Qualified students may apply to spend either the Fall* or Spring semester at Blanquerna University-Ramon Llull in Barcelona, Spain, one of Europe's most bustling cities. 

The University of Ramon Llull is the first/oldest private university in Spain. Barcelona and its surroundings are the nucleus of intense international activity, which translates into Barcelona being the third largest consular center in the world and the first public body at a sub-national level to sign agreements with organizations in the United Nations system. Barcelona is the seat of many high-level international delegations, such as the European Parliament Delegation and the European Commission and the headquarters of the Union for the Mediterranean. It also has a long tradition as the seat of organizations of economic cooperation and development and of important international trade fairs. Courses are available in Spanish and English in International Communication; International Relations; Journalism; Advertising and Public Relations; Cinema and Television; and Advanced Spanish Language.


The Blanquerna-Ramon Llull Program is open to qualified sophomores, juniors, and first semester seniors in good conduct and academic standing. The minimum cumulative grade point average requirement is 2.0.

Academic Calendar

*The Blanquerna fall term begins in early September and ends in mid-late January. Depending upon the year, it may not be possible for an Emerson student to study at Blanquerna in the fall due to the conflict with Emerson's spring calendar start date. 

Application Deadlines

  • For Fall semester: March 15
  • For Spring semester: September 15

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To learn more about the program, email the Education Abroad & Domestic Programs office at abroad [at] emerson.edu (abroad[at]emerson[dot]edu) or call us at 617-824-8567.