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Barcelona

Dates

July 2 – July 27, 2019

Cost

$3,975 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Anthropology, Archaeology, Philosophy, Political Science

Deadlines

Dec. 1: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

KIIS Barcelona takes full advantage of this cosmopolitan seaport on the Mediterranean. Walking through the city reveals its Roman past, distinct gothic quarter, sublime modernist expansions, and experimental contemporary architecture. Barcelona also boasts a beachfront, Olympic village (1992), hiking trails, and easy access to other Spanish cities, as well as other European centers. Classes may include walking tours, museums, galleries, cafés, and parks.

Language Requirement: None. All courses are taught in English. 

Accommodations: Residence hall, 2 students per room

Mandatory orientation on Saturday, April 13 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

DirectorDr. Kelli Carmeankelli.carmean@eku.edu

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses.

ANTH 366 Topics: Archaeology of Rome in Spain

Dr. Kelli Carmean

This course explores the archaeology of the Roman presence in Spain. Quite literally, we will investigate the roots of Barcino (modern Barcelona) by going underground into the city’s early “basement” foundations. The course includes site and museum visits, as well as a day trip to Tarraco (modern Tarragona), Rome’s Mediterranean seaside capital of Hispania Tarraconensis.

PHIL 401 Topics: Political Philosophies of the Spanish Civil War

Dr. Peter Fosl

The Spanish Civil War was one of the most important events of the twentieth century. In many ways it marked the beginning of World War II. It was, however, not only a confrontation between armed forces but also a contest of political ideologies for dominance in Europe and indeed the world. Soviet communism, capitalism, socialism, the Catholic Church, anarchism, and republican liberalism each vied for the Spanish intellect.

PHIL 401 Topics: Classical, Medieval & Renaissance Philosophy in Spain

Dr. Peter Fosl

This course will address the dynamic philosophical centers of medieval and later Spain, especially in Andalućia. Texts will center on Islamic philosophers such as Ibn Tufayl and Ibn Rushd and Jewish philosophers such as Judah Havlevi and Moses ben Maimon. Attention will focus upon the way Andalusia influenced later philosophy in northern Europe and elsewhere.

PS 460 Topics: Nationalism in Contemporary Spain

Dr. Drew Seib

This course uses Barcelona and Spain as a case study of ethnicity and nationalism. Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is known for its separatist movement, which is alive and well today. We consider sources of nationalism in Spain through visits to historical sites and museums, then turn to understanding the perpetuation of the nationalistic beliefs through cultural activities such music, castling, dancing, and art.  

PS 460 Topics: Contemporary European Politics

Dr. Drew Seib

This course examines politics of contemporary European issues, using Spain as the backdrop. The course begins with an examination of government institutions and the development of political parties and identities in Europe. Next, the course examines several major European issues, including issues dealing with immigration, religion, culture, and economics.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Please speak to your home campus advisor or study abroad office for course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

What's Included

Program Cost: $3,975 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Barcelona Metro/Bus Pass

Accommodations

Groups Excursions & Transport

Medical Insurance

Security Evacuation Protection

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your roundtrip airfare (approx. $1600), textbooks & materials, passport fees ($135), some class field trip fees, meals + personal expenses (approx. $1100 minimum), independent travel ($800, optional) and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

International Flight

Estimated Cost:  $1,500 – $1,600

The KIIS Barcelona program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from Spain with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a round-trip flight ticket for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your own roundtrip airfare.

The flight to Barcelona, Spain is overnight, arriving the following morning. On the return, the flight from Barcelona departs and arrives on the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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Dates

July 2 – July 27, 2019

Cost

$3,975 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Anthropology, Archaeology, Philosophy, Political Science

Deadlines

Dec. 1: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

KIIS Barcelona takes full advantage of this cosmopolitan seaport on the Mediterranean. Walking through the city reveals its Roman past, distinct gothic quarter, sublime modernist expansions, and experimental contemporary architecture. Barcelona also boasts a beachfront, Olympic village (1992), hiking trails, and easy access to other Spanish cities, as well as other European centers. Classes may include walking tours, museums, galleries, cafés, and parks.

Language Requirement: None. All courses are taught in English. 

Accommodations: Residence hall, 2 students per room

Mandatory orientation on Saturday, April 13 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

DirectorDr. Kelli Carmeankelli.carmean@eku.edu

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses.

ANTH 366 Topics: Archaeology of Rome in Spain

Dr. Kelli Carmean

This course explores the archaeology of the Roman presence in Spain. Quite literally, we will investigate the roots of Barcino (modern Barcelona) by going underground into the city’s early “basement” foundations. The course includes site and museum visits, as well as a day trip to Tarraco (modern Tarragona), Rome’s Mediterranean seaside capital of Hispania Tarraconensis.

PHIL 401 Topics: Political Philosophies of the Spanish Civil War

Dr. Peter Fosl

The Spanish Civil War was one of the most important events of the twentieth century. In many ways it marked the beginning of World War II. It was, however, not only a confrontation between armed forces but also a contest of political ideologies for dominance in Europe and indeed the world. Soviet communism, capitalism, socialism, the Catholic Church, anarchism, and republican liberalism each vied for the Spanish intellect.

PHIL 401 Topics: Classical, Medieval & Renaissance Philosophy in Spain

Dr. Peter Fosl

This course will address the dynamic philosophical centers of medieval and later Spain, especially in Andalućia. Texts will center on Islamic philosophers such as Ibn Tufayl and Ibn Rushd and Jewish philosophers such as Judah Havlevi and Moses ben Maimon. Attention will focus upon the way Andalusia influenced later philosophy in northern Europe and elsewhere.

PS 460 Topics: Nationalism in Contemporary Spain

Dr. Drew Seib

This course uses Barcelona and Spain as a case study of ethnicity and nationalism. Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is known for its separatist movement, which is alive and well today. We consider sources of nationalism in Spain through visits to historical sites and museums, then turn to understanding the perpetuation of the nationalistic beliefs through cultural activities such music, castling, dancing, and art.  

PS 460 Topics: Contemporary European Politics

Dr. Drew Seib

This course examines politics of contemporary European issues, using Spain as the backdrop. The course begins with an examination of government institutions and the development of political parties and identities in Europe. Next, the course examines several major European issues, including issues dealing with immigration, religion, culture, and economics.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Please speak to your home campus advisor or study abroad office for course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

What's Included

Program Cost: $3,975 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Barcelona Metro/Bus Pass

Accommodations

Groups Excursions & Transport

Medical Insurance

Security Evacuation Protection

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your roundtrip airfare (approx. $1600), textbooks & materials, passport fees ($135), some class field trip fees, meals + personal expenses (approx. $1100 minimum), independent travel ($800, optional) and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

International Flight

Estimated Cost:  $1,500 – $1,600

The KIIS Barcelona program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from Spain with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a round-trip flight ticket for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your own roundtrip airfare.

The flight to Barcelona, Spain is overnight, arriving the following morning. On the return, the flight from Barcelona departs and arrives on the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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