The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Department of Spanish & Portuguese invite you to participate in the LAS-SPANPORT Year in Barcelona program. You will spend a year in Barcelona, Spain’s second most prominent city, situated on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and a few hours from the Pyrenees Mountains. This intensive language program, founded in 1971, is directed in Barcelona by either a professor from the University of Illinois or from the University of California.
Participants study from mid-August to mid-June at the Universidad Central, an elegant downtown campus of the University of Barcelona at the center of the city’s cultural and civic life. The instruction schedule allows for considerable personal time to get involved in local culture or to travel; vacations include two to three weeks in December, one in February, and two at Easter. Barcelona is conveniently situated to travel to all parts of Spain, Northern Africa, and other European countries.
As the LAS-SPANPORT Year in Barcelona program is co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, it has the benefit of providing the following: