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UCF Barcelona Center

Summer Session 2023

Summer Session 2023

UCF in Barcelona

Study Abroad & Earn Credit Towards Your Degree!

Students from all majors are invited to go beyond the classroom and develop abilities that will help them become more successful in a globalized community.

Participate in courses that focus on Health Sciences, Spanish Language, Tourism & Hospitality, Kinesiology, Psychology, Math, or Experiential Learning. 

Unique Opportunities Abroad

More information for Summer 2023 coming soon!

Health Sciences

HSC 2524:
Introduction to Human Disease

Credit Hours: 3

Course Summary:
This course covers basic concepts about health, providing a general, working definition of health and diseases that impact our world.

Beyond learning about the basics of human disease, this course challenges students to break down medical terminology and complex ideas to be understandable to average people—a valuable skill to any health professional!

More information coming soon!


APK 3402:
Motivational Aspects of Athletic Performance

Course Prerequisites: Admission to Kinesiology B.S. or Kinesiology pending, or Fitness Training Minor, or Teacher Education B.S. – Physical Education track.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Summary:
This course is designed to help students to understand and conceptually integrate mental and physical performance, mental rehearsal, motivation, effort, persistence, adherence & compliance, consistent measurement & evaluation, and other related topics of interest. External experiences will be included as available.

Guest professionals will conduct periodic presentations. This course will provide students insights into the depth & breadth of theories and philosophies regarding motivation and performance.
The course will emphasize the application of various theories and techniques, thereby maximizing the operational usefulness of the various tactics and strategies in a variety of settings. The information is meant to be scalable from the individual, to pairs, teams, and to entire organizations.

More information coming soon!


PSY 4025:
Psychology of Art and Creativity

Course Prerequisites: General Psychology, or Art

Credit Hours: 3

Course Summary:
Discussion of the psychological perspectives on art to gain a greater understanding and enhanced appreciation for the process and products of creativity. This class will investigate the major areas of Psychology, such as research methods, clinical psychology, cognition, perception, and social psychology by investigating how we are able to produce and experience art.

More information coming soon!


MAC 1105C:
College Algebra

Course Prerequisites: Appropriate score on the UCF Math Placement exam, or MAT 1033C with a “C” (2.0) or better.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Summary:
This foundation course is designed to familiarize a student with fundamental mathematical concepts so that the student can think logically and will be able to apply different strategies to solve a variety of real‐life problems through algebraic tools. The course will cover concepts such as polynomials, linear and quadratic equations, exponential functions, and logarithmic functions.

More information coming soon!

Spanish Language

SPN 1121C:
Elementary Spanish Language and Civilization II

Course Prerequisites: SPN1120C or equivalent, or instructor consent

Credit Hours: 4

Course Summary:
Elementary Spanish Language and Civilization II introduces the student to Spanish culture through the major language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It is open only to students with no experience in this language.

*This course is not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish. Please consult with an advisor in the Modern Languages department for proper placement in a course.

Tourism & Hospitality

HFT 4796:
International Events

More information coming soon!

Internship Experience

Internship Course:
IDS 3947, 4947 & 5947

Credit Hours: variable

Students from all majors can earn UCF credits by working in small groups on projects for a Barcelona-based organization. Your group will have weekly meetings with the organization, weekly meetings with your UCF faculty advisor, and collaborate 32 hours per week in your small groups. This will culminate in a presentation to the organization.

More information coming soon!

Experience Barcelona with API

Program dates: 
May 27 – June 24, 2023

Application deadline:
February 15, 2023

Commitment deadline:
February 25, 2023

Experience Barcelona with API

Why Barcelona?

  • Spain’s most visited city
  • Rich Catalan culture and cuisine
  • Barcelona overlooks the magnificent Mediterranean Sea
  • Globally Known for its incredible Gaudí and Modernist architecture
  • Incredible art and museums
  • Fabulous outdoor markets and shopping opportunities
  • Great jumping off point to explore the rest of Spain and Europe
Experience Barcelona with API

program includes

  • Student dormitory housing
  • Airport reception
  • Resident Directors
  • On-site orientation
  • Excursions
  • Social & cultural activities
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • … and more!
Experience Barcelona with API

Why Barcelona?

  • Spain’s most visited city
  • Rich Catalan culture and cuisine
  • Cosmopolitan and trendy city
  • Barcelona overlooks the magnificent Mediterranean Sea
  • Globally known for its incredible Gaudí and
    Modernist architecture
  • Incredible art and museums
  • Fabulous outdoor markets and shopping opportunities
  • Great jumping off point to explore the rest of Spain
    and Europe


Want to speak with an advisor in person? Schedule an appointment:  

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 407-882-2300

Visit: Trevor Colbourn Hall, Suite 205

Ready to apply?
Click the link below to start your application

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The UCF and API Partnership

The UCF Barcelona Center for International Experiences is run in partnership with leading experiential learning partner Academic Programs International (API). API is committed to providing enriching international experiences to its participants. We believe in the importance of promoting acceptance, dignity, and respect among people of all backgrounds. API demonstrates its commitment to inclusiveness by providing affordable and accessible programs, offering individualized support, and conducting ongoing diversity education and training for all API staff. No matter who you are or where you come from, API will support you during your journey abroad.

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