"Las obras deben ser concebidas con fuego en el alma, pero ejecutadas con frialdad clínica."

Joan Miró

"Society is seduced by beauty but food must have a soul, too."

Carme Ruscalleda

seven-Michelin-starred chef and author
"El que quiere interesar a los demas tiene que provocarlos."

Salvador Dalí

"A soprano's voice is a little like a mother's cry, which is why it attracts all human beings."

Montserrat Caballé

"Nothing inspires more reverence and awe in me than an old man who knows how to change his mind."

Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Neuroscientist, Nobel Laureate
"Creo que pintaría de la misma forma en cualquier lugar del mundo, puesto que proviene de una manera particular de sentir."

Remedios Varo

surrealist artist (1908-1963)
"Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator."

Antoni Gaudí


Nathan Rubert, "Sagrada Familia", taken from Flickr, May 15, 2014Long considered Spain’s most progressive city, Barcelona is proud of its well-established reputation as a center of political, social and cultural activism. This activism is not only apparent in its approach to intellectual life, but also in the visual arts and architecture. Gaudí, Miró and Tàpies are among the many internationally renowned figures who have called this city home. As a crossroads of Roman, Visigoth and Islamic civilizations, Barcelona is justifiably proud of its past. At the same time, its progressive spirit has made it one of the most modern and cosmopolitan cities in the world. Students who wish to learn about the contemporary political, social, cultural, linguistic, and economic challenges facing Spain and Europe will find Barcelona to be an ideal venue for study.

The objective of the CASA-Barcelona program is for students to achieve maximum immersion in society and in the local reality - to offer a full-immersion learning experience in one of the leading cities of the world. It is designed for students in all disciplines with advanced Spanish and/or Catalan skills. Students are immersed in the local university environment and take most of their courses at one or more of the program's partner universities: the Universitat de Barcelona (UB), the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). In addition to regular courses at local universities, students partake in a specialized Pro-seminar course focused on specific aspects of local history, society and culture, as well as a series of cultural and social activities that aim to accelerate the process of adaptation, understanding, and immersion.