Study Abroad in Barcelona, Spain - UPF

Study Abroad in Barcelona: Fees

Session/Term Fee
Fall or Spring Semester (with Meal Allowance) $13,495
Fall or Spring Semester (without Meal Allowance – apartment option only) $12,695

Stay for a year and save $1,000
Students enrolling for a full year (two semesters) at the same campus receive an automatic fee reduction of $1,000 toward their second semester fee.

Program Fee Includes:


  • Personalized assistance—from site specialists on the AIFS Admissions Team in the U.S. to help you prepare for your study abroad experience, answer questions about the academic program, provide course syllabi and assist with the student visa process
  • Pre-departure resources—including online course descriptions, an information handbook and an online AIFS account to help you manage your application and pre-departure materials
  • Student networking resources—allow you to connect with other students who will be going on your program, as well as AIFS alumni who can provide first-hand information and advice on what to expect


  • Tuition up to 15 semester credits
  • Housing in an apartment or homestay, or for an additional fee in a student residence
  • Meals Apartment and residence students receive a meal allowance worth $800 to subsidize the cost of purchasing meals and groceries. Homestay students receive daily breakfast and dinner
  • Excursions and day trips including a 3-day excursion to the Pyrenees and day trips to Gerona and Besalú, Figueras and the Salvador Dalí Museum and Montserrat and Sitges
  • Cultural and social activities including a guided city tour, walking tours of the Gothic quarter and Cathedral, Gaudí’s Parc Güell and Sagrada Familia, cooking class, welcome and farewell party and tapas evenings with Spanish students
  • Resident Director to help with any questions or advice you may need while in Barcelona
  • Orientation workshops to help you get to know your classmates better, familiarize you with the local area, advise you about living in Barcelona and help you adjust to Spanish culture
  • Language exchange program with Spanish students
  • Volunteer opportunities through an NGO to provide services to people in need within the local community
  • AIFS Barcelona office provides study areas, resources and a computer lab
  • University services including use of the library, computer and language lab and intercambio language exchange with Universitat Pompeu Fabra Spanish students
  • Comprehensive insurance and assistance package
  • 24-hour emergency telephone service allows you to reach AIFS staff at any time in an urgent situation

Upon Return

  • Official transcript issued by Universitat Pompeu Fabra. One official copy will be sent to the student’s home institution on completion of the program
  • Re-entry materials and support upon return to the U.S. to help you make the transition back to life after your study abroad experience
  • Alumni network and career development opportunities on the AIFS Alumni Advocate and AIFS Alumni Ambassador Programs

Optional Components

Please note fee does not include the non-refundable application fee. Students not selecting the AIFS Flight Package are responsible for arranging their own flights according to the most up-to-date itinerary.

AIFS Program with Optional Round-Trip Flights and Airport Transfers

For your convenience, AIFS will arrange your round-trip airfare (including all fuel surcharges, taxes and fees), meet you at the arrival airport(s) and provide transportation to and from the program site on scheduled arrival and departure dates.

Fall or spring semester


  • U.S. to London
  • London to Barcelona
  • Barcelona to U.S.

Airport Transfers

  • Airport to London Hotel
  • London Hotel to Airport
  • Airport to Campus
  • Campus to Airport

London Visit

  • 2-night London stopover on the way to campus

Fees by departure city

Des Moines$1,980
Los Angeles$1,720
New York/ Newark$1,640
San Francisco$1,960
St. Louis$1,820
Washington, DC$1,740

The optional flight package prices listed are subject to change and will be confirmed at time of invoicing. (Program fee is guaranteed.)