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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Professor(s): Joaquin Roy, International Studies
Program Dates: June 24 - July 22, 2018
Barcelona at night
Courses (3 or 6 credits):
Undergraduate: INS 594 and/or INS 510
Graduate: INS 656 and/or INS 605
A summer research and study program in Barcelona, the most developed city in Spain and capital of Catalonia. Its harbor is the second destination of cruise ships in Europe and fifth in the world. Bilingual (Spanish and Catalan) and cosmopolitan, it is the home of more than one hundred nationalities.     
The combined course is an introduction to Spain and Catalan history, politics, and economics. It also deals with the insertion of Catalonia and Spain in the Mediterranean and Europe, following topics of international relations, trade and regional integration.
The course will be offered in lecture-discussion form, supplemented by talks and briefings given by faculty members of the University of Barcelona and government agencies. 
The basic 3-credit option can be supplemented by a second 3-credits by developing a research project and the drafting of an extended paper, to become a candidate for publication in the prestigious series of the EU Center.    
The schedule will include daily class sessions. Afternoons will be usually free or sporadically reserved for guest lecture briefings. Group visits to museums and cultural sites will be scheduled for Fridays. Some optional out of town trips will be scheduled on Saturdays.
Among the cultural and museum institutions to be visited are Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia, the Picasso’s Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Historical Museum of Catalonia, and the Museum of Barcelona History. 
The instructor is Joaquín Roy, Professor of International Studies, Jean Monnet Chair and Director of the European Union Center of the University of Miami. A Barcelona native, a graduate of the University of Barcelona Law School, holds degrees from Georgetown University (MA and Ph.D.). 

Program Costs: 
See the link to the budget sheet above for program costs when students take 3 credits. If a student chooses to take the course for 6 credits, the cost of tuition will be $11,760 rather than $5,880.  
The program fee covers the cost of housing in Barcelona. 

Barcelona beachBarcelona Sagrada Familia
Application Deadline:
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until March 1. Please apply early as space is limited. 

For more information, please contact Joaquin Roy at or call 305-284-3266.
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