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UCLA Study Abroad

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  • 21st Century Barcelona
    • Each class is part of an international competition to find new ways to approach social and scientific challenges. Cross-curriculum courses fit within the themes of global cities, methods in action, beyond disciplines, or applied thinking.

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  • Beyond Barcelona
    • Experience college life in Spain at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Courses are taught in English by an international team of professors. In six weeks, expand your view on life, meet friends from different countries, and experience the Catalan lifestyle.

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  • Carlos III University of Madrid
    • Ease into Spanish language in this starter program for English speakers. At Carlos III University in Madrid, you’ll receive a bilingual education that blends science and culture. Madrid has the best of Europe with a Spanish-speaking twist that is familiar yet exciting.

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  • Complutense University of Madrid
    • Explore Spain—from the Pyrenees Mountains to Andalusia—with beautiful Madrid as your base. At Complutense University, you can advance in your major and experience a deep dive into Spanish culture. Program-organized language exchanges and trips take you to Granada, Cordoba, Bilbao, and San Sebastian.

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  • Contemporary Spain Through the Eye of the Movie Camera
    • This course offers a study of Spanish history and culture through various films from the post-war era to the present. The selected films and directors are representative of the different periods of recent Spanish history and explore the country's main political, economic, social, and cultural aspects.

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  • Spanish in Madrid
    • Like Madrid, the pace of this program is fast and intensive. Courses include day and evening activities like coffee house language exchanges, guest lectures, and museum and historic tours. Positioned between France and Morocco, Spain is a great locale for travel.

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  • University of Barcelona
    • As an educational destination, Barcelona is a marvel, filled with diversity in its culture, architecture, art, economy, and gastronomy. The capital of Catalonia, a region with its own flavor, identity, language, and culture, is home to Catalans, who speak both Catalans and Castilian Spanish.

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  • Python & Data Science
    • Learn data science basics and the Python programming language in the amazing setting of Madrid. Supplementing theoretical instruction, spend time in impact hubs and in collaboration with a local startup company.

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  • Management: International Business Law and Taxation
    • This program begins with live and online sessions at UCLA, introducing you to international business law and taxation fundamentals. The course then continues abroad in Barcelona and Madrid – offering students an in-depth understanding of the international business from the legal and tax perspectives.

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  • Spanish: Spanish Language and Culture
    • Your journey will begin in Barcelona. Next, you will travel to Madrid to explore the world-famous Prado museum, the Royal Palace, and other historical sites. Finally, once you have eased into Spanish life, you will spend four weeks in Granada focused on intensive language instruction and sightseeing.

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  • Barcelona: The Story of a City, its Art and Cultures
    • This program in Barcelona presents a twofold approach to the cultures of Catalonia from the pre-Roman village through the Middle Ages and onto the modern period. We will also study the Barcelona of today, its cultural dynamism, its place in today’s Spain.

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  • Management: International Business Law and Taxation
    • This program begins with live and online sessions at UCLA, introducing you to international business law and taxation fundamentals. The course then continues abroad in Barcelona and Madrid – offering students an in-depth understanding of the international business from the legal and tax perspectives.

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  • Spanish: Spanish Language and Culture
    • Your journey will begin in Barcelona. Next, you will travel to Madrid to explore the world-famous Prado museum, the Royal Palace, and other historical sites. Finally, once you have eased into Spanish life, you will spend four weeks in Granada focused on intensive language instruction and sightseeing.

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  • Barcelona: The Story of a City, its Art and Cultures
    • This program in Barcelona presents a twofold approach to the cultures of Catalonia from the pre-Roman village through the Middle Ages and onto the modern period. We will also study the Barcelona of today, its cultural dynamism, its place in today’s Spain.

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  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra Law School
    • UCLA School of Law partners with Universitat Pompeu Fabra Law in Barcelona, Spain to provide a foreign exchange program for their students. While most classes are offered in Spanish or Catalan, students are free to write final examinations in English. Some course offerings include Public International Law and Labor Law.

