Spain: Barcelona & Madrid



from the link on our home page

In 2015, the Program in Spain will visit both

Barcelona and Madrid!

Dates: May 30 - June 14, 2015 

Comprehensive fee of $3900 includes:

  • 3 hours of Bradley academic credit
  • Roundtrip airfare from Chicago O'Hare
  • Room with private bath, including breakfast each day
  • Travel from Barcelona to Madrid
  • All textbooks
  • Local transportation passes
  • City tours, day excursion/s, museum and site visits, cultural activities, and more
  • International Student Identity Card


Class Offerings  (3 credit hours each):


  • FLS 316 Topics:  Contemporary Spain     

    Dr. Adolfo Cisneros, Department of Foreign Languages

    This course fulfills the FLS Civilization and Culture requirement for majors and minors, or fulfills an FLS elective for majors.

  • ENG 300 Exposition: Writing About Travel (Gen Ed C2)  

    This intensive writing course will dovetail perfectly with your travels. In addition to class writing workshops, you will take notes on your experiences and turn those into daily journal entries that you will keep in a portfolio, accompanied perhaps by photos, memorabilia, and other fascinating travel miscellanea. Along with an extensive journal assignment, you will write two formal essays. All of your writing will focus on describing, narrating, and analyzing the ways in which daily interaction with a new culture can affect and change you, the traveler. Alumni of the Travel Writing class taught abroad comment that it helped them process and remember even the smallest details of their overseas experience.



  • PHL 350 Art in Human Experience (Gen Ed FA)

                Dr. Mike Greene, Department of Philosophy

Barcelona and Madrid are among the world’s great art capitals, and the cities' collective museums contain perhaps the best collection of figural art on earth.  This class will strive to take full advantage of the many opportunities that Barcelona and Madrid offer. A typical class session will begin with a lecture on a text or topic relevant to the study of art and beauty, and then, after a short break, the class will visit a museum or other place of aesthetic interest. In Barcelona, we will visit the Picasso Museum and see some of the remarkable buildings designed by Antoni Gaudi, among other sites. In Madrid we will make several visits to the Prado, which is simply one of the best museums in the world and the best place to see the masterworks of Bosch, Velazquez, and Goya. Some of the many other places we will visit might include the Reina Sofia, an important modern art museum with extensive holdings of Picasso’s work, including his most famous painting, Guernica; Thyssen - Bornemisza, an elegant museum, with an astonishing collection of European art from the 14th to the 20th century; or the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, an intimate collection that includes masterworks by Goya, Zurbaran, Murillo, and Velazquez.  We will also take a day trip to a truly wonderful place to encounter the work of El Greco, the ancient city of Toledo. You will see some of the world's most spectacular art between the two cities.    


Pre-registration is required.  Follow the link on our Study Abroad home page and pre-register by noon Monday, October 20, 2014.  Then you must complete the registration process in person at 8:30am Tuesday October 21 in the Student Center Ballroom.  Students will enroll in order of cumulative credit hours until classes reach enrollment limits.  Please note that a minimum 2.5 GPA is required to register for all study abroad programs.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your registration.

 Deposits must be made by check or cash only.  We are no longer able to accept  credit cards. 

After October 21, enrollment will be in the Study Abroad office, 325 GCC.  

Program Payment:  after the $500 deposit, the remaining balance of the program fee will be due in two installments:  half of the remaining balance is due by February 2, 2015, and the final balance is due no later than March 2, 2015. Notice of cancellation must be made in writing. Those who cancel after February 2015 payment date will be subject to a $750 cancellation fee. Those who cancel after May 1, 2015 will be subject to a 100% cancellation fee.