Universitat de Vic
Summer 2 weeks I 2022
3 credits

SAI students in UVic’s summer program choose between two unique course options for an immersive two week experience. Courses are available in Marketing and Business 4.0, and Mediterranean Ecosystems Biodiversity, Threats and Conservation Actions, each awarding 3 US credits. The courses include an array of site visits, for a deep dive into the subject matter.

Application: now open
Closes: April 15, 2022
Apps accepted on a rolling basis, and after deadline as space permits

Application Requirements
Complete online application
Personal statement (300-500 words)
Official transcript
Passport scan (photo page)
Digital photo (passport style)
EU privacy consent form


  • See our revised policies due to Coronavirus here.
  • Courses taught in English, and include an array of site visits
  • Enjoy Barcelona during the bustling summer season

Program Dates
June 30, 2022 – July 16, 2022

Eligibility Requirements

Age: 18+

Academic Year: Sophomore or above (at least 2 completed semesters).

* contact SAI if you don’t meet requirements

Cumulative GPA:* 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)

English Language:* Non-native English language speakers must submit TOEFL: 65+ or equivalent.

Summer Courses

Summer Courses

3.0 Credits
Marketing & Business | Course #: UVIC SUM2 | Open
The programme focuses on the evolution and strategies of marketing from its beginning through to the latest trends, learning how to build experiences that link with the consumer emotions through real case studies and projects, and interpreting big data for the launching of new products.

This course has a clear professional profile and has been developed together with executive managers from multinational leading companies according to the market demand.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Mediterranean Ecosystems | Course #: UVIC SUM3 | Open
The program focuses on understanding the evolution and current state of the Mediterranean Ecosystems, increasing students' scientific knowledge while acquiring strategies to contribute and protect the sensitive ecosystems.

The objective of this course is to discover the Mediterranean ecosystems throughout practice and theory needed to complement the workshops and field visits.
Contact Hours: 45

Courses & Schedule
SAI students select between the two course options:

  • Marketing and Business 4.0: This course focuses on the following: evolution of strategic marketing from the beginning to the latest trends; learning how to build experiences that link with the consumer emotions through real case studies and projects; and interpreting a large amount of data for the introduction of new upcoming products. The course is aimed at undergraduate students from Business, Management, Marketing and Advertising fields of study, although related backgrounds might be considered. The program is divided into modules, company visits, group work, and case studies. The coaching methodology is based on real case studies, and modules and projects are run in small groups.
  • Mediterranean Ecosystems: Biodiversity, Threats and Conservation Actions: This course focuses on understanding the evolution and current state of the Mediterranean ecosystems, increasing students’ scientific knowledge while acquiring strategies to contribute and protect the sensitive ecosystems. The course is aimed at undergraduate students studying Biology and Natural Sciences, even though other related backgrounds will be considered. The course provides an in-depth analysis of three different ecosystems, and includes visits and exploration of each.

Course Registration
Students select their course on their initial program application.

Pre-Departure Calendar
April 15 2022
Application Closes
Applications accepted after deadline as space permits.
Within 1 week of acceptance
SAI Deposits Due
$500 Confirmation Deposit (applied toward program fee)
$300 Security Deposit (refundable)
April 1 2022
50% of Total Program Fee Due
Students who are accepted and submit SAI deposits after this date will have an amended pay schedule. Either 50% or 100% of Program Fee will be due within 5 business days, based on the deposit payment date.
May 1 2022
SAI Financial Aid Verification Deadline
Students wishing to defer payment until financial aid disbursement must submit the financial aid verification forms to SAI by this date.
May 1 2022
Balance of Total Program Fee Due

On-Site Calendar
June 30 2022
Arrival & Housing Check-in
Students arrive into El Prat Barcelona (BCN) airport. SAI airport pickup is provided between 10:00am and 3:00pm, and students are transferred to SAI housing.
July 1 2022
SAI Orientation
Mandatory SAI orientation is held at the SAI Barcelona office and introduces students to their city while covering safety, policies, housing, and culture.
July 4 2022
Academic Orientation
UVic orientation provides details on academic policies, and allows students to meet one another and their professors.
July 4 2022
Classes Begin
July 15 2022
Final Exams End
July 16 2022
Program End & Housing Check-out
Students must move out of SAI housing by 10:00am to return home or pursue independent travel.
SAI Program Fees* USD
Application Fee $120
Security Deposit
Refundable at the end of the term.
Program Fee
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI 360° Services (see What’s Included).
Optional / Additional Fees:  
Optional Private Room Housing Supplement
Private room in a shared apartment, with a shared bathroom.
International Mailing Supplement
When applicable, students are charged an international mailing supplement to ensure visa paperwork arrives in a timely manner.

