Why Choose this Program?
This unique program enables students to study abroad while making normal progress toward their degree objectives, and earn fully transferable units in courses taught by community college faculty. The program is offered in cooperation with several California community colleges (NCSAC) and with the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), who arrange transportation, living accommodations, and a wide range of student and instructional support services. Students do not need to be currently enrolled at one of the sponsoring colleges in order to participate. Units earned in Barcelona will appear on transcripts issued by the participating colleges.
Why Choose Barcelona?
- Living and studying in the city where the Modern Age began
- Viewing new and ancient art masterpieces in the more than 50 museums as well as in their original settings
- Experiencing superb architecture of the Modernism period and beyond
- Eating freshly prepared Spanish cuisine of paella and tapas
- Basking in the warm weather
- Wandering the labyrinth of narrow medieval streets of the Gothic Quarter
- And so very much more!
Gaudi's is admired around the world for his distinctive Catalan Modernism architecture. Barcelona is home to some of his most famous buildings including: a Pedrera, a wavy-lined apartment buildings, Casa Batllo, and Sagrada Familia, a cathedral ever in construction. Park Güel a mixture of Gaudi's fairy tale architecture and beauty of Mediterranean nature, is also found in Barcelona.
Port of Barcelona
Barcelona is a port town that historically has been center for trade and commerce.
The study abroad trip is open to students age 18 and older who have graduated from high school and have completed
12 units of college course work with a minimum 2.25 grade point average.
Boren Scholarships provide unique funding opportunities
for U.S. undergraduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. Maximum scholarship awards are $8,000 for a summer program and $10,000 for a semester. The application deadline is February 9, 2012 for programs in Fall 2012 and Spring 2013.
|Ciutat Vella (Old City)
The old city is where you can visit the main cathedral in the gothic Quarter, and wind your way around the small alleys toward the assorted churches and squares.
This is a street where you'll see a myriad of tourists and
street performers, as well as several open-air flower and
La Boqueria is a large beautiful public market in the Ciutat Vella district. The market dates back to 1217 with the current location structure built in 1911.
|Depart the US:||Sat, Sept 8, 2012|
|Arrive in Barcelona:||Sun, Sept 9, 2012|
|Mid-term Break:||Mon, Sept. 22 - Fri, Sept. 26, 2012|
|Depart Barcelona:||Fri, Dec. 7, 2012|
Enrollment & Eligibility
Director - Study Abroad
Start here by printing the "Student Check List" and following the instructions.
- Application Checklist < Start Here
- Class Schedule
- Course Descriptions & Instructor Information
- Transferability Chart
- For Non-SMCCD Students - How to apply CSM (TBA)
|April 13, 2012||Priority application deadline|
|May 12, 2012||Local application deadline|
|June 15, 2012||Late applications on space available basis deadline|
|August 18, 2012
|Mandatory pre-departure orientation meeting|