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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer, Summer A
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer A 2019 02/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2019 02/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified via email upon acceptance into this program.
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Business, Spanish Housing Options: Apartment, Student Housing
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.75
Visa Required: Yes Minimum Number of Credit Hours: 12
Program Description:

"Every country, every landscape, and every person that I've seen/met in the past 6 months has brought so much happiness and love into my life. It was my dream to study abroad and not only did I cherish ever second, but I learned to appreciate every moment of the day. I will miss and hold close to my heart all of the good times, the bad times, and the times I would get lost and end up in a beautiful and magical place. This world is so big with so many beautiful cultures and languages and experiencing it through my study abroad opportunity sincerely changed my life! If you have the opportunity to study abroad don't think twice about it!" - Ana Guzman, UCF Business Major

The UCF College of Business Administration has partnered with Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) to provide UCF business students with opportunities to study abroad in Barcelona Spain. This program aims to deepen the students’ understanding of economic and business topics through an innovative academic program in Spain.

All courses are conducted by UAB, which is a fully accredited Spanish university, with an outstanding reputation in Spain and around the world. In the 2015-2016 edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the UAB was ranked the best Spanish university, and also ranked 146 in the world rankings.

Program Structure and Assessment

Students will enroll in business courses from the list of courses offered each semester and receive transfer credit.  Students will also have an opportunity to take Spanish Language and Culture classes.

All courses must be pre-approved by the the College of Business. You should meet with Holly Bouma, the Associate Director of International Programs at the College of Business, to discuss course options and UCF credit:


The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona offers an accommodation service for international students looking for housing in the city of Barcelona or on campus (Bellaterra), through Vila Universitària, the UAB's student halls of residence. Bookings must be made at least one month prior to arrival in Barcelona.   

Minimum Requirements

  • 2.75 UCF cumulative GPA
  • Must be a Pre-Business or Business major
  • Must be in good standing (academic, conduct, and financial) with UCF
  • Must have at least one semester left to graduate upon return from semester abroad
For general CBA study abroad inquiries, refer to this website:

Program Contacts

UCF Administration Fee: $350 (charged to your student account)

All students pay UAB directly for the entire program cost. Please see their study abroad website for more information.

UAB contacts:  and

Program Advisor: Holly Bouma
Program Advisor email: