athena and an excellent friend for students.

COURSE QUESTIONS

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STUDENT LIFE

FIELD TRIPS & EXCURSIONS

Barcelona is incredible & you may never want to leave, but there’s so much else to see as well! We will help you get out & about – we include excursions & field trips on our program.
Field trip options vary each term, but past trips have included:

• Madrid
• Girona and Figueres
• Penedés Wine Region
• The Pyrenees
• Costa Brava
• Sitges
• Valencia

HOUSING

Housing is conveniently located, and in close proximity to the school and the city center, within a mere 20-30 minute walk, bus or metro ride.

Housing Type: Student Apartments, Homestays (at an extra cost)

Apartment Inclusions: Two beds, shared full bathroom, kitchen

Homestay Inclusions (extra cost): Private room, shared bathroom, two meals included

HOUSING HIGHLIGHT: Close to the Family

Your friends and family are going to be jealous - you'll be studying just a few blocks from the famed 'La Sagrada Familia'!

FAQS

Will I be able to travel?

Yes!  If you are looking for independent travel, there will be open weekends/personal time that allow for travel.

Barcelona is a major travel hub, so you have easy access to other Spanish and European destinations.

What is the food like?

Excellent!  Being on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, seafood dish specialties are common.  Also, being a Spanish city, meat dishes are also very common.

In general, since Barcelona is a major city, there is a wide selection of food offerings available.

Vegetarians: Athena’s resident vegetarian gives Barcelona a 7 out of 10 for being vegetarian friendly!

Can I request to room with my friend?

Yes!  You can certainly request who you would like to have as your roommate.  This is done after you are accepted into the program; you will note this in your housing request forms.

How do I get to Barcelona?

You will fly into Barcelona Airport – El Prat (BCN). If arriving on the designated arrival day you will be greeted at the airport by Athena staff and transported to your accommodations.

Do you provide flights?

We have partnered with STA Travel, an incredible student-focused travel agency.  The good people there will be able to help all Athena students arrange flights overseas.

BLOGS

Past students have shared their experiences through blogs. Check them out to get first-hand accounts of what life is really like!

READ THE BLOGS

”Challenging myself... to experience cultures & people who live in a way I was not familiar with has taught me an immense amount of things about myself & how I view the world.”

ANASTACIA FAVELA

Columbia College Chicago

MORE BARCELONA

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THE CITY

CITY HIGHLIGHTS

What’s Barcelona Like?

Incredible.  That’s what it’s like.  Barcelona is a one-of-a-kind city, truly one of the great cities of the world.

The vibe of the city is young and fresh.  Located in the northeastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula, Barcelona is a great place for you to spend a summer, semester or an academic year.  It’s one of the most popular cities to study abroad in, so there are many international students in the area.  The city is large, but not massive or overwhelming, so it is great for study abroad.

CITY PERKS

So much to do in Barcelona … History, art, architecture, sports, beaches, nightlife - there’s something for everyone… Great public transportation makes it easy to get around.

WEATHER

  • MILD TEMPERATURES: Barcelona’s mild climate and the diversity of the different landscapes of the Catalonia region provide students with a variety of opportunities to spend time on the beaches, in the Pyrenees Mountains, or visiting some of the most famous wineries and cava (champagne) caves of Spain.
  • WARMEST MONTH: The warmest month is August, with an average temperature range of 66-82 °F.
  • COLDEST MONTH: The coldest month is January, with an average temperature range of 40-56 °F.

MAP

DID YOU KNOW?

The city's most famous structure is a church called ``La Sagrada Familia``. Construction began in 1882...and it's still being built today! It should be finished by 2028.

DID YOU KNOW?

Barcelona’s impressive public access beaches did not even exist until recently. There were no beaches in Barcelona until 1992, the year the city hosted the Olympic Games.

MORE BARCELONA INFO

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DATES & PRICES

SUMMER 2017

Early June - Mid July

$5,490 - 3 Credits | A La Carte Add-Ons: + $1,200 Extra Course; + $500 Homestay

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2017
You will take 1-2 courses for 3 credits each
Optional A La Carte Add-On: Homestay, Extra Course

FALL 2017

Late August - Mid December

Price TBA

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1, 2017
You will take 4-5 courses
Can combine with another session before or after your semester, with a $300 discount per added session

SPRING 2017

Mid January - Late April

Price TBA

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 15, 2017
You will take 4-5 courses
Can combine with another session before or after your semester, with a $300 discount per added session

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • TUITION YES
  • ACCOMMODATION YES
  • EXCURSIONSYES
  • AIRPORT PICKUP ARRANGEMENTYES
  • 24-HOUR EMERGENCY LINEYES
  • ONLINE ACCOUNT MANAGEMENTYES
  • HEALTH INSURANCEYES
  • OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT FROM THE UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONAYES
  • CONTRIBUTION TO CHARITYYES
  • MEALSNOT
  • FLIGHT NOT

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TERMS

SEMESTER: Spring or Fall
SUMMER: 6 Weeks in June

ELIGIBILITY

GPA: 2.8 or higher
GRADE LEVEL: Sophomore or higher

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