FSB Barcelona

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 Guell Park in Barcelona
 Food market in Barcelona
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 Interesting windows in a Barcelona building

Program Snapshot

Complete business courses and the Miami Plan Global Requirement 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! 


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Program Dates: Offered every fall and spring semester. 

Fall dates are August 31-December 17, 2020. Spring dates are January 7 to April 24, 2021

Travel dates: January 6th to April 24, 2021

Locations: Barcelona

Credits: 16

Courses: Two pre-approved business courses (FIN 301/MKT 291/MGT 291), the Miami Plan Global Requirement, and possibility of additional Miami Plan requirements. Advanced business courses may 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 IES approved accommodation

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

Program Cost:   $9,000 plus spring semester tuition. If staying in IES-approved housing, an additional fee of $1,300 will be billed at the end of the program.

Mandatory Pre-Departure Meetings: 2-3 meetings held the previous semester, Dates and times TBA

Visa Meeting: Appointments TBAvarying 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: The passport process is currently delayed due to COVID-19 concerns. The Department of State has announced they cannot guarantee timelines for processing and issuing passports. We recommend you submit your application as soon as possible, following guidance from the Department of State. Please be aware there is no guarantee that your passport will be issued by a certain date. 
  • 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, 2021, your passport must be valid through December 16th, 2021.)
  • 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.