Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Barcelona, Spain
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
- Homepage: Click to visit
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Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the university to study abroad. When reviewing applications for approval, disciplinary records will be taken into consideration and students must be cleared by the Dean’s office to study abroad. Students on conduct probation will not be able to study abroad if they are on conduct probation that does not expire prior to the start date of the semester abroad program.
There is a limit on the number of UR students studying at any one location, so applicants must indicate a 2nd choice program (including a well-considered list of classes) and must be prepared to go there. Competition is considerably higher in the fall semester than in the spring.
Prior to submitting an application for UPF, students are required to meet with Mr. Patrick Schweiger in the Office of International Education. Students with declared or intended LALIS majors or minors are required to meet with the LALIS study abroad advisor prior to the application deadline.
Non LALIS majors and minors
LALIS Majors and minors
Qualified students may take all or part of their course load with Catalan and Spanish students. There are many different academic options for students to choose from while studying at Pompeu Fabra. Students may combine classes from the programs below and/or take classes with UPF undergraduates ("grado" courses) as well. **Please note that UPF has academic campuses (buildings) throughout the city of Barcelona (map here upf_campus_map.jpg). Students studying in different "grados" or majors may have to travel between campuses, which may or may not be feasible depending on the timetable of courses.
*Legal Studies Abroad program http://www.upf.edu/studyabroad/academicprograms/legalstudies.html
*International Relations Program: http://www.upf.edu/studyabroad/academicprograms/irp.html
*Global Health Program: http://www.upf.edu/studyabroad/academicprograms/globalhealth.html
*STEM Program: http://www.upf.edu/studyabroad/academicprograms/stem.html
Approximately half of the regular undergraduate courses (also called "grado") at Pompeu Fabra are taught in Catalan and the other half are in Spanish. If a course is cross-listed in English and Spanish, then it means that there are two sections of the same course taught in each language.
The Hispanic and European Studies Program (HESP) offers courses in the Spanish language and cultures of the Iberian Peninsula for visiting foreign students. Some of the courses are offered in English and others only in Spanish with varying prerequisites.
Students can combine courses between different programs and majors at UPF as long as they meet the course prerequisites.
Students minoring or majoring in LALIS at UR may transfer a maximum of 2 courses from the Hispanic and European Studies Program (HESP), which is designed and offered only to international students. LALIS majors and minors are required to take their remaining courses in the UPF undergraduate or "grado" curriculum. Credit in LALIS will only be granted for humanities courses taught in Spanish or Catalan that contain substantial content that falls within the fields of Latin American and Iberian Studies.
Each course weighted at 5 or 6 ECTS would equal 0.9 unit under Richmond's unit system.
Keep in mind that Richmond students must remain enrolled for the equivalent minimum unit load at
Below is a sample table with the conversion into units:
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Matricula de honor: 9-10
Pompeu Fabra does not own university accommodation. Richmond students get housing assistance through Educational Services Abroad (ESA). ESA will place students in shared apartments, room with a family or a room in a residencia. UR students are required to live in housing that is facilitated for them by ESA and may not opt out to find independent housing.
Apartments are not recommended for students who are Spanish majors or minors. A maximum of two Richmond students will be permitted per apartment.
Please note that it is more difficult to live in a "residencia" in the spring semester only since rooms are normally rented for the full academic year so there are not many spring only rooms available.
Students may attend this program for the fall, spring and/or summer terms. Students are not required to stay for the summer term, but may do so if they wish. The summer program is very intense. Students can take no more than two classes during the summer session. Summer classes meet for two hours per day Monday-Thursday (no Friday class).
**Students on this program are not eligible for cultural/academic excursion reimbursements. Richmond has prepaid for excursions and activities to Educational Services Abroad for all semester students.**
Passports are required with the visa application. Students are advised to apply early for the Spanish student visa. As visa regulations change frequently, it is recommended that students call the consulate for the latest information on fees, procedures and required documentation. Students may be required to submit the visa application in person at the consulate with jurisdiction over student's permanent residence.
For more information, please see the Spanish consulate web page.
For more information
Contact Patrick Schweiger, Office of International Education.
Robins School students are required to attend a study abroad information session specific to business majors. Sessions are conducted by Ms. Fae Bell email@example.com. Students should check the International Business web page, Spider Bytes, and the TV monitors in the business school for dates, times, and locations for study abroad information sessions for business majors.
Though not required, students wishing to meet with Dr. Thomas Cossé, Associate Dean for International Business, should contact Ms. Bell firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs. Kim Duren email@example.com to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cossé.