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Barcelona is located on the Mediterranean Sea and is part of Catalonia, an autonomous region of Spain. Barcelona is Spain’s second most populous city with more than 1.5 million residents. The Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) is located in the heart of Barcelona, giving you access to everything the city has to offer from great food and music to sandy beaches and sporting events.
UPF is an internationally focused research university with English-language offerings in a variety of departments and disciplines from business and humanities to STEM. Choose courses across disciplines and engage in other academic opportunities, including independent research and language courses. Visit the following links for more information: Spring & Fall.
Included in this program are:
CAPA's UPF program offers a wide variety of courses in the following areas of studies: The Hispanic and European Studies Program, Biomedical Sciences Program, Science and Technology (ICT Program), International Relations Program, and International Business. View Academic Programs
Housing and Meals
Students live within commuting distance of the campus in shared apartments or homestays. Apartments have cooking facilities. Homestays include breakfast and dinner.
- Excursions: A full-day excursion to Girona and Figueres where you will visit the Dalí Museum, and a full-day excursion to Montserrat where you’ll visit the abbey and enjoy panoramic views.
- Student Events: In addition to the My Global Cities weekly events calendar, social events and program activities include a welcome lunch, mid-term dinner, and a farewell dinner with a flamenco show.
My Global City
CAPA’s My Global City unique learning immersion program, blends local culture and top-notch academics into the experience of a lifetime for our students. A proven education program that combines theme-based learning with unique cultural experiences turning Barcelona into your classroom.
- Student Safety & Support: The CAPA Barcelona team is available throughout your program to assist and support you 24/7 with any urgent situations. We maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan with staff available 24/7 in the event of an emergency.
The My Global City events calendar offers a wide-range of CAPA-led and self-led activities and social events each week. CAPA-led events include festivals such as La Mercé in fall, Santa Eulalia in spring, and Sant Joan in summer; traditional Catalan cultural activities such as Sardanes (the Catalan dance of unity), castellers (human castles), and the correfoc (pyrotechnics with dragons and devils); a walking tour of the Born area, with its labyrinth of streets in the Gothic quarter of the city; and a visit to Santa Maria del Mar, an excellent example of Catalan Gothic architecture and Barcelona’s “forgotten” cathedral. Other activities vary by term. Volunteering opportunities may also be available.
Students will have the opportunity to be matched with another student going on their CAPA program during the application process. This a great way to meet new people prior to arrival, have additional support through the support of a “pal” and just another way to get involved in the CAPA Community! You will just need to complete a brief survey about your interests and lifestyle so the CAPA team can find your best match in the cohort! Whether you are a first-time or seasoned traveler, looking to make friends earlier than arrival, or just want a support system to help you as you navigate the process of preparing for living abroad - this program is great for all students!
Talk to a CAPA Ambassador
To hear from our past program participants about the program: CAPA Ambassador.
All participants in this program are required to apply and obtain a long-stay student visa at the Spanish Consulate General in New York City. A visa is a stamp that will be placed in your passport allowing you to study abroad for a period that is longer than 90 days. More details and instructions on obtaining the Spanish visa are provided upon acceptance. NOTE: Non-US passport holders (or dual European citizens) may require different procedures. Please contact your program specialist for more details. To begin reading about the student visa process, please visit the Consulate General of Spain in New York's website.
Students make their own flight arrangements to Barcelona's international airport, Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat. Students then take a taxi or other form of transportation to CAPA's designated arrival location. Closer to the departure date you will be informed of the official meeting place from CAPA.
Talk to a CAPA Program Manager
The CAPA program manager for this program is:
Select your term of interest for the latest budget information.
All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.
Apart from completing the SUNY Oswego study abroad application, students applying for a CAPA: The Global Education Network Program need to also complete the CAPA application at the following link: https://go.capa.org/oswego/. Any questions related to this application process should be addressed directly to the CAPA Coordinator, Rachel Long <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact our office at email@example.com for further details.
A nonrefundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.