Program sponsor: Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad
The objective of the CASA-Barcelona program is for students to achieve maximum immersion in society and in the local reality - to offer a full-immersion learning experience in one of the leading cities of the world. It is designed for students in all disciplines with advanced Spanish skills. Students are immersed in the local university environment and take most of their courses at one or more of the program's partner universities: the Universitat de Barcelona (UB), the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). In addition to regular courses at local universities, students partake in a specialized Pro-seminar course focused on specific aspects of local history, society and culture, as well as a series of cultural and social activities that aim to accelerate the process of adaptation, understanding, and immersion.
Students participating in the CASA Program must enroll in at least 5 courses, including:
Total Credits: 27-30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System)
Open to students from all majors meeting Northwestern's minimum application requirements.
6 to 8 Northwestern units per semester. Visit Registration & Credit to learn more about credit types and requirements, registration, and other considerations.
Self-catered single rooms at TSH Campus Marina the city's largest international student residential facility.
Study abroad program costs vary widely and may be more or less expensive than studying at Northwestern. Review the comparison.
This section outlines some of the billing and financial arrangements for the Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA), and is intended as a guide to help you navigate the financial aspects of your study abroad process. You should always refer to your program materials for the most current information and instructions.
After you are accepted to your CASA program, you will need to complete a Program Confirmation form to confirm your participation. Northwestern students admitted to this program are not required to pay a confirmation deposit, but will be charged a cancellation fee for withdrawing from the program after confirming.
In order to obtain your student visa, you will need to provide documentation that you will be supported financially for the duration of your time abroad. This may require bank statements from your parents and/or a financial aid award letter; review your visa application instructions carefully to be sure you are providing the appropriate documentation.
If you primarily fund your education through financial aid and/or loans, you may contact Krista Bethel in the financial aid office to request a letter of financial support from Northwestern.
If you receive financial aid and/or loans from Northwestern, these funds will continue to apply directly to your CAESAR account.
If you use the Northwestern 9PAY plan, you may continue to use 9PAY for your NU-billed study abroad expenses, but you should request a study abroad 9PAY estimate to have your plan set up appropriately.
Because your program fee will be billed through your Northwestern account, you should not receive a separate invoice from CASA for your program's tuition or housing. Additional fees may apply for certain courses, housing add-ons, field trips, or other optional items related to your program. If applicable, you are responsible for paying any supplemental fees directly.