In a live, online chat to be held Friday, March 8, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. EST, any teen across the country can log on to http://www.ce.columbia.edu/hs/ and ask more about "The Barcelona Experience," a new month-long program in Barcelona, Spain, offered through Continuing Education at Columbia's summer high school program.
This summer, a select group of 11th and 12th graders will spend the month of July studying at the University of Barcelona examining the history, art and urban development of Barcelona enriching their understanding of how European communities develop local, regional, national and international identities.
Students in the program will live at a University of Barcelona residence hall and share a common three-course curriculum taught in English. A Spanish-language instruction option is available to those students interested in building their level of fluency. Two of the four weekends in Spain are devoted to program-related travel geared toward enriching course content.
Fielding questions for the online chat will be Paul McNeil, associate dean of continuing education; Roy Bautista, who will be head residential advisor in Barcelona, and Mark Blacher, an information specialist for the high school program.
"The Barcelona Experience" has been established in collaboration with the University of Barcelona, founded in 1450, the oldest university in Catalonia and the second largest in Spain, and is offered to those students entering 11th and 12th grade in fall 2002.
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