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Collaborations

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  • 2022-23: 120 students
    • Carlos III University of Madrid: 27 students
    • Complutense University of Madrid: 19 students
    • Contemporary Spain: 4 students
    • University of Barcelona: 15 students
    • 21st Century Barcelona: 20 students
    • Beyond Barcelona: 19 students
    • Python and Data Science: 3 students
    • Spanish in Madrid: 13 students
  • 2021-22: 75 students
    • Carlos III University of Madrid: 18 students
    • Complutense University of Madrid: 4 students
    • International Business Economics: 4 students
    • University of Barcelona: 8 students
    • 21st Century Barcelona: 19 students
    • Beyond Barcelona: 4 students
    • Python and Data Science: 4 students
    • Spanish in Madrid: 14 students
  • 2020-21: 88 students
    • Mediterranean Politics, Food & Culture: 13 students
    • Carlos III University of Madrid: 18 students
    • Complutense University of Madrid: 4 students
    • International Business Economics: 4 students
    • University of Barcelona: 8 students
    • 21st Century Barcelona: 19 students
    • Beyond Barcelona: 4 students
    • Python and Data Science: 4 students
    • Spanish in Madrid: 14 students
  • 2019-20: 59 students
    • International Business Economics, Pompeu Fabra Univ.: 3 students
    • Complutense Univ. of Madrid: 1 student
    • Internships in Business & Economics, Univ. of Cantabria: 1 student
    • Iberian Studies Al Andalus, Univ. of Granada: 4 students
    • Univ. of Barcelona: 3 students
    • Contemporary Spain, UC Center Madrid: 21 students
    • Carlos III Univ.: 26 students
  • 2018-19: 126 students
    • European Transformations, Madrid & Rome (Quarter): 15 students
    • Mediterranean Politics, Food & Culture: 12 students
    • Barcelona International Summer School, Pompeu Fabra University: 7 students
    • Carlos III Univ.: 16 students
    • Complutense Univ. of Madrid: 6 students
    • Contemporary Spain, UC Center Madrid: 4 students
    • Exploring Andalucia, University of Cordoba: 2 students
    • Iberian Studies Al Andalus, Univ. of Granada: 5 students
    • Intensive Spanish Language, Univ. of Cadiz: 1 student
    • International Business Economics, Pompeu Fabra Univ.: 4 students
    • Language & Culture, UC Center Madrid: 34 students
    • Language & Culture, Univ. of Córdoba: 1 student
    • Physics, Carlos III Univ.: 17 students
    • Univ. of Barcelona: 1 student
    • Univ. of Granada: 1 student
  • 2017-18: 123 students
    • Mediterranean Politics, Food & Culture: 13 students
    • Carlos III University: Hispanic Studies: 5 students
    • Complutense Univ. of Madrid: 4 students
    • Contemporary Spain, UC Center Madrid: 8 students
    • Exploring Andalucia, University of Cordoba: 5 students
    • International Business Economics, Pompeu Fabra Univ.: 4 students
    • International Summer School, Autonomous University of Barcelona: 7 students
    • Language & Culture, UC Center Madrid: 36 students
    • Univ. of Barcelona: 5 students
    • Language & Culture, Univ. of Córdoba: 3 students
    • Univ. of Granada: 3 students
    • Carlos III Univ.: 1 student
    • Intensive Spanish Language, Univ. of Cadiz: 1 student
    • European Transformations, Madrid & Rome (Quarter): 15 students
    • Mediterranean Politics, Food & Culture: 13 students
  • 2016-17: 87 students
    • European Transformations, Madrid & Rome (Quarter): 14 students
    • European Transformations, Madrid & Rome (Semester w/Internship): 2 students
    • Mediterranean Politics, Food & Culture: Florence & Barcelona: 11 students
    • Carlos III University: Hispanic Studies: 3 students
    • Complutense Univ. of Madrid: 7 students
    • Contemporary Spain, UC Center Madrid: 13 students
    • Exploring Andalucia, University of Cordoba: 2 students
    • International Business Economics, Pompeu Fabra Univ.: 5 students
    • International Summer School, Autonomous University of Barcelona: 1 student
    • Language & Culture, UC Center Madrid: 27 students
    • Univ. of Barcelona: 2 students
  • 2015-16: 78 students
    • Autonomous Univ. of Barcelona: 1 student
    • Carlos III Univ.: 1 student
    • Carlos III University: Hispanic Studies: 2 students
    • Complutense Univ. of Madrid: 2 students
    • Contemporary Spain, UC Center Madrid: 4 students
    • Exploring Andalucia, University of Cordoba: 1 student
    • International Business Economics, Pompeu Fabra Univ.: 6 students
    • Language & Culture, UC Center Madrid: 33 students
    • Univ. of Granada: 2 students
    • European Transformations, Madrid & Rome (Quarter): 21 students
    • European Transformations, Madrid & Rome (Semester w/Internship): 5 students
  • 2014-15: 83 students
    • Autonomous Univ. of Barcelona: 2 students
