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Orientation and Excursions in Spain

Arrival and orientation

  • Airport pick-up for group flight travelers (when a group flight is offered)
  • Four-day on-site orientation: includes transportation, accommodation, activities and most meals
  • Introduction to Catalonian culture
  • Discussion of academic differences and expectations
  • IFSA-Butler staff lead sessions on academics, living in Spain, integrating into the host university and more
  • Introduction to Catalan language
  • Welcome meal

The following list of excursions, events and activities may be offered during your semester abroad in Barcelona. Please note that not all activities or these exact excursions are offered every semester.

  • Girona with guided tour of medieval centre and famous Jewish Quarter
  • Dali's house in Portlligat
  • Prehistoric cave paintings
  • Poblet Monastery
  • Weekend trip to Roman Tarragona
  • Volcanic National Park
  • Dali Museum
  • Collserola and La Fageda Forests
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