Explore Spanish and Catalan identities with courses taught in Spanish or English

How would you like to study in one of the most energetic and artistic cities in Europe? The Arcadia in Barcelona program is themed around the identities of Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain and their pertinent interplay with the European Union. You will choose from a wide variety of courses taught in English at the Arcadia Barcelona Center and in Spanish at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). This variety makes the program a popular choice not only for students of all levels of Spanish but also for students interested in studying business, marketing and liberal arts in a European setting through English or Spanish.

Your program of study includes:

The influences of Europe can be heard on the street in the passing of conversations in different languages. I learned more than just about Catalans, I experienced European lifestyles, from east and west. ”

Allison Walsh

University of Pittsburgh Student, Arcadia in Barcelona

  • The core course: Barcelona: Mosaic of Culture, Language and People
  • Spanish language course that matches your level of Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced.
  • Three or four elective courses offered in English at the Arcadia Barcelona Center and courses in Spanish at UPF’s renowned Hispanic and European Studies Program and its School of International Business. These range from fine arts and history to business administration, economics and literature.
  • The hallmark of Arcadia programs is our commitment to learning beyond the classroom in an educational yet fun format. All elective courses at the Arcadia Barcelona Center include a one or two day field study component, with particular relevance to each course syllabus.
Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Spring 2015 1/6/2015 4/10/2015 14-17 $17,850 10/1/2014 More Info
Fall 2015 9/13/2015 12/18/2015 16 $16,670 4/20/2015 More Info
Academic Year 2015 9/13/2015 4/9/2016 32 $26,480 4/20/2015 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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Program Details



Language of Instruction

Proficiency Dependent



Location Type

Large City


As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed accommodation. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.


Health & Safety

Student health, safety and security in Spain are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

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