The most locally immersive of our programs, Direct Entry students are fully enrolled at a local university and have full access to their classes. In some cases students are housed in university accommodations and can take advantage of the myriad of services and opportunities offered by the local university.
The University of Maryland program is an amazing opportunity for Academic Solutions to work with the home campus to give the students a truly cross-cultural experience. Many of their semester students are placed in a voluntary opportunity of their choosing to meet and interact with Barcelona locals. This ranges from teaching basketball, tutoring young people in math and English, participating in a Catalonia cooking class, and everything in between. Some also participate in credit-bearing internships. These students leave Spain knowing that they have had an exceptionally individual experience.
We partner with the University of Maryland to coordinate and supervise student housing, organize and direct orientations, lead activities and excursions, implement intercultural contact and activities for student, organize internships, register students at both the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the Autonomous University of Barcelona, provide academic advising, manage budget and prepare financial reports and support students on a 24/7 basis.
London, UK | Barcelona, Spain
These exciting programs give students the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in local student life while providing the support and comfort of their home university. On the London program, students are enrolled and housed at Queen Mary University of London, pursue a credit-bearing internship and complementary electives across a wide variety of academic disciplines. In Barcelona, they are enrolled at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and most pursue required core courses from the Wake Forest University School of Business. Academic Solutions acts in both locations as Wake Forest's local team providing around the clock support and guidance to students. We organize student pick up and orientations, provide internship placements, plan and lead student activities and excursions, liaise with staff at local universities, receive Wake Forest visitors and offer 24/7 student support.
UK & Ireland | Barcelona, Spain
In Spain we created and direct the UPF Barcelona program which offers the opportunity for Illinois business students to pursue a wide variety of English-taught electives in business and other academic disciplines, in addition to electives taught in Spanish designed to increase student access and adaptation to this Spanish-speaking environment.
London, UK | Barcelona, Spain
We collaborate with Fairfield University to deliver rich local learning experiences for their students abroad in Barcelona and London. On the London program, students are enrolled and housed at Queen Mary University of London, pursue a credit-bearing internship and complementary electives across a wide variety of academic disciplines. This opportunity to fully immerse themselves in local student life and a local work site leads to amazing academic and personal experiences. In Barcelona, they are enrolled at the IQS School of Management where they pursue required and elective business courses. Academic Solutions acts as their local partner in both locations, providing around the clock support to Fairfield students.