ICT (STEM) Abroad in Barcelona, Spain

Providing unique learning experiences for students since 1969.

Program information

Experience the typical hustle and bustle of Barcelona on La Rambla, take a stroll through one of the many barrios, or enjoy any of its famous Mediterranean beaches. This city is host to several UNESCO World Heritage sights, attracting millions of visitors each year.

The Spanish Studies STEM(ICT) program is designed to allow you to complete coursework in English, as you gain an understanding of Spanish culture and language.

Why choose this program?

  • Dedication to academic excellence
  • Courses at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) taught in English
  • Enrollment at the UPF Escola Superior Politècnica
  • Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
  • Small class size for personalized attention
  • Live with a local family
  • Live with a local family or in a residencia
  • All meals included
  • Excursions: immerse yourself in a culture while touring with a group you know


  • Participants must have a 2.7 overall GPA and college junior or senior status.
  • Optional course choices may have specific requirements
  • Internship Add-On (spring only). Enhance your study abroad program in Barcelona with an internship at a local business or organization. ​

ICT(STEM) Abroad Programs

Start Date: Jan 4, 2021
Apply by: Oct 30, 2020
End Date: Mar 27, 2021
Cost: $14.000
Start Date: Sep, 2021
Apply by: May 15, 2021
End Date: Dec, 2021

Course Catalog

Students can select content courses from the Polytechnic School (ICT) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. For current offerings, see here STEM courses at UPF . All STEM courses are taught in English and the majority of courses are worth between 2 and 3 US credits.
Fall, Spring

Costs include


Double occupancy room & full board


Overnight & local study visits & cultural activities


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.

The key areas available are: 

Audiovisual Systems

Video Art

Music Technology

Electrical Engineering

Digital Systems

Artificial Intelligence

Telecomunication Networks

Communication Technologies


Computer Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Computer Vision

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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