    • Carlos III Univ.: 1 student
    • Carlos III University: Hispanic Studies: 4 students
    • Carlos III University: Hispanic Studies: 2 students
    • Complutense Univ. of Madrid: 2 students
    • International Business Economics, Pompeu Fabra Univ.: 2 students
    • Language & Culture, UC Center Madrid: 36 students
    • Language & Culture, Univ. of Córdoba: 2 students
    • Univ. of Barcelona: 3 students
    • Univ. of Granada: 1 student
    • Univ. of Granada: 2 students
    • European Transformations, Madrid & Rome (Quarter): 10 students
    • European Transformations, Madrid & Rome (Quarter): 12 students
    • European Transformations, Madrid & Rome (Semester w/Internship): 1 student
    • European Transformations, Madrid & Rome (Semester w/Internship): 3 students
  • 2013-14: 65 students
    • Autonomous Univ. of Barcelona: 7 students
    • Carlos III University: Hispanic Studies: 13 students
    • Complutense Univ. of Madrid: 1 student
    • International Business Economics, Pompeu Fabra Univ.: 4 students
    • Language & Culture, UC Center Madrid: 19 students
    • Language & Culture, Univ. of Córdoba: 2 students
    • Univ. of Barcelona: 1 student
    • Univ. of Granada: 1 student
    • European Transformations, Madrid & Rome (Quarter): 16 students
    • European Transformations, Madrid & Rome (Semester w/Internship): 1 student
  • 2012-13: 39 students
    • Autonomous Univ. of Barcelona: 1 student
    • Carlos III Univ.: 1 student
    • Carlos III University: Hispanic Studies: 10 students
    • Complutense Univ. of Madrid: 2 students
    • International Business Economics, Pompeu Fabra Univ.: 2 students
    • Language & Culture, UC Center Madrid: 8 students
    • Language & Culture, Univ. of Córdoba: 3 students
    • Univ. of Barcelona: 2 students
    • Univ. of Granada: 2 students
    • European Transformations, Madrid & Rome (Quarter): 7 students
    • European Transformations, Madrid & Rome (Semester w/Internship): 1 student
  • 2011-12: 31 students
    • Carlos III University: Hispanic Studies: 9 students
    • Complutense Univ. of Madrid: 6 students
    • Language & Culture, UC Center Madrid: 6 students
    • Language & Culture, Univ. of Córdoba: 4 students
    • Univ. of Barcelona: 5 students
    • Univ. of Granada: 1 student
  • 2010-11: 45 students
    • Carlos III University: Hispanic Studies: 7 students
    • Complutense Univ. of Madrid: 10 students
    • Language & Culture, UC Center Madrid: 15 students
    • Language & Culture, Univ. of Córdoba: 6 students
    • Univ. of Barcelona: 3 students
    • Univ. of Granada: 4 students
  • 2009-10: 49 students
    • Carlos III Univ.: 1 student
    • Carlos III University: Hispanic Studies: 14 students
    • Complutense Univ. of Madrid: 11 students
    • Language & Culture, UC Center Madrid: 7 students
    • Language & Culture, Univ. of Córdoba: 8 students
    • Univ. of Barcelona: 1 student
    • Univ. of Granada: 7 students
  • 2022-23 : 152 students
    • Granada (Spanish - Both Sessions): 152 students
  • 2021-22 : 153 students
    • Granada (Spanish, both sessions): 153 students
  • 2018-19 : 135 students
    • International Business Law & Taxation: 26 students
    • Spanish Granada (Advanced): 20 students
    • Spanish Granada (Elementary): 42 students
    • Spanish Granada (Intermediate): 19 students
    • The Story of a City, Its Art and Cultures: 28 students
  • 2017-18 : 106 students
    • Barcelona, Spain: 27 students
    • Granada, Barcelona, Madrid: 79 students
  • 2016-17 : 106 students
    • Barcelona, Spain: 29 students
    • Granada, Barcelona, Madrid: 77 students
  • 2015-16 : 105 students
    • Spanish Granada (Advanced) - Barcelona, Madrid, Granada: 20 students
    • Spanish Granada (Elementary) - Barcelona, Madrid, Granada: 42 students
    • Spanish Granada (Intermediate) - Barcelona, Madrid, Granada: 18 students
    • The Story of a City, Its Art and Cultures - Barcelona, Spain: 25 students
  • 2013-14 : 105 students
    • International Business Law - Barcelona and Madrid, Spain: 33 students
    • Spanish - Madrid, Granada, and Barcelona, Spain: 72 students
  • 2012-13 : 117 students
    • History - Spain and Morocco: 14 students
    • Spanish - Barcelona, Spain: 27 students
    • Spanish - Madrid, Granada, and Barcelona, Spain: 76 students
  • 2011-12 : 124 students
    • History - Spain and Morocco: 22 students
    • Spanish - Barcelona: 26 students
    • Spanish - Madrid, Granada, and Barcelona, Spain: 76 students
  • 2010-11 : 109 students
    • History - Spain and Morocco: 15 students
    • International Business Law - Barcelona and Madrid, Spain: 29 students
    • Spanish - Madrid, Granada, and Barcelona, Spain: 65 students
  • 2009-10 : 91 students
    • History - Spain and Morocco: 23 students
    • Spanish - Madrid, Granada, and Barcelona, Spain: 68 students

