Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, a region in northeastern Spain with its own distinctive history, culture, and language. Its metropolitan area has a population of 2.8 million and is set between the mountains and the Mediterranean. Walking though the city, one can observe 2,000 years of architectural history—Roman remains, the network of narrow streets in the Old Town, the 19th century Eixample district with its original examples of Modernista architecture—contrasting with the ultramodern showpieces that continue to redesign its skyline.
The Universitat Pompeu Fabra was created in 1990. It offers degrees in law, economics, business, social sciences, communications, humanities, and technology. Features include its highly dedicated teaching staff, small class size, focus on technology, and an international outlook. The University is located throughout Barcelona, with buildings near the Ramblas, the Olympic Village, and the port. (See Program Linksbelow for more information.)
This program is designed for students who are who are interested in beginning to study the Spanish language or improving their basic language skills while taking classes in Spanish language, history, politics, art, and culture.
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||Current CIEE Calendar
Fall Semester with CIEE = Fall Quarter at PSU
Spring Semester with CIEE = Winter & Spring Quarters at PSU
|Areas of Study
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This program is a good fit for the following majors:
- Art History
- European Studies
- Foreign Languages
- International Studies
- Political Science
- Social Science
||Students enroll in 16 sesmester credits (24 quarter credits).
||Reporting Live Capstone available during Fall & Spring Quarters
|Language of Instruction
|Host Country Language
||Homestay, Residence Hall
|Class Standing Eligibility
|Minimum GPA Requirements
Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
||0 - 3 semesters of college level Spanish or the equivalent
||2 years of college level micro- or macroeconomics, accounting, finance, management, marketing, or statistics.
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All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account.
CIEE Program Fee Includes the Following:
- Tuition and housing
- Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
- Full-time program leadership and support
- Field trips and cultural activities
- CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits