Mediterranean Studies

Course: "Pathways of Mediterranean Cultural Commerce: Barcelona and Sardinia" (BARC 230)

  • Explore course themes through immersive site visits and field experiences in multiple different locations.
  • 1.0 credit summer field study course.
  • Fulfill graduation requirements abroad and still have time for summer internships, research, jobs and other commitments.
  • Earn major credit in Hispanic Studies, Urban Studies, History amd more.


Students enroll in one course, “Pathways of Mediterranean Cultural Commerce: Barcelona and Sardinia” (BARC 230), worth 1.0 Trinity credit. This class will introduce students to the fascinating, if also frequently overlooked, pathways of "cultural commerce" within the Mediterranean world. 


May 23, 2018 (students arrive in Barcelona) – June 15, 2018 (students depart from Barcelona)

Tentative Program Itinerary

  • May 23:  Arrival in Barcelona
  • May 24: Class/Barcelona
  • May 25-26: Vall de Nuria/Pyrenees
  • May 27: Free day
  • May 28-31: Class in Barcelona
  • Jun 1-3: Free Weekend
  • Jun 4: Class in Barcelona
  • June 5-6: Valencia
  • June 7: Class in Barcelona
  • June 8–9: Free Weekend
  • June 10: Travel to Sardinia (Ferry)
  • June 11-14: Sardinia
  • June 15: Return to Barcelona/travel home
Disclaimer: The itinerary above is intended as a guide only and is subject to change at any time.

Housing & Meals

In Barcelona, students will reside in premium housing at the TSH Barcelona residence hall. Rooms are double-occupancy. Located 15 minutes from the Sagrada Familia, Trinity Space and the beach, students have access to shared kitchens, laundry facilities, common areas and an extensive array of amenities that include four rooftop pools. For photos and more information, please see this page on the TSH site. During overnight excursions to Valencia, the Pyrenees and Sardinia, students will stay in double-occupancy hotel rooms. No meals are included.

Comprehensive Program Fee & What's Included

Please see the Summer 2018 fees worksheet for more information.

Deadlines & Important Dates

Applications for Summer 2018 study away will open by the end of January 2018. The application and deposit are due on March 15th.

Eligibility/How to Apply

Students should be in good academic and social standing (minimum 2.5  GPA required). No previous language experience expected.


Space is limited and students are encouraged to apply early. The Office of Study Away reserves the right to modify, suspend, or cancel any Trinity-sponsored study away program that is under-enrolled

    New for Summer 2018!

Application Deadline:

March 15, 2018


*Late acceptance may be possible. Please contact a Study Away Advisor for more information.

Meet the Faculty Leader

Thomas Harrington is professor of language and culture studies at Trinity College where he teaches courses on 19th and 20th century Spanish cultural history, literature and film.  His areas of research expertise include modern Iberian nationalist movements, contemporary Catalonia, and the history of migration between the peninsular “periphery” (Catalonia, Galicia, Portugal and Basque Country) and the societies of the Caribbean and Southern Cone. See here for full biography.


Thomas Harrington,
Professor of Language and Culture Studies:
Zachary Macinnes, Assistant Director,
Office of Study Away: