Spend a summer like no other exploring two impressive cities: Rome and Barcelona. The Mediterranean Culture program is a true travel-study opportunity. Trade the classroom for famous museums, iconic sites, and treasured neighborhoods as you get an up-close look at two cities in Italy and Spain. You can elevate your Spanish and Italian skills, or you can take a wide range of courses to advance your degree. You’ll spend eight glorious weeks immersed in the food, language, art, culture, sports, and nature of these two great European destinations. In Rome, tour ancient ruins in the midst of a fashion-forward, modern metropolis. In spunky Barcelona, dine on tapas, stroll down the tree-lined La Rambla, and zip to sunny beaches. You’ll love every second.
Here are some things to look forward to:
- Classes in the famous Trastevere district in Rome and the Eixample district in Barcelona
- Optional excursions to places such as Capri, Venice, Naples, Tarragona, or Girona
- Twelve credits in eight short weeks while seeing the best of Mediterranean Europe
- Most classes taught in English, but options for classes in Italian and Spanish as well
- Distinguished professors from all over the world
- The chance to sample fresh, cold gelato and colorful tapas in the same summer!
Considered the "Eternal City," Rome blends an exceptionally rich history with a vibrant contemporary culture. Revered equally by history buffs, culture vultures, and foodies, Rome has something (or more accurately, tons!) for everybody. There's no shortage of art galleries, museums, ruins, and gastronomic exploits (e.g. gelato) to make the most of your time. And don't forget to make time for general idling, people-watching, and exploring Rome's diverse neighborhoods.
Barcelona also enjoys a bit of Roman heritage, most evident in its languages (both "Castilian" Spanish and Catalan) and architecture. A large and vibrant metropolis with a rich and alluring culture, Barcelona is anything but a sleepy seaside city. Tourists and locals alike adore the social and artistic buzz that permeates Barcelona - in its plentiful plazas, boardwalks, distinct neighborhoods, funky architecture, and pristine beaches. The second-largest city in Spain, Barcelona is unique in that it blends the bustling nature of a large city with an emphasis on the "life" side of "work-life" balance (the beaches probably don't hurt in that regard...)
SRU Program Requirements
- Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to study abroad, however, some SRU international partner institutions may require a higher GPA
- There is no class level requirement for study abroad at SRU
- Disciplinary files will be requested from the Office of Student Conduct, for each applicant, and will be taken into consideration during the review process.
- Please make sure to check with the Financial Aid (if applicable) for academic and other requirements that pertain to potentially receiving aid during your study abroad experience.
To apply for this program use the green 'Apply Now' button at the top or bottom of the page. You will be prompted to log in after which you will be directed to the SRU study abroad application forms and other requirements. Once you have completed all required items, and your application has been reviewed and approved, you will be instructed to begin an application directly in the CISabroad application portal
. Please do not begin an application with CISabroad until you have been first approved by SRU.