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The travel study program is a course within the Integrated Learning Department of Otis, and will partner with a group called What is A?, a design collective engaged in arts education for children and youth in Barcelona, Spain. What is A? is committed to the values and methodologies of the Reggio approach to child education, a philosophy originating in the Reggio-Emilia Region of Italy which believes that each child has many languages to express themselves and that projects grow from the unique interests of the individual child. The association is composed of artists, teachers and educators from various disciplines and their work is funded by memberships fees and income related to each individual project. In 2010 What is A? worked with a group of children and artists in the production of Construccions D’Ombras, an installation exploring shade and shadows, which was made in collaboration with school-age youth and students of architecture.


When: May 11- May 25

Where: Barcelona, Spain

Approximate Cost - $3,100

Application Deadline: Priority Enrollment - NOV. 1 Open Enrollment Ends- Jan 14.

Faculty Contact: Todd Erlandson: PH: 310 291 6455

Course: 10385 ILMS 300R BarcelonaI IL MS 300 & IL Barcelona S14 (IL & Studio Credit)

Who can Enroll: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors from all art and design majors

Information Sessions: Nov 20, 11:15 - 12:15 Student Lounge


• Airfare
• Land transport
• Accommodations in Quads (Including 2 dinners and all breakfast)

• Excursions & Activities
• Experiential learning activities
• Site entrance fees
• Health Insurance

Not Included

• Course Tuition ($)
• Passport fee
• Personal Expenses

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