Discover the essence of Barcelona — everything from its avant-garde architecture to its world-famous cuisine — on an active seven-night journey. Stroll through Park Güell, don an apron in a Catalonian kitchen and sip cava, Spain’s sparkling wine at a family-owned winery in the countryside, and more!
- Extensive meal program with wine at dinner.
- Expert-led enrichment programs.
- Learn how to prepare authentic Catalán cuisine.
- Free time to pursue your own interests.
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- Barcelona, Spain - History of Catalonia and Barcelona
- Barcelona - The Barri Gòtic
- Barcelona - Modernism and the Architecture of Gaudí
- Barcelona - Free day
- Barcelona - Through the Eyes of Picasso
- Montserrat - The Monastery of Montserrat and Penedès Wine Region
- Barcelona - Contemporary Catalonia
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Ruth Waalkes is associate provost for the arts and executive director of the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech. Ruth oversees strategic campus-wide integration of the arts at Virginia Tech, and leads community-based arts initiatives on behalf of the university across the region.
Since joining Virginia Tech in 2009 as the founding executive director of the $100 million Moss Arts Center, which opened in 2013, Ruth established the vision for, launched, and now directs the center and its professional presenting and exhibition programs. Ruth is a graduate of the University of Michigan, with more than 30 years of experience in nonproﬁt management in both the arts and social service sectors.