You will enroll in a total of 15-16 credits: one 3- or 4-credit Cornerstone Course with Arcadia which includes a primer in Catalan language and culture, and 4 electives at 3-credits each offered by the Arcadia Barcelona Center and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). There are many options regardless of your level of Spanish language proficiency.
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. All Cornerstones contain Catalan language and culture. For the Externship Cornerstone (BARC INPR 310), you will spend the month of April completing a project at a placement organization. There, you will serve as a resource for the organization and boost your resume. For students with limited Spanish, placements are available at start-up companies in the tech industry or international business sector. For students with more advanced Spanish, additional placements are available in the non-profit sector. Please contact your Program Manager with more information and application requirements for the Externship Course.
|BARC BUSP 371||Brand Barcelona: Selling Barcelona in a Globalized World||4||Spring/Fall|
|BARC SOCG 210||Gastronomy and Culture in Spain||4||Spring/Fall|
|BARC INPR 310||Work in Thought and Action||3||Spring|
|BARC SPAN||Spanish Language||3||Spring/Fall||**|
** Beginner & Intermediate levels are taught. Syllabi available upon request.
* Students interested in taking Advanced Spanish should review the Spanish coursework available at HESP.
|BARC AHSP 310||Art & Architecture in Barcelona and Beyond: 1785-1940||3||Spring/Fall|
|BARC ARSP 113||Picturing Barcelona: Introduction to Photography||3||Spring/Fall|
|BARC BUIN 225||International Finance||3||Spring/Fall|
|BARC BUSP 370||Brand Barcelona: Selling Barcelona 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 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.
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).
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