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Study Abroad Programs

Barcelona Global Health



The objective of this program is to provide the students with training in One Health and bilingual (Spanish/English) shadowing and/or research experience at the University Pompeu Fabra, or the Universitat Autónoma in Barcelona, Spain. Studies will take place at the School of Medicine (UPF) and the practicum will be either in Primary care centers for those interested in human medicine, or, for those interested in veterinary medicine, at veterinary clinics or the school of veterinary medicine in Barcelona.


Summer 1 credit:
  • Health System & Public Health: An International Perspective (taught in English): 3 credits (45 contact hours) - 2014 Syllabus
  • Medical Spanish (400 level): 3 credits (45 contact hours) - 2014 Syllabus
All courses are taken at the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Students will receive a transcript upon completion of coursework and the coursework (pre-approved prior to departure) will apply to their Texas A&M transcript as transfer (pass/fail) credit.

Summer 2 credit:

Students will be placed in primary care physician practicums or vet clinics (for pre-vet med students) that will be linked with a Texas A&M BIMS 485 directed studies credit for 3 credits. 3 credit hours of tuition/fees paid to Texas A&M University are not included in the program fee. A letter grade will be awarded for the 3-credit hour course and factor into the Texas A&M GPA. - 2014 Syllabus

Eligibility and Requirements:

Students need to be registered in the study abroad Program: Barcelona-Global Health. The pre-requisites for this program are:
  • 3.0 Minimum GPA
  • Spanish 101, 102, 201, and 202 (preferred)
  • Register for Summer 1 at Universitat Pompeu Fabra through the Office of Study Abroad Programs for the courses:
    • Spanish for the medical professions (Español para las Profesiones Médicas: 3 credits, 45hr)
    • Health System and Public Health: an International Perspective (3 credit, 45hr)
    • Pre-placement screening by UPF

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