Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is a multicultural and cosmopolitan city. It is the capital of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, after Madrid, with a population of 1,621,537. The city boasts beautiful architecture—it was awarded the RIBA Royal Gold medal in 1999 for this. Barcelona is the only city to be awarded this honor; it is historically given to an architect. Barcelona is one of the world’s major global cities as a leader in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts. Studying in this city of influence is sure to develop a student’s global perspective!

Primarily a business school, IQS offers over 50 undergraduate degree programs. Courses available for study include: Economics, Finance, Marketing, Accounting, Mathematics, Computer Science, Communications, and Business Administration and Management. Graduate courses are offered in Research in Economics and Business, and Global Entrepreneurship and Management, among others. IQS offers an intensive Spanish credit-earning course free of charge before the start of the regular semester. However, more than 25 undergraduate courses are taught in English, in addition to course offerings in Spanish. Students also have the option to take courses in Spanish, and then complete papers and final exams in  English. Many customizable options are available.

City, Country Barcelona, Spain
Language of Institution Spanish & English
Subjects of Study Business
Eligibility & Admission 3 semesters of college level study

Cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale

1 language and 1 non-language professor recommendation
Semester Available Fall & Spring
Credit Earned/Term 15
Application Deadline Fall Semester - February 26th

Spring Semester - October 1st
Program Dates

Fall Semester
Departure for Language Pgrm.: Approx. August 24, 2013
Departure: Approx. September 7, 2013
Orientation: Approx. September 10, 2013
Intensive Spanish Language: Approx. August 26- September 6, 2013
Semester Dates: Approx. September 12 – December 20, 2013
Exams: Approx. December 5 – December 20, 2013


Spring Semester
Departure: Approx. January 4, 2014
Orientation: Approx. January 10, 2014
Intensive Spanish Language: Approx. January 6-24, 2014
Semester Dates: Approx. January 28 – May 28, 2014
Exams: Approx. May 29 – June 6, 2014

Program Costs

Fees (to be paid to Canisius):

Canisius tuition (approx.. $15,990), study abroad fee ($500) and mandatory health insurance (approx. $180 for fall and $225 for spring).  These fees include Canisius and IQS tuition and program costs.

Costs to be paid directly by student:

Single room in a college residence hall can vary from 500 to 700 euros per month (approx. $700-$980) depending on the room and location. Other options include shared apartments that range 300-400 euros per month (approx. $420-$560). Staying with a host family is only offered while attending the intensive Spanish course at the beginning of the semester.

Transportation, visa cost, meals and miscellaneous expenses are additional.

Currency conversion is estimated at 1 euro = $1.40

Program Highlights Intensive pre-semester language course; courses can be taken in Spanish while completing exams and papers for those courses in English.
Accommodation IQS does not own residence halls, but the IQS International Relations Office will assist all exchange students with finding housing accommodations. Students have the choice between living with a host family, renting a shared apartment, or a room in a residence hall exclusively for college students.
Travel Information Assistance with flight through travel agent
Host Website http://www.iqs.edu/en/study-in-iqs:601