Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Class Status: 3 - junior, 4 - senior
Housing Options: Apartment (shared), Dormitory, Homestay Area of Study: Business, Economics, Marketing, Spanish
Program Type: Study Abroad Minimum GPA: 2.75
Program Description:

OVERVIEW

The International Business & Economics (ESCI) Semester/Quarter Program at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) is designed for Business Majors or Minors who seek to better understand the global economy. An added bonus – and necessary in today’s world – is the chance to improve your level of Spanish.

Established in 1990, the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) is one of Barcelona’s newest institutions has already earned an International Excellence Campus label from the Spanish Ministry of Education. The campus is full of remodeled historic buildings and sits in the heart of Barcelona just two blocks from the beach. Imagine unwinding between classes while listening to the waves of the Mediterranean Sea.

ESCI, the Business School at the UPF, is located near the old town area of Barcelona and the gorgeous Ciutadella Park delivering high standards of education in a welcoming setting.

REQUIREMENTS
  • Minimum G.P.A. Requirement: 2.75
  • Class Requirement: Junior or Senior Standing
  • Language Requirement: Although helpful, no previous Spanish language knowledge is required.

ACADEMICS

The Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and Barcelona SAE have worked hard to create a study abroad program that allows you to earn credits in your major, minor, or electives. The courses are especially designed for international students, meaning that you will be able to take courses in English and/or have the advantage of learning in Spanish at a pace for non-native or fluent speakers.

Accreditation

The Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) is recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education as a degree granting institution of higher learning. After completing a Barcelona SAE program at the UPF, the transcript will be sent directly to the student’s home institution.

Course Approval

Before you go abroad, Barcelona SAE strongly recommends that you meet with the study abroad office and/or your academic advisor at your home institution. After your acceptance into the program, you will be required to submit a “Approval Contact for Study Abroad” form that will automatically inform your home institution of your intent to participate on a Barcelona SAE program. With that said, we suggest that students are as transparent as possible about their plans and make an appointment with their study abroad office immediately after submitting their Barcelona SAE application.

The earlier that students plan for their study abroad experience, the easier it will be to get all of their courses pre-approved and know exactly what transfer credit will be received at their home institution. Please remember that it is best to get multiple first and second choice courses pre-approved for your Barcelona SAE program, as this will give you some flexibility in setting up your class schedule. Don’t just think about the courses that are required for your major or minor, but also courses that can fulfill your general education or elective requirements.

Course Options

Your courses will be taught in English or Spanish and will primarily be lectures with some teamwork involved. Students will be in class at the UPF with other international students.

In addition to taking higher level business and economics courses, you will get to boost your employability by enrolling in an Intensive Spanish Language course. The business courses taught at ESCI are highly regarded in Spain as being both challenging and extremely rewarding. 

For the Barcelona SAE ESCI Semester/Quarter Program at the UPF, students can choose from the following courses:

Elective Courses:
  • Business Organization
  • European Integration
  • International Economics
  • International Marketing
  • Management Communication

Spanish Courses:
  • Español Nival Inicial (Beginner)
  • Español Nival Intermedio (Intermediate)
  • Español Nival Avanzado (Advanced)
  • Español Nival Superior (Superior)
  • Español Para Los Negocios – Nivel Inicial (Beginner)
  • Español Para Los Negocios – Nivel Intermedio (Intermediate)
  • Español Para Los Negocios – Nivel Avanzado (Advanced)
  • Técnicas de Comunicación y Gestión de Información

Important Notes:
  • Please note that not all courses listed above will be offered every semester/quarter, and the list above are courses and/or subject areas that have been offered in the past by the host institution. Institutions in Barcelona often do not finalize course listings until the beginning of the term, and as such, this list will be updated as the host institution provides additional information.  
  • For a complete listing of courses that will occur during your specific semester/quarter abroad at the UPF, please contact your Barcelona SAE Advisor.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

The International Business & Economics (ESCI) Semester/Quarter Program at the UPF Includes:

Countdown to Barcelona:
While in Barcelona:
  • $250.00 Cultural Credit Card
  • UPF Tuition and Fees
  • Official University Transcript from Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Airport Pick-Up (Must Arrive BEFORE 12:00pm on Program Start Date)
  • Logistical & Cultural Orientations
  • Housing for the Duration of Program (Homestays include Breakfast/Dinner!)
  • Comprehensive Medical & Accident Insurance through CISI
  • 24-Hour Emergency Support
  • Full-Time, Native English Speaking Staff of Barcelona Experts
  • Independent Travel Advice
Cultural & Social Activities:
  • A Weekend Excursion Outside of Barcelona (Madrid, Zaragoza, Seville, Granada, Basque Country, etc.)
  • Multiple Day Trips Outside of Barcelona (Tarragona, Girona, Montserrat, Figures, Besalú, etc.)
  • The “Barcelona Bucket List” (Suggestions of 100 Different Things to Experience in Barcelona!)
  • Weekly Cultural Agenda (The Local Perspective of What’s Happening Each Week!)
  • Weekly Cultural Activities (Cooking Classes, Salsa Lessons, Intercambios, Barrio Tours, and MORE!)
  • Mentor Program & Cultural Dinner
  • Welcome Lunch
  • Re-Entry Workshop & Farewell Meal
  • An optional four day weekend excursion to Morocco is available at an additional cost.
For Continued Success After the Program:
  • Alumni & Career Services
  • Invitation to Barcelona SAE’s LinkedIn Alumni Group
  • Opportunity to Apply for Barcelona SAE’s “Best of the Best” Internship Program
  • Opportunity to Apply to be a “Barcelona SAE Campus Ambassador Intern” on Your Home Campus
  • Invitations to Study Abroad & Internship Returnee Conferences Throughout the U.S.
…and SO MUCH MORE!

The Program Does Not Include:
  • Round-Trip Airfare to/from Barcelona
  • Visa Costs (If Applicable)
  • Mobile Phones & Charges
  • Local Transportation
  • Personal Items

APPLY NOW!

So…what are you waiting for? APPLY TODAY and get ready to embark on the Barcelona experience of a lifetime!

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018 04/30/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 04/30/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.