Spain enjoys a complex cultural heritage, with diverse regional identities. In Catalonia, Catalan is more widely spoken than traditional Spanish, though Barcelona is officially bilingual. Salamanca has some of the most spectacular Renaissance architecture in Europe, while Granada, in Andalucia, is celebrated for its Moorish and medieval architecture.
Beyond the veneer of tourism, however, Spain is a country with a long and complicated history of Roman, Catholic, Jewish, and Arab influences. This mix has produced stunning and varied architecture, a strong tradition of academic scholarship, some of the 20th century’s most influential artists, and a complex sense of modern national identity.
Students are expected to take at least one 3-credit language course, if English is not the first language of the country they are visiting. Some of the Spain programs require two to four university-level semesters of Spanish before departure.
Marymount University students can participate in the following programs in Spain:
Study Programs in English or a mix of English/Spanish
Saint Louis University – Arts and Sciences, Business
Suffolk University – Arts and Science, Business
ISA – Liberal Arts
CIEE – Business and Culture