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CIEE Barcelona: Liberal Arts

La Sagrada Familia, courtesy of Helen Li

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CIEE Barcelona: Liberal Arts


Program terms: Fall, Full Academic Year, Spring
Restrictions: Vanderbilt applicants only
Type of Program: Study Center/University Hybrid
Costs: Budget Sheets
Academic Calendar: Similar to VU
Key Dates:
Term Application Deadline Program Dates
Full Academic Year 2024 02/21/2024 To be determined
Fall 2024 02/21/2024 To be determined

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.  

For more information, visit program homepage.

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Housing: Apartment (shared), Dormitory, Homestay
Minimum GPA: 3
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Language prerequisite: Yes
Additional prerequisites: N/A
Costs: Budget Sheets
Student contacts: Peer alumni

Photo: La Sagrada Familia, courtesy of Helen Li


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