Barcelona, Spain

Summer Business + Culture

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Information for term Summer Business + Culture

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2018
  • Dates: May 21 – Jun 18, 2018 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2018
  • Dates: Jun 18 – Jul 16, 2018 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2018
  • Dates: Jul 16 – Aug 12, 2018 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2018
  • Dates: May 21 – Jul 16, 2018 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2018
  • Dates: Jun 18 – Aug 12, 2018 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2018
  • Dates: May 21 – Aug 12, 2018 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Learn what you need to succeed in an increasingly globalized economy, discover a new culture, and gain critical global perspectives — all while studying Business in Barcelona. This program offers challenging coursework, welcoming  homestays, engaging company visits, and interesting excursions and activities that give you insight into international business and an immersive intercultural experience.

Unique Experiences

  • Explore the region of Catalonia

    and surrounding provinces with exciting day and overnight trips.

  • Live with a Spanish family

    and immerse yourself in local culture.

  • Take field trips

    to monuments and guided tours of the city.

  • beaches

    7
  • Camp Nou seats, the largest football stadium in Europe

    99,354
  • international visitors per year

    8.2M

Location & Culture

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This capital of Catalonia, a region in northeastern Spain with its own history, culture, and language, is perfectly situated between mountains and the Mediterranean sea. Its location is just one of the things that attracts millions of visitors each year. Stroll through the city and observe 2,000 years of architectural history — from Roman remains to a network of narrow streets in the Old Town — contrasting with the ultramodern showpieces that continue to redesign its skyline.

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The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • 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 session.
  • ​Take a weekend trip to a Spanish destination that may include the North of Catalunya, the South of Catalunya, or Valencia, among others

PROJECTS

Volunteering. Although there are no formal community service activities on this program, volunteer opportunities can be arranged by CIEE staff.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Students live in Spanish homestays, either alone or with another CIEE student (in individual rooms). Laundry service will be provided once a week. Students can also live in a student residencia with other Spanish and international students in individual rooms, or in a shared apartment (typically in double rooms). Students share laundry facilities and kitchens.

  • MEALS

    Homestay: Breakfast and dinner will be provided at home.. Residence hall and shared apartments: Meals are not included.

Barcelona, Spain

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE BARCELONA

    30 minutes, by public transportation, from homestays, shared apartments and the residence hall.

  • B

    RESIDENCE HALL

    Located within 30 minutes, by public transportation, of the CIEE Study Center.

  • C

    Getting Around

    Students can take the metro to get from their homestays, shared apartments or residence halls to the CIEE Study Center.

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What you need to know

The program details

CIEE Barcelona  is located in two adjoining historic buildings on Passatge Permanyer, near Passeig de Gràcia and Plaza Catalunya, Barcelona’s main square. This historic passageway provides a quiet haven in the city center and houses CIEE classrooms, a computer lab, and student lounges.

  • Courses are taught by local university faculty and business professionals.
  • Courses are taught in English.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    Classes are for CIEE students only.

  • GRADING

    Grades are based on class participation, in-class activities, homework assignments, exams, papers, and oral presentations. Some courses also require a theoretical exam and a group or individual project.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    Although extracurricular activities and personal travel contribute to the overall study abroad experience, early departure for, or late return from weekends is prohibited. Extended travel should take place prior to the start of the program, on weekends, or upon completion of the program.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students must have an overall GPA of at least 2.5.

  • PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    2 semesters of college-level micro- or macroeconomics, accounting, finance, management, marketing, or statistics.

Curriculum

Program Credit

  • Total credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.
  • Contact hours: 45.

Students take one business course per session.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

In 2016, we awarded over 1,000 scholarships totaling more than $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization. This year's no different. In fact, every year we give this unrivaled amount of funding, because we’re on a mission to help YOU go abroad, too! Explore your options today.

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

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

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, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & 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
  • Two-day orientation – an introduction to Barcelona culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursion
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext

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.

No Hidden Fees

Program

Summer Session I 2018 4 weeks Summer Session I and II 2018 8 weeks Summer Sessions I, II and III 2018 12 weeks Summer Session II 2018 4 weeks Summer Session II and III 2018 8 weeks Summer Session III 2018 4 weeks

Application Due

Apr 1, 2018 Apr 1, 2018 Apr 1, 2018 Apr 1, 2018 Apr 1, 2018 May 1, 2018

Start Date

May 21, 2018 May 21, 2018 May 21, 2018 Jun 18, 2018 Jun 18, 2018 Jul 16, 2018

End Date

Jun 18, 2018 Jul 16, 2018 Aug 12, 2018 Jul 16, 2018 Aug 12, 2018 Aug 12, 2018

Fees & Housing

$3,850
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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 = $2,283 **

Housing = $1,100 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $3,850

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 = $760

International Airfare = $1,300 ††

Local Transportation = $125

Books & Supplies = $100

Personal expenses = $700

Total Estimated Costs = $2,985

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching 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

amount for meals for residencia and shared apartment students; students living in homestays are responsible for lunches only, estimated cost at $250

†† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

$6,930
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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 = $4,263 **

Housing = $2,200 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $6,930

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 = $1,520

International Airfare = $1,300 ††

Local Transportation = $250

Books & Supplies = $200

Personal expenses = $1,400

Total Estimated Costs = $4,670

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

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

amount for meals for residencia and shared apartment students; students living in homestays are responsible for lunches only, estimated cost at $250

†† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

$10,010
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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 = $6,243 **

Housing = $3,300 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $10,010

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 = $2,280

International Airfare = $1,300 ††

Local Transportation = $375

Books & Supplies = $300

Personal expenses = $2,100

Total Estimated Costs = $6,355

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

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

amount for meals for residencia and shared apartment students; students living in homestays are responsible for lunches only, estimated cost at $250

†† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

$3,850
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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 = $2,283 **

Housing = $1,100 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $3,850

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 = $760

International Airfare = $1,300 ††

Local Transportation = $125

Books & Supplies = $100

Personal expenses = $700

Total Estimated Costs = $2,985

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

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

amount for meals for residencia and shared apartment students; students living in homestays are responsible for lunches only, estimated cost at $250

†† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

$6,930
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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 = $4,263 **

Housing = $2,200 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $6,930

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 = $1,520

International Airfare = $1,300 ††

Local Transportation = $250

Books & Supplies = $200

Personal expenses = $1,400

Total Estimated Costs = $4,670

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

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

amount for meals for residencia and shared apartment students; students living in homestays are responsible for lunches only, estimated cost at $250

†† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

$3,850
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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 = $2,283 **

Housing = $1,100 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $3,850

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 = $760

International Airfare = $1,300 ††

Local Transportation = $125

Books & Supplies = $100

Personal expenses = $700

Total Estimated Costs = $2,985

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

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

amount for meals for residencia and shared apartment students; students living in homestays are responsible for lunches only, estimated cost at $250

†† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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