July in Barcelona, Spain

 

Barcelona is a bustling seaside city in the Mediterranean country of Spain. An eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional culture, celebrated architecture, and a world class dining scene – experience this and more during your four week July in Barcelona program!

Program Overview

Try this on for size – four to eight weeks immersing yourself in a study abroad program that goes beyond sitting in an air-conditioned classroom. Soak up the summer sun in one of the world’s most enchanting cities, not to mention the world-famous nightlife… Sound pretty good? Welcome to Barcelona.

Barcelona is often known as the cultural hub of the Mediterranean and there are a million reasons why. When you think of Barcelona, often the first things that spring to mind are tapas and sangria. Don’t get us wrong, food plays an integral part of this experience but Barcelona has so much more to offer than just trendy tapas bars.

Summer (July) in Europe is the perfect time to visit. Enjoy one of Barcelona’s famed beaches and join the locals in a game of beach volleyball, or just take in the views.

Barcelona boasts more World Heritage listed sites than any other city in Europe. Culture vultures will go gaga over the amazing architecture, some of which is 2,000+ years old. There are a ton of museums, churches, cathedrals, concert halls and of course the modern art of famed artisans like Joan Miro and Pablo Picasso. During your cultural discovery you’re guaranteed to see the influential architecture of Antoni Gaudí. His work is easy to spot around the city – just keep a look out for whimsical and playful architecture that you’d expect to find in a Dr Seuss storybook.

Make the most of your time in Barcelona by catching a Flamenco show, taking a cooking class and visiting the local markets in your free time!

This winter abroad program is perfect for absolutely anyone, because Spanish language classes are offered for speakers of all levels (beginner to advanced). Lessons are tailored to meet individual needs and most electives are taught in English. So if you’re after a true immersion experience you’ll love this program – it will be your best ‘European summer’ of a lifetime!

Highlights

If you’re going to learn the Spanish language there is no better place to do it than in Spain. The July in Barcelona study program is one of the best on offer. The program is dynamic and unique and will no doubt leave a lasting impression. Don’t just take our word for it! Check out some of key highlights below and then see it all for yourself in July:

  • You’ll be given a personal orientation upon arrival
  • Guided tours of the amazing city of Barcelona are on offer
  • The program attracts a range of students from all over the world, so there are plenty of opportunities for making new friends
  • There are custom housing options available so we can make sure you’re cosy and comfortable, whatever your preferred style
  • Immerse yourself in a truly Spanish experience by taking part in a Spanish and Catalan cooking class
  • Catch a Flamenco show (or take a lesson or two), visit museums, galleries and parks and enjoy cinema nights with your fellow students
  • All language classes are tailored to your proficiency, whether you are a beginner or advanced speaker, we’ve got you covered
  • The July in Barcelona program includes a one-day excursion. Past activities have included to Figueres to visit the impressive Dalí museum, and to Tarragona, the ancient Roman capital on the Iberian Peninsula.
  • A weekend trip is also included in your program. Past excursions have been to Morocco, Valencia and Costa Brava – all popular destinations in their own right!

Choose Your Course

The unique curriculum offered on our July in Barcelona program at Barcelona School for International Studies (SIS) includes coursework in language, culture, history, art, the humanities, social sciences and more! The program offers plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture, meet Spanish friends and study with students from all over the world.

Course Load: 1-2 courses per 4-week session. 2-4 courses for the combined 8-week program.

  • Depending on your Australian university, “courses” may be referred to as “subjects” or “units”.
  • Each course/subject/unit you undertake on a CISaustralia program is designed to be a full-time, semester course that has been condensed to fit into an intensive, short-term program. As such, for any 1 course you study abroad, you should receive the credit points for 1 full-time course/subject/unit at your Australian university.
  • Many universities work off of a 1-for-1 equivalency (1 course abroad = 1 course in Australia), but ultimately credit approval is the decision of your faculty and Australian university.
  • CISaustralia strongly recommends that you have any overseas courses pre-approved for academic credit before you depart for your program. Some documentation that may be useful are the course outline/syllabus, program overview and the contact hours.
  • Before you head overseas we encourage all students to have at least 3-4 courses approved from your home university in Australia. This will allow some flexibility in your class schedule. Studying overseas is also an opportunity to take some interesting electives if your degree allows.
  • Your CISaustralia Program Advisor can assist with any questions or details your university needs to make a decision.

How to Choose Your Courses: This is the fun part. As part of the application process you will be required to complete a CISaustralia Course Selection Worksheet. See below for more information about the courses on offer.

Course Options (per 4-week session):

  • Option A (3 US credits): 1 Spanish Language course (45 Hours)
  • Option B (3 US credits): 1 Elective course (45 Hours)
  • Option C (6 US credits): 1 Spanish Language course plus 1 Elective (45 Hours Each)
  • Option D (6 US credits): 2 Elective courses (45 Hours Each)

Please note: All courses are scheduled to be on offer during both sessions; however, course availability (per session and in general) may vary based on demand and enrolment. Your CISaustralia Advisor will inform you if alternate courses need to be considered.

Academic Requirement: To qualify for this program, students must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 4.5 (out of 7) or equivalent. If your current GPA falls below the requirement, you may still be considered for the program but will need to be prepared to provide supporting documentation. Please contact us to discuss your situation and we will work with you to help find another suitable program if required.

NOTE: Please be advised that the Barcelona School for International Studies requires a student’s official transcript when considering applicants for their Summer School. Ordering an official transcript from a university can take up to a few weeks. Students applying near or on the program’s application deadline should plan to have their official transcript on hand.

2022 Course Descriptions:

COURSE: ARCH 376
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

This course takes an analytical look at the present-day cosmopolitan city of Barcelona politically, economically and socially and looks back through over 2,000 years of history to see how it has taken shape. This course will reflect on the definitive events in the history of Barcelona and how they have shaped today’s society. Special attention will be focused on its urban development and its reflection in how we interact with the city today. We will determine which historical events most impacted the transformation of this Catalan capital city’s physical, architectural and cultural heritage, and discuss the importance of its location in the Mediterranean.

