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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 06/24/2018 07/07/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:

Overview

We will begin our research at Oregon State University and continue on location; you will be selecting a social justice topic to compare/contrast for your final project.

In Barcelona you will be placed with a host family for two weeks, explore cultural and historic locations, attend lectures, and talk with locals.

Our agenda includes:
  • "Gaixample" neighborhood walking tour: Includes coffee and a guided discussion about LGBT community and issues in Barcelona and how it compares to other cities
  • "Gaudí & Modernisme" city tour: Students will discover Gaudi's creations and some of the major modernism sites.
  • "Barcelona Gótica" city tour: A tour through the medieval heart of the city, popularly known as the Gothic Quarter. Located in the old town of Barcelona. Includes Barcelona Cathedral, Barcelona Call and Medieval Synagogue, Placa Reial, Las Ramblas, and Santa Maria del Mar (from outside only).
  • Raval Area Walking Tour: Includes a visit to NGO Mescladís.
  • Tour of La Sagrada Familia
  • Tour "The Legacy of Slavery in Barcelona" conducted by a local professor.
  • Day Trip to Girona, historic city (where Game of Thrones is filmed).
In addition to the above activities, we will have class two hours a day, four days a week, at the CIEE program center in Barcelona. Classes will focus on self-reflection and global social justice. The weekend (June 29, 30, and July 1) will be your "free" time to explore the local area (within Catalonia), by yourself, with your host family, with classmates, or with the instructors (the instructors will plan optional activities).
 

Areas of Study

Students will enroll in UEXP 290: Information and Global Social Justice: Barcelona (3 credits).

Learning Objectives include:
By participating in this course, you will:
  1. Build your own self-awareness, particularly your cultural self-awareness.
  2. Develop a deeper understanding of social justice in a global society.
  3. Deconstruct assumptions, describe how assumptions are formed, and challenge assumptions through critical reflection and by considering new perspectives.
  4. Locate and synthesize knowledge/information from a variety of sources to research a global social justice issue.
  5. Analyze some key similarities/differences between US and Spanish/Catalan cultures
 

Requirements

This program is designed for lower-division undergraduate students who have never traveled abroad. In addition, we focus on attracting under-represented students to the course, working closely with CAMP, TRiO, and EOP. This class, UEXP 290, is now an elective for the social justice minor.

Physical requirements: extensive walking everyday, sometimes up to 5 miles.
 

Cost Estimates

Program Cost Estimates

Program Fee $1,571
Tuition [3 undergraduate credits] $603 (approximate)
Housing Included in Program Fee
Accident & Sickness Insurance $34 (approximate)
International Airfare $1,600 (estimate only)
Passport $135
Visa or Entry/Exit Tax $0
Books & Supplies $0
Estimated Meals (not included in the program fee) & Miscellaneous $240 (estimate only)
Total Estimated Program Cost:   $4,193
 

Additional Info

The Program Leaders are Laurie Bridges and Clara Llebot Lorente.