DVC, LMC and CCC Students have a once in a lifetime opportunity to live and study in beautiful Barcelona Spain for the Fall 2023 term. Known for its gorgeous beaches, spectacular architecture and vibrant night life, Barcelona’s splendor will make this term one you’ll never forget.
Located on the western shores of the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and second largest city in Spain, with an urban area population of 4.5 million people. Its more than 2,000 years of history as a center of trade and culture have left their mark on the city’s architectural, artistic, and cultural heritage. Said to be the most cosmopolitan city in Spain, it’s not surprising that Barcelona has become one of Europe’s most popular venues for Study Abroad students, with its many café terraces, its 50 museums to choose from (including some that house Picasso and Miró), its narrow medieval streets in the Gothic Quarter, its plazas, theaters and concerts, its beaches, and, perhaps most colorful of all, its whimsical architectural creations of Antoni Gaudí, including his iconic Sagrada Familia. Want to relax after your day of classes and homework? How about sitting at a table with some paella and people-watching along the Ramblas, or finding a spot on a mosaic sea serpent bench created by Gaudí at Parc Güell?
CCCCD Student Orientation Meeting: TBA May 2023
Mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation Meeting: Sat, Aug. 19 at Skyline College, San Mateo
Saturday, September 16, 2023: Depart U.S.
Sunday, September 17, 2023: Arrive Barcelona
Monday, September 17, 2023: Orientation and workshops
Wednesday, September 19, 2023: Classes begin
Saturday, 2023: Mid-Semester Break
Thursday, 2023: Last Day of Class
Friday, December 15, 2023: Depart Florence
Priority Application Deadline: Friday, April 28, 2023
General Application Deadline: Friday, June 16, 2023
Late Applications on Space Available Basis: May be accepted up to July 21, 2023 on a case-by-case basis only.
The AIFS program costs for Barcelona Fall 2023 will have a base price of $7,945.These costs will include all lodging, medical insurance, and AIFS services. They will not include airfare (there will be a group flight option for an extra fee), class tuition, books, and day-to-day expenses such as food. Check back here later for a rundown of what specifically is and isn't included in the costs of the program.
CLICK HERE! JOIN ZOOM MEETING
W.03/01, 1-2pm, M.03/06, 1-2 pm, Tu. 03/07, 5-6 pm, Tu. 03/14, 1-2 pm.
REQUEST FOR AN INDIVIDUAL ZOOM: EMAIL AT HTAKANASHI@4CD.EDU
ROOM BWL 104 (previously BFL) AT DVC PLEASANT HILL CAMPUS
Th. 03/02, 10-11 am, W.03/15, 12:30 - 2 pm
Once you have applied online through AIFS and have placed your $450 deposit, you will be contacted by CCCCD’s Study Abroad Office, Harue Takanashi firstname.lastname@example.org .
You’ll be asked to turn in your forms via email and will receive more details and information about the program also through email. Agreement Between the Foreign Study Student and the Northern California Study Abroad Consortium (PDF) Field Trip/Activity Liability Waiver (PDF)
Contact Sonya Castro at the DVC Financial Aid Office email@example.com
Complete the FAFSA form before making an appointment with Sonya.
Financial Aid process information (PDF)
AIFS Financial Aid form (PDF)
Refund requests must be done in writing to AIFS. They accept emails and that is generally the easiest way firstname.lastname@example.org , and CC to email@example.com.
June 23, 2023: Last day to request refund of $450 deposit less $150 processing & non-refundable
deposit fees. After that date, AIFS will not refund any of the $450 deposit. Students
may also be subject to any nonrefundable canceled reservation fees by AIFS after this
date. Details on AIFS Agreement & Release form on your AIFS application.
July 21, 2023: Total program fee is due. NO REFUND OF PAYMENTS after this date
Must be 18 years of age or older
GPA of 2.25 or higher
Completed at least 12 college/universities units
Students who do NOT meet the application criteria (of at least 12 units and at least a 2.25 GPA) may use their current semester progress report to assist with meeting the criteria. Students will be approved to the Study Abroad Program after the progress report was review by the Dean of Study Abroad Program. Contact email to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 28, 2023. Provisional students who finish the semester without meeting any of the minimum requirements will be dropped from the program.
