Universitat de Pompeu Fabra
UPF is a modern, urban university that was founded in 1990; it is located in central Barcelona. UPF has an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and is one of Spain’s most highly regarded universities. It offers courses in the humanities and social sciences, including Art History, History, Hispanic Studies, Philosophy, Public Policy & Law, and Economics. UPF has a special program for international students, which offers classes in Spanish for intermediate-level students in a variety of academic areas.
Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB)
Founded in 1968, the UAB is a distinguished public university that offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the humanities and social sciences with good offerings in Hispanic Studies. The UAB has an undergraduate enrollment of 28,000 with three campuses in and around Barcelona. Students who study at the UAB will be based at the Bellaterra campus, approximately 40 minutes from central Barcelona.
Universitat de Barcelona (UB)
The UB is a highly distinguished, public, urban university that has three undergraduate campuses spread across the city. Founded in the 1400s, the university has over 91,000 students including 28,000 undergraduates. It offers a full selection of courses in many areas, including Hispanic Studies, History, Political Science, Sociology, Urban Studies, Anthropology, and Educational Studies.
Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IMBEI)
The IBEI is an inter-university institute created in 2004 to provide postgraduate training and research in politics and international relations. The IMBEI is highly recognized at a European and international level. This option is limited to a small number of highly motivated, qualified students in International Relations or International Studies.
The program is open to students with a grade-point average of 2.7 or higher and at least one year of college-level Spanish or the equivalent. In addition, Trinity students who are able to do so should take HISP 233-04, "The Alchemy of Identity: Culture-Planning and Civil Society in Barcelona, 1850-2000," prior to studying in the program.
- Fall semester: early-September - late-December
- Spring semester: early-January - early-May
Housing and Meals
All students live with Spanish families. Homestays are an integral component of the program that enable students to rapidly improve their Spanish language proficiency while learning about the culture and people of Barcelona. Students eat breakfast and dinner with their host families and prepare their own lunches or eat in local restaurants or cafes.
Expenses and Financial Aid
Students participating in the Barcelona Global Learning Site are billed for Trinity tuition, housing, and fees. Students who receive financial aid from Trinity College will have that aid transferred to the Global Learning Site semester. Application for the transfer of financial aid must be made early and in consultation with the Office of Financial Aid