Study Abroad in Barcelona
Hone your international business knowledge in the bustling city of Barcelona! This versatile program allows you to choose from a range of business electives at either Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) or Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Complete your experience with CEA Barcelona Center electives that take full advantage of the Center's location in the heart of the city and allow you to delve into Spanish culture, history, and society. Classes are taught in English and Spanish for all levels of Spanish language ability. You may also enroll in the optional Global Career Development Seminar, an ideal way to focus on future career success.
|Semester/Term||Eligibility Requirements||Rec. Semester Credits|
|Semester CEA/UAB Hybrid||2.75 Min GPA; 1 year of college completed; All levels of Spanish||12-16|
|Semester CEA/UPF Hybrid||3.0 Min GPA; 2 years of college completed; All levels of Spanish||12-16|
|Year - CEA/UAB Hybrid||2.75 Min GPA; 1 year of college completed; All levels of Spanish||24-32|
|Year CEA/UPF Hybrid||3.0 Min GPA; 2 years of college completed; All levels of Spanish||24-32|
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Where You'll Study
Students take classes at the CEA Barcelona Center and one of CEA's partner institutions - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona or Pompeu Fabra University . The CEA Barcelona Center, located on the Plaza Catalunya in the heart of the city, offers courses in a range of subjects, taught in English and Spanish. Learning takes place both in and out of the classroom, with instructors taking full advantage of Barcelona’s many notable sites and attractions. The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona hosts 50,000 students—3,000 of them international—across its multiple urban campuses. The university’s strong local connections allow students to gain practical experience as they explore Spanish culture. Pompeu Fabra University's six central Barcelona campuses offer a range of courses taught in English and Spanish as well as the opportunity to take courses with Spaniards for a truly integrated experience. Students receive a transcript from the University of New Haven, CEA’s School of Record, and either the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona or Pompeu Fabra University upon completion of their program.
- Pre-Departure Advising
- Airport Pickup
- 24/7 Onsite Emergency Assistance
- Excursions & Cultural Activities
- and more
- Girona & Besalú
- Penedès Wine Country
- and more.
CEA has several ways to help you fund your program, including scholarships, grants, and vouchers. Find out more about what we have to offer.Learn more about funding
Pace's Partner Application Process:
STEPS TO STUDY ABROAD
Pace's Study Abroad Application Deadlines:
- Fall Semester: March 15
- Spring Semester: September 20
ENSURE YOU ENROLL IN ENOUGH CREDITS DURING YOUR SEMESTER ABROAD!!
A minimum of 12 U.S. credits is required during a semester abroad to maintain full-time status, defined as being enrolled in 12-18 U.S. credits per semester. However, we STRONGLY recommend that you take the equivalent of 15 U.S. credits abroad because:
- Any unforeseen changes to your schedule abroad could reduce your course load below 12 U.S. credits (e.g., canceled classes or a change in your class choices)
- Pace students must have full-time status to receive financial aid. If you are eligible for financial aid but enroll in fewer than 12 U.S. credits, you will lose your financial aid. Taking 15 U.S. credits abroad acts as a cushion so you’re not at risk of losing financial aid in case of any unforeseen changes.
Click the above link to see the courses that have been approved for Pace students who previously studied abroad on this CEA Barcelona International Business program.
- Pace recommends that you try to select courses from this Pre-approved Courses list because these CEA Barcelona program courses have already been reviewed and approved by Pace Department Chairs. If you select courses from this list, you’ll only need to receive approval from your Pace Academic Advisor for those courses - which will make the process of receiving Pace academic credit for your semester abroad much easier.
- However, if the pre-approved courses listed don’t fit with your interests/academic plans and you chose a course that’s NOT on the pre-approved list, you’ll need to seek approval from a Pace Department Chair, which could take some time.
- Be sure to check with CEA's current course catalog (and Pace’s current course catalog) because some courses listed on the link above may no longer be offered on this CEA Barcelona program or are only available during one of the terms (Fall or Spring).