Chart of Class Schedules (PDF)
Course Descriptions and Bios (PDF)
Course Preference Sheet (Barcelona FA23 course preference )
Transferability of Proposed Courses (PDF)
* All students will take at least 4 classes and must carry a minimum of 12 units for the duration of the program. Everyone is required to take the INTD 100 Spanish Life & Culture class and at least one other class offered through DVC, and then any two others from DVC or other colleges.
SPRING 2023 SEMESTER: WEDNESDAY 3-4 PM
AT DVC COUNSELING OFFICE RM 231 (CHECK IN AT COUNSELING FRONT DESK): 02/08, 02/15, 03/22,
AT STUDY ABROAD OFFICE FO 219: 02/22, 03/08, 03/15, 04/05,04/12,04/19,04/26, 05/03, 05/10, 05/17
NO DROP-IN AVAILABLE: 03/01, 03/29 (SPRING BREAK)
For Zoom meeting, please email email@example.com
or you can meet any DVC, CCC or LMC counselors at their available time.
POLSC 220 – Comparative Politics
POLSC 250 – International Relations
SOCSC 123 – American Pop Culture
INTD 100* - Spanish Life and Culture
COMM 7 – Intercultural Communication
HUMAN 5 – World Humanities: Arts, Ideas, Values
HUMAN 7 – Introduction to the Humanities
ENGLT 340 – World Literature I (Ancient World to Early 17th Century)
ENGLT 341 – World Literature II (18th Century to Present)
ENGWR 301 – College Composition and Literature
ATTN: ENGLT 340, ENGLT 341, & ENGWR 301 all have a prerequisite of College Composition (ENGL 1A or equivalent)
PHIL 100 – Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 244 – Introduction to Ethics: Contemporary Social and Moral Issues
GBST 101 – Introduction to Global Studies
For more information, review the Barcelona Fall 2023 brochure.
Visit the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)
DVC, LMC and CCC Students have a once in a lifetime opportunity to live and study in beautiful Barcelona Spain for the Fall 2019 term. Known for its gorgeous beaches, spectacular architecture and vibrant night life, Barcelona’s splendor will make this term one you’ll never forget.
Enroll online and find other resources at the Northern California Study Abroad Consortium website.
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Program Dates: September 7- December 6, 2019
Program Cost: $7745
Financial aid and scholarships available
Airline and community college fees/tuition not included.
For more information, please see our program flier, program brochure, and program cost details.
Stay on your transfer track with 12 IGETC courses to choose from in Barcelona. Courses have been specially designed to take advantage of Barcelona’s fabulous resources and are taught in English.
List of the Barcelona Courses and their transferability details.
In addition to your classes, every week has multiple extra-curricular activities to choose from for highly reduced rates. Past activities have included
To participate in the Barcelona Study Abroad Program by Fall 2019 there are three requirements:
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|Application deadline:||May 17, 2019|
Anthony Gonzales holds a BA in English and Spanish (double major) from the University of New Mexico and an MFA in Writing from the University of San Francisco. He has been teaching at Diablo Valley College since 2014. Between teaching at the high school level and teaching for outreach programs, tutoring, afterschool programs, and test prep, he has worked with students from kindergarten through four-year colleges and has over 10 years of experience teaching and 15 years of working with students.
Anthony has traveled to 20 countries—mostly as a student discovering new cultures and societies while earning college credit. He has seen first-hand the impact that travel can have on a student and individual, and is dedicated to bringing that experience to as many students as possible. He has been to Spain multiple times and brings knowledge of the language, culture, history, and customs of Spanish society.
DVC, LMC and CCC Study Abroad Office
Barcelona 2019 faculty leader
Professor Anthony Gonzales
Northern California Study Abroad Consortium (NCSAC)
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