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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

Discover Barcelona: Neuroscience and the Arts

Spend time living in the vibrant city of Barcelona while you study Neuroscience and Dance. NEU 301 can be applied to the Neuroscience minor.

Dates: Summer Session II, 2024
July 2nd - August 2nd, 2024
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Overview Study the Neuroscience of Dance in Barcelona! The program will include lab visits, dance performances, dance classes and lectures.

Dates: Summer Session II, 2024. Exact dates TBD.
Location One of the world's most dynamic and vibrant cities, Barcelona offers endless possibilities for cultural, historical and social exploration.  From the Roman-era walls of the Gothic Quarter to the Modernista architectural wonders that line the elegant Passeig de Gracia, the city is one of the contrasts which blend effortlessly into a single, beautiful Mediterranean tapestry.  With a major port, high speed train station and international airport, Barcelona is the gateway to southern Europe and a hub from which business, economic and entrepreneurial activity thrives.
Program NEU 301: Neuroscience and Dance (3hrs)

This course will explore the foundations of Neuroscience in relations to the arts, mainly focusing on dance. This course can be counted towards the Neuroscience minor.
Faculty Christina Soriano 
Associate Professor of Dance
Phone: (336) 758-4460

Christina Hugenschmidt
Associate Professor of Neuroscience 
Accommodation Students will live in shared apartments.

NOTE: All students participating in the WFU Barcelona: Neuroscience and the Arts summer program are required to live in program-provided housing. Housing accommodations you may have on campus do not automatically transfer to abroad and certain housing accommodations (single rooms and private bathrooms, for example) may not be available.
  • Lab visits 
  • Dance performances and classes 
Selection The faculty director is responsible for selecting each group based on the following criteria:
  •  Academic suitability
  •  Social and emotional maturity
  •  Seriousness of the student in pursuing the academic and cultural aims of the program
  •  Applicability of the program to the student's interests and studies
Majors in all disciplines are eligible and encouraged to apply.
Costs The total cost of summer study abroad can be broken down into four categories:
  • Program Fee - Usually covers room, in-country travel, excursions, some meals and other costs associated with the program.
  • Tuition – Students on WFU summer programs pay WFU summer school tuition per credit hour. The 2023 summer rate was $950/per credit hour, expect a small increase for 2024. 
  • Airfare (estimated) – Varies per location. Students are responsible for their own airfare unless otherwise noted.
  • Personal Expenses (estimated) – These will vary depending on the students' spending habits, cost of living in the destination country, and the number of meals included in the program fee. This may also include visa fees, vaccinations, academic supplies/books and other miscellaneous daily expenses.
Program Fee - $3,762
Tuition (3 hrs) - $2,850
Airfare (estimated) - $1,600
Personal Expenses (estimated) - $1,605
Estimated total cost - $9,817
Scholarships Scholarships are available through the Center for Global Programs and Studies
Visa & Passport Passport Information
Students need to check their passport's expiration date and ensure that it will be valid for at least 6 months after the program's end date.

Students going on a summer program need to make sure their passport is valid through at least mid-February of the following year.

US passport holders who need to renew their passport should visit the U.S. Department of State's passport website for information on this process.

Non-US passport holders who need to renew their passport should refer to their home country's passport office.

Visa Information
If you are a US citizen, you most likely will not require a visa for your summer abroad program. If you do, details will be shared with you by GPS. Non-US passport holders should check with their host country's embassy or consulate to find out if a visa is required for their program or not.
Contact Christina Soriano 
Associate Professor of Dance
Phone: (336) 758-4460

Tyler Favale
Study Abroad Advisor
Center for Global Programs and Studies
(336) 758 4072

This program is currently not accepting applications.