Academics

Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, SpainThe CASA-Barcelona program offers students an unmatched opportunity to hone their Spanish skills while studying alongside local students at four premier universities in the city. Students from all academic disciplines who have completed a minimum of five-six semesters of college-level Spanish (or the equivalent), or two semesters of Catalan, are eligible to apply. Participants must take a combination of courses offered through CASA-Barcelona and the associated universities. All students take a CASA Pro-seminar, which consists of individual modules that focus on the Spanish and Catalan languages, history and culture of Catalonia, and a research project. Students participate in academic and cultural activities throughout the semester as part of the Pro-seminar (visits to museums, conferences, study trips and workshops). In addition to the Pro-seminar, students take one of several courses designed specifically for CASA students, taught by the resident director, visiting professor from a CASA consortium university, or a professor from a local partner university. Students complete their course selection with other direct-enrollment courses taken at one or more of four local universities in Barcelona, which offer a wide range of subjects taught in Spanish and/or Catalan.