Barcelona - Arts & Culture

IES Abroad

Program Description

Barcelona - Arts & Culture

IES Abroad

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Why Barcelona?

Lively. Innovative. Vibrant. These are all words you can use to describe Barcelona and its rich culture. The city is a feast for your senses. See the legendary works of Antoni Gaudí, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, and Antoni Tàpies. Taste the mouthwatering calçots with romesco sauce, paella, and crema catalana. Smell the fresh fruits, meats, and cheeses at La Boqueria. Touch history itself when you tour the Gothic Quarter and take in Barcelona’s past. Hear the sounds of the bustling city streets, from street performers to the locals speaking Spanish and Catalan. This—and so much more—awaits you in Barcelona.

What You'll Study

In this program, you can choose from a series of courses on Art History, Cultural Studies, Literature, and more. Barcelona will be your classroom. All of our courses feature course-related trips and numerous faculty-led visits to museums, monuments, and sites around the city. Imagine studying the work of Antoni Gaudí whilst visiting the Sagrada Familia! Study the early works of Picasso and head to the Picasso Museum to see the vast collection of his great works.

You also have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take Art History classes and courses in other disciplines at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Universitat de Barcelona (UB), or Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and other local universities.

Enhance what you learn in the classroom and add international work experience to your résumé by participating in an optional internship or social action/service learning placement and accompanying seminar. Possible placements include working at an arts magazine, a fashion website, a hotel, and more.

A wide variety of other disciplines are offered, as well. So you can supplement your study of art and culture with courses from our Liberal Arts & Business Program to expand what you’re learning while in Barcelona.

Lively. Innovative. Vibrant. These are all words you can use to describe Barcelona and its rich culture. The city is a feast for your senses. See the legendary works of Antoni Gaudí, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, and Antoni Tàpies. Taste the mouthwatering calçots with romesco sauce, paella, and crema catalana. Smell the fresh fruits, meats, and cheeses at La Boqueria. Touch history itself when you tour the Gothic Quarter and take in Barcelona’s past. Hear the sounds of the bustling city streets, from street performers to the locals speaking Spanish and Catalan. This—and so much more—awaits you in Barcelona.

In this program, you can choose from a series of courses on Art History, Cultural Studies, Literature, and more. Barcelona will be your classroom. All of our courses feature course-related trips and numerous faculty-led visits to museums, monuments, and sites around the city. Imagine studying the work of Antoni Gaudí whilst visiting the Sagrada Familia! Study the early works of Picasso and head to the Picasso Museum to see the vast collection of his great works.

You also have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take Art History classes and courses in other disciplines at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Universitat de Barcelona (UB), or Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and other local universities.

Enhance what you learn in the classroom and add international work experience to your résumé by participating in an optional internship or social action/service learning placement and accompanying seminar. Possible placements include working at an arts magazine, a fashion website, a hotel, and more.

A wide variety of other disciplines are offered, as well. So you can supplement your study of art and culture with courses from our Liberal Arts & Business Program to expand what you’re learning while in Barcelona.

Academics

Our mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences. We offer unique courses that explore Arts & Culture through an in-depth and hands-on approach. Our world-class professors and course options at prestigious local universities enhance your academic experience and provide you with new perspectives each day in class.

While in Barcelona, you take 15–19 credits per semester. Our goal is to make sure your academic needs are met. You can craft your own academic experience by selecting from the following course types:

  • Spanish language courses (required, 3-7 credits) are offered at the IES Abroad Center. These courses range from the 100- to the 400-level.
  • Area studies courses* (required, 3 credits) are offered at the IES Abroad Center in English and Spanish in a wide range of disciplines.
  • Internships (optional, 3 credits) combine project-based placements in event management, marketing and not-for-profit organizations with a required seminar. (English placements are available. A basic knowledge of Spanish is required for some.)
  • Research Methodology Seminar (optional, 4 credits) involves the guided development of a detailed research project. Available at all language levels for students with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • Estudios Hispánicos (Hispanic studies) courses (optional, 1.5-3 credits) are specifically designed for international students. These Spanish and English-taught courses are available at Universitat de Barcelona and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and in a wide range of disciplines.
  • Local university courses (optional, 1.5-4 credits) are offered in Spanish and English. You take these classes alongside local Spanish students.

*In addition to your program’s specified coursework, you can take any of the area studies courses offered through our Liberal Arts & Business Program.

Courses

Our mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences. In addition to your program’s specified coursework, you can take any of the elective courses offered through our Liberal Arts & Business Program.

Daily Life

Part of making you feel at home in Barcelona is doing our best to help you feel safe and cared for. Whether it is an orientation program that makes you feel prepared, housing that is well-located and comfortable, or our DiscoverIES that take you to places off the beaten path—we’re all about our student services.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Spanish
IES Abroad

Last updated August 21, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Jan. 2019
Duration
Duration
1 - 2 semesters
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
17,850 USD
Term: Fall 2018
Information
Deadline
Locations
Spain - Barcelona, Catalonia
Start date : Sept. 2018
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End date Dec. 19, 2018
Start date : Jan. 2019
Application deadline Oct. 19, 2018
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Dates
Sept. 2018
Spain - Barcelona, Catalonia
Application deadline Request Info
End date Dec. 19, 2018
Jan. 2019
Spain - Barcelona, Catalonia
Application deadline Oct. 19, 2018
End date Request Info