Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona Summer Program

Barcelona, Spain


Barcelona, Spain
Summer 2016
Photo by: Ana Montoya


Located in the urban center of Barcelona and steps away from the sea, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) offers students an unrivaled education in a variety of disciplines in a truly global environment. UPF was founded in 1990 and has already has risen to one of the elite universities in the world. The New York Times ranked it 13th among the top 100 universities under 50 years old, and you will be in the company of more than 600 international students a year that decide to study at this modern, top university.

The UPF Barcelona Summer School is a program geared to undergraduate students with an interest in furthering their knowledge of Spanish Language, Humanities, Communication, Political Science, Information and Technologies, Law and Health Sciences during the summer term. Taught by UPF professors and highly renowned guests, in either Spanish or English, the program's courses provide students with the opportunity to participate in hands-on seminars, as well as fieldwork and off-campus activities (course sessions include excursions to public and political institutions, museums, monuments, etc.).

Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.




Click here to find the 2019 course catalogue and syllabi. John Jay students are only permitted to take courses lasting 4 weeks.

Students can choose among courses taught in English or Spanish. These courses deal with current topics and are designed to be innovative both in content and methodology. All courses have an applied component with workshops, activities, visits, laboratory work or in situ interpretation, which enables learning beyond the classroom. Take courses in Spanish Language, Humanities, Communication, Political Science, Information and Technologies, Law and Health Sciences.

The schedules and calendars are based on modules, so that students can flexibly combine courses of 4, 2 or 1 week. Located in the UPF Ciutadella Campus <>, in the heart of Barcelona, the BISS creates a vibrant and motivating environment for participating students.

  1. Minimum 3.0 GPA required
  2. Sophomore standing at the start of the program
  3. Course pre-requisites may vary. See appropriate course syllabus for more information
  4. Applicants who wish to take courses instructed in Spanish should have completed at least four semesters of college-level Spanish, or the equivalent. Please check our courses syllabi in order to get more details about the Spanish Language requirements for each course.


  • Housing: Students will be housed in double-occupancy, student, accomodations. 
  • Refund Policy:  Payment of the program deposit indicates the student understands and agrees to the Office of International Studies & Program’s payment and refund policies.  Students who withdraw from a John Jay College program after confirming participation, but before the program begins, will lose the non-refundable deposit and any unrecoverable costs. Refunds for the JJC-UPF program fees, follow the UPF schedule and policies. UPF tuition and housing cancellation refunds must be requested in writing. If requests are not in writing, they will not be processed
  • The Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) has the right to modify or cancel the program, including  changes to the program dates, costs, scheduled visits, program itinerary, etc., as dictated by economic and/or political situations, etc. 
  • Fluctuating exchange rates and other fees may lead to program cost changes.
  • Program cost is based on a minimum number of participants for the program.
  • Students who wish to arrive earlier or depart later than the program dates are responsible for any, and all, additional costs including, but not limited to, accommodations, meals, etc. until the program start date and after the end date.
  • Since the course(s) will be taught by foreign, non-CUNY , faculty member(s), the credits earned will be posted as transfer credit on the student’s transcript.
  • Students are responsible for the purchase of their airfare, and for their itinerary. Due to possible changes in program dates/itinerary information, students are not to purchase airfare until prompted by OISP.                                                     
  • Students are encouraged to apply early, due to limited space.
  • Attendance at on-site orientation is mandatory.
  • Exam dates can NOT be changed for any reason. Personal schedules must be organized accordingly.
  • Information is tentative and subject to change, including **program cost(s), itinerary, etc.



Applications are available from the Office of International Studies & Programs (Haaren Hall, Suite 530). Applications can also be found here.

Application Deadline: TBDHowever, qualified applicants will be admitted on a rolling basis until places are filled. Thus, due to limited places, students are encouraged to apply early.

Please note: An application fee of $50.00 is due at the time of application. Money orders, personal checks and cash are accepted. Applications will not be accepted if incomplete. More information can be found here.

All non-CUNY students will need to pay an additional $65.00 at time of application due to a non-degree application fee. 



John Jay College Tuition and Fees
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees


Students should make an appointment with the Financial Aid Office to discuss the applicability of their financial aid to this program. 


Inquire at the Office of International Studies & Programs for information. If you are a John Jay student, you can apply for the JJC Study-Abroad ScholarshipJJC Student Travel Fund, and the CUNY Chancellor’s Global Scholarship. For more on scholarship opportunities click here. U.S.-wide scholarship opportunities can be found here.

Contact Mr. Michael Scaduto, Associate Director of Financial Aid, for more information in regards to the JJC Study-Abroad Scholarship and general scholarship opportunities for John Jay students at 212-237-8872 or email at


Ken Yanes, Dep. Director

Daniel Braslavsky, Study Abroad Coordinator

Office Location:
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
Haaren Hall, Suite 530

Mailing Address:
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
Haaren Hall, Suite 530