International Studies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain

Providing unique learning experiences for North American university students since 1969

Program Information

Students in the International Studies Program take courses specifically designed for international students in English and Spanish. Your studies can be complemented by an optional Spanish language course to help you ease into your new Spanish community. All our courses are specifically designed to enhance your understanding of modern Spain while you immerse yourself in your studies. Choose from courses in: International Business, Biomedical Sciences, ICT, International Relations. These courses are taught in English at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).

Why choose this program?

Requirements

International Studies Requirements:

Choose your term

Note: Program under 90 days, no Spanish student visa required.
Start Date: Jan 7, 2023
Apply by: Oct 15, 2022
End Date: Mar 25, 2023
Cost: $14.500
Additional Fee for student residence ($600 double room or $1100 individual room)
Start Date: Sep, 2023
Apply by: May 15, 2023
End Date: Mar, 2024
Cost: $31.000
Additional Fee for student residence ($600 double room or $1100 individual room) per semester
Note: Program duration under 90 days, visa not required
Start Date: Sep, 2023
Apply by: May 15, 2023
End Date: Dec, 2023
Cost: $15.500
Additional Fee for student residence ($900 double room or $1500 individual room)

Choose your courses

Language
SPAN 203UPF - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH LANGUAGE
Credits: 6
Contact hours: 90
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN 103UPF - PRE-INTERMEDIATE SPANISH LANGUAGE
Credits: 6
Contact hours: 90
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
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.
Pre-requisites: 4 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
Contact hours: 0
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN 100UPFS - BEGINNER SPANISH LANGUAGE
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Pre-requisites: .
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
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

What are you spending your program fee on?

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For a specific price for this program please reach out to us, as fees vary depending on the destination.

What does the program fee 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.

How much spending money should I budget for?

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These costs are merely orientative*

This plan estimates personal and miscellaneous expenses at approximately $175 per week. 

If you need to travel to a consulate for the purpose of obtaining a visa before your program abroad (semester students only), remember to budget for that travel expense.

Some students will spend more and others will spend less, of course. Consider your lifestyle and budget accordingly. 

The “Short Term” estimate is for one 3.5 week program; if you are participating in two, multiply by two.

Meet your Resident Director

mariadelavina

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

María de la Viña

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