Summer 2024 | Barcelona, Spain
- Program Fee: $6,200
- Will include 8-credit tuition, accommodations, some meals, local transportation, cultural activities, and excursions.
– Minimum GPA of 2.0
– Good academic and disciplinary standing
– Open to all majors
– No language requirement
Barcelona has it all: pristine white-sand beaches, a vibrant arts scene, and an irresistible street culture of boutiques, coffee bars, tapas restaurants, and discotecas. Live like a local in a cosmopolitan city on the Mediterranean Sea, staying with a host family in a residential barrio and walking or riding the subway to your classes in this university community. Plus: daytrips beyond Barcelona.
Language and Cultural Competency
How does language acquisition serve as a catalyst for cross-cultural communication and understanding? How can improving your Spanish-language proficiency benefit your experience of a new country and your interactions with
people whose backgrounds are different from yours?
Synthesize Immersive and Academic Learning
Take classes at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, receiving 80-plus hours of language instruction at your proficiency level, and practice your Spanish-language skills in and outside the classroom. Tour museums and heritage sites; explore markets and neighborhoods; try out Catalan cooking or flamenco dancing. Write about your experiences, and complete a research-based project.
Launch-Endorsed Immersive Experience
Spanish speakers are valued in every employment sector; after all, Spanish is the official language of 20-plus countries and is spoken by 50 million Hispanic Americans. With its emphasis on cross-cultural networks and real-world application of language skills, this program fulfills an immersive experience in your Launch Plan.
Under the Launch career development platform, all students graduate with at least two experiential learning opportunities on their transcripts. Guaranteed.
This shortTREC program will count towards this out-of-the-classroom requirement in Drew’s rigorous curriculum.