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*KIIS: Barcelona, Spain (Summer)
Barcelona, Spain (Outgoing Program)
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|Class Eligibility:||1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior|
The KIIS Summer Program in Barcelona takes full advantage of this cosmopolitan seaport on the Mediterranean. Barcelona has long been home to innovation in the arts, design, and industry. The city is marked by each successive transformation, revealing its Roman past, a distinct gothic quarter, sublime modernist expansions, and experimental contemporary architecture. The city celebrates several of its luminaries with dedicated museums, notably Antoni Gaudi, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, and Antoni Tapies. Barcelona also boasts a beachfront, Olympic village (1992), hiking trails, and easy access to other Spanish cities, as well as other European centers.
Classes may include walking tours, museums, galleries, cafes, and parks. Individual classes are enhanced by group excursions through the city, visits to the City of Barcelona Museum with its archaeological center, National Museum of Catalan Art, a classical Spanish guitar concert in a gothic chapter house, and a visit to the monastery of Montserrat, pilgrimage site since the 11th century with its spectacular views of the mountains and valleys.
Program participants stay at the Torre Girona residence hall, next to the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya. Students are responsible for purchasing their own breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
ART 140 Drawing I: Exploring Barcelona
ART 340 Drawing III: An Artist's Portrait of Barcelona
ART 491 Topics: The Art Museum - Art & Nationalism in Barcelona
ENG 290 Topics: Imagining the Spanish Civil War - Hemingway, Hughes & Other American Writers
ENG 349 Topics: Travel Writing - Spain
For course descriptions, click here.
In Barcelona we stay at the Torre Girona residence hall, next to the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya. The residence hall is in the Les Corts district, once part of the extensive lands of the royal palace of the Spanish monarchs. The area is filled with open spaces, parks, and a few museums. Students stay in double rooms.
Students are responsible for purchasing their own breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Each room has its own kitchenette (small fridge, stove, and cooking utensils) and bathroom. The rooms are also air-conditioned and have internet access. Sheets and towels are provided.
Torre Girona residence connects easily to all areas of the city through the bus and metro system. The closest metro stop is "Palau Reial" on the green line, which has direct connections to the train station and the city center, and a single transfer to the airport and beach.