Santa Clara University

Study Abroad

SCU Barcelona Program

Be part of one of Santa Clara's most popular study site. Experience the culture while living with Spanish families and taking challenging courses through IES...all at a cheaper cost.

SCU BarcelonaTerm: Fall 2010
Sept. 1, 2010
Departure: Dec. 18, 2010
(see IES for other dates)

Cost: $16,370 (details)
Housing: Homestay (Fall), Apartments only (Winter)
Emphasis: Variety of courses; internship or service-learning for qualified candidates

Language Requirement:
Program Director: Barbara Colyar


Forms for Accepted Students

These two forms must be completed and turned in to the International Programs Office by the deadline indicated in your acceptance letter. Be sure to read the instructions in your acceptance email for other deadlines and procedures for registration, visa, arrival, housing, etc.

Program Overview:

The SCU Barcelona Program is customized specifically for Santa Clara students who wish to enjoy the quality services provided by the Institute of International Education of Students (IES) while paying Santa Clara subsidized fees. Participants will study at the IES Barcelona Study Center only. The program also features a Winter Quarter program for students who wish to extend their Fall to the Winter quarter before returning to campus for the Spring quarter term. Or for students whose schedule only allows for a Winter quarter abroad program. 

Fall Program:  In addition to the standard five course curriculum in Barcelona, Santa Clara is now offering a four course custom program option at a reduced price.  The Santa  Clara custom immersion uses the same classes as the standard IES program.  Required features include:

  • 4 classes including language (required)
  • 1 internship or service-learning class (optional)
  • home stay housing (required)

Winter Program: The new winter quarter option offers three classes plus an end-of-quarter travel study excursion.  Class selection will include Business and Communication (depending on minimum enrollment). Home stay housing is included in the program price, dorm or apartment housing available at additional cost.

Course Offerings: Participants in the SCU Barcelona Program take all their courses through the IES Barcelona Study Center. Students take the required language course plus 3 others from the course listing available on the IES Barcelona website. Final course offerings will be available through the IES Barcelona registration process following a student's acceptance into the SCU Barcelona program. English-taught courses may include the following:

Art History
Environmental Studies
Film Studies
Hispanic Studies
International Business and Management
Political Science
Religious Studies

Urban Studies

Students must review the IES Barcelona website for updates on course offerings.

How to Apply: All students must complete the 4-Step process.


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