Curriculum at a glance

  • 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 language level, participants will enroll in 1-3 classes at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). 
  • No previous language experience required. Depending on previous language experience, there are all levels of Spanish available: beginning, intermediate and advanced. All students will take a placement exam upon arrival in Barcelona and must enroll in a Spanish language course (at appropriate levels).
  • All students enroll in a program core course that whenever possible, uses the city of  Barcelona as a classroom allowing students to become immersed in their host city through site visits, walking tours and academic excursions.
  • Students are encouraged to consider enrolling in "Visual Barcelona (BARC 259)," a Trinity-taught photography elective that fulfills the Art distribution requirement.
  • Classmates are Trinity and international students, with the majority coming from North America.