This OSU faculty-led program will be supported by the CIEE Study Center in Barcelona.
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, a region in northeastern Spain with its own distinctive history, culture, and language. Set between mountains and the Mediterranean sea, the city's population is 1.6 million, with a total of 4.5 million in the greater metropolitan area. Walking though the city, one can observe 2,000 years of architectural history—Roman remains, the network of narrow streets in the Old Town, the 19th Century Eixample district with its original examples of Modernista architecture—contrasting with the ultramodern showpieces that continue to redesign its skyline.
Priority deadline: Feb. 1
In Spain, students will live with a host family, participate in a service-learning activity, visit museums and galleries, explore cultural and historic locations, attend lectures, and talk with locals.
In this course, students will ask questions such as: How do I plan an international trip? What do I need to know to get around and talk with people? What information is available about Barcelona and Spain in the US? What are the current social issues in Barcelona? How are these issues reported in the US? How do I know what I know? This course aims to help you explore the answer to these questions while building your confidence to travel and learn internationally. You will leave this class with a greater understanding of what it means to participate in a global society.
By participating in this course, you will
Cost Estimates: to be confirmed at a later date
(includes: lodging, some meals, ground transportation, etc.)
Total Program Cost Estimate: TBC