Integrated Studies Programs in Barcelona, Spain

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Program information

Spanish Studies Abroad students in Barcelona study onsite at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). The university has extensive experience working with international students and offers quality education in many different disciplines. Although it is a fairly new university (founded in 1990), in 2010 it was named an International Campus of Excellence by the Spanish Ministry of Education and has become one of the best universities in Spain. UPF offers several different “tracks” which cater directly to what our students are looking for in their study abroad experience.

Along with the resources provided by UPF, our students benefit from having an on-site Resident Director who assists students with cultural and logistical challenges of studying abroad and organizes Spanish Studies Abroad site visits and events.

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.

Why choose this program?

  • Dedication to academic excellence
  • Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
  • Classes taught only in Spanish or Catalan
  • Courses in Hispanic and European Studies, International Business, Legal Studies (Political Science), and Design
  • Access to integrated university classes taught in Spanish
  • Small class size for personalized attention
  • 12-18 credits per semester
  • Live with a local family or in a residencia
  • All meals included
  • Full access to university facilities
  • Excursions: immerse yourself in a culture while touring with a group you know

Requirements

Integrated requirements

  • 3.0 overall GPA AND 3.0 GPA in Spanish language coursework
  • Class standing junior or senior during program
  • Recommended B1 level (or higher) on SSA's placement test score
  • 2 semesters of advanced-level Spanish or the equivalent, or heritage speaker
  • Required to enroll in 1 Culture course, and select two alternate courses
  • Students who elect to take courses from the Elisava School of Design must choose two alternate classes

Legal Studies Requirements

  • 3.3 Overall GPA
  • 2 years (4 semesters) of college level Spanish recommended

Courses

All courses are taught in Spanish by highly qualified Spanish university professors with extensive experience in teaching American students. For more information on courses available at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, please consult our Recommended Course Guide for the Integrated Program.

Internship Add-On

Enhance your study abroad program in Barcelona with an internship at a local business or organization. This is not a stand-alone program.

Pre-Requisites:

  • 3.3 GPA Overall
  • 4 semesters of college Spanish or the equivalent (UPF recommends 5 semesters)
  • Spring term only

Integrated Studies Programs

2020 Barcelona Integrated Studies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra Spring Semester

01/01/2020
– 03/25/2020
Apply by: 15/10/2019
$13.800

2020 Barcelona Integrated Studies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra Fall Semester

Sep 2020
– Dec 2020
Apply by: 15/05/2020
$13.800

2020-2021 Barcelona Integrated Studies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra Academic Year

Sep 2020
– Mar 2021
Apply by: 15/05/2020
$26.400

Course Catalog

Integrated Course Options
UPFINT - INTEGRATED COURSES AT UPF
Students in the Barcelona Integrated Studies program choose 1-2 courses of integrated coursework in a variety of academic areas. Classes are alongside Spanish students at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. See https://www.upf.edu/web/studyabroad/academic-programs for course listings. Courses must be taught in Spanish.
Integrated Studies: 2 semesters of advanced college Spanish or equivalent
Fall, Spring
Content
LEGL UPF - LEGAL STUDIES COURSE OPTIONS
Students can select content courses from the Legal Studies Abroad Program at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. For current offerings, see here: https://www.upf.edu/web/studyabroad/legalstudies Note: For the Spanish Studies and Integrated Studies program, the courses chosen must be taught in Spanish. For International Studies, students may choose courses taught in English and/or Spanish.
Legal Studies courses require an overall GPA of 3.3.
Fall, Spring
Content
IBEI UPF - INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS COURSE OPTIONS
Students can select content courses from the Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. For current offerings, see here: https://www.upf.edu/web/studyabroad/irp Note: For the Spanish Studies and Integrated Studies program, the courses chosen must be taught in Spanish. For International Studies, students may choose courses taught in English and/or Spanish.
Fall, Spring
Content
HESP UPF - HISPANIC AND EUROPEAN STUDIES COURSE OPTIONS
Students can select additional content courses from the Hispanic and European Studies department (HESP) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. For current offerings, see here https://www.upf.edu/web/studyabroad/hesp Note: For the Spanish Studies and Integrated Studies program, the courses chosen must be taught in Spanish. For International Studies, students may choose courses taught in English and/or Spanish.
Fall, Spring
Content
HEAL UPF - GLOBAL HEALTH COURSE OPTIONS
Students can select content courses from the Global Health Program at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. For current offerings, see here: https://www.upf.edu/web/studyabroad/globalhealth Note: For the Spanish Studies and Integrated Studies program, the courses chosen must be taught in Spanish. For International Studies, students may choose courses taught in English and/or Spanish.
Fall, Spring
Content
ESCI UPF - INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COURSE OPTIONS
Students can select content courses from the International Business School (ESCI) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. For current offerings, see here: https://www.upf.edu/web/studyabroad/ibp Note: For the Spanish Studies and Integrated Studies program, the courses chosen must be taught in Spanish. For International Studies, students may choose courses taught in English and/or Spanish.
Fall, Spring
Content
ELIS UPF - DESIGN COURSE OPTIONS
Students can select content courses from the Design School (ELISAVA) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. For current offerings, see here: https://www.upf.edu/web/studyabroad/elisava Note: For the Spanish Studies and Integrated Studies programs, the courses chosen must be taught in Spanish. For International Studies, students may choose courses taught in English and/or Spanish. Note: ELISAVA courses follow a special schedule in which class times vary week-to-week. Therefore, enrollment in these classes cannot be guaranteed as they may conflict with other selections – multiple alternate courses should be chosen.
Fall, Spring
Culture
SPAN 343UPF - CULTURE COURSE OPTIONS
Students are required to select at least one course related to Spanish or Catalan culture from the Hispanic and European Studies department (HESP) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. For current offerings, see here: https://www.upf.edu/web/studyabroad/hesp Note: For the Spanish Studies and Integrated Studies program, the culture course chosen must be taught in Spanish. For International Studies, students may choose a culture course taught in English.
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN 402UPF - SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS
Credits: 6
Contact hours: 90
Fall, Spring
Experiential Learning
INT 490UPF - INTERNSHIP ADD-ON
The Barcelona Internship Add-On is only available for students completing a spring semester program at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. It begins after spring semester in early April, running until late June. The Internship Add-On includes a language and culture seminar, which is embedded in the 3 credits. Students may also opt to take an additional 1-2 courses during the Internship Add-On, for 3-6 additional credits.
5 semesters of college Spanish and a 3.3 GPA. Students may only apply after enrolling in a spring semester program, and must apply before January 30.
Credits: 3
0
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN 309UPF - PROFICIENCY IN SPANISH LANGUAGE
Credits: 6
Contact hours: 90
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN 300UPF - ADVANCED SPANISH LANGUAGE
Credits: 6
Contact hours: 90
Fall, Spring

Costs include

Tuition

Double occupancy room & full board

Laundry

Overnight & local study visits & cultural activities

Orientation

Health Insurance

Spanish Studies transcript

Support of onsite staff

Special Dietary Needs

  • Students with food allergies, intolerances, or other medical conditions that require a special diet may incur an extra fee to cover related dietary expenses. Please contact Spanish Studies for additional details.

All fees are in U.S. dollars and based on current exchange rates. Any considerable decrease in the value of the dollar will affect fees.

Meet your Resident Director

I will work with you from the moment you apply to the Barcelona program. Throughout your stay in Barcelona and until your departure I will help you, guide you, hug you when you need it and be a part of this amazing experience that will change your life. I love interacting with students and making sure you feel secure and satisfied. Don’t hesitate to participate in this life changing experience. We are waiting for you!

Adriana Pajares

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