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Language, Literature, and Culture in Barcelona

Language, Literature, and Culture in Barcelona
The Summer Institute in Barcelona, Spain is designed for students with intermediate and advanced levels of Spanish proficiency to earn six credits and improve their Spanish skills. Students will live with host families to further improve their Spanish.
Location: 
Barcelona, Spain
Language of Instruction: 
Spanish
Term: 
Summer
Academic Disciplines: 
Spanish
Education--Spanish
Program Type: 
Faculty-led
Highlights: 
  • Spend 6 weeks in Barcelona studying Spanish
  • Live with a host family
  • Program includes cultural activities and two weekend excursions
Program Summary: 

The Summer Institute in Barcelona, Spain is designed for students with intermediate and advanced levels of Spanish proficiency to earn six credits and improve their Spanish skills. Courses are taught by KU faculty and staff. Students will live with host families to further improve their Spanish. KU has partnered with IES Abroad, a study abroad program provider with more than 20 years’ experience in Spain to offer this program. 

Location: 

Barcelona, the capital of the Autonomous Community of Cataluña, is one of the most prosperous and dynamic cities in Europe today. Students are encouraged to explore the cultural riches that this modern, western European city offers: concerts, museums, theaters, and outstanding architecture. Areas such as the Barri Gòtic and L’Eixample are filled with examples of history and architecture ranging from ancient to modern times.

Academic Information: 

Six hours of academic credit are granted by the University of Kansas upon successful completion of the program. Students are required to use a personal laptop.

Summer 2017 courses

Intensive Spanish

SPAN 220: Intensive Intermediate Spanish. The course is an intensive review and continuation of grammar study. The material covered is taught in SPAN 212 and SPAN 216 and is the third and fourth semesters of language study. Taught by KU staff. 

Pre-requisite: SPAN 108, SPAN 111, or SPAN 212.

NOTE: Students who complete SPAN 212 prior to departure will enroll in SPAN 216 (3 credits) and SPAN 270 (3 credits). Regardless of enrollment, the course content is exactly the same. Students enrolled in the 216/270 sequence will not be able to take the course credit/no credit.

Advanced Spanish Studies

SPAN 440: Hispanic Studies: The Spanish Golden Age. This course fulfills a requirement for the major and minor. 

Pre-requisite: SPAN 340. A grade of "C" or better in SPAN 340 is strongly recommended.

SPAN 429: Spanish Phonetics. The course fulfills a requirement for the major. An analytical and practical study of contemporary Spanish phonetics. 

Pre-requisite: SPAN 424 and SPAN 428, or consent of the instructor. 

Housing: 

IES Abroad will place students with a host family. Depending on the placement, up to two students will be housed in shared or single room accommodations. Two meals a day are provided, internet access is included, and all host families live within a 30-45 minute metro commute to the IES Abroad Barcelona Center. 

Life Abroad: 

Students will have class at the IES Abroad Barcelona Center and will most likely take public transportation (metro or bus) to get to class. Students will receive a transportation pass to use to get to classes and to explore other parts of Barcelona on their own. The program also includes welcome and farewell dinners, a walking tour of the neighborhood around the IES Abroad Center, and may include other cultural activities. There will be two weekend excursions, tentatively planned to explore other regions of Spain. 

Eligibility: 

Open to students from accredited U.S. colleges or universities who have completed the required pre-requisites (or the equivalent) of college-level Spanish. Minimum 2.5 GPA. Exceptions considered after submission of a petition.

Further Reading: 

For more information, contact:

Associate Professor Robert Bayliss or Associate Professor Amy Rossomondo.  

Useful Websites

www.youtube.com/spain

www.spain.info 

Add Course: 
This course is worth six credit hours. The material covered is taught in SPAN 212 and SPAN 216. Students who complete SPAN 212 prior to departure will enroll in SPAN 216 and SPAN 270 instead of SPAN 220.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
Spanish
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2016
Status: 
KU Course
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Advanced Level: This course must also be taken with SPAN 429.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
Spanish
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2017
Status: 
KU Course
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Advanced level: This course must also be taken with SPAN 440.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
Spanish
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2017
Status: 
KU Course
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Students who complete SPAN 212 prior to departure will enroll in SPAN 216 and SPAN 270 instead of SPAN 220.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
Spanish
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2016
Status: 
KU Course
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
Spanish
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2017
Status: 
KU Course
KU Credit Hours: 
3

Announcements

Summer & Fall Program Deadlines Extended for some programs.
See list of programs for more information.

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