Fall Quarter in Barcelona
Fall 2017 - September 20-December 6
Barcelona is the exciting upcoming destination for COCC students, with a central location in Europe, mild Mediterranean climate, renowned soccer team, and an international student scene. Learning opportunities abound in the Catalonian cuisine and culture, Roman ruins, rich art museums, historical churches and capricious architecture.
With 4 million people in the metropolitan area, Barcelona is Spain's second largest city after Madrid. It is actually more cosmopolitan and European, even though it also serves as capital of the traditional region of Catalonia.
Barcelona is charming for the vast diversity of its neighborhoods: the rambling alleys of the Gothic Quarter, the grand nineteenth-century boulevards, and the pedestrian Ramblas, which is a world of its own by day or by night, from the elegant shops and cafés to the robust markets to the rough-and-tumble harbor.
Barcelona is home to Antoni Gaudi's fanciful Sagrada Familia church and Parc Guell, which epitomizes the Art Nouveau of Modernisme, as well as major museums featuring modernists Miro and Picasso, Catalan art, and a lively maritime history of six hundred years.
Everywhere, the modern competes with the ancient--even the fourteenth century cathedral boasts a nineteenth-century neo-Gothic faade. The Castle of the Mount of Jews overlooks the 1992 Olympic Stadium, where the U.S. Dream Team earned basketball gold. Barcelona students can indulge themselves in a rich cultural tapestry of art and history, while also trying the tapas and the mile-long manmade urban beach.
This opportunity is available to all students who have earned at least 12 college credits with a GPA of at least 2.5.
Students should also have completed SPAN 101 or a recent year of high school Spanish or the equivalent; no first-term Spanish will be taught in Barcelona.
Applicants must also be 18 years old when the program begins. You will earn COCC transferable credits while studying in Barcelona.
Consider living with a family in Barcelona:
Students interested in speeding up their acculturation should consider the Homestay option. For an additional $450.00 students can elect to live with a family in Barcelona for the duration of the program. This option includes breakfasts and dinners with the Homestay family.
Gilman International Scholarship Program
Up to $5,000 is available to students who are currently receiving a Pell Grant for their education at COCC. Online application process opens in January 2017. Application deadline for the Fall 2017 program in Barcelona will likely be early March 2017, with notification in April.
Barcelona Gallery--under construction!