- Read more about the process of obtaining Pace academic credit for courses taken abroad
Pace resources for you:
- Study Abroad FAQs: If you have more questions about studying abroad while at Pace, review these Pace study abroad FAQs.
- Pace study abroad FAQs: If you have more questions about academics related to study abroad, review these Pace FAQs.
- Financial FAQs: If you have more questions about the cost of study abroad, financial aid, and scholarships, review these Pace FAQs.
- Pace tuition and Fees, including a $100 Study Abroad Fee are billed to the student account.
- Room charges are the responsibility of the student and are paid directly to the host institution.
- Out-of-pocket expenses (airfare, meals, local transportation, etc.) are the responsibility of the student.
- All federal and state financial aid apply during the semester abroad. Up to $12,500 of institutional financial aid (Pace scholarships/grants) applies to the semester abroad. (Portability of Pace institutional aid is limited to 2 semesters, and Pace tuition remission does not apply.)
(as of May2022)
While we encourage you to move forward with your study abroad planning, please read this important information about COVID-19:
- The global situation regarding COVID-19 ever changing. While Pace Study Abroad is still processing applications, it is unclear what the state of the pandemic will be in the next few months in countries abroad, or what U.S. or foreign government policies will be. Pace's decision-making is always guided by what we believe is in the best interest of our students’ health and safety, balanced with the students’ educational goals and opportunities.
- Program participants are permitted to proceed with their plans to study abroad with the understanding that they do so at their own risk. Any financial loss incurred because of program cancellation, travel, or health issues related to COVID-19 will not be reimbursed by Pace.
- Discuss your plans with your family to determine your personal comfort level with international travel this summer.
- Due to the changing nature of COVID-19 and foreign immigration laws, the foreign institution/program provider could decide to cancel completely or move the study abroad program to a fully virtual format with short notice - without providing reimbursement.
- Foreign entry requirements can change at the last minute. Policies that may currently permit the entry of U.S. passport holders for the purpose of study abroad could be changed without notice due to the COVID pandemic.
- You will probably be required to show proof of a negative COVID test and/or proof of COVID vaccinations at immigration on arrival at your host country abroad. The costs of all such COVID tests are your responsibility. Proof of COVID vaccination may be imposed by host country governments/airlines for entry into the host country at the last minute.
- Many airlines currently require proof of a negative COVID test. It is your responsibility to ensure that you can obtain such a test and cover the costs.
- U.S. passport holders may be required to quarantine upon entry into the host country in advance of the program start date. This quarantine may or may not be permitted to occur in housing through the foreign university/program provider.
- It's your responsibility to consult directly with the foreign institution regarding COVID -19 quarantine requirements and associated costs. Note: costs associated with quarantine are not covered by federal financial aid.
- We strongly suggest that you purchase fully refundable airline tickets and/or trip cancellation insurance ("cancel for any reason" coverage) and ensure that the policy covers cancellation due to pandemic. (Pace assumes no responsibility for losses or penalties due to program cancellation or student withdrawal.)
- Pace strongly advises that students purchase their own medical/emergency/travel insurance that will cover them during the duration of their time abroad, and students will receive some recommended insurance policies from Pace to consider.
- You will be required to follow all COVID-related laws and protocols in your host country abroad as well as those outlined by your host institution.
- Returning to the USA after your program
- Proof of a negative COVID test no more than 3 days prior to the return flight is currently required to re-enter the U.S.
- Travel restrictions may change while you're abroad, prohibiting students from returning to the U.S.
- There may be a need to self-isolate upon your return to the U.S.
We will keep you updated, and it’s important that you stay in close contact with us and check your emails. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Fall||2022||05/01/2022 **||Rolling Admission||09/01/2022||12/17/2022|
|Academic Year||2022-2023||05/01/2022 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Spring||2023||09/20/2022 **||Rolling Admission||01/04/2023||04/29/2023|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Indicates that deadline has passed