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|Experience Type:||Study Abroad||Area of Study:||Art, Art Education, Art History, Design, English, Literature, Writing|
|Course Language:||English||Minimum Language Requirement:||None|
|Housing Options:||Hostel/Hotel||Eligibility:||1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior, 5-Graduate|
|Minimum GPA:||2||Student Type:||Both undergraduate and graduate students|
|Advisor:||http://www.uky.edu/international/the_team||UK Travel Medical Insurance:||Provided by program partner|
The KIIS Summer Program in Barcelona takes full advantage of this cosmopolitan seaport on the Mediterranean. Barcelona has long been home to innovation in the arts, design, and industry. The city is marked by each successive transformation, revealing its Roman past, a distinct gothic quarter, sublime modernist expansions, and experimental contemporary architecture. The city celebrates several of its luminaries with dedicated museums, notablyAntoni Gaudi, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, and Antoni Tapies. Barcelona also boasts a beachfront, Olympic village (1992), hiking trails, and easy access to other Spanish cities, as well as other European centers.
Classes may include walking tours, museums, galleries, cafes, and parks. Individual classes are enhanced by group excursions through the city, visits to the City of Barcelona Museum with its archaeological center, National Museum of Catalan Art, a classical Spanish guitar concert in a gothic chapter house, and a visit to the monastery of Montserrat, pilgrimage site since the 11th century with its spectacular views of the mountains and valleys.
Program participants stay at the Torre Girona residence hall, next to theUniversitat Politecnica de Catalunya. Students are responsible for purchasing their own breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Please note: No Spanish is required for this program (all instruction is in English). Students with some language proficiency will be able to improve their speaking skills as well as their knowledge of Spanish culture through interaction with locals.
Dr. Andy Doolen of UK's English Department will be teaching two courses on this program:
- Imagining the Spanish Civil War: Hemingway, Hughes, and other American Writers - UK Equivalency ENG 338: Topics in Literature
- Travel Writing: Spain - UK Equivalency ENG 338: Topics in Literature
- PRIOR to participating on this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the course will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in application materials. Students DO NOT need to complete an AAF for courses listed with UK equivalencies above.
- Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the UK Education Abroad office. Once received, education abroad staff will facilitate the transfer of credits to UK.
- All students will be enrolled in ISP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) at UK during their term abroad.
Students must complete two applications to participate in this program - one to UK Education Abroad and one to KIIS. For the KIIS application, click the "Homepage" link at the top of this page.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Students are strongly encouraged to explore multiple funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on area of study, program type, length and country of destination. Smaller scholarships can often be "stacked" together to help fund education abroad.
- Usually, financial aid (scholarships, loans and grants) used for on-campus study can be applied to education abroad programs. Students who qualify for financial aid should consult with UK Financial Aid as soon as possible to identify possible financial aid opportunities.
- UK Education Abroad Scholarship - a campus wide selection committee awards scholarships to UK students in amounts of $750, $1,000 & $1,500. The deadline to apply is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs.
- KIIS offers additional scholarships for participation on this program. Please visit the UK EA website for KIIS Scholarships for more information.
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Program Cost and Budget" link at the top of this page for more information. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.
Passport & Visa Requirements
Participants must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of return to the U.S. The Wildcat Passport Acceptance Facility accepts U.S. passport applications. For more information about U.S. passport applications, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.
- U.S. Passport holders are not required to obtain a visa to participate on this program. Non-U.S. passport holders must investigate the visa regulations of the host country's embassy as well as the associated regulations for their current U.S. student visa.
All participants of this program will be enrolled in Travel Medical Insurance for the duration of the program. Participants wishing to travel before or after the official program dates are strongly encouraged to purchase additional coverage for the extended travel dates. Please see the UK Education Abroad Health & Safety website for more information.
All students will participate in UK pre-departure orientation activities. Students will often participate in orientation activities upon arrival in the host country as well. In addition to pre-departure orientations, students will have access to on-going orientation resources during and after their program to maximize the intercultural and intellectual learning potential at each phase of the education abroad experience. Students are strongly encouraged to independently research their host country. Participants should consider the history, current politics, social media outlets, tourism boards, etc.
In support of the University of Kentucky's compelling interest in the educational benefit of diversity within the UK Student body, UK Education Abroad encourages all students to apply for an education abroad program that best suits their academic and personal needs. For more information, please see our diversity abroad resources, here.
For More Information
For additional information about the program, please contact:
EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall - Walk ins are welcome Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm
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