CISaustralia specialises in the design, development and implementation of Customised Group Programs. The CIS Australia July in Barcelona program is an experience immersed in the culture, language and traditions of Barcelona. Enjoy an active cultural and social schedule experiencing so much of what the city has to offer.

As a student, you’ll be studying at Barcelona School for International Studies (SIS) located in the heart of the city. SIS boasts fantastic local and international professors, many of whom are working professionals in the field they teach. SIS maintains small class sizes and focuses on experiential learning, which means that students will get individualised attention and participate actively during class.

Fields of study

    • Food and Culture
    • Marketing
    • Spanish

    More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university website.

    Credit Equivalent

    3 credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units upon successful completion of 3 credits (pending UQ faculty approval).

    Visa Information

    It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

    Please review the host university webpage for visa and immigration information.

    Eligibility and application

    All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the CIS Australia entry requirements. Students are required to at least have a 4.5 GPA to meet CIS entry requirements.

    This program impacts on UQ semester 2, 2023 dates, UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates.

    CIS Australia programs are highly competitive and fill up fast so be sure to get your application in as early as possible.

    If you are intending to undertake your experience for-credit, it is strongly recommended that you submit your application to IGET at least 4 weeks before applying to the host to allow sufficient time for Faculty to complete the credit assessment. Please note however that it is your responsibility to meet the host application deadline.  

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    The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad, meaning you pay tuition directly to the host. The program fee is approximately $7,599 AUD. An additional application fee of $95 AUD will apply. *

    The program fees include: 

    • CISaustralia support services before, during and after the program
    • Academic advising
    • Financial advice
    • Assistance with travel arrangements
    • Pre-departure guide and session
    • Airport welcome service (on specified program arrival date within designated arrival times)
    • Accommodation – shared apartment or local homestay
    • Breakfast and dinner daily are included with homestay accommodation
    • Tuition fees
    • Cultural and recreational trips and activities in Barcelona
    • One guided day excursion
    • Program risk matrix and COVID-19 risk assessment
    • Risk Management and Emergency Response Plan
    • CISaustralia 24/7 on-site support – Site Director
    • Transcript
    • CISaustralia Certificate of Participation (available on request)

    Detailed information regarding fees and inclusions can be found on the host university website.

    * Please visit the CIS Australia Scholarships page for early bird discounts and scholarship options that may be available to you.


    Accommodation is included in the program cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the CIS Australia website.


    Internships and Global Experiences Grants

    When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the  Short-Term Experiences Funding  page for details. 

    OS-HELP Loan

    You may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth-supported student.

    Key Dates

    Application Deadlines

    UQ: 14 April 2024
    Host: 19 April 2024

    Program Dates

    Start: 01 July 2024
    End: 27 July 2024*

    *For-credit only as dates impact on UQ Semester 2

    Fast Facts

    Type: Study
    Mode: Study Abroad
    Location: Barcelona, Spain (In-person)
    Credit: For-credit only
    Cohort: Undergraduate

    OS-HELP Loan

    If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth-supported student. 

    Application Deadlines

    15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
    15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
    15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
    15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

    OS-HELP Loan application deadlines close before the Summer and Winter Short-Term Study application deadlines. Please visit the OS-HELP Loan website for deadline dates as late applications will not be accepted.

    Global Experiences Information Sessions

    Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.