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IQS Barcelona

Last Updated: August 31, 2020.
This information is correct as of August 31, 2020. The information below is subject to change and guidance may be updated based on government advice.

Program Dates

Arrival: January 22
Orientation: January 25 - 28
Classes Begin: February 1
Classes End: May 14
Exam Period: May 17 – June 4
Departure: June 5

Program Details

Academic Modifications

  • For the Spring 2021 term, IQS is working to guarantee face-to-face classes and are implementing 1,5m distance policy which will have an impact on the number of students/class. As a consequence, there will be a reduction in the availability of places in classes. More information will be forthcoming over the coming months.
  • No international travel will be permitted. Regrettably, we will not be able to offer the Morocco excursion for the Spring 21 term.
  • Once students notify our office of their interest to proceed, candidates will be provided with new timelines and registration instructions.
The academic offerings are as follows for the Spring 2021 term:
Required Coursework for all students:  
IQS course FFLD Approval Credits Earned
Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility AETH 2291 4
Christianity and Society in the 21st Century RSCR 4
Internship Business Elective 3
Students must select one of the following:  
IQS course FFLD Approval Credits Earned
Data Science BUAN 3210 (IS210) - Business Analytics Methods (Fundamentals of Business Analytics) 4
International Marketing MTKG 3312 – Global Marketing
Per DSB Marketing Department policy, DSB Marketing Majors are not permitted to take this course. MK 312 is not a required course for minor. Only Majors therefore Majors cannot take this course abroad.
Financial Markets FI200 - Global Capital Markets
prerequisite for this course: FI 101
Selling to Corporations MKTG 2221 - Sales and Sales Management 4


As the IQS program is over 90 days, United States citizens studying abroad for the Spring 2021 semester will be required to obtain a visa. The Global Fairfield Office will provide students with the necessary information and instructions on obtaining a visa. It is imperative all students be attentive to their emails for this information.  

On-site Programming

Students must agree to the responsible engagement policy that while attending the study abroad program, students must adhere to policies on limited travel put into place to ensure the safety and success of the program for each and all students.  Students must also attend all MANDATORY program events being offered for Fairfield University students. We will be working with our site-staff to provide you with a programming calendar prior to departure. It is strongly advised students do not make any travel arrangements prior to the first week of classes. Please do not purchase any tickets or schedule any travel until after reviewing the programming calendar as well as learning of course requirements on-site and your internship hours.

Responsible Engagement

All students must agree to the following Responsible Engagement Policy.  Please review and consider when making your decision to pursue an opportunity to study abroad.  Approved Candidates will be required to sign a document agreeing to the Policy.