Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History

Sauer, Anne
Branco, Jessica
Bennett, John
Crowley, Zachary
2000

Tufts in Barcelona, 1979-1984

Tufts in Barcelona, 1979-1984

Founded in 1979, Tufts in Barcelona was designed to give students the opportunity to study in Spain and experience the cultural and social dynamics of life on the Iberian peninsula.

Tufts in Barcelona's first class of fourteen students arrived at the University of Barcelona in the spring of 1980. The university, founded in 1430, is one of the most famous universities in Europe, and attracts some of the leading authorities on the Spanish world. Students took classes both at the downtown campus of the university, and at a campus located in the western suburbs of Barcelona.

Under the direction of Angel and Joan Berenguer, visiting Tufts students were not only given a chance to explore Barcelona, the second oldest city in Spain, but were also taken on university sponsored tours to surrounding regions in Spain. Each year, students participated in group day trips and one weekend trip to historical monuments and points of interest in northeastern Spain. Visiting students were also invited to monthly lectures and receptions, held at the program center, featuring important figures in Spanish cultural and political life.

The program was forced to move to Madrid in 1985 because of the growing language barrier between the university faculty and students in the program. By 1984, the faculty at the University of Barcelona was conducting many classes in Catalan. For American students schooled in castillian or Latin American Spanish, this created obvious difficulties. The program was discontinued after 1984 and moved to Madrid, where Tufts began a partnership with the Autonomous University of Madrid.

Source: OBS, TD

Subject terms: College of Liberal Arts and Jackson College Office of Tufts Programs Abroad Tufts in Barcelona

Founded in 1979, Tufts in Barcelona was designed to give students the opportunity to study in Spain and experience the cultural and social dynamics of life on the Iberian peninsula.

Tufts in Barcelona's first class of fourteen students arrived at the University of Barcelona in the spring of 1980. The university, founded in 1430, is one of the most famous universities in Europe, and attracts some of the leading authorities on the Spanish world. Students took classes both at the downtown campus of the university, and at a campus located in the western suburbs of Barcelona.

Under the direction of Angel and Joan Berenguer, visiting Tufts students were not only given a chance to explore Barcelona, the second oldest city in Spain, but were also taken on university sponsored tours to surrounding regions in Spain. Each year, students participated in group day trips and one weekend trip to historical monuments and points of interest in northeastern Spain. Visiting students were also invited to monthly lectures and receptions, held at the program center, featuring important figures in Spanish cultural and political life.

The program was forced to move to Madrid in 1985 because of the growing language barrier between the university faculty and students in the program. By 1984, the faculty at the University of Barcelona was conducting many classes in Catalan. For American students schooled in castillian or Latin American Spanish, this created obvious difficulties. The program was discontinued after 1984 and moved to Madrid, where Tufts began a partnership with the Autonomous University of Madrid.

Source: OBS, TD

 
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Dame, Lorin Low, 1838-1903
Dana, Charles A., 1881-1975
Dana Laboratory, 1963
Daniel Ounjian Prize in Economics,
Davies, Caroline Stodder, 1864-1939
Davies House, 1894
De Florez Prize in Human Engineering, 1964
de Pacheco, Kaye MacKinnon, ca. 1910-ca. 1985
Dean Hall, 1887-1963
Dean, Oliver, 1783-1871
Dearborn, Heman Allen, 1831-1897
Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology, 1893
Department of Anesthesia, 1970
Department of Art and Art History, 1930
Department of Biochemistry, 1893
Department of Chemistry, 1882
Department of Community Health, 1930
Department of Dermatology, 1897
The Department of Economics, 1946
Department of Medicine, 1893
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Department of Neurology, 1893
Department of Neuroscience, 1983
Department of Neurosurgery, 1951
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1893
Department of Ophthamology, 1893
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 1906
Department of Otolaryngology, 1895
Department of Pathology, 1893
Department of Pediatrics, 1930
Department of Pharmacology, 1915
Department of Physics and Astronomy, 1854
Department of Physiology, 1893
Department of Psychiatry, 1928
Department of Radiation Oncology, 1968
Department of Radiology, 1915
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, 1955
Department of Surgery, 1893
Department of Urban and Environmental Policy, 1973
Department of Urology, 1910
Dental Health Sciences Building, 1969
Dewick, Cora Alma (Polk), 1875-1977
Dewick/MacPhie Dining Hall, 1959
Dickson Professorship of English and American History, 1913
Dirlam, Arland A., 1905-1979
Dog Cart, 1900
Dolbear, Amos Emerson, 1837-1910
Donald A. Cowdery Memorial Scholarship, 1946
Dr. Benjamin Andrews Professorship of Surgery, 1987
Dr. Philip E. A. Sheridan Prize, 1977
The Drug Bust, 1970
Dudley, Henry Watson, 1831-1906
Dugger, Edward Jr., 1919-75
Durkee, Frank W., 1861-1939
Durkee, Henrietta Noble Brown, 1871-1946
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The encyclopedia seeks to capture more than 150 years of Tufts' achievements, societal contributions and outstanding alumni and faculty in concise entries. As a source of accurate factual information, the Encyclopedia can be used by anyone interested in the history of Tufts and of the people who have made it the unique institution it is.

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