Barcelona, Spain

Summer Business + Culture

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Information for term Summer Business + Culture

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jun 14 – Jul 12, 2021 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 semester hours / 4.5 - 6 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Extended Deadline

June 1, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: June 1, 2021
  • Dates: Jul 12 – Aug 7, 2021 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 semester hours / 4.5 - 6 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jun 14 – Aug 7, 2021 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 semester hours / 4.5 - 6 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Spend your summer learning how to succeed in a globalized economy, discovering a new culture, and gaining crucial global perspectives – all while studying business in Barcelona. This program offers challenging coursework, engaging company visits, welcoming homestays, and interesting co-curricular activities designed to offer insight into international business. All courses are taught in English at CIEE Barcelona.

Unique Experiences

  • Explore the region of Catalonia

    and surrounding provinces with exciting excursions.

  • 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.

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 excursions to  Catalonian destinations that may include the North of Catalunya or the South of Catalunya, among other

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

    As long as the local health and safety regulations permit, students could stay in: 

    Homestays. Live with a Spanish-speaking family - with or without another CIEE student - and immerse yourself in the city’s language and culture. Each student has an individual room and weekly laundry service.
    Residence Halls. Students live with other Spanish and international students. Students share kitchens and common areas.
    Apartments. Students can live in apartments shared with other CIEE students. 

    Housing is tight in Barcelona. If we can’t accommodate your first housing choice, we’ll let you know before you arrive. All housing is within a 30-minute commute to CIEE Barcelona.

  • MEALS

    Homestay students have breakfast and dinner with their host families, and they are responsible for lunch. Meals are not included at residence halls or apartments.

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.

Academics

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Academics

Students choose one, two, or three 4-week sessions and explore the Spanish economy, international management, and international marketing. Before the start of the program, students must have completed two semesters of college-level micro- or macroeconomics, accounting, finance, management, marketing, or statistics. Courses are taught by local university faculty and business professionals. In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offering.

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

GPA

2.5

Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Additional Requirements

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

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Program Requirements

  • Students choose one business course per session
  • Optional: Communicative Spanish course

Program Credit

Total credit: 3-4 U.S. semester/4.5-6 quarter credits per session

Course Credit

Students studying with CIEE for multiple sessions may only take Communicative Spanish once.  

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

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.

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.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction

English

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Courses

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Course Information

   

Summer 2021 CIEE Courses

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Summer Session II

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Summer Session III

Course
Language
Semester Credit

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.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Open Campus Network and that are offered at multiple CIEE Centers.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers 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:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • 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 & 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.

 

Program

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Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer Session I 2021 4 weeks Deadline Passed May 17, 2021 Jun 14, 2021
$4,150
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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 = $2,583 **

Housing = $1,100 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,150

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 = $800

International Airfare = $1,200 ††

Local Transportation = $125

Books & Supplies = $30

Personal expenses = $500

Round trip airfare between locations = $150

Other = $125 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $2,930

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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 residencia or shared apartment; homestay students should budget $ 350 for meals not included in fees

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

††† Covid Test to enter the US

Summer Session I and II 2021 8 weeks Deadline Passed May 17, 2021 Jul 12, 2021
$7,470
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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 = $4,803 **

Housing = $2,200 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $7,470

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 = $2,400

International Airfare = $1,200 ††

Local Transportation = $375

Books & Supplies = $80

Personal expenses = $1,500

Round trip airfare between locations = $300

Other = $250 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $6,105

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.

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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 residencia or shared apartment; homestay students should budget $ 700 for meals not included in fees

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

††† COVID Test to enter the US

Summer Sessions I, II and III 2021 12 weeks Deadline Passed May 17, 2021 Aug 7, 2021
$10,790
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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 = $7,023 **

Housing = $3,300 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $10,790

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 = $4,800

International Airfare = $1,200 ††

Local Transportation = $750

Books & Supplies = $150

Personal expenses = $3,000

Round trip airfare between locations = $300

Other = $375 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $10,575

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.

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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 residencia or shared apartment; homestay students should budget $ 1050 for meals not included in fees

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

††† COVID Test to enter the US

Summer Session II 2021 4 weeks Deadline Passed Jun 14, 2021 Jul 12, 2021
$4,150
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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 = $2,583 **

Housing = $1,100 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,150

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 = $800

International Airfare = $1,200 ††

Local Transportation = $125

Books & Supplies = $30

Personal expenses = $500

Round trip airfare between locations = $150

Other = $125 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $2,930

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.

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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 residencia or shared apartment; homestay students should budget $ 350 for meals not included in fees

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

††† Covid Test to enter the US

Summer Session II and III 2021 8 weeks Deadline Passed Jun 14, 2021 Aug 7, 2021
$7,470
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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 = $4,803 **

Housing = $2,200 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $7,470

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 = $2,400

International Airfare = $1,200 ††

Local Transportation = $375

Books & Supplies = $80

Personal expenses = $1,500

Round trip airfare between locations = $300

Other = $250 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $6,105

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.

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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 residencia or shared apartment; homestay students should budget $ 700 for meals not included in fees

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

††† COVID Test to enter the US

Summer Session III 2021 4 weeks Jun 1, 2021 Jul 12, 2021 Aug 7, 2021
$4,150
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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 = $2,583 **

Housing = $1,100 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,150

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 = $800

International Airfare = $1,200 ††

Local Transportation = $125

Books & Supplies = $30

Personal expenses = $500

Round trip airfare between locations = $150

Other = $125 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $2,930

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.

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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 residencia or shared apartment; homestay students should budget $ 350 for meals not included in fees

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

††† Covid Test to enter the US

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, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

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What's Included

Tuition
Housing
Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Orientation
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
On-site Staff
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Excursions and/or Study Tours
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

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