In this program, facilitated by CIEE, students take courses in Barcelona: the largest city on the Mediterranea Sea and brimming with culture, sport, fashion, finance, media, and entertainment. Coursework is geared toward intermediate Spanish speakers, taught in Spanish, and taken with other American students at the CIEE study center or at Pompeu Fabra University. Students live either with a Spanish-speaking family, in a residence hall with other Spanish and international students, or in a shared apartment with CIEE students. In addition to their coursework students can opt for an internship to gain practical experience with NGOs, schools, businesses and more. Students can visit nearby Roman ruins, see Salvador Dali's work, summit Tibidabo Mountain, and take weekend trips to other Spanish cities.
Students wishing to enroll in CIEE Barcelona: Liberal Arts must have completed at least one but no more than three SPAN classes at the 3000-level. Students who have completed SPAN 3303 may enroll in CIEE Barcelona: Liberal Arts if they have only completed a total of three SPAN courses at the 3000-level. Students who have taken four or more 3000-level SPAN courses are overqualified for this program and are expected to enroll in CIEE Barcelona: Advanced Liberal Arts. Students enrolled in CIEE Barcelona: Liberal Arts will not receive credit toward the Literature distribution of the Spanish major/minor. Students should be sure to check the external section of their Vanderbilt transcript to verify any transfer or AP credit on their record. Students should consult the Undergraduate Course Catalogue for details and limitations. Contact the GEO advisor or the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Spanish with questions.