Language, Life, and Identity in Barcelona
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, one of 17 autonomous communities in Spain, and one that is now undergoing a debate over its possible independence as a sovereign nation. At the center of Catalonian nationalism is the Catalan language, which has enjoyed co-official status with Spanish in Catalonia since 1979, and it is the main language of schooling.
Thus virtually all Barcelonans can use both languages, although even in the same family it is possible to find quite different beliefs, attachments, and linguistic practices. Some Catalonians strongly prefer Catalan; others stick almost exclusively to Spanish; and still others express loyalty to both languages equally. In recent years, immigrants from around the world have brought their home languages, including Latin American Spanish, Chinese, and Tamazight (the language of the Berbers), to name only a few.
In this course, you will learn about language, life, and identity generally by exploring the various beliefs, attitudes, and practices in this amazing city. In addition to visiting urban sites, there will be a long weekend trip to the Pyrenees Mountains, including a stop in the Vall a'Aran.
Location: Barcelona, Spain
NY departure and return dates: June 27 - July 25
Arrive in Barcelona morning of June 28th
Course: 3 credits, LING
Faculty: Dr. Michael Newman, Queens College, Acting Director of Linguistics and Communication Disorders
Cost (includes all expenses below except airfare): $3500
CUNY tuition (for in-state, matriculated undergraduates): $690
Travel insurance: $37
Consolidated fee (includes housing, excursions, classrooms, student fees, welcome and farewell
Total cost with airfare: $4500
Airfare: $1000 (estimate)
Minimum budget for meals and personal expenses of $20 to $25 per day (approximately $600)
Application Deadline: April 8, 2013
Programs are open to all undergraduate students from all CUNY campuses (unless restricted by level of study, language fluency, or other program criteria). Travel on Fridays and some Saturdays for some programs.
Education Abroad Office
Kiely Hall, Room 183
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, New York 11367-1597
Email: Education Abroad