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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Texas A&M University applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 07/01/2019 12/31/2019
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 07/01/2019 06/30/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Academic Area: Communication, Liberal Arts
Academic College: College of Liberal Arts Academic Department: Communication, Journalism, Telecommunication Media Studies
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Language courses available: Yes
Language requirement: Yes Language of instruction: Catalan, English, Spanish
Primary Contact: Valerie Wilson, Xiaoshuang Wei Housing: Apartment (alone), Apartment (shared)
Open to non-majors: No Classification: Junior, Senior
REEP Program Type: Departmental Exchange
Program Description:

Abat Oliba CEU University

Program Coordinator

Valerie Wilson

Study Abroad Advisor

Xiaoshuang Wei
Barcelona Abat Oliba Students

Barcelona 2012 Hiking
Helpful Links:
International Student Academics and Pre-Departure Information
Abat Oliba CEU University Webpage
Abat Oliva CEU University International Student Webpage
Practical Advice: Information of Interest
Abat Oliba CEU University Degree Offerings
 Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding options
Housing and Campus Life
Abat Oliba CEU University Photo Gallery
Barcelona Centre Universitari Living in Barcelona
Barcelona Centre Universitari Accommodation Information
Accommodations Resa Housing Service
Melon District Student Housing Webpage
Habitatge Jove Student Housing Webpage
Barna Students Place Student Housing Webpage
Brochure Living in Barcelona
Spain Travel Guide
Barcelona, Spain Travel Guide
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Abat Oliba CEU University
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Barcelona, Spain

Founded in 2003, Abat Oliba CEU University is a private university in Barcelona, Spain. While ranking 1st among Catalan private universities, Abat Oliva CEU is also known for its research with a prestigious ranking 3rd among all Spanish institutions. UAO CEU has established a distinguished academic model based on the permanent connection between teachers and student through innovative educational methodologies.

Located on the Mediterranean coast of Spain in the Catalonia region, Barcelona is a modern, cosmopolitan city that offers something for everyone. Considered a center for commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science and the arts, there is plenty to see and do for weekend trips exploring the city. Abat Oliba CEU University is nestled in the upper region of Barcelona that provides a quite environment for students to excel.

  • This exchange program is limited to students in the Department of Communication
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Have a minimum Junior classification by beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
  • Spanish language ability is recommended.
Students can choose to study abroad during 
         •    Fall Semester (September to January)
         •    Spring Semester (February to June)
         •    Academic year


One of the benefits of participating in a reciprocal exchange is that all courses the university offers are open to students. Abat Oliba CEU offers a wide range of communication based degree programs. The two official languages spoken in Barcelona, as well as the rest of Catalonia, are Catalan and Spanish. With regards to teaching, the two official languages can be used interchangeably. However, exchange students do have the option to choose courses taught in English.  About 60% of all courses are taught in English, so there are plenty of options for students to take what interests him or her. Spanish language classes are available for students who have already completed SPAN 101 and 102. Additionally, there are free Spanish and Catalan language courses that do not count toward credit.


There are several options for housing close to Abat Oliba CEU University throughout Barcelona. Students can choose the accommodation that best matches his or her tastes or requirements. Mainly, students live in apartments or off-campus student residence halls. Barcelona Centre Universitari (BCU) offers information about living in Barcelona as well as has an accommodation service through Resa Housing. Additionally, Abat Oliba CEU references different student residence halls and apartments including Melon District, Habitatge Jove, and Barna Students Place. The most common and least expensive housing for Abat Oliba students are shared apartments.
Estimated Fees Paid to Texas A&M
A&M Tuition and Fees:
Estimated rate based on 12 credits of (variable) in-state rate for 2018-19. Use the Tuition Calculator at to calculate yourself.
Exchange Administrative Fee
Estimated Additional Expenses 
(pre-departure or on-site)
International Airfare
Passport & Visa
International Insurance (required)
Incidentals (Textbooks, Supplies, etc.)
Personal Spending
Total Estimated Cost
Texas A&M Semester Comparison
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.

As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage

Additional Information 


Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here: or visit for walk-in advising. 


College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs.  These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit:

Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.  Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates.  Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:

Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student