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Program at a Glance

Pompeu Fabra University

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

Learn business strategies for a global economy alongside Spanish peers at Pompeu Fabra University. In this exciting, focused curriculum for business and economics majors, improve your professional skills as you gain insights into the world’s business practices. Attending English-taught courses with local Spanish students, you’ll be in a uniquely multicultural setting. Not only is Barcelona one of Europe’s longstanding centers of commerce, it’s a gem of a city along the Mediterranean coast. Small class sizes foster active discussion and plenty of interaction with instructors. With enough of a Spanish background, you can also experience the program’s internship, which combines weekly seminars with workplace experience.

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.


Optional field trips and activities to introduce the local culture are available through your host university. Most events are free or discounted, but some come with an additional cost not included in UCEAP fees.


Barcelona city tour and meal

Explore the Gothic Quarter, famous markets, and grand basilicas

Visit the Picasso Museum