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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Spanish Studies Abroad 
  • Restrictions: Ithaca applicants only
Fact Sheet:
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Class Standing: Junior, Senior Minimum GPA: 2.75
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Areas of Study: Biochemistry, Catalan Language and Literature, Communication Design, Computer Science, Culture, Engineering, History, Humanities, International Business, Mathematics, Sciences, Spanish (Language)
Housing Options: Homestay Program Provider: Spanish Studies Abroad
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Program Description:

STEM Abroad Program in English

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, meals, 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
446 Main Street
Amherst MA, 01002
tel: (413) 256-0011

STEM Abroad Program in English

Program Information

The Spanish Studies STEM program is designed to allow you to complete coursework in English, as you gain an understanding of Spanish culture and language. The key areas available are: 
  • Audiovisual Systems
  • Video Art
  • Music Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Digital Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Telecommunication Networks
  • Communication Technologies
  • Robotics
  • Computer Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision

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.

Why choose this program?

  • Courses at UPF taught in English
  • Take a Spanish language course
  • Enrollment at the UPF Escola Superior Politècnica
  • Optional course choices from other departments
  • Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
  • Classes with Spanish and International students
  • Full access to university facilities
  • 12-18 credits per semester
  • Volunteer, internship and IRP opportunities
  • For more information please review track C on UPF's website

STEM Requirements:

Participants must have a 2.7 overall GPA and college junior or senior status.
Participants must take at least one language course (according to your level)
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. 

See program course offerings here.