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Summer in Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain


On the summer at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona program, you will earn six credits in six weeks. UAB has a very strong reputation as a study abroad destination for its Spanish language immersion and international student services. The international campus of UAB is steps away from the famous Sagrada Familia and has been designated a UNESCO world Heritage site.

While CISabroad works closely with NYIT, you will need to apply and pay all program fees directly to CISabroad. While we can assist in the search for your ideal programs, it is important that you are aware of how the experience will fulfill credits back at NYIT. If you have any questions about this process, please contact

A few highlights of this program include:
• The most pristine white-sand beaches in Western Europe – Barcelona enjoys a Mediterranean climate with comfortable summer temperatures in the mid-70s.  Summer is the perfect time to enjoy Barcelona’s famed beaches. 
• World-class academics at one of the strongest universities in Western Europe – You will spend your summer studying at the newest, most modern branch of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Study Spanish in Barcelona - the campus is located in an affluent financial and educational district in northern Barcelona.
• The city of Barcelona – You’ll receive hands on guided tours of the cities café culture, boutique shops, tapas restaurants.
• Tons of activities and excursions- We want you to get the most out of your time in Barcelona, so we'll keep you busy.  From flamenco shows to cooking classes, there's always something on.

The University

CIS students in Barcelona will study at one of the top universities in Spain: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Founded in 1968, UAB is a young, entrepreneurial university. It is one of the few universities in Spain that was designed to have a true campus feel—housing students, research, a language center, sports facilities, a health club, restaurants, and shops in one community. Today, 3 campuses serve 29,000 undergraduates, including 2,000 international students. And no matter your level of Spanish, you’ll find great classes! Students spending the summer at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona will be taking classes at the Sarria campus.  The Sarria campus is located on Consell de Cent Street, just a few metres away from Passeig the Gracia, a major shopping and business area in Barcelona.  This is the newest of the University’s 3 campuses, as it opened in January 2009, however students will have access to classrooms equipped with new technologies.  You will be taking classes with both local Spanish students and others from across the world.


  • Summer at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona offers a 6-week option where student can earn six credits. Take classes in Spanish or choose from the array on electives taught in English.
  • GPA Required: 2.5.
  • How to choose your courses: As part of the application process you will be required to complete the CISabroad Course Selection Worksheet found on the CISabroad Application Page. The following instructions will guide you through the steps.
  • Course load: 2 classes (6 US credits). You can take up to 2 classes during this program.
  • Course approval: It is best to get 4 classes approved before you go abroad. This gives you some flexibility in setting up your class schedule. Think about courses required for your major, but also courses that fulfill your elective requirements.
  • Course descriptions and catalog: Click here to view the entire list of summer courses that UAB has to offer.

Program Price and Dates

Term: Summer 2014  
Arrival 28-May
Classes Start 3-Jun
Departure 11-Jul
Term: Summer 2014 Price: $5,490-5,790


Program fees are in US dollars and include the following:

  • Cultural and Recreational Activities in and around Barcelona
  • One guided weekend excursion outside of Barcelona
  • Full-time tuition and fees
  • Housing (apartments or homestay)
  • Meal plan available with homestay
  • Medical and accident insurance
  • CISabroad support services before, during, and after the program
  • Academic advising
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Predeparture orientation
  • Airport pickup
  • Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona orientation
  • On-site support
  • Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona official transcript
  • Carbon offset of travel & Green Travel Guide

CISabroad reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.




You may qualify for one of the following study abroad awards:

  • CISabroad Early Bird Grant

Be among the Early Bird applicants to any of our programs and get $100 off the cost of your program!

For all of the following scholarships, simply fill out the CIS scholarship application form by April 1

  • CISabroad Travel Blogger Scholarship: $250-500, multiple awards perterm.
  • CISabroad Photo Journalist Scholarship: $100 plus a flip camera, multiple awards per term.
  • CISabroad Video Journalist Scholarship: $100 plus a digital camera, multiple awards per term.
  • CISabroad Green Scholarship: $250-500, multiple awards per term.

Please visit the CISabroad scholarship page for more details and the scholarship application


Contact Information

For more information, please contact:

Mr. Tammen Nicholson
(360) 296-8023

Dr. Diamando Afxentiou
Executive Associate Dean & Director of Experiential Eduation
212-261-1602 / 516-686-3937

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