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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: GT applicants only
  • Estimated Program Costs: Academic Year, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 02/10/2020 06/30/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Level: Undergraduate Program Type: University Exchange
Credit Hours: 12 Weeks per term: 20
Language of Instruction: Catalan, Spanish Academic Disciplines: Architecture, Computer Science
Preferred Participating Majors (Exchange Programs): Housing Type: Private Apartment
Advisor: Cassy McInnis International Service Learning: No
Affiliated with GT Serve-Learn-Sustain: No
Program Description:
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Location Information

Academic Year:  Mid September – Late June (please note that AY is the only option for ARCH majors)
Spring: Mid February- Late June

This university is located in Barcelona, Spain. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) is a public institution dedicated to higher education and research, specialized in the fields of engineering, architecture and science.The UPC is a leading campus in the transformation of the energy system—an internationally recognized campus with a local impact, where people, knowledge, innovation and education all help move us towards a sustainable economy based on the transformation of the energy sector. GT's exchange with UPC 
Barecelona Tech includes the following schools: ESTAB (School of Architecture) and FIB (School of Informatics)


Students may find housing assistance through RESA Housing, an accommodations service for students, researchers, and university professors. The cost for living in off-campus apartments can vary anywhere from $5000/semester to $7500/semester.
  • Georgia Tech degree-seeking student
  • Good Academic Standing with a 3.0 (or higher) GPA at time of application
  • Undergraduates must have completed at least six semesters of full-time study at GT 
  • At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
  • Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
  • Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
  • All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).

Academic Info
This exchange is available for Architecture and Computer Science majors ONLY. 

ARCH Undergraduate Courses

CS Undergraduate Courses 
Course restrictions for CS students at UPC - FIB: Bachelor in Informatics Engineering: 1st-year courses (F, FM, IC, PRO1, EC, PRO2, M1, M2) and English coursess (APSS, ASDP and WSE).

At UPC, around 60 percent of classes are taught in Catalan and 40 percent are taught in Spanish. A significant number of subjects are offered both in Catalan and Spanish. The professor in charge of the subject decides whether to teach in Spanish or Catalan. Students are free to address the professor in either language. Most professors are also fluent in English and French.

Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.


1 UPC credit= 0.714 GT credits

UPC grade - GT grade
9 - 10 = A
7 - 8.9 = B
5 - 6.9 = C
Below 5 = D,F 
  • Complete information about how to apply for or renew a U.S. passport is available here.
  • You must obtain all proper immigration documents, such as an official passport and a visa if required. Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations. For visa information visit the U.S. State Department website here.
Participants of this program must have a valid passport and visa.Please note that getting a Spanish visa can be a lengthy and complicated process, so start as early as possible.
Essential Functions of Study Abroad

OIE is committed to supporting students with disabilities who plan to embark on an international experience. Along with this one of a kind experience comes with the knowledge that there are different cultural viewpoints and legal standards for disabilities throughout the world. Contact your study abroad advisor for additional details about the essential functions of this particular study abroad program. Notify the Office of International Education and the Office of Disability Services about your accommodation needs as soon as possible, but at a minimum, we suggest at least six months before your expected departure. Please note, that depending on your needs, it may take longer to determine if accommodations are in place for the program that you have chosen.
Experiences of Former Students
Want to hear from former study abroad students about the realities of daily life at the host school? Want to see snapshots from around the world - taken by former study abroad participants? Check out these helpful links: Peer Advisors and Study Abroad Photo Contest.

Can't find a student perspective for your particular program? Contact this program's Exchange Abroad Advisor for a list of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.
Advisor Information
Cassy McInnis