Study in Barcelona & Madrid


Take International Experiential Learning in Spain and earn 3 credits!

  • Open to ALL majors!
  • Class is taught in English
  • Excursions include:
    • The Picasso Museum
    • Sagrada Familia
    • Figueras, birthplace of Salvador Dalí & the Dalí Museum
    •  Prado Museum
    • Royal Palace in Madrid
    • Toledo, Spain

Program Dates

May 30, 2012 to June 13, 2012


Why Madrid and Barcelona?

Madrid is right in the center of Spain, which makes it a great starting point for easy travel to anywhere else in the country. It is also surrounded by wide countryside with mountains and fields, which you might like to explore during your stay here. Spain is a country with many geographical and cultural differences within its borders. In this way you cannot compare the North of Spain, where the landscape rather resembles northern Europe, to the dry South of Andalucía, where the Arabic influences are more than evident and the sun is drying out the landscape.Madrid is one of Europe´s most cultural cities. It is home to several huge museums such as the world-famous Prado, the Reina-Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza, the Spanish Royal Palace and also many smaller state foundations, which house changing contemporary art exhibitions.

Barcelona is known throughout the world for being on the cutting edge of fashion, Barcelona welcomes its international population with class and poise. Barcelona's world-renowned stylishness seems to touch every aspect of city life from the art and architecture to the music and nightlife. Students will discover a variety of musical venues including fine operas and cutting-edge discotecas. As one of the world's fashion plates, Barcelona is also popular for shopping and Las Ramblas is a famous series of 5 interconnected streets that boast being one of the finest pedestrian boulevards in the world. Cafés and shops delight while entertainments and talent shows abound. Barcelona provides an education on many levels and a stroll down Las Ramblas is a fascinating study in people watching.

Barcelona shows a slightly different side of Spain than you might find elsewhere due to its geography and the influences throughout its history. The resistance of the Catalans over time has left the city with an exuberance that both charms and welcomes. The strong cultural and linguistic roots of Catalonia are deeply embedded in the city's past and give Barcelona much of its unique flavor.

Questions? Please contact the Global Programs Office at (716) 566-7837 or to schedule an appointment.

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