Courses are offered by the Arcadia Barcelona Center and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). There are many options regardless of your level of Spanish language proficiency. 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.
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 Academic Preferences Form you submitted as a guide.
When completing your Academic Preferences Form:
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: From Franco to the iPhone X* (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 3 semesters of Spanish language.
|BARC AHSP 310||Art & Architecture in Barcelona and Beyond: 1785-1940||3||Spring/Fall|
|BARC ARSP 111||Introductory Drawing and Painting in Barcelona||3||Spring|
|BARC ARSP 113||Picturing Barcelona: Introduction to Photography||3||Spring/Fall|
|BARC BACL 249||Rags to Riches: The Transformation of Barcelona||3||Spring/Fall|
|BARC BUCM 310||Cross-Cultural Management||3||Spring/Fall|
|BARC BUIN 225||International Finance||3||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 MSTV 245||European and American Television Compared||3||Spring|
|BARC PYCC 251||Human Development in a Cross-Cultural Context||3||Spring|
|BARC SOCG 209||Gastronomy and Culture in Spain||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.
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|
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|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|