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Barcelona, Spain

Spend a Semester in Barcelona, Spain!

Spanish Studies Abroad offers an exceptional opportunity for cross-cultural study in Barcelona, Spain. You will be enrolled in the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). Centrally located in the heart of Barcelona, UPF is a modern day university with a fantastic array of courses. As an urban study abroad student you will be immersed in both Spanish and Catalan. You will benefit from the university's central location. Some features of the program include:

  • U.S.–compatible curriculum
  • Guided direct enrollment at UPF
  • Guidance in synthesizing the immersion experience
  • Speaking Partner exchanges with local students
  • Modern university facilities with full access, including clubs, organization, and events
  • Day and overnight study trips and excursions
  • Homestays and Meals included
  • On-site Resident Director and support staff
  • Courses taught in English, Spanish, and Catalan by UPF staff

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In 2010, the Universitat Pompeu Fabra was awarded the distinction of International Excellence Campus by the Spanish Ministry of Education and it is widely considered to be one of the best universities in Spain, ranking 1st in scientific productivity in Spain in 2010. Founded in 1990, it is named after the Catalan philologist Pompeu Fabra.

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Spanish Studies Abroad offers a variety of courses and "tracks" in Barcelona, Spain with the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
Through university coursework, homestays with Catalonian families, and multiple cross-cultural opportunities, students will find Spanish Studies Abroad in Barcelona to be a highly immersive and integrated study abroad experience.
Contact the Director of Study Abroad to discuss program fees and financial aid.
Program Dates/Application Deadlines
Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. Spanish Studies recommends that you apply as early as possible to allow more time for pre-departure arrangements, such as applying for a student visa.
Application Procedures
To be eligible, you must have a 3.0 GPA in Spanish Coursework.
Next Steps
After acceptance, complete the following required items.
Culture/City Information
As Spain’s second largest city, Barcelona embodies every quality of a European city. Experience the typical hustle and bustle of a busy city on La Rambla, take a stroll through one of the many barrios or enjoy any of its famous Mediterranean beaches. The urban city is host to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, attracting millions of tourists each year.