Explore globalization from a European perspective

This exciting program offers you the opportunity to study through English in one of he most popular and cosmopolitan study abroad destinations. By using Barcelona, Spain, as your classroom, you'll explore local, regional, national and international issues by examining cultural, political, social and historical aspects of this intriguing location and its people. 

You'll choose one cornerstone course from a choice of two:

  • Rags to Riches: The Transformation of Barcelona - explore how the city has developed in recent decades, and become one of the most popular destinations in Europe; looking at social, cultural, economic and political factors.
  • Gastronomy and Culture in Spain - Enjoy a detailed examination of Spanish regional food and culture and explore how they reflect and advance societal development.

I enjoyed my time in Barcelona...my classmates, professors, locals, and the administration. The experience is one I will never forget. I am a Barcelonian now and proud of it. I have learned so much about myself and the Spanish culture. I will surely return many times. ”

Octavius Blount

Arcadia University Student, Arcadia in Barcelona

  • In addition to the cornerstone course, you’ll choose 4 electives. No Spanish language courses are required.

  • All elective courses at the Arcadia Barcelona Center include a one or two day excursion with relevance to each course syllabus.

  • An exciting array of courses are available in both English and Spanish at the Arcadia Barcelona Center and at the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF).

  • Students interested in business and economics can pursue courses taught in English at UPF's renowned International Business School (ESCI)

  • Spanish language at any level is available. If you have a high proficiency in Spanish, the Hispanic and European Studies Program at UPF provides an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in Spanish language and culture.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Spring 2017 1/3/2017 3/30/2017 13-16 $17,700 10/1/2016 More Info
Fall 2017 9/11/2017 12/16/2017 13-16 $16,950 4/20/2017 More Info
Academic Year 2017 9/11/2017 4/13/2018 26-32 $26,100 4/20/2017 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...

Health & Safety