Trinity in Barcelona

Trinity in Barcelona offers students the opportunity to spend a Semester, Summer or full Academic Year of study in the dynamic city of Barcelona, Spain.  Open to all levels of Spanish language, Trinity in Barcelona is a “hybrid” study abroad program, meaning that students enroll in a combination of Trinity-taught and local university courses. Depending on their language level, participants will enroll in 1-3 classes at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).  The program offers strong academic options for students interested in Hispanic Studies, Economics, Political Science, Neuroscience and other areas in the humanities and social sciences. Students experience both the Spanish and Catalan cultures in this bilingual and multicultural ​​​city.

Program Highlights

    The City

    From the time of Picasso and Gaudi, Barcelona has stood at the cutting edge of modern art and architecture. The city also serves as a model for urban and economic innovation and renewal.  Barcelona’s long history and its vibrant cosmopolitan atmosphere provide students with a rich environment for study and exploration.

    Barcelona is the capital city of Catalonia, a region in northeastern Spain.  The city is located on the Mediterranean Sea near the French border.  Barcelona was the site of a great Roman metropolis, and the present-day city dates back to the 9th Century.  The Catalan language and culture are a great source of pride to the people of Barcelona and Catalonians have a strong national identity. Led by a renaissance that began with the 1992 Olympics, Barcelona has experienced dynamic change, with entire districts undergoing renovation.  Originally developed as a series of largely self-contained neighborhoods, Barcelona is easy to navigate. From its medieval Gothic quarter and historic old town to its famous art nouveau buildings and futuristic architecture near the harbor, Barcelona is a city of contrasts and unrivaled beauty and diversity.  Barcelona’s contributions in business, education, entertainment, the sciences, and the arts has led to its standing as a leading economic and cultural center.

    Program Prerequisites

    The program is open to students with a 2.7 GPA who are in good social and academic standing.

    Application Deadlines

    Mar. 15th - Summer and Fall sessions

    Oct. 5th  - Spring sessions

    Late acceptance may be possible. Please contact a Study Away Advisor for more information!