ALBA Study Abroad in Barcelona - Quarter, Semester, Summer
ALBA Study Abroad in Barcelona - Quarter, Semester, Summer Programs
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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
Take Comprehensive Spanish courses that teach practical conversation and grammar use. These Spanish language courses in Barcelona and Girona focus on speaking, listening,...
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...
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...
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...
Study the Government and Politics of Spain: Past and Present. The program covers the following topics: - History of Spanish democracy: republican movements and reactionism:...
ALBA Study Abroad in Barcelona - Quarter, Semester, Summer Reviews
An opportunity worth taking
Submitted by Cassey - University of Washington | September 16, 2016
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.
Create your own experience!
Submitted by Lindsay Bullock - University of Washington | August 21, 2016
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.
Embracing Catalunya and all the region has to offer.
Submitted by Jdaltaras - University of Washington | September 22, 2015
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.
Couldn't have asked for more
Submitted by Sarah - University of Washington | July 26, 2015
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!
ALBA was incredible!
Submitted by Alex, Studies with ALBA Spring '11 - Undisclosed | May 05, 2015
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!