COURSE: SPAN/ARCH 450
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

TAUGHT IN SPANISH. This course takes an analytical look at the present-day cosmopolitan city of Barcelona politically, economically and socially and looks back through over 2,000 years of history to see how it has taken shape. This course will reflect on the definitive events in the history of Barcelona and how they have shaped today’s society. Special attention will be focused on its urban development and its reflection in how we interact with the city today. We will determine which historical events most impacted the transformation of this Catalan capital city’s physical, architectural and cultural heritage, and discuss the importance of its location in the Mediterranean.

COURSE: SP 450 / ARH 376
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

TAUGHT IN SPANISH. This course will provide a foundation in some of the most relevant Avant-garde movements of the 20th century in Western art, such as Cubism and Surrealism, through the thorough study of the lives, ideas, and artistic contributions of three great masters of Spanish art: Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, and Salvador Dalí. While examining exemplary artworks in several mediums of these three artists, and some of their contemporary European counterparts, the course will explore how Avant-garde movements were synonymous with progress, social disruption and change, and how Avant-garde artists contributed to widen the notion of culture and push the boundaries of what traditionally had been considered art. The course will also examine the level of interaction between international artists, writers, and thinkers, and the mobility of artistic ideas across Europe and the USA.

COURSE: JU 330
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

This course is designed to provide a critical understanding of arts management both for students seeking a career in arts management and for those interested in sharpening their critical thinking and strategically using the creativity of the art world as a tool to prepare for today’s rapidly shifting cultural, economic, and sociopolitical environment. Students will be offered an insight into management and planning in arts organizations both from a global perspective and from a privileged first-hand experience of Barcelona cultural scene. This is an interdisciplinary course across the fields of art and management.

COURSE: ART 341
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

Along with the Romanesque-Gothic period, Modernisme is regarded as the other great movement of art in Catalonia, and symbolizes the gateway to modernity, as it developed between the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Modernisme was the local development of the international Art Nouveau trends, with a very specific personality. Although Antoni Gaudí is the most well-known name associated with this movement, it is a more complex phenomenon that developed in all areas, not only in architecture. The aim of this course, then, is to offer a global vision of what it meant, and for that reason not only architecture will be addressed but also other artistic manifestations such as painting, sculpture or decorative arts.

The course will be complemented with tours, guided visits to museums, monuments and/or exhibitions (if there are any relevant ones on at the same time as the course), taking advantage of being in one of the best Art Nouveau cities in the world. All these things will help to understand the meaning of the “total artwork” concept of the period.

COURSE: ARH 476
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

Taking as examples the great masterworks of European modern painting, this course aims to examine the various methodologies used for the analysis of art history. Students will start by learning the predominantly literary approaches based on the Renaissance tradition of art historical scholarship, such as the biographical, the iconographical and the formalist readings. Then, they will proceed to consider the more critical approaches used by the New Art History that emerged in the late 1970s, which embrace elements of Marxism, deconstruction and semiotics. Making sense of the complexity of the meaning of a broad selection of European painting masterpieces students will learn to appreciate the artworks that they experience in the great collections of art in their journeys around Europe and Spain making their cultural experience more rounded.

COURSE: ART 205
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

This course will teach students how the camera can be used in a foreign environment as an exciting tool of documentary record, cross-cultural understanding, artistic expression and self-discovery. After an introduction to the fundamentals of photography, both traditional and digital, students will be given several practical assignments to photograph the city of Barcelona itself, its architecture, history, people, and rich culture. As they acquire new technical, compositional and critical skills throughout the course, students will create a portfolio of images that will both showcase and celebrate their unforgettable study abroad experience.

The course load will include class lectures and technique-based lessons held in the classroom, combined with practice sessions in specific outdoor sites. Students will be introduced in class to the history of photography and various photographic genres such as photo-journalism, portraiture or street photography, through the work of well-known classic and contemporary photographers. Other activities include several field trips to visit photo exhibitions in art galleries and museums in the city of Barcelona.

Throughout the course, students will frequently participate in group critiques and individual reviews of their work. They will be required to actively involve themselves in analyzing and evaluating their own work and the work of others, in a collaborative atmosphere of constructive reflection and criticism.

A digital camera SLR or a simple Point & Shoot is required. Students could use a traditional camera (film), but this will require an additional effort from their part. No prior training in photography is required.

COURSE: ART 376
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

The main objective of this course is to ensure that students acquire the necessary knowledge to enable them to achieve a solid understanding of the history of Spanish art, from Prehistory to modernity at the beginning of the 20th Century. Given the wide range of material, those artists and artistic movements which have had a significant impact throughout the history of Spanish Art will receive special attention. Medieval and Islamic Art, Renaissance and Baroque during the Spanish Golden Age, Goya and Modernisme will all be studied in depth.

There will be guided visits to museums or temporary exhibitions (if there are any relevant ones on during the course) to allow students to have a direct contact with the real artworks studied in class.

Parallel to this, and in view of the final project to be done by students, some sessions will focus especially on the artworks’ iconographic and formal aspects, so that students can acquire and develop an analytical capacity of art in general, and of Spanish art in particular. Therefore, the class participation -and readings that will serve to go deeper into all these aspects- will be valued.

COURSE: JU 330
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

This course is designed to provide a critical understanding of arts management both for students seeking a career in arts management and for those interested in sharpening their critical thinking and strategically using the creativity of the art world as a tool to prepare for today’s rapidly shifting cultural, economic, and sociopolitical environment. Students will be offered an insight into management and planning in arts organizations both from a global perspective and from a privileged first-hand experience of Barcelona cultural scene. This is an interdisciplinary course across the fields of art and management.

COURSE: SPO 480
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

During the 20th century the sports industry has grown exponentially from its origins as an amateur pastime to a complex phenomenon that moves billions of dollars on a global scale. While sports have been affected by and simultaneously contributed to accelerated globalizing tendencies, some important distinctions can be made between sports industry models in the US and Europe (Szymanski, 2009). Focusing on the European sports industry, this course highlights the structures and systems of governance, and the ownership, financing and management of leagues, teams, facilities and events. Case studies examined include Euroleague Basketball, FC Barcelona, the English Premier League, London 2012 Olympic Games, and innovations in new stadium developments in Europe.

