This program accommodates students of various levels of Spanish proficiency who would like to take Spanish language in addition to a variety of elective courses. All students will enroll in a 90-hour Spanish language course and then choose two or three additional electives within their language level. Please note that students who place into the superior language level are not required to take a language class and may select up to five courses, but no less than 4, within the superior language level. All language courses are taken at the Pompeu Fabra University with international and local students. The culture courses may have some Spanish students and international students. Students will also be allowed to take courses with Spaniards on a limited basis, including courses taught in English. Students must have completed at least one semester of college-level Spanish prior to departure in order to attend.
Please note that effective Spring semester 2014, students enrolled in UPF programs will not be required to enroll in Spanish language as one of their courses. However, it is strongly encouraged that students enroll in language in order to fully immerse themselves in the language and culture of the area. Any student wishing to the apply to the program will still need to meet the "one-semester of college-level Spanish or the equivalent" requirement for entry, as that requirement will not change.
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.00.
Minimum Admissions Prerequisites
Students must have had the equivalent of one semester college-level Spanish in order to be considered for the program.
This program is for high beginning, intermediate, advanced, and superior level Spanish speakers. Students must have junior standing at their home university (equivalent to third year). All students must take a Spanish language placement exam upon arrival in Barcelona. The exam will indicate each student's language proficiency level, and will determine the courses in which the student is eligible to enroll. Students who arrive in Spain having completed one full year of college-level Spanish will likely place into the intermediate level courses. Students who arrive in Spain having completed two years of college-level Spanish will likely place into the advanced level courses. Students who arrive in Spain having completed three years of college-level Spanish will likely place into the superior level courses.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
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