A vibrant city to learn about, experience and explore
This summer you could study, through English or Spanish, in the beautiful city of Barcelona, Spain, a place renowned for its architectural splendor, warm Mediterranean climate, vibrant, young population and cultural treasures. This program gives you the chance to explore different cultures, while learning about Barcelona’s rise to prominence over the last 20 years and meeting local Catalan people. If you wish to boost your language skills, you can also learn about the social and economic changes that have taken place in Spain in recent history. In either session, you'll learn outside the classroom, visiting key places, meeting locals and learning through experience.
This program is part of the Summer Sessions initiative, allowing you to take one or both sessions or mix a session on this program with a session on a program in another country.
You’ll choose one three-credit course in a session from the choices below:
- Rags to Riches: The Transformation of Barcelona – Success for Barcelona is a double edged sword. Investigate what makes it such an attractive and exciting place but also understand the side-effects of its success – economic inequality, high housing prices, immigration. What does the independence debate indicate for the future? What is the legacy of the Spanish Civil War? Through lectures and excursions around symbolic parts of the city, you will experience the true transformation of a city.
- Spain Today - Explore the profound changes that have taken place in Spain since the 1970s through historic, social and economic lenses. This course is taught through Spanish and you'll need to have completed four semesters of college level Spanish (or equivalent) to participate.
- Picturing Barcelona: Introduction to Photography – Capture the rich colors, architecture, art and people of this fascinating city through a photography course that is open to all skill levels - you just need your own camera/device. Significant time is spent outside the classroom in the charming neighborhoods of Barcelona.
Arcadia staff in our Barcelona Center, will ensure you find your feet and make the most of this exciting opportunity, seeing famous sites, meeting the locals and learning about the enviable Barcelona lifestyle and culture.