The comparison continues with an analysis of media rights negotiations and commercialization processes for major sports such as Cycling, F1 and Moto Sports. The role of sports marketing, in particular the management of endorsement deals and brands by leading sports apparel companies such as Nike, Adidas and Puma in US and European markets are compared. Throughout the course critical analysis of key issues and controversies affecting the sports industry in Europe is undertaken, including the over-commercialization of sports, ethical scandals involving sports betting, systemic racism in sports and the sustainability of team and league business models.

COURSE: MGT 320
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

This course covers themes of leadership and coaching in the business world with a focus on sensitivity and awareness to the realities of a diverse work environment. Business themes and case studies will be practiced with an emphasis on understanding colleagues and business partners more integrally – taking into consideration diverse backgrounds through gender diversity, racial/ethnic diversity, religious diversity, linguistic and cultural diversity. Students will learn to be better leaders and coaches in a global environment.

COURSE: COMM 452 / PSY 452
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

Emotion is a fundamental, complex, and sometimes confusing part of human experience. This course surveys the current state of knowledge about human emotion. The questions addressed include the following: What is emotion? Do we find a set of universal basic emotions if we look across cultures? How do we recognize emotions? What are the functions of emotion? Can we control our emotions?

COURSE: FVA 276
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

The main objective of this course is to provide students with a general overview of the Spanish Cinema and TV Series that are distributed through streaming media services, such as Netflix. These digital platforms are becoming important agents in the transmission of values and sociocultural changes, and TV series are one of their key vehicles, with a growing, increasingly global audience and a particular influence in young people. Moreover, entertainment media is often a portal to historical narratives and a reflection of dominant modern tendencies, factors that shall be used to explore Spanish contemporary history and culture, to be compared with the students’ own. The course will also examine the globalization of audio-visual content, paying attention to the set of homogenizing messages and ideas that are penetrating societies at an unprecedented level, and which should not go on without a critical analysis of what exactly it is that is being consumed – very often beyond the awareness of the users.

COURSE: IS 330
CREDITS: 1 US credit / 15 contact hours

This course provides an introduction to how diverse backgrounds and experiences impact individual understanding, values, our world view, communication, and how we relate to others. Using theoretical concepts of intercultural communication and cultural studies, the course explores the dynamics of culture as manifested in hidden and visible aspects, physical and verbal communication, global politics, and in the workplace. Readings and workshops will examine cultural manifestation as related to identity, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, sexuality, and ability. The course will rely on individual reflection of students’ study abroad and/or internships experiences to develop deeper skills for navigating life in a diverse and global world.

COURSE: COMM 322
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

The primary goal of this course is to provide students with a solid grounding in theories, principles, and strategies of social influence as they apply to everyday contexts in which influence attempts take place. Students should gain familiarity with findings from empirical investigations on persuasion, social influence, and compliance gaining, and will learn about strategies and techniques of persuasion relating to a wide variety of real-life communication contexts, situations, and cultural dimensions. The study abroad experience will be used to experientially examine and apply the material covered in class.

COURSE: SPO 480
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

During the 20th century the sports industry has grown exponentially from its origins as an amateur pastime to a complex phenomenon that moves billions of dollars on a global scale. While sports have been affected by and simultaneously contributed to accelerated globalizing tendencies, some important distinctions can be made between sports industry models in the US and Europe (Szymanski, 2009). Focusing on the European sports industry, this course highlights the structures and systems of governance, and the ownership, financing and management of leagues, teams, facilities and events. Case studies examined include Euroleague Basketball, FC Barcelona, the English Premier League, London 2012 Olympic Games, and innovations in new stadium developments in Europe.

The comparison continues with an analysis of media rights negotiations and commercialization processes for major sports such as Cycling, F1 and Moto Sports. The role of sports marketing, in particular the management of endorsement deals and brands by leading sports apparel companies such as Nike, Adidas and Puma in US and European markets are compared. Throughout the course critical analysis of key issues and controversies affecting the sports industry in Europe is undertaken, including the over-commercialization of sports, ethical scandals involving sports betting, systemic racism in sports and the sustainability of team and league business models.

COURSE: IS 320
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

The aim of this course is to analyze the important role that sport plays within modern Spanish and Catalan culture. The historical framework to this module will be provided by an analysis of the history of modern sport, the significance of the introduction of modern sport in early 20th Century Spain and Catalunya and its early adoption by groups in Spanish and Catalan society for socio-cultural and political purposes. Another important part of the course consists in a profound exploration of the socio-political use of sport by the Francoist dictatorship and the repercussions of this heritage on contemporary Spanish society. Towards the end of the semester, the course will focus on how sport has played an important part in the development of Spain as a democratic country after the end of the Francoist dictatorship. The relations between politics, media and sport will serve as a useful route to understanding wider issues in Spain and Catalunya and their mutual relationship. The module will adopt a hands-on approach to the subject matter including case studies, field trips and guest speakers as well as making constant comparisons with the sports and culture debate in the United States

COURSE: SPAN C1
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

This course is geared towards students who have a grasp of the four basic language skills – speaking, listening, reading, and writing – and augment their knowledge of the world’s Hispanic peoples and their cultures. Building on the foundation of previous Spanish study or direct experience with the language, this course is designed for those who have already achieved an intermediate mastery.

COURSE: SPAN/ARCH 450
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

TAUGHT IN SPANISH. This course takes an analytical look at the present-day cosmopolitan city of Barcelona politically, economically and socially and looks back through over 2,000 years of history to see how it has taken shape. This course will reflect on the definitive events in the history of Barcelona and how they have shaped today’s society. Special attention will be focused on its urban development and its reflection in how we interact with the city today. We will determine which historical events most impacted the transformation of this Catalan capital city’s physical, architectural and cultural heritage, and discuss the importance of its location in the Mediterranean.

