FSB Barcelona

 Barcelona spelled out in glass

Program Snapshot

Complete business courses, the Miami Plan Global Requirement, and your Thematic Sequence in one of Europe's most cosmopolitan cities - Barcelona!  Take two business core courses at the prestigious AACSB-accredited Institut Químic de Sarrià (IQS) School of Management, and take language and culture courses at the centrally-located IES Abroad study center, just steps away from Placa Catalunya, las Ramblas, and the Barri Gotic! 

Polaroid of stained glass in Barcelona

Tentative Program Dates: Offered every fall and spring semester.  Fall dates are 09/01/2019 to 12/14/2019. Spring dates are 01/06/2020 to 04/24/2020.

Locations: Barcelona

Credits: 16

Courses:  Two pre-approved business courses (FIN 301/MKT 291/MGT 291), a thematic sequence, and the Miami Plan Global Requirement. MKT 425, FIN 417, and MGT 304 are also possible on a case-by-case basis.

Eligibility: 2.75 GPA preferred at the time of admission to program and 45 earned hours by the close of the semester prior to departure.

Participants: 50

Housing: Homestay or Apartment (for additional fee of $1,200 for Fall 2019 and $1,300 for Spring 2020)

Meals: Two meals per day are provided in homestay.  No meals are included with the apartments, but kitchen facilities are available.

Program Cost:   $9,000 plus spring semester tuition

Mandatory Pre-Departure Meetings: Thursday evenings from 6-8 PM in FSB 33 on the following dates:

  • Sep 26
  • Oct 24
  • Dec 5
Visa Meeting: appointments on Sept 10 and 11, varying times, more information to come
Visa regulations are complicated, and they vary from country to country. Below are considerations as you prepare to study abroad:
  • Travel before and after a program: If you are studying in a location that requires a visa or travel permit, we advise students to avoid international travel 90 days prior to the start of the program. If you wish to add travel time before or after a program that requires a visa, we strongly recommend you consult the FSB Global Studies Office before planning your travel.
  • Applying for a passport: If you do not already have a passport, we recommend you apply for one immediately. If you are in Oxford, you can apply for a passport and purchase passport photos in 214 MacMillan Hall. 
  • Passport expiration date: Your passport must be valid for 6 months after the last date of your travel. If your passport expires within 6 months of the last day of your travel, you must apply to renew your passport immediately. If you do not comply with this regulation, you will not be permitted to enter the country. (Example: If you will be traveling from May 22 through June 16th, 2020, your passport must be valid through December 16th, 2020.)
  • Non-US passports: If you will travel with a non-US passport, please consult with the FSB Global Studies Office to learn more about the visa process. Traveling with a non-US passport may require a different process than traveling with a US passport.