Quick Info

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Spring
  • : Exchange
  • : Business, Accounting, Business Information Systems, Finance, Global Management, Human Resources, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, European Studies, Spanish Language and Literature
  • : Spring 2018: 3 January 2018 - 30 June 2018
  • : Pitt's tuition and fees; additional costs listed below
  • : Late September 2017
  • : 3.0 GPA, Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record


UPF offers a wide range of courses to Pitt students in a variety of faculties. Pitt Business students are encouraged to take classes in the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences, but you can also fulfill general education requirements, electives, and language requirements. Be sure to pay close attention to the language of instruction for each class. UPF teaches classes in English, Spanish and Catalan.

Please visit UPF's website for an up-to-date course list.

Student Life

UPF has a bustling university atmosphere, with all of the advantages of the many resources of a large school and a large city. From sports to faculty-student mentoring, there's plenty to keep you busy!

The Language Volunteering at UPF organizes leisure and cultural activities for exchange students and offers a language tandem program, so you can meet a local student and practice your language skills.

UPF's International Programs Office is there for you throughout your time in Barcelona. Whether you're looking for suggestions for where to eat or want advice on how to deal with homesickness, the full-time staff can assist you.

For more information on student life, please visit UPF's website.


UPF does not directly provide housing but does work with many local housing providers to place students into residence halls, which allow for a community atmosphere. The student residences are fully furnished and many include free internet. In addition, UPF is a member of the “Housing Anywhere” platform where you can search for off-campus housing options. 

For more information on housing, visit UPF's website.

Pricing And Dates

Spring 2018: 3 January 2018 - 30 June 2018

*Students who choose to take courses only in the Winter 2018 trimester will end the program April 7, 2018.

Please see this document for a detailed academic calendar.

Keep in mind that dates change.  You shouldn't book airfare until given confirmation from UPF of the official start and end of the semester(s).

You will pay for tuition and fees to the University of Pittsburgh. If you have a tuition scholarship, please check with the entity providing the scholarship to confirm coverage for studying abroad. 

Inclusions & Exclusions

While you will pay Pitt tuition and fees, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Study Abroad Administrative Fee ($400.00)
  • Airfare (round trip ~$1,000.00 - $2,000.00)
  • Visa (if applicable)
  • Room and board
  • Personal expenses (depends on personal spending habits)
  • International health insurance

Living costs will vary per student, but can be estimated at 900-1000 euro/month, including accommodation, food, public transportation, books, and classroom materials.

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Special Information

*Please note, you must be the recipient of the Elizabeth Luke-Gabriel Zamorano Memorial Scholarship to participate in this exchange program. Please see the scholarship page for application details*

You will first be accepted by Pitt Business International Programs for the UPF exchange, then you will be nominated directly to UPF and will complete an official UPF application.

Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Moriah Lea Mock

I grew up in small-town Central PA and had the wild experience of taking my first plane ride on my way to a year-long Rotary Youth Exchange in Lima, Peru. That gap year, combined with my study abroad experience as a Pitt undergrad in Argentina, sealed my love of Latin America (and empanadas!). Now, as the Pitt Business International Programs Manager, I’m here to help you achieve your own study abroad goals. I proudly call both Pittsburgh and Philly home, and you can find me gardening, soaking in the sun, and eating my way through both cities when I’m not in the office.

Get in touch with me at moriahmock@pitt.edu or 412-383-7489! 


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