Spain: Institute for American Universities

a student sightseeing Spain

Please Note: Program not available for the summer and fall 2022 terms.

 

IAU offers programs in the lively and beautiful city of Barcelona, Spain. IAU’s campus in Barcelona is centrally located in the downtown Plaça de Catalunya area in the Gothic Quarter in close proximity to many of Barcelona’s famed attractions. The facilities have been completely renovated with modern amenities to suit the needs of the 21st-century college student. IAU Barcelona employs a full-time student affairs and academic affairs staff to advise, place, house, and otherwise support incoming students for full semester, year-long, and summer programs.

 

Visit Barcelona IAU Website

 

Barcelona Spain

 

Barcelona is home to many beautiful masterpieces of culture and arts. Located on the coast of the Mediterranean, students are welcome to explore shops, restaurants and museums. Students are also welcome to enjoy tours, visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica, and immerse themselves in the music, dancing and language.

 

COURSES, CREDITS, and GRADES

Students are able to choose from the full range of undergraduate courses offered at Barcelona. A study abroad student must enroll in a minimum of 12 credits (4 courses). For Semester programs, students are required to take at least one 3-credit Spanish course in addition to 3-4 content courses for a total of 12-15 credits. Students must complete a Course Substitution Form in order for courses to transfer back as LSP, major, or minor credits at Truman.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Film Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Studio Art
Barcelona Course Availability

 

 

STUDENT LIFE

IAU’s campus in Barcelona is centrally located in the downtown Plaça de Catalunya area, just steps from the nearest metro stops, Las Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter, and many more of Barcelona’s famed attractions. The facilities have been completely renovated with modern amenities to suit the needs of the 21st century college student. IAU Barcelona employs a full-time student affairs and academic affairs staff to advise, place, house, and otherwise support incoming students for full semester, year-long, and summer programs.

HOUSING

Students will have the option to be housed in shared homestays with Spanish families, which include daily breakfast and six dinners per week, or in shared apartments, where students will be responsible for their own meals. Students will be placed together and may request roommates on the housing application form.

Barcelona Housing

 

ESTIMATED TRUMAN BILL: $13,127

Study Abroad Administration Fee: $600

Study Abroad Program Fee: $12,375.00

Includes: Tuition and Accommodation

Study Abroad Insurance Fee: $152

Calculated at $38.00 per month x 1 month

ESTIMATED OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS: $4,205

International Airfare: $1,500

Passport & Visa Costs: $305

Including: US Passport ($145) and Spanish Student Visa ($160)

Books & Academic Supplies: $150.00

Food: $1000.00

Personal Expenses: $1,250.00

 

 

PROGRAM DATES & DEADLINES

Term: Spring 2020  Application Deadline: October 1, 2019

Program Dates: January 2020 – May 2020

Term: Fall 2020   Application Deadline: February 15, 2020

Program Dates: End of August 2020 – December 2020

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

Students must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher, be in good standing with the university, and have at least sophomore standing. This program is open to all majors.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Apply through TruView. Under your Student Tab, click on “Apply to Study Abroad.” When prompted, select which term and “I am enrolling in a semester or summer program…” and on the next screen, select “Spain: IAU” from the program drop down. After that, you’ll be prompted to complete a faculty recommendation, a statement of purpose, and some emergency information and waivers.
  • Submit Additional Materials and Check Your Status on TruView. Once you have submitted your application, you can go to TruView to view your application status. Immediately after submission, your application status will be “Submitted, Awaiting Review.” After your application has been reviewed by the study abroad office, you will receive an email from the Study Abroad office with your next steps. Your status will be updated to “Reviewed, Awaiting Materials” and a list of additional required materials will appear in TruView. Use this list to track what steps you need to complete.