Study Abroad in Barcelona, Spain - UPF

AIFS Program at a Glance - Fall 2017 & Spring 2018

  • Academic Year, Fall or Spring Semester
  • Four program options:
    • Hispanic and European Studies Program (HESP)
    • ESCI-UPF International Business Program
    • Global Health (spring only)
    • STEM
  • Courses taught in English and Spanish
  • Open to college juniors and seniors
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (students with a lower GPA will be considered on a case by case basis)
  • 2.7 GPA for the STEM program
  • Program fee includes tuition, housing (shared self-catering apartment as standard), excursions and cultural activities, day trips, and more. Optional AIFS Flight package available.
  • Student residence and homestay housing options are available for a supplemental fee. The homestay option includes daily breakfast and dinner.
  • Courses offered in accounting, architecture, art history, business, Catalan Studies, cinema, communications, economics, engineering, experiential learning, film, finance, global health, global studies, history, management, marketing, mathematics, Spanish language, Spanish literature, Spanish for medical professions, Spanish literature, philosophy, politics, science, technology
  • Due to visa regulations we recommend you apply early
  • The local AIFS Resident Director and staff organize cultural activities and housing, act as a liaison between students and the university, and are available 24/7 in case of emergencies
  • Comprehensive Insurance and assistance package
  • Transcripts issued by the Universidad Pompeu Fabra (UPF)

Application and Scholarship Deadlines

  • Fall Semester is full. Click here for available programs.
  • Spring Semester is full. Click here for available programs.

AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships available!
The scholarship deadline is April 15 for the Academic Year/Fall Semester and October 1 for the Spring Semester.


Students must apply for a student visa with the Spanish Consulate. Upon acceptance AIFS will provide instructions and the necessary official documents about the academic year or semester in Spain; however, students must contact the Spanish Consulate directly for the appropriate visa forms.

For many consulates, AIFS is able to apply for your visa on your behalf, provided you submit the needed visa information documents to AIFS by stated deadlines. More information and instructions will be provided after acceptance.

Meet Your Admissions Officer

Admissions Officer

Justin Lee

1 High Ridge Park
Stamford, CT 06905

Phone: (800) 727-2437 ext. 5074

I truly believe that studying abroad is one of the best ways to gain a cultural and global education and self-awareness.

I am a graduate of Ithaca College, and Drexel University. After studying abroad in London my junior year, I discovered my passion for international education. After graduating, I packed up my car and moved out to California, where I managed international education tours for a small tour operator prior to joining AIFS in 2006. My years in educational travel have led me to many areas of the world. Whether you are just starting to consider study abroad or need assistance finalizing what to pack I am here to help.

Your Admissions Officer is available to guide you through the admissions process and answer any questions you have about studying abroad on this program.

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