Program Partnerships

ALBA Study Abroad is working with several partners which help to craft a top-tier academic and cultural study abroad experience in Barcelona.

Explore this page to learn more about the institutions we have partnered with to make your experience one of a kind.

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Portland State University

ALBA is an accredited program under Portland State University. This allows students from higher education institutions around the world to take courses at ALBA and receive academic credit in the USA. This credit is then transferable back to their home institutions, allowing them to enjoy an intercultural experience in Spain while progressing towards graduation.

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University of Washington

In 2017, ALBA Study Abroad Barcelona and UW Foster have created The Foster Barcelona program, designed to guarantee a position at ALBA for up to 35 Foster and UW students each term. Allowing them to remain enrolled at their current institution while receiving credit for their courses taken in Barcelona.

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Seattle Pacific University

Our partnership with Seattle Pacific University is an open invitation for their students to join us in Barcelona. With our wide-ranging course offer, we are ready to welcome students from all areas of study.
SPU students must contact the SPU Study Abroad Office before applying to ALBA.

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

A recent collaboration between ALBA and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), a prestigious university ranked as the top Spanish institution by several publications, allows ALBA students to seamlessly take UPF classes.

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Evergreen Institute

Our partnership is thought to motivate and support our students to volunteer at this amazing non-profit organization based in the Peruvian Amazon Jungle. Providing ALBA students with the chance to enjoy this life-changing internship, immediately after their experience with ALBA in Barcelona.


ALBA Professionals benefit from being NAFSA members. Association of International Educators is the world’s largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange.

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Association of North American University Programs in Spain

Asociación de Programas Universitarios Norteamericanos (APUNE) is a cultural, not-for-profit organization that facilitates the international exchange between the U.S. and Spain for students.