Defining Terms


Projects/Programs

  • The projects and programs on this map constitute our “global data.” We define global data to be information related to “global topics” such as events, activities, and geographical areas outside of the United States. Any project or program conducted in an area outside of the United States is included on the map, as it speaks to UCLA’s direct engagement with the global community. Even if a project or program is conducted domestically, it is included as long as it engages with one or more global topics.

  • To collect data for the Projects/Programs map, we survey faculty on their research pursuits. We also explore UCLA websites such as faculty profiles, research centers, and department pages to learn about past and ongoing projects. We periodically review our data, archiving and removing projects and programs that have concluded or expired.

Study Abroad

  • Click here for the International Education Office’s explanation of UCLA’s various Study Abroad Programs.

  • To collect data on Study Abroad Programs, we explore both UC Education Abroad Programs (UCEAP) and UCLA websites to find information on opportunities offered at or through UCLA.

Collaborations

  • International Collaboration comprises memoranda of understanding (MOUs), collaboration agreements (CAs), affiliation agreements (AAs), and student exchange agreements. Click here for UCLA Global’s explanation of these terms.

  • We source this data from the UCLA Global database of international academic agreements.

Students

  • Here, “Students” refers to International Students as well as Study Abroad students.


Visitors

  • Visitors are guests whose visits are coordinated by the International Visitors Bureau (IVB). Click here for more information.

  • We source this data directly from the IVB.


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