- Program Dates: June 1 – June 29, 2013
- Application Deadline: February 1, 2013
- Apply Online
Barcelona offers a vast array of cultural institutions, museums and historical sites as well as access to beach resorts and culinary excellence. It is one of the most cosmopolitan cities of the European Union and within Spain it is considered the most prosperous and industrialized region of the peninsula. Barcelona, the capital of Cataluna boasts its own language and unique historical development. It is home to some of the 20th century’s most creative and influential artists such as Picasso, Dali, Gaudi and Miro. We want our students to know this thriving metropolis and the major trends in Spanish art and culture, as well as to have a closer look at Spain’s impressive artistic legacy and daily life.
The following 4-credit language and culture courses are available with the Drew in Barcelona Program:
Every student will take one of the 4-credit language classes at the appropriate level. This will be determined by a placement test given at the beginning of the program in Barcelona.
|SPAN 181||Fundamentals of Oral and Written Spanish I in Spain|
|SPAN 182||Fundamentals of Oral and Written Spanish II in Spain|
|SPAN 281||Intermediate Spanish in Spain|
|SPAN 382||Selected Topics in Spanish Language & Linguistics in Spain|
The following 4-credit course in culture will consist of lectures and experiential learning, on-site visits to selected institutions and places of interest. All students must register for this class. Coursework will be conducted in either Spanish or English, depending on student level of language proficiency and in consultation with the program director. For some Drew students, it fulfills your Language-in-Context requirement. It also fulfills a course for majors and minors in Spanish.
|SPAN 380 or 381||Selected Topics in Spanish in Spain|
Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB)
All academic facilities are located in an architectural modernist jewel set on the Hospital de Sant Pau. There are computers available for student use and several delightful cafeterias for mid-morning snacks. It is a young, modern academic institution whose high standards of teaching and research have made it one of the foremost academic centers in the higher education sector.
UAB is located at the historic building UAB Casa Convalescencia, part of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau modernist complex, which is situated in the central area of the city known as Eixample. The construction of this complex, which is close to the Sagrada Familia Cathedral, began in 1905 and was inaugurated in 1930. The hospital and the building for teaching modern languages were granted UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1997, important examples of Modernist architecture by the architect Luis Domenech I Muntaner, a contemporary of the famous Antoni Gaudi.
Our building, Casa Convalescencia is a unique building, rich in modernist elements, featuring glass that illuminates the monumental entrance hall and cupola, as well as the ornate tile work of the ground floor halls and meeting rooms. Nowadays, UAB Casa Convalescencia is an impressive academic center, housing UAB Foundation, Institute of Education Sciences, PhD and Continuing Education School as well as the Doctor Robert Foundation and the Josep Lapotre Library.
Benefits of Studying at UAB:
- Superior teaching staff from the university, all with Philology degrees and postgraduate language studies
- A historic UNESCO World Heritage Building with modern classrooms
- Language, Culture and Hispanic Studies courses
- Family Home Stays
Dr. Raul Rosales, Associate Professor of Spanish
The fee for the program is $4,000.
This fee includes:
- Tuition (80 hours of instruction)
- Orientation and placement test
- Home stays: room and half board (two meals daily)
- Internet Access
- Books and materials
- Airport Transfers in Barcelona
- Local transportation within Barcelona
- Weekly cultural activities
- Closing dinner
The program fee does not include round-trip airfare, and additional meals and personal expenses (approximately $500). Students are responsible for making their own flight arrangements.
All undergraduate students are eligible, provided that they are in good academic and disciplinary standing. Students from other universities are welcome to apply.
For Additional Information on the Barcelona program, contact:
Professor Raul Rosales