History & Politics of the Mediterranean January Term - Barcelona, Rome, Florence

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January Term: Barcelona + Rome + Florence
January Term: Barcelona + Rome + Florence


Explore three of the most fascinating the Mediterranean cities while studying to get earn 3 credits! Discover the cultural pillars that sustain Italy and Spain as a tied-in, yet so richly diverse countries, not only throught books, but with your own eyes as well!

With a blend top-notch academics and experiential learning that include courses (in English), conferences, local tours and a variety of cultural activities, students can immerse themselves in a whole new world and practice their Spanish and Italian outside of the classroom to truly get the best out of this experience!

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based on 2 reviews
  • Academics 9.5
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 10
  • Housing 10
  • Safety 10
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Yes, I recommend this program

Best Experience - Motivation

Six months before the program started, I was absolutely terrified that I was heading to a country where I knew no one and the native language was completely different. One and a half year after the program, I have traveled to 12 countries and have taken a job far away from home. This is all because of the Barcelona SAE program.

The staff were not only helpful during the program but quite literally help me till this day. I have had many career chats and received a ton of advice from these staff members and I don't believe I can ever repay them for this.

My favorite memory were three very specific instances. One, as an FC Barcelona fan, attending El Clasico at Camp Nou was one of the most surreal experiences of my life and I still have goosebumps thinking about it. Two, being able to learn and physically see all of the historical beauty of the city of Barcelona and the region of Catalunya. Three, the Moroccan experience from within the program helped open my eyes on the very different walks of life. This trip is the reason that I have planned out further trips in Islamic countries to learn more about the religion and culture.

I would 100% recommend this program to anyone that wants to experience some of the best of food, culture, sports and life.

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Semester of a lifetime!

Barcelona SAE made my first study abroad experience memorable. The staff always had contact with us everyday and they were just awesome overall. The teachers of the school were very accommodating and friendly. They always had opportunities for the group to be together on our day trips-- whether it be going to another area in Spain or learning how to make traditional Spanish dishes or dancing lessons. All of the staff had knowledge about everything that we needed to know when in Spain. I loved this program very much. This experience taught me so much about life.