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IES Barcelona participants have the option of studying at three (3) different locations for the semester: Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Universidad Pompeu Fabra, and/or the IES Study Center.

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

For Summer, students enroll in the Language and Area studies track.


Area(s) of Study

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

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.

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. FOR THE SUMMER PROGRAM, students are required to stay in a Spanish homestay. Both the student apartment and residence hall options carry an additional fee.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

All UT applicants receive $2000 Public University Grant for the long semester program. Additional awards available including possible $1000 Gilman match.

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • January 7, 2020 to April 25, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: October 1, 2019
  • Final Deadline: October 7, 2019
- Summer Whole
  • May 25, 2020 to July 25, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: February 15, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 23, 2020
- Fall
  • August 31, 2020 to December 17, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 15, 2020

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations

Next Step

1) Attend Explore Spain/Portugal (semester) or Explore Summer in Spain session (summer). See Events page for dates and locations 2) Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss credit. 3) Attend Ready to Apply session with Naomi Valdez or Julia Smith. Further instructions provided at Explore session. 4) Attend Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation.

Program information above is subject to change