SAI Programs: Barcelona – Study Abroad at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

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SAI invites students to experience Barcelona's vibrant diversity.SAI’s partner school, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), is a dynamic institution with an excellent reputation in Spain and globally. With its roots in the Catalan traditio... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.8
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November 04, 2019 Amazing Program!
I became extremely independent and feel confident in my ability to explore a new culture. It was extremely worthwhile! I would do it again if I could. - University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa View Entire Review
Very worthwhile. I learned a lot about myself and about other cultures. I feel that I am more resilient and independent, as well as more open minded and accepting. - Appalachian State University View Entire Review
October 16, 2018 Beautiful Barcelona
I learned a lot about myself and I learned a lot about the world. I think I took back some valuable learning lessons that were truly priceless, the whole experience really made me grow! - Colorado State University View Entire Review
October 03, 2018 Amazing
life experience - Washington State University View Entire Review
Learned much about the culture and Barcelona itself. - University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. I learned how to be independent and how to ask for help. I also learned how to be culturally aware and how to look at things with a different perspective. I learned how to adapt to new environments and I definitely improved my social skills and confidence. I also learned some valuable information wi... - Colorado State University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself as a person, how to travel and plan trips, how to budget and a little Spanish! - University of South Carolina - Columbia View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SAI Programs: Barcelona – Study Abroad at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
I learned a lot about myself and how independent I can be. I didn't think studying abroad would be something I could do on my own, but after doing it I know that I am capable of a lot of things. It was definitely worthwhile and I would study abroad again in a hear beat. - Stephens College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SAI Programs: Barcelona – Study Abroad at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
I have a whole new worldview and made memories that will last a lifetime. - University of Missouri - Columbia View Entire Review
It was all worth it, learned Catalunya's strive for independence, their history and abit about their government. - Stephens College View Entire Review
I learned so much about the culture and myself. Being away from home and in a completely different environment allows you to learn so much about yourself which is really cool. - University of Dayton View Entire Review
I was able to try so many new experiences and see so many new places. I definitely have a much greater respect for different cultures and see the world in a completely different way. 100% worthwhile experience and I wish I wasn't graduating so I could study abroad again! - Indiana University of Pennsylvania / IUP View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself - how I handle new situations, that I can survive very well on my own in a foreign land, and that people can be wonderful even if they don't speak your language or know your culture. - Indiana University of Pennsylvania / IUP View Entire Review
- Virginia Commonwealth University / VCU View Entire Review
December 18, 2018 Hard To Leave! :(
Learned about a really passionate culture and to branch out of my comfort zone and to take care of myself - Georgia State University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about my self and other cultures from my experience abroad and I recommend to every one to study abroad because it was extremely worthwhile. - University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa View Entire Review
I gained a new appreciation for the Spanish people and culture. I also learned a lot about Europe in general through my travels. It was more than worthwhile. - University of South Carolina - Columbia View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile. Learned so much about myself, the local community, and spending time abroad while interacting with people from so many different cultures. - University of South Carolina - Columbia View Entire Review
Yes it was worthwhile, my Spanish greatly improved, and living abroad for a summer was a good stepping stone to living abroad for a semester. - University of Nebraska - Lincoln View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and about the lifestyle in Barcelona. I gained lifelong friends and memories. - Washington State University View Entire Review
I gained valuable language skills, appreciation for a different culture, I made close friends, I explored different cultures and countries in Europe. It was very worthwhile. - University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa View Entire Review
April 12, 2016 Spring In Barcelona
I became much more independent by studying abroad. I also experienced so many different cultures and appreciate them so much more. So much learning comes from living in a different country on your own and traveling, not in the classroom. - University of Missouri - Columbia View Entire Review
I learned to be a lot more independent being in a country where I did not even know the language and was not familiar with the culture at all. I also meet and got to know so many people from all types of cultures whether it was at school or during my trips to other countries. It was an experience of a lifetime and made some incr... - Virginia Commonwealth University / VCU View Entire Review
I learned so much about myself and and so many life lessons that have made me grown up. I feel so much more independent and confident for the future. It was worth all the stress of being lost and managing school plus travelling plus finances. - University of Dayton View Entire Review
I learned so much from this trip, especially about myself and the world around me. Every second was worth it. - Colorado State University View Entire Review

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SAI invites students to experience Barcelona's vibrant diversity.

SAI’s partner school, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), is a dynamic institution with an excellent reputation in Spain and globally. With its roots in the Catalan tradition, UAB offers a unique opportunity for study abroad students to enroll in English-taught courses in the heart of Barcelona. The hub of the study abroad program is at the Sant Pau campus, a stunning display of Catalan Modernist architecture situated in downtown Barcelona.

In addition to supporting students throughout their stay in Barcelona, SAI also coordinates a range of activities and excursions throughout the term, including a weekend trip to Seville, cooking classes, a Flamenco dance demonstration, a Barcelona scavenger hunt, and many others. Students also have access to SAI’s network of partner organizations, allowing them to take part in volunteer activities, as well as language exchange opportunities with local students and families.

SAI students at UAB join a vibrant community of visiting scholars. The majority of study abroad students attending this program at UAB are North Americans, bringing with them a wealth of curiosity about Spain and the local Catalan culture. Students benefit from the cultural richness of Barcelona, attending local events and activities organized by SAI and exploring the city independently. Students quickly find that Barcelona offers endless marvels, from strolling down the Passeig de Gràcia, to enjoying the view from Park Güell, to marveling at the organic architectural shapes of the Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece.

SAI students in Barcelona experience the overlapping cultural currents which flow through Barcelona; from its origins as an ancient Mediterranean settlement, to its unique status as the modern capital of Catalonia. Visiting students immerse themselves in the dynamic entity which is Barcelona and examine the influences which impact this remarkable community, from the local to the global.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Political Science and Government
  • International Relations
  • European Studies
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical Engineering
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • History
  • International Business
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
Minimum GPA:
2.75
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