Start the new year off with a bang in the charming Catalan city of Barcelona with the IFSA January in Barcelona program. 

Prague is home to some of Europe’s most distinctive architecture—as well as some its most affordable prices. Get to know the city’s iconic buildings, from modern wonders like Dancing House to historic structures like Prague Castle—and the unique social and political factors that helped define them.

Fields of study

  • Social Media Marketing

For more detailed information regarding the course available, visit the host university website

Credit equivalent

3 US credits = 2 UQ units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units following successful completion of experience (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 IFSA webpage for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience criteria and IFSA's entry requirements.

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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Costs and funding

The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad. The program fee is $5,900 AUD and includes tuition, excursions and accommodation.

More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website.


Accommodation is included in the program fee. Students will stay in a single or shared room in a fully-furnished apartment in Barcelona. More information regarding accommodation can be found on the host university 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. 

BEL Faculty Credit Assessment

Credit must be confirmed with BEL Faculty to check suitability for your program requirements. You should consult with BEL International Mobility Manager prior to submitting an application. The credit precedents information on this site is provided as a guide only. Please see Credit Precedents Disclaimer for further details.

January Law ProgramBEL Credit Assessment

Social Media Marketing in the Age of Self 

Postgraduate Business School students may be eligible for credit towards ADVT7510 Social Media Management.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 24 September 2023
Host: 1 November 2023

Program Dates

Start: 3 January 2024
End: 20 January 2024

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Barcelona, Spain (In-person)
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate


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.​