Host Institution: 

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.

  • 2.7 minimum GPA

Priority deadline: Feb. 1

Program Details: 

2018 details to be available in early November.

Please Look for your Program on our "Faculty Led Program Offerings" site at that time.

*** Last Year's Program Description:

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

  • Build your own self-awareness, particularly your cultural self-awareness
  • Develop a deeper understanding of social justice in a global society
  • Deconstruct assumptions, describe how assumptions are formed, and challenge assumptions through critical reflection and by considering new perspectives
  • Locate and synthesize knowledge/ information from a variety of sources to research a global social justice issue
  • Analyze similarities and differences between the U.S. and Spanish/ Catalan cultures

For more information, visit the program website and/or contact program leader Laurie Bridges.

Program Administrator: 
OSU Faculty-Led
Program Costs: 

Cost Estimates: to be confirmed at a later date

  • Tuition:
  • Participant Fee:

(includes: lodging, some meals, ground transportation, etc.)

  • International Airfare:
  • U.S. Passport: $135
  • Books & Supplies:
  • Meals (not included in the Participant Fee)
  • Incidentals and miscellaneous:

Total Program Cost Estimate: TBC


Host Family