COURSE: SP 450 / ARH 376
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

TAUGHT IN SPANISH. This course will provide a foundation in some of the most relevant Avant-garde movements of the 20th century in Western art, such as Cubism and Surrealism, through the thorough study of the lives, ideas, and artistic contributions of three great masters of Spanish art: Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, and Salvador Dalí. While examining exemplary artworks in several mediums of these three artists, and some of their contemporary European counterparts, the course will explore how Avant-garde movements were synonymous with progress, social disruption and change, and how Avant-garde artists contributed to widen the notion of culture and push the boundaries of what traditionally had been considered art. The course will also examine the level of interaction between international artists, writers, and thinkers, and the mobility of artistic ideas across Europe and the USA.

COURSE: ART 341
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

Along with the Romanesque-Gothic period, Modernisme is regarded as the other great movement of art in Catalonia, and symbolizes the gateway to modernity, as it developed between the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Modernisme was the local development of the international Art Nouveau trends, with a very specific personality. Although Antoni Gaudí is the most well-known name associated with this movement, it is a more complex phenomenon that developed in all areas, not only in architecture. The aim of this course, then, is to offer a global vision of what it meant, and for that reason not only architecture will be addressed but also other artistic manifestations such as painting, sculpture or decorative arts.

The course will be complemented with tours, guided visits to museums, monuments and/or exhibitions (if there are any relevant ones on at the same time as the course), taking advantage of being in one of the best Art Nouveau cities in the world. All these things will help to understand the meaning of the “total artwork” concept of the period.

COURSE: ENGL 212
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

This course aims to instruct the students in the techniques that professional writers and artists use to create and develop their writing projects. From a hands-on perspective, students will need to put theory into practise on a day-to-day basis. They will learn about the writing process from the very beginning, and will have to work on gathering ideas and stimulating creativity, character creation, setting, structure and point of view, among others.

This class will also use all these elements to reflect on the students’ experience while abroad. All the assignments will be focused on how to use intercultural competences in order to create good writing pieces and, at the same time, will enable them to use literature and creativity to better understand and explain the challenges and takeaways of their study abroad experience. All field studies and activities will enhance students’ critical thinking and will improve their cultural awareness.

COURSE: ARH 476
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

Taking as examples the great masterworks of European modern painting, this course aims to examine the various methodologies used for the analysis of art history. Students will start by learning the predominantly literary approaches based on the Renaissance tradition of art historical scholarship, such as the biographical, the iconographical and the formalist readings. Then, they will proceed to consider the more critical approaches used by the New Art History that emerged in the late 1970s, which embrace elements of Marxism, deconstruction and semiotics. Making sense of the complexity of the meaning of a broad selection of European painting masterpieces students will learn to appreciate the artworks that they experience in the great collections of art in their journeys around Europe and Spain making their cultural experience more rounded.

COURSE: SPAN A1
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

After completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Produce simple sentences
  • Ask and answer questions about him/herself, about others, and about things s/he has or needs
  • Produce simple statements concerning his/her needs or usual subjects and to answer questions of this type when they are directed to him/her
  • Use culturally appropriate non-verbal communication
COURSE: POL 403
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

This course addresses the main areas, issues and controversies of US policy in Western Europe from the Spanish American War to the present day -a period commonly referred to as the American Century. Students in this course will learn how US governments have viewed their role in Europe during this period, as well as the institutions and practices –both overt and covert- that these governments have developed to secure that role. They will also examine the responses that US policies have received from European governments and societies. The course analyzes the political ties between the United States and Western Europe, with a focus on Spain, and introduces the main theoretical approaches and scholarly debates in this field.

We will start the course with an overview of US-European relations during the 19th century. Then we will focus on topics including the intervention of the US in WWI, the American response to European fascism in the 1930s, the impact of the Spanish Civil War in the US, the rise of the US as superpower after 1945, the relations between the US and the main European powers during the Cold War, and the role of the US in Europe after 9/11.

In addition to analyzing the making and execution of US policies in Europe, we will examine how US soft power has contributed to the spread of American cultural values and patterns in Europe, especially since 1945. The course will deal also with the present status and future perspectives of US-European relations.

COURSE: SPAN B1
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

After completion of this course, the student will able to:

  • Tell detailed accounts that occurred in the past
  • Understand the main ideas in semi-complex Spanish debates
  • Justify an opinion in informal debates
  • Ask for specific information, complain, ask for an explanation
  • Give detailed instructions about how to do something
COURSE: SPAN 430
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

TAUGHT IN SPANISH. Esta asignatura es una introducción a la literatura española e hispanoamericana a través de una selección de textos de diferentes épocas. Los estudiantes se familiarizarán con algunos autores relevantes y con los movimientos más importantes de la literatura escrita en español y, al mismo tiempo, desarrollarán las destrezas necesarias para comentar los textos objeto de estudio en relación con el contexto cultural e histórico en el que se desarrollaron.

COURSE: SPAN 350
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

TAUGHT IN SPANISH. Language Playing and Language Learning is a course for intermediate and advanced SSL students which helps to improve and enhance knowledge through creativity.

Language is a creative act: every time we speak or write, we create new meanings and new realities. The use of creativity in the process of learning helps students to face new and unpredictable experiences, and makes them feel more motivated. Thus, the work in the classroom becomes richer, wider and nicer, and both students’ and teachers’ talents, ideas and thoughts Flow in a better way. On the other hand, creativity enhances student’s self-esteem and helps them to feel confident in order to solve linguistic issues by themselves. Finally, creative thinking is an important tool for real life. It is a major survival strategy and a force that pushes personal growth and the development of our culture and society.

COURSE: ART 376
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

The main objective of this course is to ensure that students acquire the necessary knowledge to enable them to achieve a solid understanding of the history of Spanish art, from Prehistory to modernity at the beginning of the 20th Century. Given the wide range of material, those artists and artistic movements which have had a significant impact throughout the history of Spanish Art will receive special attention. Medieval and Islamic Art, Renaissance and Baroque during the Spanish Golden Age, Goya and Modernisme will all be studied in depth.

There will be guided visits to museums or temporary exhibitions (if there are any relevant ones on during the course) to allow students to have a direct contact with the real artworks studied in class.

Parallel to this, and in view of the final project to be done by students, some sessions will focus especially on the artworks’ iconographic and formal aspects, so that students can acquire and develop an analytical capacity of art in general, and of Spanish art in particular. Therefore, the class participation -and readings that will serve to go deeper into all these aspects- will be valued.

