Spring Break in Tarragona

March 16th - 24th, 2019

Apply Now:

Illinois Students › Non-Illinois Students › Teachers ›

Collaborating with Centre de Formació Permanent at Universitat Politècnica de València (URV), this study abroad trip aims to provide students an overview of education in Spanish region and a comparative experience between the European and American education systems.

On this trip, students will visit URV, attend seminars at the College of Education, visit local schools, tour local cultural sites such as Reus Art Nouveau tour, and spend the last day in Barcelona. 

3 Credit Hours (Undergraduate)
4 Credit Hours (Graduate)

Program Cost

Total Program Cost: $3,100
*subject to adjustment based on currency fluctuations and flight price changes.

Includes: Airfare, accommodation, meals, dinner reception in Barcelona, all ground travel, and sightseeing tours.  

If accepted, deposit schedule is as follows:

• $100 due December 15, 2018 
• Remaining balance due January 26th, 2019

Program Details
*subject to change
Sat, 3/16Depart from Chicago O'Hare
Sun, 3/17Arrive in Barcelona, take train to Tarragona
Mon, 3/18 - Thurs, 3/21School observations, lecture at Universitat Rovira i Virgili, visit and observation of local K-12 school
Fri, 3/22Train to Barcelona, free day 
Sat, 3/23Free day in Barcelona 
Sun, 3/24Fly back to Chicago 


This program is associated with a full-credit 6 week online course. There will be four weeks of class prior to the trip, and two weeks post-trip. Please be aware of this when committing to the program and realize that there will be various readings and assignments due throughout the course, as well as a final project at the end.

Scholarship Information

The College of Education will provide qualified students with a $500 scholarship for studying abroad. Please plan to budget an additional $600-$1000 for: Ground transportation, Thank you gifts for your home stay family and teachers, Tourist activities, Other incidentals, International student insurance ($75 billed to your student account).

Financial Aid

Because this program is sponsored by the University of Illinois, financial aid can be applied to the cost of the program. The amount of financial aid that is applicable to your program will depend on your financial aid package. Because there are many variables that determine your financial aid package, it is best that you consult with a financial aid advisor in the Office of Student Financial Aid to discuss your individual financial aid package. 

Upon admission to a program, you will be provided with a financial aid budget form to submit to the Office of Student Financial Aid.

*If you are a non-Illinois student, please contact the Illinois Program Coordinator or the Office of International Programs for assistance in applying for financial aid through your own institution.

Questions? Contact Dr. Allison Witt.