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Big Changes in Barcelona—See What’s New!

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June 29, 2021

Starting in Spring 2022, students will have more exciting options than ever in this charming Catalan city. With feedback from our partners at various schools, we’ve transformed our Design Thinking, Business, and Liberal Arts program into four great programs that make it easy to find the ideal Mediterranean experience.


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  • Academic options. Two IFSA-designed programs and two direct enroll options give students more flexibility to choose courses and maximize intercultural learning.
  • Internships. Optional for all programs, internships allow students to roll up their sleeves alongside locals while gaining valuable hands-on experience.
  • Flexible GPA requirements, with a 2.0 GPA minimum for IFSA Study in Barcelona.
  • Broad appeal. Ideal for students of business, marketing, management, social sciences, Spanish language, and more.
  • Language learning. Our Essential Spanish class ensures students without language experience can make the most of their time abroad. Students can study Catalan with IFSA Study in Barcelona Plus.
study abroad in Barcelona with IFSA

IFSA Study in Barcelona– Our most affordable, most accessible option

Our lowest-priced Barcelona program has a minimum GPA of 2.0, giving more students the opportunity to experience the unique benefits of study abroad with a deep dive into Catalan culture.

New Classes for Spring 2022 and Beyond:

Continuing Classes for Spring 2022 and Beyond:

Design Thinking
Food Culture and Spanish Society
International Internship Seminar
Service Operations Management
Social Media Marketing in the Age of Self
Social Psychology

Sunsetted Classes:
• Exploring Barcelona: Identity in a Multicultural Society
• Linguistic Anthropology
• Essential Catalan

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IFSA Study in Barcelona Plus: More options to match student ambitions

Designed for students with a GPA of at least 3.0, this program allows students to select IFSA classes that deepen their understanding of Catalan culture and enroll in a class at prestigious Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) for top quality finance, communications, politics, and more. UPF classes are offered in English and Spanish.

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Barcelona Universities Program: UAB: Full-on immersion in the city center

With a campus in the heart of Barcelona, highly ranked Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) offers classes in English or Spanish for this new direct-enroll focused option, ideal for students interested in international business, humanities, and Spanish language. Includes four UAB classes and one IFSA class.

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Barcelona Universities Program: UPF: Learn in English or Spanish at an elite university

Located just blocks from the ocean, prestigious Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) offers a vibrant campus life and services, plus access to a catalog of classes in English or Spanish on biomedical science, marketing, management, Hispanic and European studies, technology, and more. This new program includes four UPF classes and one IFSA class.

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