Global Health Program at the UPF

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The Global Health Program at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) is for those students majoring in health sciences, medicine, biology, veterinary science, nursing, or any other health-related field and/or who is planning to apply to medical school after graduation. This program offers academic rigor and a high degree of cultural immersion.

Established in 1990, the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) is one of Barcelona’s newest institutions has already earned an International Excellence Campus label from the Spanish Ministry of Education. The campus is full of remodeled historic buildings and sits in the heart of Barcelona just two blocks from the beach. Imagine unwinding between classes while listening to the waves of the Mediterranean Sea.

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  • Academics 8.5
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 10
  • Housing 10
  • Safety 9.5
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Michael
10/10

Best experience of my life

When I went to Barcelona I didn’t know no Spanish and I was real shy. After spending 3 months overseas in Barcelona I evolved as a person both mentally and spiritually. Even though, the program was dealing with school and taking classes the program made it so the whole city was our classroom. We had numerous field trips to different places around Barcelona, Spain. We went to museums , different businesses, etc. the staff was so helpful with helping us find different resources and traditioning into the culture of Barcelona. We had the chance to even go to Africa through the program. I believe the most helpful thing to be aware of is money spending and having food. If you stay in a home stay your home stay mom makes the meals but if you’re in a apartment you have to make your own food. We went all around Spain on different trips it was truly amazing. The impacted my life after the program by making me more talkative and helping with jumping out my comfort zone. I loved being in Barcelona and being able to travel to different places. I would give anything to go back overseas. My favorite memory is when I went to Amsterdam and ended up getting lost. It was the best experience because I used my resources and asked for help and was able to find my way to the hostel. I believe everyone should have the chance to study abroad and see the world.

How can this program be improved?
The program is perfect the way it is. If anything I would say they should help more with getting bus cards. The city of Barcelona is hard to get around without transportation.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Emily
10/10

Truly an Unforgettable, Life-changing experiece

Before embarking on my study abroad experience, I had no idea what to expect. I had never been so far away from home before for such an elongated period of time, so I knew that it was not going to be easy, but I was excited to travel and discover a renewed sense of independence and appreciation for the world around me. My experience was unique because I had the opportunity to live with a host family, who welcomed me in immediately as one of their own children. I was able to truly get a sense of the Spanish culture, and had a home to come back to everyday (which helped with the homesickness!). I was also able to join a gym in the city, which may seem like a minuscule thing, but it really gave me the opportunity to share my passion for fitness with people from around the world, and interact with them on that level. Finally, I loved being able to travel somewhere new every weekend, and experience a completely different culture. This aspect, while it was extremely exciting each time, gave me a much deeper appreciation for different cultures, and I was able to connect with different people throughout my entire experience. I made so many new friends during my semester that I got to travel and enjoy Barcelona with, which really added to my experience in a big way. We were in the city during a period of political unrest, and while this should have frightened me, I was simply fascinated to learn AND experience history being made. Barcelona striving for independence is something that future generations are going to learn about in their history classes, and I was blessed enough to be a part of the action, and see the unwavering determination in the people of the city, despite the brutal retaliation. When I returned to the United States, I was a much more independent and confident individual because I had to conquer so many challenges, create my own daily schedule, and travel around Europe by myself. In terms of any tips that I can offer future travelers, I would say to not be afraid to take everything in. The entire experience seems so intimidating at first, but the sooner you start going to events, traveling, and experiencing what your host city has to offer, all of your fears will simply melt away. You will surely discover interest that you never knew you had, and learn so much more about yourself than you think. Be brave, and don’t let the distance from home hold you back in any way!

Yes, I recommend this program

About Barcelona Study Abroad Experience (SAE)

Barcelona SAE is the specialist in Barcelona study and intern abroad. We use the city of Barcelona to offer students and universities boutique, personalized programs, focused on cultural immersion, a wide variety of quality academic options, and all...