Dates & Sessions - Summit Spain June 2014
Depending upon which session you choose, our Summit program in Spain begins either June 4th in Seville or on June 16th in Barcelona. A1 students should arrive early in the morning on the 4th, and be ready for a welcoming opening ceremony at 2pm. Students in the A2 session should arrive on the 15th at any time. Students from all sessions should plan on flying home from Barcelona anytime on July 1st. After the program in Spain, students may elect to continue studying abroad and join our Summit Brazil program
Sessions Summer July 2014 Intersession:
Seville: June 4th - 10th
Madrid: June 10th - 14th
Barcelona: June 14th - July 1st
June 15th - July 1st
During this program, students will travel across Spain with professors and fellow students, visiting Seville, Madrid and Barcelona, giving students an excellent overview of Spain and it's regions.
June 4th - 10th
One of the most beautiful cities in Spain, Seville is a very romantic, culturally rich and vibrant city in the heart of Southern Spain. As the capital of Andalusia, Seville has an interesting history with Moorish influence combined with Spanish traditionalism, which makes it very appealing for tourists and locals alike. Seville is close to some of Spain's most beautiful beaches and is the "heart" of what is stereotypically Spanish: bullfighting and flamenco. Seville is famous around Spain for some of the best night-life. The Lonely Planet describes Seville as having: "more narrow, winding, medieval lanes and romantic, hidden plazas soaked in the scent of orange blossom than half of Andalucía’s other cities put together". Read more from Lonely Planet here.
June 10th - 14th
Madrid is truly the capital of Spain in the imperial sense- it is difficult to walk the streets of Madrid and not get a sense for its sense of tradition and pride. Where as Seville is romantic and Barcelona artistic, Madrid is elegant and speaks Spain's rich history through all of its barrios- from the bohemian bars of La Latina to the trendy and posh venues in Serrano- it is truly an Old World capital. "No city on earth is more alive than Madrid, a beguiling place whose sheer energy carries a simple message: this city really knows how to live." Read more from Lonely Planet here.
June 14th - July 1st
Barcelona is a city of walking contradictions- it is progressively bohemian, Catalan and Spanish, a metropolis and a beachtown. Barca is Spain's hardest working and hardest partying city, as it is the financial capital for the country, as well as home to most of what is artistic and avant-garde- many of Spain's most important and renown restaurants, nightclubs, fashion houses and banks call Barcelona home. The city is extremely inspiring for both its architecture and actual city structure- and some argue, is the most international city in Spain. The Lonely Planet describes Barcelona as "Spain's most cosmopolitan city and one of the Mediterranean's busiest ports. Restaurants, bars and clubs are always packed, as is the seaside in summer. The city's avant-garde chefs whip up a storm that has even the French reaching for superlatives." Read more from Lonely Planet here.