Quick Info

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Spring, Fall
  • : Exchange
  • : Business, Spanish Language, Literature, and Studies
  • : Spring 2018: 4 January 2019 - 1 July 2019 - Fall 2019: mid-September - late December
  • : Pitt's tuition and fees; additional costs listed below
  • : 28 September 2018
  • : 3.0 GPA, Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record, Junior, Senior, Business Students Only


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: 4 January 2019 - 1 July 2019

*Students who choose to take courses only in the Winter 2019 trimester will end the program March 30, 2019.

Fall 2018: mid-September - late December 2019

 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 800-1200 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. Additionally, students are required to meet with the Program Manager prior to being nominated. 

Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Arielle Schweber

Walk-In Advising Hours: By Appointment Only

Bonjour! I’m the International Programs Manager for Pitt Business. I’m originally from New York but have spent some time in France, as I have dual nationality. I’m new to the city and university, but I can’t wait explore my inner yinzer! Since high school, I have participated in short and long term study abroad programs.  My first stop was in Spain, then a semester in France and finally two short term programs in Cuba and India. Outside of the office you can find me exploring new restaurants, biking, skiing, watching HGTV or planning my next adventure! My hope is for every Pitt student to study abroad. You can get in touch with me at aschweber@business.pitt.edu or 412-383-7489.