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Exploring Spain: Business & Culture in Seville & Barcelona
Summer 2020 June 8-Week 3 Course

Exploring Spain: Business & Culture in Seville & Barcelona Available Sessions

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About the Program

Can’t choose between a summer in Seville, Barcelona, or Madrid? Explore all three in this multi-city program! A diverse range of course offerings and activities enhance your broad spectrum of experiences in these Spanish cities, each known for its unique culture and history. Start your summer with 4 weeks in Seville, where you'll take courses that introduce you to Spanish culture and history. You'll spend the last part of the program in Barcelona, where you'll choose from courses in a range of topics. In between, you'll explore Spain's capital, Madrid, in a weekend active-learning excursion. Courses are taught in English; Spanish language courses at all levels are available during the Barcelona portion of your program.    

Requirements


  • Overview
  • Location:
  • Barcelona
  • Dates:
  • 5/25/20 - 7/25/20
  • Price:
  • $8,695
  • Credits:
  • 10
  • Deadlines
  • Apply by:
  • 4/1/20
  • Withdraw by:
  • 5/1/20
  • Application Requirements
  • Transcript - Unofficial
  • Complete Application
  • $95 Online Application Fee
  • Eligibility
  • Education
    Completed:
  • High School Graduate
  • Foreign Language Proficiency:
  • All Levels
  • Minimum GPA:
  • 2.5

Enjoy interactive courses that incorporate a global perspective at the CEA Seville Center. Your learning comes to life through hands-on experiences that turn Seville into a living classroom. The Center is conveniently located in the center of the city, near Seville’s stunning la Giralda cathedral.
Located on the Plaza Catalunya in the heart of the city, the CEA Barcelona Center offers courses in a range of subjects, taught in English and Spanish. Learning takes place both in and out of the classroom, with instructors taking full advantage of Barcelona’s many notable sites and attractions. 

When in Seville, live as the locals do! Choose CEA housing or arrange your own independent housing. CEA housing assignments are based on availability and confirmation date; we make every effort to match your housing requests, but we can’t guarantee housing preferences.
When you study abroad in Barcelona, you can choose CEA housing or arrange your own independent housing. CEA housing assignments are based on availability and confirmation date; we make every effort to match your housing requests, but we can’t guarantee housing preferences.

Program Structure

You will enroll in the 1-credit Traveling Academic Seminar (15 contact hours). This course begins in Seville and ends in Barcelona at the conclusion of your program. Also, depending on the option you choose (2-course, 3-course, or 4-course) you may enroll in 1-2 courses at the CEA Seville Center and/or 1-2 courses at the CEA Barcelona Center. Courses meet for 45 contact hours/3 credits. If you choose the 2-course option, you may earn 7 credits (up to 105 contact hours); in the 3-course option, you may earn 10 credits (up to 150 contact hours); in the 4-course option, you may earn 13 credits (up to 195 contact hours).

Classes generally meet in the mornings or afternoons, Monday-Thursday. Active learning components required by your courses may be scheduled in the evening and/or on Fridays.

Prior to departure, you will select your preferred courses and take a language placement exam. You will be enrolled into courses based on their availability. It is in your best interest to have multiple alternative courses approved by your home university prior to your departure due to course availabilities. If you choose to take a Spanish language or elective course, to ensure that you receive credit for the language level you place into, have your home university pre-approve courses at several levels before you leave for Spain. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines. 

Courses

The host institution has offered the following courses in the past. Please note that course listings may not be finalized until the start of the term; we’ll post an updated list when the host institution finalizes its offerings.

*Courses with an asterisk indicate that the course has been associated with multiple subject areas.
Please click on the course title to view additional subject areas and detailed course information.

Excursions

Get out and explore! Excursions are offered for most semester, year, and summer programs*. Semester students are typically offered between two to three excursions and summer study students are typically offered between one to two excursions. You'll receive a calendar of excursions during orientation; here are a few day and overnight excursions we've offered in the past.

*In an effort to offer lower - cost internship options and support you in maximizing your professional development in a condensed timeframe, summer internship programs do not include excursions.

