Explore globalization from a European perspective

What is Globalization? What does it look like from a European perspective? This exciting program is for all majors who are interested in gaining a global perspective by experiencing the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona, Spain. Explore the interaction of culture, politics, and economics in the era of globalization.

This theme is framed in the Core Course, which introduces you to Barcelona, from its culture and identity to its ongoing transformation through tourism and sport, commerce and immigration. Learn outside the classroom in the streets of this magnetic city.

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

  • In addition to the Core Course, you’ll choose 4 elective courses. No Spanish language courses required.

  • 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)

  • A 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 excursion with relevance to each course syllabus.

  • 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
Fall 2015 9/13/2015 12/18/2015 12-15 $16,670 4/20/2015 More Info
Academic Year 2015 9/13/2015 4/8/2016 24-30 $26,480 4/20/2015 More Info
Spring 2016 1/3/2016 4/8/2016 12-15 $17,980 10/1/2015 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...

Health & Safety