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Program Description:
Faculty Leader: Tara Foster (tara.foster1@pcc.edu)

Dates: July 15 – July 31, 2018

Locations: Barcelona and Madrid, Spain

Course: ENG196 Film Studies: Directors

Credits: 4

Program Type: capstone

Application Deadline: February 15, 2018

Estimated Program Fee: $3,800 + tuition

Please Note: program details and fee may change slightly in the coming months.

Program Description

This program is designed to use the immersion into Spanish culture to expand upon the film studies course, focusing specifically on the director, Pedro Almodovar.  Students will get to experience the films in their original settings and visit iconic sites that help them to understand the Movida culture, situating films in their cultural context. The program will discuss films as communications and expressions of Pedro Almodovar as a groundbreaking auteur.

The program will visit: places that Almodovar shot on location, where he visited and got inspiration from, where he was born and grew up. SO much of the understanding of his films is based on cultural awareness and understanding the varied subcultural (LGBTQ+, Catholic Nationalist, Food, Language Identity, and Geographical) nuances in his films.

The program will spend 7 nights in Barcelona then will go to Madrid via high speed rail. Students will spend 9 nights in Madrid and take an overnight excursion to Ciudad Real.

Program Highlights
  • Overnight excursion to Ciudad Real
  • Full day excursion to Segovia
  • Visits to cultural sites like the Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo, and Casa Mila in Barcelona
  • Visits to cultural sites like Conde Duque Cultural Center, the Reina Sofia in Madrid
  • Take a high speed train between Barcelona and Madrid
  • Neighborhood and thematic guided walking tours
  • Guest lectures on the Spanish film industry and tickets to movies

Included in Program
  • Housing for entirety of program
  • Some meals
  • Airport pickup/drop-off
  • In-country transportation related to program, including high speed rail transfer from Barcelona to Madrid
  • Travel pass for public transportation in Barcelona and Madrid
  • 15 Co-curricular/cultural activities
  • Museum/park entry fees
  • On-site orientation & online pre-departure orientation
  • International insurance
  • On-site support services
  • 24/7 emergency support throughout program

Not Included in Program
  • Round trip airfare
  • Non-programmed Meals
  • Personal spending money
  • Passport


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/21/2018 ** Rolling Admission 07/15/2018 07/31/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.