Catalan Cultural Studies

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The city of Barcelona is the ideal location to explore the unique culture and history of Catalan and Spanish cultures. In this program students visit sites throughout Cataluny while thier professor lectures on the sites and content in Spanish. ESA provides all of the logisitical arrangements to make this extensive program happen along with host family placements and the tools and means to immerse students in Catalan culture. The program is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Hispanic and European Studies students to improve their linguistic skills and learn about this unique culture through its history, art, and people.

Duration

4 weeks

Fields

Cultural Studies, Catalan Studies, European Studies, Hispanic Studies, Spanish Language, History, Art History

Destinations

Barcelona (Spain)

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Itinerary Overview

Week 1

Barcelona

Arrival to Barcelona

Welcome reception and orientation

Welcome meal

Guest lecture: Intro to Spanish language and culture

Classes start

ESA exclusive Introduction to Spanish culture seminar

Maritime museum

Boat cruise of the port

Gothic Quarter walking tour

Week 2

Barcelona

Visit to a local market

Hike and picnic in Tibidabo

Day trip: Tarragona. Forum, the temple, the amphitheatre, and the necropolis.

El Born walking tour

Day trip: Montserrat

Overnight trip to L’Escala

L’Escala and Empuries Archeological site

Week 3

Barcelona

Montjuic castle and mountain walking tour

Barceloneta market and seaside historical tour

Catalan cuisine cooking workshop with a local chef

Parc Guell

Casa Batllo and Casa Mila

La Sagrada Familia

Picasso Museum

Week 4

Barcelona

Day trip to Figueres and Girona

Walking tour

Cinema Museum

Group meal

Dali’s Museum

ESA exclusive global competency workshop

Visit two cava (Catalan sparkling wine) cellars

Local souvenir shopping

Farewell dinner at the beach

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