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|| Barcelona, Spain
|| Lower division Foster School core courses highly recommended.
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| January 15
| Foster School Study Abroad
|| Study through the Foster School in the heart of Barcelona, Spain at the ALBA Study Abroad Center for one quarter while taking 3 or 4 courses, including required business classes.
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applying for this program should contact the
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| Where You Will Study, Academics, Housing,
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
Where You Will Study
The Foster Barcelona Program is a partnership with the ALBA Study Abroad Center in Barcelona, Spain. ALBA organizes QUARTER-LONG study abroad programs with up to 40 students. Students can participate during Fall, Winter or Spring Quarters.
During your quarter abroad, students will take courses at the ALBA Study Abroad Center located in the Gothic Quarter in downtown Barcelona. Students earn core and elective business credit by taking 3 to 4 courses worth 5 UW credits each. Non-business courses are also available. Class sessions are limited to 15 students for maximum personalized, contextual learning. All classes incorporate exciting field studies and host local and international guest speakers. On this program, you’ll find local expert professors who teach in English and think in Spanish.
Explore the Catalan countryside with included Friday excursions, and take in the unique tastes of Barcelona with professors and local guides.
Students can live with host families or in apartments in downtown Barcelona, moments from delicious food, the beach and class.
Read more about the program on the ALBA website
, but make sure to apply through the UW.
Who Can Participate?
The Foster program will admit up to 20 students each quarter (Fall, Winter, and Spring). Foster students will be given priority, but other UW students may apply. UW students will remain enrolled at UW while abroad and may use eligible financial aid and scholarships for this approved program. Foster students will be joined by around 20 students from other US institutions who will enroll through Portland State University.
Faculty from neighboring universities will teach business courses approved by Foster including Foster’s core business courses and several business electives. ALBA intends to offer at least 3 Foster School core courses each quarter which courses are offered during each quarter may change. Likely courses include MGMT 300, MGMT 320, MKTG 301, IBUS 300, BECON 300, and FIN 350. We recommend that you take with a GBC Study Abroad adviser for more information.
Students can also take non-business coursework including political science, international studies, history, etc. All courses are taught in English. Course offerings will vary slightly each quarter. Be sure to talk with a Foster Global Business Center Study Abroad Adviser to find out more. You can email email@example.com.
Housing options are typically apartments or home stays in the city center.
Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships
As a participant of this program, you will pay program fees directly to ALBA, which is estimated at $7,400. The UW Study Abroad fee and the Foster Study abroad fee are charged to your UW account and due by the UW tuition deadline for your term(s) of study abroad. You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.
For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form
For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on Finances
You can click the apply now button to start your application. Students to the ALBA program will also be asked to complete some supplemental materials, found here
for UW program withdrawal policies.