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International Studies Program in English | Barcelona, Spain

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International Studies Program in English

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. This urban city is host to several UNESCO World Heritage sights, attracting millions of tourists each year.  

Students in the International Studies Program take courses specifically designed for international students in English. Your studies are complimented by a mandatory 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 the Hispanic and European Studies, International Business, Design or Legal Studies Programs. These courses are taught in English at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).
Why Choose this program?
  • Classes in English
  • Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
  • Classes with international students
  • Courses in Hispanic and European Studies, International Business, Legal Studies (Political Science), and Design
  • Option to take additional courses in Spanish (previous Spanish required)
  • 12-18 credits per semester
  • Opportunities for volunteer work
  • Full access to university facilities
International Studies Requirements:
  • 1 semester of college level Spanish or the equivalent (ex. highschool),
    or heritage speaker
  • You must select at least one course in English
  • Class standing junior or senior during program 
  • 3.0 GPA overall
  • Select one Culture course, and select two alternate choices
Legal Studies Requirements:
  • 3.3 GPA for Legal Studies
  • At least 1 semester of college-level Spanish or the equivalent, or heritage speaker  
 All courses will be taken at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). This is a modern-day university that is centrally located with a fantastic array of course selections. Courses will be taught in English by UPF professors.