COURSE: SPAN A2
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

After completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Use frequent polite structures, speak in short social exchanges, describe what s/he does at work or in his/her leisure time, arrange an appointment
  • Ask for information in different situations (in shops, banks, travel agencies…)
  • Describe personal experiences in the past. Describe objects and places
  • Explain what s/he likes or prefers
COURSE: SPAN B2
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

After completion of this course, the student will able to:

  • Tell detailed accounts of events that occurred in the past
  • Speak in detail about future and possible future events
  • Argue and communicate effectively in a speech
  • Explain his/her point of view about current issues arguing all of the points and counterpoints
COURSE: IS 305
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

This course will cover:

  • Spanish colonialism in Africa
  • EU migration and border securitization policies
  • The militarization of the EU-Morocco border
  • Debates about European identity
  • The rise of xenophobic and Islamophobic discourses across Europe
  • The Islamic influence on Spanish culture
  • The impact of the slave trade on the Spanish Economy in the 19th century
  • Immigration dynamics in Barcelona, with a focus on the experience of immigrants from Senegal and Nigeria
COURSE: POL 375
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

From Lisbon to Moscow, why did dictatorships proliferate in Europe in the last one hundred years? How did European authoritarian regimes come about, repress the opposition and build social consensus? Why did these dictatorships decline and collapse? Using primary documents and films in addition to academic literature, we will explore the origins, evolution and downfall of the some thirty non-democratic regimes that have existed in Europe since the First World War.

We will analyze the phenomenon of dictatorship in itself and the widely different forms it took in Europe, from Stalinism to Nazism to military juntas to conservative dictatorships. We will focus on the use of surveillance, coercion and violence by non-democratic regimes, as well as on the institutional and social foundations of authoritarian power.

The course centers on the most notorious dictatorships (Stalin’s USSR, Hitler’s Germany, Mussolini’s Italy and the People’s Democracies in Eastern Europe), but also includes less-known cases, such as the right-wing autocrats of the Interwar Years, the puppet dictators in Nazi-occupied Europe during WWII, Milosevic’s Yugoslavia or today’s Belarus, often described as Europe’s last dictatorship. Since the course is taught in Spain, we will give special attention to the history and legacy of Francisco Franco’s regime, the second longest dictatorship in Western Europe after Portugal. Given the current growth of authoritarian political options all over Europe, the course is particularly timely for students.

COURSE: COMM 452 / PSY 452
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

Emotion is a fundamental, complex, and sometimes confusing part of human experience. This course surveys the current state of knowledge about human emotion. The questions addressed include the following: What is emotion? Do we find a set of universal basic emotions if we look across cultures? How do we recognize emotions? What are the functions of emotion? Can we control our emotions?

COURSE: IS 330
CREDITS: 1 US credit / 15 contact hours

This course provides an introduction to how diverse backgrounds and experiences impact individual understanding, values, our world view, communication, and how we relate to others. Using theoretical concepts of intercultural communication and cultural studies, the course explores the dynamics of culture as manifested in hidden and visible aspects, physical and verbal communication, global politics, and in the workplace. Readings and workshops will examine cultural manifestation as related to identity, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, sexuality, and ability. The course will rely on individual reflection of students’ study abroad and/or internships experiences to develop deeper skills for navigating life in a diverse and global world.

COURSE: WGS 321
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

Gender studies is an interdisciplinary academic field that seeks to make sense of society through the analysis of gender roles and power dynamics in their socio historical contexts. In addition to examining the subjective experiences of women, gender studies also explores the sociocultural structures which create and reproduce gender, drawing from disciplines such as economics, sociology, public policy, the humanities, and cultural studies.

Gender, as a social category, is created and defined by a series of relational symbolic interactions and cultural practices understood to be characterized by intersecting power dynamics which have significantly shifted a unitary concept of gender to a multiplicity of perspectives and experiences of being a woman. The Intersectional approach apprehends the complex ways in which systems and social constructions intersect over people’s bodies and experiences, often leading to various discrimination and exclusions.

On the other hand, diversity is a term which entered the political agenda and the social ground as minority groups took the public space to vindicate for a space of their own. In a society increasingly concerned about the integration of diversity at all different levels- from personal relations, through the workplace and to public policy- it is imperative to have a solid conceptual and practical background on issues concerning the intersection between gender and these social categories which constitute forms of diversity such as sexuality, race, class, nationality and cultural groups.

The present course will address the main concepts surrounding the intersections of gender and other social categories, with a particular interest in cross analysing gender and feminist theory and contemporary practices. It will then explore the different intersections constructing the diversity of ways of being, bearing in mind that future professionals will face this complex range of ever-changing diversities. The course will cover a wide range of topics, from a double perspective between the USA and Spain, in particular Barcelona, with visits to relevant organizations and key actors which will present, in first person the main dilemmas and challenges regarding gender studies and practice from an intersectional perspective.

COURSE: WGS 321
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

Like much of Europe and the world, the history of women in modern Spain has been characterized by emancipation. At the same time, alternating periods of dictatorship and democracy, paired with successive crises in the twenty-first century, have endowed the Spanish experience with distinctive attributes.

The course will begin with the ephemeral emancipation of women during the Second Republic (1931-1936) when Spain became the first Catholic country in continental Europe to grant women the vote. We will then move to the dictatorship of Francisco Franco (1939-1975) when women became converted into mothers, homemakers and caregivers, and were subjected to propaganda campaigns urging them to create large families.

During late Francoism and the Transition to Democracy, many Spanish women questioned these assigned identities. They entered the workplace and the professions, and joined neighborhood and social movements that clamored for increased rights, sexual freedoms, divorce and birth control.

In the twenty-first century, economic and health crises have disproportionately affected women, youth, and minorities. Recently, the rise of the #MeToo movement and the assertiveness of the LBGTQ community, had added a new globalized dimension. In the meantime, historic problems, such as machismo and high rates of domestic violence, still remain.

All in all, exploring gender and identity remains one of the most fascinating ways to analyze the contradictions and potential of Spain today.