Barcelona Excursions

Girona & Besalú

Girona & Besalú

The charming walled town of Girona is one of Spain's most prosperous and enticing cities. Explore historical remnants of the diverse cultures that have influenced the city through the ages, walk along the steep alleyways of the Jewish quarter, visit one of many art museums, and enjoy beautiful views of the Onyar River. Nearby Besalú is a stunning medieval town designated as a historical national property. You’ll travel in time just by wandering its streets.

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Madrid

Madrid

As Spain’s capital and largest cosmopolitan city, lively Madrid is known for its friendly locals and innovative art and culture. Visit the Prado Museum, which houses Spanish and European paintings from the 12th to 18th century, and view modern art at the acclaimed Reina Sofia National Art Centre. Stroll around Madrid’s most famous arcaded square, the Plaza Mayor. Visit the Royal Palace and beautiful Park El Retiro. Madrid’s cultural diversity and world-famous art museums are guaranteed to offer something for everyone’s taste.

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Penedès Wine Country

Penedès Wine Country

Explore the birthplace of the famous Cava (Catalan champagne) while exploring the vineyards and underground cellars of the Penedès wineries, learning about the wine-making process, and enjoying a wine tasting. Finish the day with a typical Catalan lunch, where you can try favorites like pa amb tomàquet.

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Pyrenees and Romanesque Art

Pyrenees and Romanesque Art

At the northeastern edge of the Pyrenees, Vall de Boí is known for its scenic landscape and for its nine tiny Romanesque churches, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the amazing architecture and paintings before completing your excursion with a hike in the stunning Aigüestortes National Park.

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Seville Excursions

Córdoba

Córdoba

Explore the colorful fusion of cultures and long, rich history of Córdoba. Once one of Europe’s most important capitals, the city has long been a melting pot of cultural influences where Muslims, Christians, and Jews co-existed peacefully. This small Andalusian city is full of iconic monuments, like the Mezquita, the Great Mosque of Córdoba, and the old Jewish quarter, home to the 1315 synagogue (one of only three left in Spain.) Córdoba has produced many influential philosophers, scientists, and artists, as well as a lively tradition of flamenco dancing.

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Northern Morocco

Northern Morocco

The northwestern tip of Africa is just 10 miles from Andalusia. Make this short continental crossing to discover the intercultural complexities, unique beauty, and mystery of northern Morocco. You’ll love exploring the whitewashed streets and buzzing activity of life in the medinas, the traditional city centers that are today’s commercial hubs.

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Lisbon

Lisbon

Experience centuries of fascinating history as you navigate the cobblestone streets perched atop the seven hills of Lisbon, Portugal. History and tradition come to life as you tour sites like St. George’s Castle and Belem Tower and take in a live Fado musical performance. Contrast this historic charm with the city’s fashionable, cosmopolitan vibe, evident in foodie-worthy restaurants and designer night clubs that attract university students and beautiful people from all over the continent. 21st century architecture and feats of engineering define the 1998 World Exposition sites. You'll love discovering Lisbon's breathtaking sights and enjoying the nearby beach resorts around its coast.

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Tarifa & Baelo Claudia

Tarifa & Baelo Claudia

This day trip allows you to experience three distinct and influential cultures as you explore the European continent's gateway to Africa. Highlights of the day include a guided visit to the wonderfully preserved Roman ruins of Baelo Claudia, an opportunity to shop (or window shop) in a medina-style-meets-design-boutique neighborhood, and relax and enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches on the Spain's Atlantic coast.

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Sample Budget

This budget contains costs that you can take to your financial aid office. Please note that amounts may fluctuate; we’ve included a range of costs.

Federal law allows the use of financial aid to cover “reasonable” costs of study abroad including round-trip transportation, tuition and fees for the program, living costs, passport and visa fees, health insurance, and more.

Please note that all costs and charges listed below are subject to change without notice. With the exception of Program Price, all costs are estimates and may vary.

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Sample Calendar

Below is a tentative itinerary for your program. Please note, dates and events below may change without prior notification. Contact CEA before purchasing airline tickets.

You will receive a finalized itinerary once you arrive onsite.

Note: Additional cultural activities/excursions or required course-related activities may be incorporated into your final itinerary. You are advised not to make personal travel arrangements until you have the final dates.

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