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Semester in Spain: Institute for the Arts Barcelona

About the Program

The Institute for the Arts Barcelona (IAB) Study Abroad Semester program provides a unique and exciting opportunity to enhance students performing arts skills at Europe’s only International Performing Arts Institution and at the same time experience a new culture in one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. IAB is a truly international institution, with students and staff representing over 35 different nationalities, giving Study Abroad students the opportunity to befriend like-minded artists from all over the world.

Quick Facts

• The town of Sitges, where IAB is located, is known as "The Jewel of the Mediterranean.

• Sitges offers easy access to the city of Barcelona and the Barcelona airport--both by train.

• While just 30 minutes from Barcelona, Sitges offers a small-town experience with a population of just under 30,000 people.

• Students are housed at Utopia, a student residence that is walking distance from IAB, the beach, the train station, and the town center of Sitges

• IAB is fully accredited by Liverpool John Marshall University in the UK

• The student to faculty ratio at IAB is 12:1.

Dates/TermFall 2018Spring 2019
Arrival Date September 15, 2018 January 6, 2019
Classes Begin September 17, 2018 January 8, 2019
Classes End December 12, 2018 May 31, 2019
Final Exams December 12, 2018 May 31, 2019
Departure Date December 15, 2018 June 2, 2019
Deadline to Apply May 1, 2018 November 1, 2018
Credits/Classes

Students earn 15 US credit hours per semester at IAB

IAB offers three tracks for study abroad students:

All study abroad students at IAB are in at least one performance during their semester of study.

Accommodation

Students live at Utopia, a student residence within walking distance of IAB. Utopia is equipped with a shared kitchen, common areas, a garden terrace, and coffee shop/bar. The rooms are shared and offer basic amenities, but the location is exceptional.

Fees


Fall 2018

Tuition and fees: Students pay OKCU Tuition and fees

Student Housing: $4000

Meal plan is not offered, but students have shared kitchen facilities in their housing.

Medical Insurance not provided by IAB.

Transportation to and from the airport: $50 to $70

Passport and visa fees: Student visa $160

Spring 2019

Tuition and fees: Students pay OKCU Tuition and fees

Student Housing: $4000

Meal plan is not offered, but students have shared kitchen facilities in their housing.

Medical Insurance not provided by IAB.

Transportation to and from the airport: $50 to $70

Passport and visa fees: Student visa $160

Download the Spring 2019 budget template for IAB to determine what a semester at IAB will cost you.

Eligibility

Eligibility

  • Sophomore standing or above
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at beginning of program
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Good standing with OKCU
  • Demonstrated ability in the area of study selected. Generally a transcript assessment will satisfy this requirement.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • Federal and State Aid typically applies
  • Most OKCU scholarships apply

Download the Spring 2019 budget template for IAB to determine what a semester at IAB will cost you.

Contact at IAB

Student Contact: Adaia Matas studyabroad@iabarcelona.es

Website: https://www.iabarcelona.com/pr...

Phone: +34938949713

  • The IAB Teaching Facilities

    Working days at the IAB are full and intense, classes last 1 hour 30 minutes and students can have anything between 2 and 6 classes a day.

  • Acting

    Studying Abroad at the IAB gives you the chance to perfect your craft with expert teachers and visiting performers, while being fully immersed in one of the richest cultures in the world.

  • Performing

    IAB offers study abroad students a chance to enrich their education with refreshing perspectives on theatre and dance and develop as a person and a performer.

  • Utopia

    Study abroad students live in Utopia, a student residence that is within blocks of the IAB campus, the beach, and the center of Sitges.

Ready to Apply?

BA-Theatre and Performance Students Only:

Click Here to Begin Your Application

All other Performing Arts Students:

Click Here to Begin Your Application

Contact the Office of Global Engagement

studyabroad@okcu.edu

405-208-5259 or 405-208-5270

Clara Jones Administration Building, 4th Floor, Suite 438