COURSE: POL 403
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

This course addresses the main areas, issues and controversies of US policy in Western Europe from the Spanish American War to the present day -a period commonly referred to as the American Century. Students in this course will learn how US governments have viewed their role in Europe during this period, as well as the institutions and practices –both overt and covert- that these governments have developed to secure that role. They will also examine the responses that US policies have received from European governments and societies. The course analyzes the political ties between the United States and Western Europe, with a focus on Spain, and introduces the main theoretical approaches and scholarly debates in this field.

We will start the course with an overview of US-European relations during the 19th century. Then we will focus on topics including the intervention of the US in WWI, the American response to European fascism in the 1930s, the impact of the Spanish Civil War in the US, the rise of the US as superpower after 1945, the relations between the US and the main European powers during the Cold War, and the role of the US in Europe after 9/11.

In addition to analyzing the making and execution of US policies in Europe, we will examine how US soft power has contributed to the spread of American cultural values and patterns in Europe, especially since 1945. The course will deal also with the present status and future perspectives of US-European relations.

COURSE: POL 301
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

Students will examine the process of European political and economic integration, from its first steps in the 1950s until today. The course offers an overview of the key dimensions that help understand what the European Union project is, how it works and why and how it was created. Particular attention is paid to EU migration and border dynamics and their interaction with ongoing debates about european identity and the rise of xenophobic and islamophobic discourses across Europe. With a strong emphasis in current theoretical debates ongoing in the fields of political geography and population geography current demographic challenges and ongoing geopolitical disputes (within the EU and between the EU and its neighbourhood) will be scrutinized.

COURSE: IS 305
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

Spain is one the most diverse countries in continental Europe. The Peninsula has long been a destination for peoples coming north from Africa, west from Europe, and most recently, east from the Americas. We will open with a brief exploration of the “ethnic fusion” – the native Iberian, Celtic, Latin, Germanic, and Semitic peoples that settled the Peninsula. We will then move to the historical roots of those linguistic groups that enjoy political autonomy and clamor for independence today, including Catalans and Basques. The next subject is religion. We will discuss the famous three religions of medieval Al-Andalus, address similarities with contemporary multiculturalism, and explore the return of Jewish and Islamic minorities to Catholic Spain today. The last few weeks will be dedicated to an in-depth analysis of the latest wave of migrants. These include refugee populations from war zones in Syria and sub-Saharan Africa, and more traditional economic migrants from the Americas, Morocco and Asia. Along the way, we will address resistance to diversity. To be sure, Spain has and continues to suffer from conflict, antisemitism, and the imposition of cultural and religious uniformity. The course incorporates field studies and interactive components to ensure that students will have the opportunity to explore first-hand the successes and tensions inherent in Spanish diversity today.

COURSE: SOC 400
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

This course is based in cultural studies and sociology of social movements and aims to provide students with a solid foundation of the motivations and struggles which frame social activism from a human rights perspective.

In these “liquid times” as coined by Bauman, social movements and social activism are characterized by, amongst other things, their global reach, speedy dissemination and their power to mobilize. From the rise of climate change activism to nationalist populism, the spread and ease of access to social media facilitates the dissemination of activist messages and also has the power to mobilize a large number of people to the same place in little time to advocate, protest and make themselves heard. This has not always been the case, of course; social movements in previous eras were characterized by rather different messages and processes.

What is the story behind social movements? What have people been fighting for then and now? What are the main trends around the globe?

Barcelona is a particularly emblematic city. It has seen some of the most massive demonstrations in Europe over the past years: from the Indignados movement to the feminist demonstrations and the self-determination rallies, this city not only witnesses but actively participates and encourages social movements to flourish and even succeed in effecting social change. Civil society, political parties, Unions, Cooperatives and NGO’s constitute the social fabric upon which the voices of people are united in the definition of common goals.

This course aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of the main topics concerning social movements and activism around the globe, focusing in particular on the USA and on Europe, by means of a comparative gaze and through the lenses of sociology and cultural studies but also framed by social psychology and with a human rights perspective, with the goal of promoting critical thinking and informed analytical capacity.

COURSE: IS 320
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

The aim of this course is to analyze the important role that sport plays within modern Spanish and Catalan culture. The historical framework to this module will be provided by an analysis of the history of modern sport, the significance of the introduction of modern sport in early 20th Century Spain and Catalunya and its early adoption by groups in Spanish and Catalan society for socio-cultural and political purposes. Another important part of the course consists in a profound exploration of the socio-political use of sport by the Francoist dictatorship and the repercussions of this heritage on contemporary Spanish society. Towards the end of the semester, the course will focus on how sport has played an important part in the development of Spain as a democratic country after the end of the Francoist dictatorship. The relations between politics, media and sport will serve as a useful route to understanding wider issues in Spain and Catalunya and their mutual relationship. The module will adopt a hands-on approach to the subject matter including case studies, field trips and guest speakers as well as making constant comparisons with the sports and culture debate in the United States

COURSE: GEO 300
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

This course examines the main political and socio-economic processes that help understand present-day Barcelona, particularly after the 1992 Olympics turned it into a vibrant global city. Through the lens of politics, human geography and history students will explore topics like massive tourism, gentrification, environmental sustainability, the real estate bubble, or immigration dynamics. Special attention will be paid to the tense power relations between Catalonia and Spain, the political heritage of Franco’s fascist dictatorship and the rise of the Catalan independence movement.

COURSE: MSC 299
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

The course will explore the different marine and freshwater ecosystems throughout the Mediterranean, highlighting their unique biodiversity and ecological importance, main threats, and conservation priorities. The first part of the course will look into the dynamics that characterize some of the most important marine and freshwater ecosystems, highlighting their conservation needs. The second part of the course will focus on the human impact on coastal and aquatic habitats, including fishing and tourism, and identify the key threats posed by these industries, as well as priority actions to reverse and mitigate the current situation. The last element will focus on restoration and conservation efforts for these vulnerable ecosystems in the region and will ask students to formulate habitat-specific conservation plans for selected locations. The course will feature a number of field trips to complement the in-class elements, and to provide a more direct exposure to the subjects discussed in class.

