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CIS Australia - International Management and Spanish Society in Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Winter (Jun - Aug)
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English, Spanish
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Program Type:
Non-Exchange Short-Term
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Coursework, Cultural Experiences
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4 weeks
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CIS Australia - International Management and Spanish Society in Barcelona 

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Program dates: 1 July 2019 - 27 July 2019
CIS application deadline: 20 May 2019
Duration: Approx 4 weeks
Type: Non-exchange only

Program Description
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!

View full program details.

Academic Information

Level: Undergraduate
Language:  English/Spanish
Relevant subject areas: Spanish, Arts, Management, Psychology, Business
Credit points: 3 US Credits

Courses taught in Spanish
Elementary Spanish Language and Culture
Upper Elementary Spanish Language and Culture
Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture
Upper Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture

Elective Courses taught in English
Architecture and Urban Design: The Barcelona Example
Contemporary Spanish Society: From Dictatorship to Democracy
3 Cross Cultural Psychology and Early Childhood Development
Psychology: The Power of Persuasion
Digital Photography
Great 20th Century Artists: Picasso, Dali, Miro
International Marketing
Management Across Borders
Entrepreneurship and the New Economy
Sports and Society in Spain and Catalonia

View all course information on the CIS website.
Applying for academic credit
This program is available on a non-exchange basis only. If you wish to receive academic credit towards your University of Sydney course you must have approval from your faculty prior to departure.
How to apply for academic credit.

Useful Information 

Local Overview
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.
Host institution
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).

Students can choose from either apartment accommodation or connect with a local family and enjoy the experience of a homestay. CIS have carefully selected safe and adequate housing for each student. Each living arrangement is distinct and special in its own way.

View full accommodation details on the CIS website.


Program fee: $6,199 - $7,199 (depending on accommodation choice)
Program fee includes:Tuition fees, CISaustralia support, 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, cultural and recreational trips and activities in Barcelona, one guided weekend excursion outside of Barcelona, usually to either Valencia or Costa Brava & CISaustralia 24/7 on-site support 

Scholarships: Scholarships for this program are still being finalised. Check this page for updates in 2019.

Vice Chancellor's Mobility Award: The Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award valued at $2,500 will be available to students selected to participate in short-term mobility programs managed by Sydney Global Mobility. The awards are allocated to students who entered the University of Sydney on an E12 or equivalent pathway. Students nominated for this short-term mobility program will be automatically considered and successful award recipients will be notified by email. Recipients of the Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award may hold this award in conjunction with another travelling scholarship or grant.

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.
Other costs: Flights, visa, some meals, other travel expenses.

Cost of living: Follow this link to find out more about the cost of living in Barcelona.

OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.

Student Experiences

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How to Apply

Planning early is the best way to ensure you will get the most out of your time abroad.

It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select overseas programs that can transfer back to your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult the Faculty Handbook published in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.

Example application timeline

1. Select your program > 2. Apply for academic credit > 3. Complete Sydney Abroad application > 4. Apply to host university > 5. Receive academic approval & host acceptance (April/May) > 6. Apply for OS HELP (if eligible), book flights & visa > 7. Fly safe!

Receiving your academic credit approval can take up to 8 weeks – so it’s very important that you submit your application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as soon as you have selected your program of choice.

Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of your academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later.
If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact us at

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