Barcelona, Spain—Study Abroad
This program is offered through Globalinks at the University of Barcelona.
The University of Barcelona (UB) was founded in 1450. It is the largest in university in Catalonia with 81,000 students, of which 13,000 are international. There are also 4,700 professors, lecturers, and researchers. The UB is also the principle center of university research in Spain and has become a European benchmark for research activity, both in terms of the number of research programs it conducts and the excellence these have achieved. The UB is among the best academic centers in Spain and the European Union, both for the quality of its teaching staff and for its excellent research. The university currently offers 76 undergraduate courses, 115 master’s courses, 82 doctoral programs, and 316 postgraduate programs.
The Estudios Hispánicos department of the UB has a long tradition in the teaching of Spanish language and culture to foreigners. For the last 50 years, thousands of students, mainly from universities in over 200 different countries, have participated in its programs. Europe is a multilingual continent, and Barcelona is a bilingual city (Spanish and Catalan). Learning languages is an essential way of learning about other cultures, and that familiarity with other cultures can only help to foster an atmosphere of tolerance and harmony between our respective communities.
The University of Barcelona is recognized and accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Education as a granting degree high learning institution.