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IES Barcelona participants have the option of studying at six different locations for the semester: Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Universitat de Vic, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Ramon LIull, and/or the IES Study Center.

There are 4 Semester Programs with a wide variety of disciplines: (1) Advanced Spanish Studies (2) Liberal Arts (3) Business (4) Internship

Business majors in the IES Barcelona program for the fall or spring terms will work with Josh Rucker and Jasmine Bisheh in the BBA International Programs Office in McCombs.


Area(s) of Study

  • Anthropology
  • Curriculum And Instruction
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Philosophy
  • Architecture
  • Economics
  • Journalism
  • Psychology
  • Art History
  • European Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Religious Studies
  • Business Administration
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Sociology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Geography
  • Management
  • Spanish
  • Communication
  • Government
  • Marine Science
  • Spanish Civilization
  • Communication Studies
  • History
  • Marketing
  • Studio Art
  • Comparative Literature
  • International Business
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Urban Studies
  • Cultural Studies

Sponsored by IES - a UT Affiliate

Academic Information

Semester students may choose to attend IES classes at the IES Study Center with students and/or directly enroll in local University courses with Spanish and International Students. Summer participants take classes with only summer participants. The summer program is a Language and Area Studies program.


Business majors enrolling in the IES Barcelona program for the fall or spring terms will work with Josh Rucker and Jasmine Bisheh in the BBA International Programs Office in McCombs. All other students enrolling in any semester or summer program work with the Education Abroad Program Coordinator.

Language(s) of Instruction

English and Spanish


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - Yes


For the semester programs, students have three housing options: homestay, campus residence hall, or an apartment. Students budget is based on a stay in a Spanish homestay.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Students pay $75 app. fee, $19/wk intl. insurance, and a $600 affiliated studies registration fee to UT. Students pay an app. and program fee (tuition, housing) to IES minus a $2000 grant (long sem. only). See IES website for details. Federal fin. aid and scholarships apply for full-time status (6 summer/12 semester credits).


- Spring
  • Program: January 6, 2025 to April 25, 2025
  • Instructional: January 6, 2025 to April 25, 2025
  • Final Deadline: September 19, 2024
- Summer Whole
  • Program: May 22, 2024 to August 15, 2024
  • Instructional: May 23, 2024 to August 14, 2024
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2024
- Fall
  • Program: September 2, 2024 to December 15, 2024
  • Instructional: September 2, 2024 to December 14, 2024
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2024
  • Final Deadline: April 1, 2024

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Briana Gina Arenas

Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations

Next Step

1) View mandatory advising videos: EdAbroad 101; Ready to Apply.2)Attend EA Live Q&A with questions. 3) Self-authorize your application via the Get Started link below and apply! Business majors: 1) attend an info session 2) meet with Jasmine Bisheh in the BBA International Programs Office.

Program information above is subject to change