** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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.
ANTH 366 Topics: Archaeology of Rome in Spain PHIL 401 Topics: Political Philosophies of the Spanish Civil War PHIL 401 Topics: Classical, Medieval & Renaissance Philosophy in Spain PS 460 Topics: Nationalism in Contemporary Spain PS 460 Topics: Contemporary European Politics