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Barcelona/Madrid 2017*

What You Will Learn

This dual-city study abroad program offers students the special opportunity to study international communication from mass media and literary perspectives in a unique
cultural environment. Spain, a nation that became part of the Roman Empire centuries ago, later grew into a powerful global colonial empire that lasted for years. The kingdom has
an extraordinary heritage—from the arts and architecture—to music and lifestyle. The unique cultures of Madrid and Barcelona continue to thrive and mature because
of the great impact caused by globalization, technology, geopolitics, and economics. By this, Spain offers students keen insights into communication study and Spanish life.

The Cities

Madrid and Barcelona reflect the best that Spain has to  offer. The national capital and Spain’s largest city, Madrid, is a modern metropolis located in the center of Spain, and
it is also considered one of the largest cities in Europe. An important tourist destination for business and leisure, Madrid is a dynamic global destination. Barcelona, the second-largest city in Spain and the self-proclaimed capital of the Catalunya region, is located on the Mediterranean Sea. The city is considered one of Europe’s best places for business and for beaches. Official languages are Spanish and Catalan. Barcelona is a fascinating mix of history and modernity, tradition and innovation, founded by Phoenicians and Carthaginians in the 3rd century.

Program Criteria

  • Junior, senior and graduate students will be given preference
  • Undergraduate students with a 2.75+ overall GPA will be given preference over those with below a 2.75 overall GPA.
  • Graduate Students with a 3.5+ overall GPA will be given preference over those with below a 3.5 overall GPA.
  • Students who have not completed another study abroad program will be given preference over those that have already completed a study abroad program.
  • 40% of the spots will be reserved for students enrolled at the Round Rock Campus.  
  • Students may be asked to submit a letter indicating why they wish to study abroad. Participants must complete the required online application and be officially admitted to the program.

Program Dates:

  • On campus classes:                              June 6, 7, 8, 10, 2017
  • Departure from the USA:                      June 17, 2017
  • First day of classes (abroad):                June 18, 2017
  • Last day of classes (abroad):                June 30, 2017
  • Departure from program:                     July 1, 2017
  • On campus classes:                             July 28, 2017

Course Options

ENG 3341 Studies in World Literature
ENG 3343 The Interdisciplinary Approach to Literature 
ENG 5332 Studies in American Prose
ENG 5395 Problems in Language and Literature
MC 4303 International Advertising
MC 4310 International Communication
MC 5310 International Communication Issues
MC 5322 International Advertising and Public Relations Issues

COST: $5,070 (Undergraduate) | $5,370 (Graduate)
Cost includes:

  • $200 non-refundable application fee
  • $300 non-refundable program deposit
  • Tuition and fees for 6 hours of university credit
  • Hotel room for duration abroad
  • Scheduled visits and excursions
  • Transportation to scheduled visits and excursions
  • International insurance (health and travel assistance)

*Program pending approval and subject to change