Journey to Barcelona and investigate the effects of migration in Western Europe and the United States before and after September 11, 2001.
How have international relations and dialogues within multicultural urban spaces changed since September 11, 2001? Start the conversation by exploring and interacting with a number of immigrant communities from around the world throughout Barcelona. Delve deeper into the discussion by attending lectures and engaging with immigrants and specialists in the field. With its strategic location and large number of immigrants from the Global South, Barcelona is the ideal location to find your answer.
"This has been one of my greatest experiences at Cal. The whole time I've been here I've constantly said how I feel both privileged and blessed to be in such a beautiful place that has made me not only question myself but the world around me. So glad I applied!"
Dates: May 21 – June 22, 2017
Units: 6 units
Language of Instruction: English
During the program, you will take one course for a total of 6 UC Berkeley units.
Course: Ethnic Studies N180
Title: Interculturality, International Migration and the Dialogue between Civilizations Before and After 9/11
Dates: May 21 – June 22, 2017
Instructor: Ramón Grosfoguel, Ph.D.
Units: 6 units
This course will analyze the effects of migration and globalization on intercultural relations and dialogues within multicultural urban spaces in Western Europe and the United States before and after September 11, 2001. You will visit immigrant communities from around the world in Barcelona and attend lectures and lively discussions with immigrants and specialists in the field.
This course satisfies the L&S International Studies breadth requirement. Please note that academic requirements may change. Consult with your college/major advisor to see which degree requirements this course may fulfill.
Summer Abroad staff will enroll you in courses after your acceptance to the program. Please make sure there are no active blocks on your student account that may impact your course enrollment.
Ramón Grosfoguel, Ph.D.
Dr. Ramón Grosfoguel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley and Senior Research Associate of the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme in Paris. He has taught courses on Caribbean Migration to Western Europe and the United States, Social Science Methods, Black Thought, Comparative Latino Migration, Theory and Methods, Chicano Paradigms, and Transnational Paradigms in Ethnic Studies. He has published extensively on comparative international migration and the political economy of the World-System. Dr. Grosfoguel holds an M.A. in Urban Studies and Ph.D. in Sociology from Temple University.
The fees to participate in this program are broken down into 1) tuition and 2) program fees
|2017 Fees||UC Students||Visiting Students|
|Fees are subject to change. All non-UC Berkeley students must pay an additional Document Management Fee of $55.|
In addition to the fees outlined above, Berkeley Study Abroad has estimated costs for out-of-pocket expenses. These amounts are used to calculate financial aid packages for eligible students. Actual expenses will vary depending on your lifestyle and spending habits.
|International Airfare and Transportation||$1,600|
|Personal Expenses (i.e. phone, passport, visa, etc.)||$648|
|Total Estimated Out-Of-Pocket Expenses||$3,220|
Financial aid is available for UC Berkeley students who are enrolled in at least 6 units during the summer. All other students should contact the financial aid office at their home institution for more information.
Tuition is based on a per unit cost:
The program fee includes the following items:
Please note that the list of items included in the program fee is not all-inclusive and is subject to change.
The following items are excluded from the program fee:
|Application opens||February 1, 2017|
|Application closes||March 10, 2017|
|Applicants notified of selection||March 22, 2017|
|Deadline to confirm participation or cancel for a refund of all program-related fees, minus $400 deposit||April 3, 2017|
|Attend pre-departure orientation*||Late April-May|
|Arrive in Barcelona||May 21, 2017|
|Last day of program||June 22, 2017|
* These events take place on the UC Berkeley campus. If you are not on campus during this time, we will schedule a meeting via phone or Skype.
All dates are subject to change.
Barcelona is the capital and the most populous city of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia, as well as the second largest city in Spain after Madrid. Founded as a Roman city, Barcelona became the capital of the Counts of Barcelona, and after merging with the Kingdom of Aragon, became one of the most important cities of the Crown of Aragon.
Today, Barcelona is recognized as a global city due to its importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts, international trade, education, and tourism. The city is an important cultural center and has a rich cultural heritage. Particularly renowned are architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner that have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
You will live in a student residence in Barcelona and will be provided with two meals per day.
|Please note that accommodations are subject to change.|
A comprehensive orientation will be provided both on the UC Berkeley campus as well as on-site. Orientation will cover various topics, including academics, local culture, health and safety, transportation, and more.