Courses are offered by the Arcadia Barcelona Center and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). All the cornerstone course choices include a basic primer in Catalan language and culture.
Students who are interested in interning or volunteering in education or in fields that include interaction with children during their time in Spain should be aware they will likely be required to show proof of a state-issued child abuse clearance and/or a background check. Please speak with your program manager for more information.
See description under Partner Institution, below.
Please choose only one of the following cornerstone courses.
|BARC SOCG 210||Gastronomy and Culture in Spain||4||Spring/Fall|
|BARC BACL 250||Rags to Riches: The Transformation of Barcelona||4||Spring/Fall|
|BARC SPAN||Spanish Language||3||Spring/Fall||**|
|BARC SPAN 310||Spain Today* (taught in Spanish)||3||Spring/Fall|
** Beginner & Intermediate levels are taught. Syllabi available upon request.
* Spain Today is a Spanish Advanced content course and requires an equivalent of 4 semesters of Spanish language.
|BARC ARSP 113||Picturing Barcelona: Introduction to Photography||3||Spring/Fall|
|BARC AHSP 310||Art & Architecture in Barcelona and Beyond: 1785-1940||3||Spring/Fall|
|BARC BUCM 310||Cross-Cultural Management||3||Spring/Fall|
|BARC BUSP 370||Brand Barcelona: Marketing the City in a Globalized World||3||Spring/Fall|
|BARC HSES 310||20th Century Spain: An Uneasy History||3||Spring/Fall|
|BARC ISCS 310||Sport, Culture and Society in Europe: The Case of Spain||3||Spring/Fall|
|BARC ARSP 111||Introductory Drawing and Painting in Barcelona||3||Spring|
|BARC PYCC 251||Human Development in a Cross-Cultural Context||3||Spring|
|BARC MSTV 245||European and American Television Compared||3||Spring|
|BARC BUIN 225||International Finance||3||Spring/Fall|
A fully integrated academic offering allows international students to take regular UPF courses from the UPF International Business School (ESCI) and the Hispanic and European Studies Program (HESP). Economics and Finance courses in particular are very rigorous.
Online course registration will take place several weeks before your program begins. You will select your courses based on the timetable provided at that time and you should use the online course form you submitted as a guide.
If you opt to take more than two courses at UPF, an additional per course fee will be applied.
Additional course fees may apply to BARC ARSP 111. Please contact your program manager for more information.
The following information is vetted and provided by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) on the Electronic Database for Global Education (EDGE).
|97 – 100%||A+|
|93 – 96%||A|
|90 – 92%||A-|
|87 – 89%||B+|
|83 – 86%||B|
|80 – 82%||B-|
|77 – 79%||C+|
|73 – 76%||C|
|70 – 72%||C-|
|67 – 69%||D+|
|65 – 66%||D|
|0 – 64%||F|
|Sobresaliente||SB||Outstanding||9 - 10||A|
|Notable||NT||Very Good||7 - 8.99||B+|
|Bien||B||Good||6 - 6.99||B|
|Aprobado||AP||Passing||5 - 5.99||C|
|Suspenso||S/I||Fail||0 - 4.99||F|