Barcelona, Spain

January in Barcelona

Study International Marketing or Catalonia and Spain Through the Arts
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Information for term January in Barcelona

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

November 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2019
  • Dates: Jan 2 – 22, 2020
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Perfectly situated between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea Barcelona is a lovely city to spend J-term boosting your knowledge of international business or art history. Gain exposure to and understanding of the city’s booming business industry or learn about Catalan and Spanish culture through Spanish masterpieces. Classes are taught in English at CIEE Barcelona and complemented with co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences

  • HOMESTAYS

    Live with a local family who can introduce you to the city’s culture and help you adapt to life in Barcelona

  • HANG OUT WITH LOCAL STUDENTS

    who will help you get settled and share fun activities like cooking classes, guided tours, and a tapas night.

  • ADMIRE THE ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY

    of this 2000 year old city.

  • sharks in the Aquarium Barcelona

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  • parks and gardens

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  • five star hotels

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Location & Culture

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Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, a region in northeastern Spain with its own distinctive history, culture, and language. Walking through the city, one can observe Roman remains contrasting with the ultramodern buildings reflecting the city’s commercial and industrial successes. CIEE’s January Business and Culture program in Barcelona allows you to discover a new culture and gain critical global perspective.

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The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Explore the region of Catalonia with fun day trips.
  • Take guided tours of the historical district.
  • ​Enjoy gastronomy-based activities such as eating chocolate con churros or tapas with local friends, or a cooking lesson.

PROJECTS

  • Volunteering: Although there are no formal community service activities on this program, CIEE staff is happy to connect students with volunteer opportunities.
  • Peer to peer: CIEE works with local university students who help CIEE study abroad students settle into their life in Spain.

 

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Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Homestay: Students can choose to live in a Spanish homestay homestay (one or two CIEE students per home). Each student will be placed in a single room.

    Residence hall: Students may also live in the student residencia (residence hall) with other Spanish and international students. As slots in residencies may be limited, students who are not assigned the housing option of their choice are notified by the resident staff prior to arriving in Barcelona.

  • Meals

    Students living in a homestay will have breakfast and dinner provided at home, while lunch is at the student’s expense. Meals are not included for students in the residence halls, but they share fully equipped kitchens where they can prepare their own meals.

Barcelona, Spain

Where You'll Study

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    Getting Around

    All homestays and residencias are located in the city of Barcelona and are within 30 minutes, by public transportation, of the CIEE Study Center.

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What you need to know

The program details

During January in Barcelona, students choose from either International Marketing, or Catalonia and Spain Through the Arts. The international marketing course explores the growing interdependence of markets worldwide on the formulation of a global market strategy. The art course explores Spanish art and architecture and its social and historical implications.

CIEE Barcelona is located near Barcelona’s main square, Plaza de Catalunya

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    CIEE courses are with other CIEE students only.

  • GRADING

    Assessment is based on the individual’s overall performance in the course, including class participation, in-class activities, homework assignments, exams, papers, group or individual projects, and/or oral presentations. The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    The program consists of three weeks of classes. Typically, there are no more than 25 students per class. CIEE courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture. Class attendance is strictly enforced for both classes and required co-curricular excursions. Although extracurricular activities and personal travel contribute to the student’s overall study abroad experience, early departure for, or late return from, vacation is not allowed. Any extended travel should take place prior to the start of the program or upon completion of the program.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students must have a GPA of at least 2.5.

Course Information

Program Credit
Total credit: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits

Course Credit
CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours

Language of Instruction
English

Requirements
Students take one of the required courses that are offered.

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • One-week orientation – an introduction to Spanish culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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Fees & Housing

January 2020 Nov 1, 2019 Jan 2, 2020 Jan 22, 2020
$3,350
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $1,903 **

Housing = $1,100 ***

Insurance = $47

Total Fees = $3,350

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $500

International Airfare = $1,200 ††

Local Transportation = $100

Books & Supplies = $50

Personal expenses = $500 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $2,350

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day for homestay students; no meals are included for students staying in the Residencia option

For students in dorms or shared apartments; students in host families should budget $260

†† r?ound-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

††† Includes: Phone voice/data unlimited plan, private gym, public transportation, laundry (for studetns in residencia), minimal social life

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