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Landscape shot of Barcelona with the view of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain.

Program at a Glance

Pompeu Fabra University

Country Spain
City Barcelona
Class Level So, Jr, Sr
Experience Type Themed
Minimum GPA 3.0
Term Spring sem
Taught In English, Spanish
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

If you’re majoring in computer science, telematics engineering, or a related technical field, this program was made for you. Gain international experience and make academic progress in the striking city of Barcelona. Courses taught in English focus on information and communication technologies such as robotics, virtual communication environments, wireless networks, and technical project management. Add flavor to your studies with a course on Spanish language, global marketing, or contemporary Spanish art. Keep warm over the winter taking dips in ancient thermal baths, then see Barcelona come to life in the spring as the bougainvillea blooms. After classes, visit Montjuïc Castle for an incredible 360-degree view of Barcelona.

Where you'll study

Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) is a young and modern university. Although small in size, it packs a big punch in rankings; of the 250 young institutions ranked by World University Rankings, UPF is number 11. It also continuously ranks in the top ten institutions in Spain. Part of UPF’s strength is its passion for international exchange, collaboration, and research. Among the universities of Spain, UPF has the highest percentage of foreign students and lecturers. When you study abroad at UPF, you’ll be in the company of Spanish students who have either studied abroad already or will be soon. Over 30 percent of its local students spend at least one term abroad. The campus library is open 360 days a year and offers extended hours of operation during exams. In addition to its own impressive collection, UPF has an inter-library loan system that can access any university library in Catalonia within 24 hours. There are student computer rooms for use across UPF’s campuses as well as some 300 wireless hotspots.