In Barcelona, Spain, students will study in the Catalunya Region in this dynamic and sophisticated city of almost 5 million people (with surrounding area). From Roman ruins to Modernist buildings, Barcelona offers students a wide variety of academic and cultural experiences with a long history of art and architecture. The Mediterranean Sea is nearby, as well as the south of France, making the location ideal for further European travel and independent study. Founded as a Roman city, Barcelona has developed through the centuries to become an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination with a rich cultural heritage. Particularly renowned are architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner that have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Students are typically integrated into the urban fabric with apartment living, and public transportation based travel.