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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain; Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Language of Instruction: English, Italian, Spanish Areas of Study: Advertising, Art, Art History, Business, Communication, Culture, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Italian, Spanish
Accommodations: Apartment Program Type: Provider Programs
Program Description:
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Spend a summer like no other exploring two impressive cities: Rome and Barcelona. The Mediterranean Culture program is a true travel-study opportunity. Trade the classroom for famous museums, iconic sites, and treasured neighborhoods as you get an up-close look at two cities in Italy and Spain. You can elevate your Spanish and Italian skills, or you can take a wide range of courses to advance your degree. You’ll spend eight glorious weeks immersed in the food, language, art, culture, sports, and nature of these two great European destinations. In Rome, tour ancient ruins in the midst of a fashion-forward, modern metropolis. In spunky Barcelona, dine on tapas, stroll down the tree-lined La Rambla, and zip to sunny beaches. You’ll love every second.

Here are some things to look forward to:
  • Classes in the famous Trastevere district in Rome and the Eixample district in Barcelona
  • Optional excursions to places such as Capri, Venice, Naples, Tarragona, or Girona
  • Twelve credits in eight short weeks while seeing the best of Mediterranean Europe
  • Most classes taught in English, but options for classes in Italian and Spanish as well
  • Distinguished professors from all over the world
  • The chance to sample fresh, cold gelato and colorful tapas in the same summer! 
Considered the "Eternal City," Rome blends an exceptionally rich history with a vibrant contemporary culture. Revered equally by history buffs, culture vultures, and foodies, Rome has something (or more accurately, tons!) for everybody. There's no shortage of art galleries, museums, ruins, and gastronomic exploits (e.g. gelato) to make the most of your time. And don't forget to make time for general idling, people-watching, and exploring Rome's diverse neighborhoods.

Barcelona also enjoys a bit of Roman heritage, most evident in its languages (both "Castilian" Spanish and Catalan) and architecture. A large and vibrant metropolis with a rich and alluring culture, Barcelona is anything but a sleepy seaside city. Tourists and locals alike adore the social and artistic buzz that permeates Barcelona - in its plentiful plazas, boardwalks, distinct neighborhoods, funky architecture, and pristine beaches. The second-largest city in Spain, Barcelona is unique in that it blends the bustling nature of a large city with an emphasis on the "life" side of "work-life" balance (the beaches probably don't hurt in that regard...)

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