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ALBA Study Abroad in Barcelona - Quarter, Semester, Summer!

ALBA Study Abroad is an accredited U.S. university program (through Portland State University, Portland, Oregon) with students attending from a wide variety of colleges and...

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Government & Politics of Spain: Past and Present (POL)

Study the Government and Politics of Spain: Past and Present. The program covers the following topics: - History of Spanish democracy: republican movements and reactionism:...

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History of Spain: Colonial Era to Present (HIST)

Study the History of Spain, from colonial era to present. The program covers the following subjects: - Early occupations - Islamic Spain and the reconquista - Emergence...

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Western European History: Renaissance to Present (HIST)

Take part in the 'Western European History: Renaissance to the Present' program. The course covers major social, economic, and political trends in western Europe from the...

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Western European Politics: Theory and Historical Perspectives (POL)

ALBA offers upper-division classes within the four major program categories of Liberal Arts, Economics and Global Business, Spanish Language and Culture, and Political Science...

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International Service Learning and Internships

International Service Learning and Internship posts are assigned to students based on individual student needs, interest and experience. A Spanish language base is recommended...

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Spanish Language Use Strategies - All Levels (SPAN)

Learn Spanish language strategies and usage. Taught mostly in Spanish, this class is designed to develop and sharpen Spanish language skills by exploring local Spanish and...

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Comprehensive Spanish (all levels): Practical Conversation and Grammar Usage (SPAN)

Take Comprehensive Spanish courses that teach practical conversation and grammar use. These Spanish language courses in Barcelona and Girona focus on speaking, listening,...

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Business Spanish (all levels): Fluency through use of relevant materials and projects (SPAN)

Take Business Spanish courses in Barcelona, Spain. The course requires students to have at least a base level of Spanish. The program is largely an experiential learning

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Economies and Economics of the European Union (ECON)

The Economies and Economics of the European Union course of ALBA Study Abroad aims to get to know the European Union from the economic perspective. Students will study the...

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Intercultural Communication: Persuasion, Propaganda and the Media - European Perspectives (COMM)

At the present time mainstream cultural theories proclaim the end of history and knowledge and also the impossibility to represent the subject by means of discursive practices....

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Art & Architecture: Roman, Medieval, Modern (ARCH / ART)

The Art and Architecture of Spain: Modern Period program examines the art and architecture of Spain, as represented in Barcelona, from the beginning of the 16th century to...

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Contemporary Spanish Film & Literature (SOC / SPAN)

The Contemporary Spanish Film and Literature course offered by ALBA Study Abroad aims to initiate students to the history and culture of 20th century Spain through the film...

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Barcelona & Catalonia in a Global World: Past, Present and Future Perspectives (SOC / ANTH)

Barcelona and Catalonia in a Globalized World: Past, Present is a core course at ALBA Study Abroad that introduces the student to contemporary issues in Barcelona and Catalonia...

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ALBA Study Abroad in Barcelona - Quarter, Semester, Summer Reviews

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Cultural Immersion

    7

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Social Life

    8

An opportunity worth taking

I studied abroad through ALBA the Summer of 2016. Although the group was a bit smaller than usual, the opportunities and excursions were endless. Charles, the program director, is extremely accommodating and is always open to suggestions. Barcelona is a big city, with many different neighborhood themes, making an endless amount of time to explore. I took Spanish and Communications that summer and I can honestly say I adored both my professors. My Spanish professor was by far the best Spanish teacher I have ever had and my Communications class was never dull. I stayed in an apartment right by the beach with three other girls in my program and we had an amazing time. The rest of the students were accommodated based on their housing preferences. This program is unique as it offers a variety of experiences in which you can choose. I highly recommend this program to anyone looking to study abroad or even thinking about it.

Program: ALBA Study Abroad in Barcelona - Quarter, Semester, Summer!

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Social Life

    6

Create your own experience!

With the ALBA study abroad program you have so much freedom from your day to day life to the opportunity to travel on the weekends. The program has a relaxed laid back feeling and really lets the students create their own experience.

Program: ALBA Study Abroad in Barcelona - Quarter, Semester, Summer!

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Embracing Catalunya and all the region has to offer.

My term at ALBA study abroad was absolutely awesome. From the hands on learning experience to the cultural immersion, ALBA offers students every type of accommodation. The administrative team is always there for advice on the best places to visit and see, as well as any concerns you may have. Truly a wonderful experience.

Program: ALBA Study Abroad in Barcelona - Quarter, Semester, Summer!

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Couldn't have asked for more

ALBA gave me the best abroad experience I could have asked for. This program is flexible and accommodating in ways that no program at the University of Washington could be. The program was tailored to the wants and needs of the students, in order to give us the fullest and most valuable experience possible. My teachers were great and accessible, my classes were interesting and very relevant to my abroad experience and I lived a block away from the beach and 10 minutes from school. ALBA made us feel at home in a new city, took us on amazing excursions to cities around Barcelona and taught us how to cook Spanish dishes. Barcelona and ALBA are both incredible and I would highly recommend this program!

Program: ALBA Study Abroad in Barcelona - Quarter, Semester, Summer!

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

ALBA was incredible!

Every element of ALBA was incredible! My apartment was centrally located, my classes were challenging and interesting, and the other students on the program were fun and great people! Barcelona is such an outstanding city to study in! I walked away feeling as though I got a terrific cultural experience, and had a wonderful time doing it!

Program: ALBA Study Abroad in Barcelona - Quarter, Semester, Summer!

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