iwu spain


Offered during the spring semester of each year, the IWU Spain Program allows 16-24 IWU students to study with an IWU professor and local faculty while living with host families in Barcelona.  Students take one course with the program director, an IWU faculty member, and select their other three classes from those offered by Spanish faculty at the Barcelona SAE, our program partner.

Spanish proficiency is not required, and students will be able to utilize Barcelona resources in their coursework. Spain Program classes are a mix General Education courses, Spanish language and 300-level Hispanic Studies courses, and sophomore-level nursing courses.  General Education classes may also satisfy requirements toward a major or minor with the permission of the appropriate department chair. Courses are designed to take advantage of Barcelona's cultural resources, and the program features educational excursions outside Barcelona, which vary each year but may include Madrid, Granada, or Zaragoza.

Possible General Education course offerings include the following:

  • Architecture and Urban Design in Barcelona (Fine Art)
  • Management and Ethics in a Cross-Cultural Environment (Analysis of Values)
  • Sports and Society in Spain (Contemporary Social Institutions)
  • International Marketing (Contemporary Social Institutions)
  • Great 20th Century Artists: Picasso, Dalí and Miró (Intellectual Traditions)
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology (Life Science Issues)

Spanish Major/Minor course offerings include:

  • Intensive Language Study
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Spanish Culture and Civilization
  • Studies in Cultural History

Courses for sophomore Nursing students are:

  • Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II
  • Nursing Foundations: Health Promotion and Risk Reduction