COURSE: SUST 335
CREDITS: 3 US credits / 45 contact hours

The course will analyse the key environmental challenges in Spain, with the goal of finding solutions towards a sustainable management of natural resources. The first part of the course will identify the defining elements of Mediterranean ecosystems, climate and landscape characteristics, as well as historical patterns of resource exploitation in the region. The second part of the course will highlight the key environmental challenges in Spain and explore sustainable management solutions. The third and final part will feature case studies where the students will be able to understand the shared threats among the different regions and the differences posed by the elements studied in the first part of the course, resulting in the complex nature of the problematic and the need for innovative solutions. Throughout each topic, the role of humans as key drivers of ecosystem changes will be studied, the main geographical limitations, and the current and potential efforts to reverse the ecological damage caused by these activities with a focus on sustainable development

COVID Safe Travel

The health and safety of our students is our highest priority. We take our duty of care for our students, their families and our Australian University partners seriously. For all of our program locations, we have developed a site-specific COVID-19 risk matrix and risk management and emergency response plans so that health and safety response protocols are monitored, managed and communicated.

We have also developed a flexible COVID-19 Refund Policy that limits the financial impact on students should CISaustralia (or one of our overseas partners) have to cancel or suspend a program due to COVID-19.

In preparation for your overseas program, it’s important that you carefully read and understand information related to COVID-19 Travel Safety and Insurance Requirements.

CISaustralia monitors Smartraveller and reliable news feeds to keep up to date with the latest COVID information and any associated travel restrictions and entry requirements for all destinations where we have programs. Due to the constantly evolving COVID-19 situation, Government travel advice can change quickly. For the most up to date information on Spain, visit the Smartraveller website.

Excursions

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – Barcelona is one of the very best study abroad destinations and you will absolutely love this short course program.

Our staff in Barcelona organise a fantastic social program that covers a lot of ground for the short time that students are there for. Activities change from year to year, but in the past students have attended cooking classes, taken a tour of Sagrada Família, learnt how to do some traditional dancing, gone for hikes or even taken an overnight trip outside of Barcelona. No matter what our team has planned, you’re sure to have an amazing cultural experience!

You also have the freedom to explore Barcelona and its surrounding areas by yourself. Finding activities doesn’t have to cost money. Spend your afternoons hanging with the locals at the beach. Sunbake on squeaky clean white sandy beaches, relax in the sun and enjoy the warm Mediterranean waters. On the first Sunday of every month, the city opens its doors to all municipal museums free of charge.

Our fabulous staff will become your best travel guides – they will look to take you to the Spanish cinema, a Flamenco show, the museums and markets. They can also help you arrange a language exchange partner and a Catalan cooking class.

If you want to travel a bit further afield, take advantage of a weekend and travel. There are a few destinations to choose from including Costa Brava, Granada and Madrid. Even if you decide not to take part in the planned cultural events and excursions, our friendly staff will still be there for you to offer advice, answer questions and help you every step of the way. All you have to do is ask.

Location

Located on the shores of the Mediterranean it’s no wonder that Barcelona is one of the very best study abroad destinations. With a perfectly comfortable year-round climate, summer dresses, shorts and sandals will be your daily attire. Ahhh Barcelona, land of eternal sunshine.

Barcelona is on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula (which includes Spain and Portugal) and on the shores of the stunning Mediterranean. With a population of 1.5 million, it is Spain’s second largest city and one of the central hubs for business in Europe. If you include the outer lying areas surrounding Barcelona, the population expands to almost 5 million, adding to the diversity of the city and its people.

Barcelona is located in the semi-autonomous Spanish region of Cataluña and has two official languages: Castilian Spanish and Catalan. English is very commonly spoken, especially by servers and other hospitality staff, as Barcelona considers itself as much European as Spanish to certain extents and hosts millions of tourists each year.

Getting around is a breeze – a fantastic public transport system makes all the great places and beaches Barcelona has to offer easy to visit. It also gives you easy access to the campus and all the amazing sites located throughout the city. But by far, the very best way to see Barcelona is on two wheels. Vast networks of bicycle paths weave in and around the city so grab yourself a pushie and go exploring. When you need a rest, stop at a local cantina for a cool drink and when the belly starts to grumble pull into a tapas bar and indulge your senses in a fresh and colourful feast.

Barcelona is world class when it comes to culture, including art, cuisine and traditions unique to this wonderful city. From the Spanish tradition of tapas to frequent festivals, human pyramids called castellers, and a naturally healthy appetite for food, drink and social company, Barcelona pulsates with life. Like many major cities, Barcelona has dozens of distinct neighbourhoods, but the difference is substantial – some of the city’s neighbourhoods are millenia- or centuries-old, and others just years. Simply strolling the city streets is an experience in itself, as architecture, layout, demographics and locales change from street-to-street.

Barcelona is such a truly diverse city, it boats a largely international population and is alive with colour and flare. The people are the pulsing heart of the city and you’ll find yourself being welcomed – it doesn’t take too long to feel like you are ‘home’ in Barcelona. There’s also the eclectic nightlife, an abundance of significant historical attractions and welcoming and friendly locals. Barcelona is a rich cultural tapestry with history that weaves through the city. It truly is an unparalleled place to study abroad. See you in Barcelona this July!

The University

As a student you’ll be studying at Barcelona School for International Studies (SIS), which boasts an unrivalled location in the heart of Barcelona in the L’Eixample neighbourhood. The campus is conveniently located close to the Urquinaona metro stop, providing access to the rest of the city and outlying areas.

SIS is a five-minute walk from Plaza Cataluña, the centre of the city, and from the Ramblas, Barcelona’s most famous street. To the north, a majority of Barcelona’s amazing Modernista architecture can to be found on the streets of the L’Eixample district with their distinctive grid-iron layout. A two-minute walk to the south of the school is the medieval district of Sant Pere, where the Palau de la Música Catalana is found. On the other side of Via Laietana, the historical centre of Barrio Gótico is found, which grew up around the location of Barcelona’s Roman forum (today the Plaza Sant Jaume).

