Field Trips

Over the course of the month students enjoy several day-long field trips. Students benefit from a combination of guided visits, free time to explore, and unique classes crafted by their Major teacher to take advantage of each location. Below are some of the field trips our students in Barcelona enjoy.

In Figueres students visit the Dalí Theatre and Museum, one of the most popular museums in all of Spain and the burial place of the celebrated surrealist painter Salvador Dalí. The afternoon is spent in Empúries, an ancient coastal town on the Mediterranean featuring ruins dating back over two thousand years.

This walled city dates back to Roman times when it occupied a strategic location between the Pyrenees and Barcelona. It combines narrow, cobbled streets with magnificent monuments, including Arab baths, convents, churches, and a cathedral. Students visit The Museum of Jewish History in the old Jewish quarter which features the world’s best-preserved collection of medieval tombstones engraved in Hebrew.


Students visit the Benedictine monastery, founded in the 11th century, that features an art collection with paintings by renowned artists such as El Greco, Caravaggio, Miró, Picasso, and Dalí. Montserrat is also a national park with spectacular mountain views, and students take a funicular to the top of the mountain where they can hike among the unusual rock formations and listen to the charming bells of the abbey.