How does one event like the Olympic Games impact a city’s economy? You’ll explore this, the challenges facing European economies, and more in Barcelona on our Economics and Culture program. You’ll enroll in courses in a world-renowned economics program, live with a local family, pursue and internship, and go on a variety of exciting cultural activities and excursions – all with the goal to gain insight into business and economics in Barcelona, Spain, and Europe. Study abroad in Barcelona and you'll: - Analyze and articulate the current challenges of the European economy - Discuss and interpret differences between U.S. and European economic models - Gain an understanding of the impact of European integration on the Spanish economy - Demonstrate multicultural leadership skills through participation in group projects with Spanish students - Begin or build on your Spanish language skills
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Immerse yourself in the richness and complexity of West African politics in two of the region’s most politically active countries. First, see how activism and governance are defined and demonstrated in Ghana, the first African country to achieve independence. Then, gain a deeper understanding of the components of a stable democracy – from history to influences of religion and politics – in Senegal. Along the way, you’ll compare and contrast the successes and challenges of both political landscapes.
Imagine working with leading architecture and design experts and innovators to complete a real-world design project. Study with the latest thinkers and practitioners to gain an understanding of architecture and design within an emerging global context. Pursue hands-on design work in a state-of-the-art studio using the latest technology to address an aspect of the current global environmental crisis. And observe 2,000 years of architectural history up close at historical and current architectural sites throughout Spain – all with CIEE. Study abroad in Barcelona and you’ll: - Take part in the Future Cities Design Studio, which features an interdisciplinary perspective - Conceive and execute design projects in studio space located at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) in the 22 area of Barcelona - Use the FabLab facilities at the IAAC, a cutting-edge education and research academic institution dedicated to the development of architecture that meets the challenges of the 21st century - Take field trips to San Sebastián and Bilbao to see recently completed buildings by international architects, or explore sites like the Moorish palace of the Alhambra in Granada or the Jürgen Meyer’s Metropol Parasol, a contemporary addition to the city of Seville to see the translation of designs from the page to real life - Explore sites like the Moorish palace of the Alhambra in Granada and the Jürgen Meyer’s Metropol Parasol, a contemporary addition to the city of Seville, to see the translation of designs from the page to real life - Visit leading architectural firms in Barcelona