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Catalan Studies

Programs

UT|GO Barcelona Program

The UT|GO Barcelona Program gives Liberal Arts students the opportunity to learn about business fundamentals through a customized course taught by local faculty at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and to take courses at the International Summer School at the UPF. Throughout the program, students improve their Spanish language skills and learn local customs by living with host families. They enjoy the Catalan cuisine and go out on weekly adventures guided by local students who are our ESA Mentors. This is a fantastic program that teaches students about Spanish and Catalan cultures while studying at a top European University.

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Texas A&M Barcelona Cultural Studies Program

Texas A&M students participate in a total immersion learning experience in Barcelona. The program places excursions and cultural outings at the core of instruction and offers students the possibility to learn on-site about the city from its Roman origins to its modern days. Classes are imparted in different historical locations (museums, medieval cities, architectural landmarks) as well as at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Following the four-week program, students can choose to extend their stay in Barcelona to participate in the six week International Summer School at the UPF.

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Posts

Be Rich and Smart, Be Bilingual!

Being bilingual makes you smarter...and richer! So, welcome to the clever (and wealthy) region, CATALUNYA, where 84.7% of its population speak both Spanish and Catalan. By in large, bilingualism increases executive functioning and decision-making abilities! If still you are not convinced: bilinguals earn on average $7,000 more per year than their monolingual peers. There is even evidence that it delays the onset of Alzheimer's and dementia as well as other neurological problems. Hablamos? Venga, Som-hi! Si us plau! References: Gray Matter, Why Bilinguals Are Smarter, in The New York Times, March 17, 2012 and Generalitat de Catalunya, Department de la Vicepresidencia y Secretaria de Politica Linguistica, Catalan, language of Europe,  

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