*prices are subject to change

Note: certain SAI-affiliated US universities require specific payment arrangements. These may require that some fees are paid by the student directly to SAI, and other fees are paid to SAI by the affiliated university on behalf of the student. If you attend an SAI-affiliated university please contact your study abroad office or speak with your SAI Admissions Counselor for details

Budget Low Est. High Est.
Airfare to/from Barcelona
$950 $1,500
Books, Supplies & Course Fees $50 / course $200 / course
Includes groceries and eating out.
$700 / month $1,000 / month
Personal Expenses $300 / month $350 / month
Transportation within Barcelona
Public transportation with some taxi rides.
$100 / month $150 / month
Weekend Travel
Cost varies greatly by student.
$300 / month $1,000 / month

This is a SAI 360° Services Program; it includes our full services!

  • Program tuition and U.S. academic credit
  • Accommodation in carefully selected student housing
  • Airport pickup and transportation on arrival day
  • Welcome reception and events
  • SAI orientation to the host city and school
  • SAI staff on-site dedicated to providing personal assistance
  • SAI Viva Experience: frequent cultural activities & trips outside host city
  • Student health insurance providing full coverage and medical emergency evacuation
  • 24-hour on-site emergency support
  • Farewell event with all students

Pre-departure and Re-entry services

  • US-based admissions counselor assigned to you, providing friendly assistance
  • Helpful pre-departure tools and resources
  • Online student groups to acquaint you with other SAI students
  • Assistance with student visa application
  • Assistance with financial aid processing
  • Need-based SAI scholarships
  • Paid registration fees for national re-entry conferences
  • SAI Ambassador Program for SAI alumni, with paid internship opportunities
  • SAI alumni network

SAI offers all students the Viva Experience: frequent cultural activities, at no extra cost, for participants to get to know their community, city and country. Following is a sample of the activities included in this program. Please note that actual activities may differ.

Welcome Lunch & Walking Tour
Students are welcomed to their new city over a traditional 3 course Spanish lunch to mingle and get to know each other. Following lunch, students take a walking tour to visit several of Barcelona’s most famous Modernism buildings.

Sitges Beach Day
Students visit the town of Sitges, which is a paradise of sun, sea and mild temperatures year-round, and a venue for international film and music festivals. Beautiful views and long beaches make Sitges a wonderful day trip.

Discovering Barcelona: Born walking tour and Picasso Museum
Students enjoy a walk through the old Born neighborhood, going back to the old Medieval times in Barcelona, and discover one of the jewels of the city: Santa Maria del Mar church, in pure 14th century Catalan Gothic style. The group finishes the tour at the famous Picasso Museum.

Spanish Cooking Lesson
Students take a cooking lesson designed to teach typical Spanish (mostly Catalan) dishes that are easy to make again independently. Dishes are prepared according to the season and include appetizer, main course and dessert.

Standard Housing: Student apartment
SAI student apartments are convenient and well equipped, with shared occupancy bedrooms (option to upgrade to private bedroom, if available). Typical residences house 2 – 8 students and contain a combination of private and shared bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and living areas. Furnishings, a washing machine, basic kitchen supplies, bed linens and towels are provided. All apartments are equipped with wireless Internet. Housing assignments are single gender; other housing configurations may be available under limited circumstances. SAI on-site staff is available to respond to any maintenance needs that may arise.

Passports should be valid for 4 months after planned departure from Spain.

Student Visas
In accordance with Spanish law U.S. students studying in Spain for 90 days or less are not required to obtain a student visa. Therefore all U.S. students do not require a student visa for this program. Non-US nationals should consult their local Consulate for information on student visa requirements.

About SAI

SAI is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. We concentrate our programs in Europe, with a focus on in-depth learning of individual European countries and their unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and in the arts.