The Boston College Program in Barcelona offers two different academic programs: students may take courses at ESADE or Pompeu Fabra University. In both cases, students have the opportunity to fully integrate into the Spanish academic environment. ESADE students enroll in regular courses and have the opportunity to take classes both in Spanish and in English. All students attending UPF enroll both in Hispanic and European Studies Program and regular university courses with Spanish classmates. Students are required to choose from a range of courses taught in Spanish and a limited number of courses in English (Economics and Management courses only).
Students in both universities take an intensive early-start language course and continue the course throughout the semester. In addition, they are encouraged to enroll in a custom-designed three-credit culture course taught by the Boston College On-site Coordinator. This course is devised in coordination with the semester culture program, consisting of weekly cultural visits, workshops, excursions, and lectures. Students receive academic advising from their home campus counselors prior to departure and from the On-site Coordinator once in Barcelona. The goal of the program is to provide students with the opportunity to do coursework in their field of interest/specialization while at the same time developing an understanding of and appreciation for the host culture through complete integration into the Spanish university system and local community.
c/ Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27, despacho 40.273
Resident Director: Teresa Nandín
Boston College Students attend the the Universidad Carlos III (CIII) and the Comillas University ICADE and Social Science campuses. BC students will enroll in courses designed for American students and in regular grado classes for Spanish and international students. All classes may be chosen from most of the university's facultades. Students enrolled at the ICADE will primarily select courses from business-related offerings. Faculty members as well as the Resident Director will assist students in selecting courses. Students will also have tutors available to help them throughout the academic year. There is a Spanish Art-History Cultural studies 3-credit course taught by the Resident Director. In addition to ongoing cultural activities which will introduce the students to Madrid, students will be encouraged to pursue service projects within the local community. Students will be housed with Spanish families or in residency halls. A Housing Coordinator will supervise the different aspects of the program to ensure the students' well-being and adaptation to the culture. The goal of the program is to provide students with the opportunity to do coursework in their field of interest/specialization while at the same time developing an understanding of and appreciation for the host culture through complete integration into the Spanish university system and local community.
Edificio Adolfo Posada (9.0.32), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Directora Residente: Ana Peláez