Culture vultures will already know that the L’Eixample area is popular for its Art Nouveau buildings designed by Gaudí himself. You’ll have easy access to buses and the metro which makes for easy access to exploring the other neighbourhoods and many sights of Barcelona.

The campus facilities include spacious classrooms, multimedia equipment, Wi-Fi, common spaces and a cafe. The college is a truly multicultural setting and attracts students from all over the world. You’ll have the chance to meet other international students from dozens of countries.

The diversity on campus extends beyond the student population. You’ll be taught by highly qualified international professors who are used to adapting their courses for study abroad students. The program focuses on immersion in the Spanish language. But please don’t fear if you aren’t confident in your Spanish as there are plenty of courses on offer taught in English.

Accommodation

Students can choose from either apartment accommodation or connect with a local family and enjoy the experience of a homestay.

We have carefully selected safe and adequate housing for each student. Each living arrangement is distinct and special in its own way.

Apartments
If you choose to stay in an apartment, it could be located anywhere throughout the city of Barcelona, though it will be within a reasonable commute to the campus. Apartments are fully furnished and you will share a room with another student. There can be up to six students in each apartment so the opportunity to make new friends and have a great experience is all there for you to take advantage of. Apartments include a well-equipped kitchen, a shared living room and bathrooms. Located in the heart of the city means you and your new roommates will be able to make the most of your time living in this vibrant metropolis. You will find shops, cafés, bars, restaurants and just about everything you need right on your doorstep.

Each apartment will have the following:

  • Fully equipped kitchen with a stovetop, refrigerator and sink
  • Communal living space or kitchen with a table and chairs
  • Shared bathroom which includes a toilet and bathing area
  • Blankets, pillow and a towel

As a cultural bonus, you may share the apartment with international students or young professionals from around the world. The apartments are usually co-ed and generally shared with 3-5 other people. You will never share a bedroom with someone of the opposite sex but you may share the apartment.

Apartments are usually older-style and small. Do not be surprised if things stop working or are generally not as ‘modern’ as you may be used to.

Homestay
In a homestay, you could live with a mature or senior adult or couple, a young professional or a lively Spanish family. Homestay is not for everyone, but it is a truly amazing way to completely immerse yourself in the Spanish culture. You will likely share a room with another student and you’ll have access to a shared bathroom and living space. Linen is provided and you’ll be spoilt with laundry service as well as home cooked breakfast and dinner. You may or may not be allowed to use the kitchen for your own cooking, however you will be provided breakfast and dinner every day. Via the application process, we will endeavour to match you with the right homestay family.

The homestay will include:

  • Bed linens, pillows and a towel
  • Communal living space or kitchen with a table and chairs
  • Shared bathrooms which include a toilet and bathing area
  • Two meals per day: breakfast and dinner
  • Laundry service once a week or access to a washing machine

You will find that the outside facades of some buildings are very old – many of them are 19th century and do not have elevators. The available storage and living spaces will be smaller than most Australians are accustomed to. You will find that many places do not have air conditioning or dryers. Such amenities are expensive to operate and are treated as a luxury in Spain.

You will need to make adjustments to what you are used to in Australia. This is part of your cultural immersion. Living conditions and expectations are different in every country in the world. Be flexible, patient and understanding.

Remember that you will be living in a shared flat or a homestay with a Spanish family. Therefore, you must conduct yourself as a responsible adult and observe certain courtesies, such as keeping noise to a minimum, turning off lights when they are not in use, shutting your windows when you have the heat on, etc. Be respectful of those who you will be sharing your accommodation with. The Spanish are very frank and will not hesitate to communicate with you if there is a problem, in return they will treat you with respect and equality.

Please note: Students are liable to pay for any damages that occur to the accommodation. Replacing lost/stolen/damaged room keys and/or other damages that happen onsite will be charged directly to the student (in local currency).

Program Fee & Dates

Session 1: June 2022
Application Deadline15 April 2022
Arrival Date02 June 2022
Departure Date29 June 2022
Application FeeA$ 95
Program Fee A$ 7,599
OS-HELP A$ 7,100
Session 2: July 2022
Application Deadline01 May 2022
Arrival Date30 June 2022
Departure Date29 July 2022
Application FeeA$ 95
Program Fee A$ 7,599
OS-HELP A$ 7,100
Sessions 1 and 2: June-July 2022
Application Deadline15 April 2022
Arrival Date02 June 2022
Departure Date29 July 2022
Application FeeA$ 95
Program Fee A$ 12,999
OS-HELP A$ 7,100

 

Program fees include the following:
  • CISaustralia support services before, during and after the program
  • Academic advising
  • Financial advice
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Pre-departure guide and session
  • Airport pick-up (on specified program arrival date within designated arrival times)
  • Accommodation – shared apartment or local homestay*
  • Breakfast and dinner daily are included with homestay accommodation
  • Tuition fees
  • Cultural and recreational trips and activities in Barcelona
  • One guided weekend excursion outside of Barcelona, usually to either Valencia or Costa Brava
  • Program risk matrix and COVID-19 risk assessment
  • Risk Management and Emergency Response Plan
  • CISaustralia 24/7 on-site support – Site Director
  • Jacksonville University official transcript**
  • CISaustralia Certificate of Participation (available on request)

There are two sessions to choose from in Barcelona. They are similar programs with different excursions and the chance to take different classes. You can combine the two for a longer study experience!

*Single rooms are available in the shared apartments only (not the homestay) for an additional fee. Please contact your CISaustralia Program Advisor if you wish to arrange a single room. Please note that housing is limited, and we cannot guarantee a single room. If we are unable to assign you to a single room, we will refund you the additional fee paid.

**Jacksonville University will provide an official transcript as the School of Record (SOR). An SOR is a U.S. accredited institution of higher education that officially documents and awards credits for programs or institutions that are not accredited in the U.S., verifying appropriately all elements necessary for such official documentation.

Please be advised that the Barcelona School for International Studies requires a student’s official transcript when considering applicants. Ordering an official transcript from a university can take up to a few weeks. Students applying near or on the program’s application deadline should plan to have their official transcript on hand.

What is not included:

Dates are for reference only and are subject to change. Please do not book flights until you have received the confirmed dates in your acceptance paperwork.

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

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