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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Spanish Studies Abroad 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2025 03/15/2025 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Biochemistry, Business Information Systems, Catalan Language & Literature, Communication Design, Computer Science, Culture, Engineering, History, Humanities, Information Design, International Business, Math/Statistics, Mathematics, Product Design, Sciences, Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Home Stay Program Type: Study Abroad
Program Description:


Why choose Barcelona?

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.

About the STEM Abroad Program

Students in the STEM Abroad Program complete coursework in English while gaining an understanding of Spanish culture. Your studies are complemented 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. Enroll in courses in Universitat Pompeu Fabra's Escola Superior Politècnica, as well as optional courses from other departments, such as the Hispanic and European Studies or International Business departments. 

Program Highlights

  • 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, an internship (spring semester only), or Independent Research Project
  • Full access to university facilities

  • Guided direct enrollment in courses specifically-designed for international students learning Spanish
  • Classes taught by Spanish professors


Visits to locations such as...
  • Val de Nuria
  • Sitges
  • Figueres
  • Museo Dalí
  • Cadaqués
  • Montserrat
  • Andorra

  • Spanish Studies Abroad-designed course to aid cultural adaptation
  • Upbeat nightlife and rich cultural attractions
  • Volunteer opportunities

Program Inclusions:

Spanish Studies Abroad program fees include tuition, room & board, support of the onsite Spanish Studies Abroad Resident Director, pre-departure support, laundry, overnight and local study visits, cultural activities, orientation, health insurance, and a Spanish Studies Abroad transcript. Optional trips and activities are also available through the university.

  • 2.7 overall GPA required
  • College junior or senior status
  • Participants are encouraged to take one language course (according to their level)
  • Optional course choices may have specific requirements

Spanish Studies Abroad
433 West Street
Suite 8
Amherst MA, 01002
tel: (413) 256-0011