Study Abroad in January in Barcelona with IFSA

IFSA January in Barcelona

Program Overview

Start the new year off with a bang in the charming Catalan city of Barcelona. With an abundance of picturesque sights and moderate weather, there will be no shortage of Insta opportunities. Your three-week Social Media Marketing in the Age of Self class, perfect to fulfill an elective or communications requirement, will develop your strategic and communication skills to achieve business objectives. With activities included, your time in Barcelona will be even more valuable and memorable.

Details in a Glance

Application deadline

Minimum GPA

2.00

Credit load

3 U.S. Semester Credit Hours

Housing

Apartment/Flat

Instruction language

English

Prerequisites

Class taught in English. No Spanish required.

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Academics

Social Media Marketing in the Age of Self  
(3 U.S. semester credit hours)

This course will outfit you with the tools and expertise to develop strategic and comprehensive social media marketing plans that integrate with overall marketing and communications efforts to achieve business goals. Through case studies and hands-on exercises, you will develop a deep understanding of social media platforms and best practices, leveraging these channels to elevate one’s reach and reputation. Topics include choosing appropriate platforms, creating effective and engaging social media content, and developing social media policies and content management strategies. The class emphasizes social listening, ethics, and diversity.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Eligibility

  • You must be at least 18 years of age. Students under 18 may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
  • You must be currently attending or recently graduated from a U.S. or Canadian community college, technical college, two-year college, four-year college, or four-year university. Students attending select Australian universities are also eligible.
  • You must have completed at least one (1) semester of study at your home institution before the beginning of the term.

Recommendation Letter

Not required.

Visa Requirement

Not required for U.S., Canadian, or Australian citizens. A visa may be required if you are a citizen of another country.

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TRANSCRIPT

Upon completion of your program, IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. semester credit hour system. You will also have access to an unofficial transcript in your IFSA Student Portal. The transcript reflects courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost. See our Transcripts page for more information.

Excursions

Activities and excursions are designed to pull you into the communities you visit and encourage cultural connections of every kind. There’s no extra fee to participate in these optional outings—everything is included in your program fee.

Below are examples from previous terms; outings may be different for your program. We’ll make every effort to run them all, but sometimes things we can’t our control, such as local regulations and health protocols, get in the way. As result, we cannot guarantee activities and excursions.

  • City-as-Text: This activity will use the city of Barcelona as the frame to understand socioeconomic, artistic, and cultural aspects of the city. Learn about how and why Barcelona was the first city awarded the Biosphere Certification as a responsible tourist destination committed to economic, social, environmental, and cultural sustainability thanks to the guided tour of the city.
  • Architecture and Design: Barcelona’s colorful, distinctive, and unique architecture successfully blends the traditional with the modern. You will visit Gaudi’s masterpiece Sagrada Família.
  • Food and Local Culture: Gastronomy in Cataluña and Spain is about more than just food. It is a way of living and an essential part of the culture and history of the region and the country. An expert will discuss central issues surrounding the importance of food and the importance of the Mediterranean diet. You will visit the several markets in the city and also participate in cooking a traditional Catalan-style meal.
  • Folklore: You will learn about Flamenco, Rumba Catalana and the traditional dance Sardana thanks to the dance and culture classes IFSA organize.

Housing and Meals

Housing

Apartment/Flat

Meals

Self-Catering

Details

You will live in centrally located, fully furnished apartments in Barcelona with single and shared bedroom options, and shared bathrooms. Apartments include a common dining area and kitchen with a microwave, refrigerator, and stovetop. There is no meal plan; you will purchase your meals or cook for yourself.

Dates and Fees

Term

Term begins

Term ends

Program costs

Application deadline

January 2024

Early January 2024

Mid-January 2024

$3,975 (estimated)

November 1

Term

January 2024

Term begins

Early January 2024

Term ends

Mid-January 2024

Program costs

$3,975 (estimated)

Application deadline

November 1

Program Counselors

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