Barcelona, Spain

Summer Global Internship

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Information for term Summer Global Internship

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: May 20 – Jul 15, 2019 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 semester hours / 9 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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CIEE Global Internship programs are built for you based on your academic focus and career goals. Every CIEE location offers a wide range of internship opportunities across a diverse set of industries. Once you apply, we work directly with you to find an internship that suits your unique needs and professional goals. Learn more about our personalized placement process!

Experience Catalan culture firsthand in Barcelona, a cosmopolitan port city brimming with world-famous museums, architecture, restaurants, and more.

Unique Experiences

  • GET TO KNOW BARCELONA’S YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS

    Through an internship in one of Europe’s most dynamic startup ecosystems

  • ADMIRE BARCELONA’S WORLD-FAMOUS ARCHITECTURE

    Through Gaudís unique creations

  • EXPLORE BARCELONA’S CITY LIFE

    Walking through neighborhoods like Old Town, Gràcia, and Eixample - all known for their cafés, restaurants, and shops

  • Beaches in Barcelona

    10
  • Natural Parks in Catalonia

    14
  • UNESCO World Heritage sites in Barcelona

    9

Location & Culture

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Barcelona’s location in the Mediterranean, its transport infrastructures, as well as its trading, entrepreneurial, and open economy, have made the city an unbeatable meeting point for international businesses. Add in Barcelona’s culture, rich in the arts, architecture, and history, and you have a compelling backdrop for a challenging internship experience.

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Get to know your peers by participating in local activities like volleyball on the beach or enjoying chocolate con churros at a local bar.
  • Visit historical sites from ancient to modern to expand your understanding of Barcelona and Catalonia culture.
  • Explore the arts scene with trips to local galleries, museums, concerts, and theater performances.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Refine your resume and interviewing skills for the local business culture.
  • Explore the professional working world of Barcelona through organizational site visits, industry networking events, and guest lectures.
  • Participate in workshops that will help you make the most of your internship.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Homestay: Students can choose to live in Spanish homestays, either alone or with another CIEE student (in individual rooms). Laundry service will be provided once a week.

    Shared Apartments: Students can live in a shared apartment (typically in double rooms). Students share laundry facilities and kitchens.

  • MEALS

    Homestay: Breakfast and dinner will be provided at home.

    Shared Apartments: Meals are not included.

Barcelona, Spain

Where You'll Study

  • A

    CIEE Barcelona

    Near Barcelona’s main square, Plaza Catalunya.

  • B

    Housing

    A maximum of 30 minutes by public transportation, from homestays and shared apartments, to CIEE Barcelona.

  • C

    Internship Placements

    Well connected with students’ housing and the city center by public transportation.

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Program Details

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What you need to know

The program details

As a global intern in Barcelona, you’ll work in a non-paying position within a wide range of opportunities across a diverse set of innovative industries. Co-curricular excursions and cultural activities in and around Barcelona complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city.

This eight-week program includes a full-time internship and an integrated academic seminar. 

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    Students participate in an eight-week CIEE full-time internship (200-240 hours) and academic course taught in an online learning environment for 6 semester/9 quarter credits.

  • GRADING

    Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the academic seminar, including but not limited to: online discussion forums, small group peer coaching, reflective papers, individual or group presentations, analysis of readings, an informational interview and internship work plan, and feedback from internship supervisor. Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress towards goals.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship project and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organizations.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5. Rising sophomore standing and above required at time of participation. Additional visa restrictions may apply and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process.

  • PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    Students participate in an academic seminar taught in an online learning environment alongside the eight-week, full-time internship. Participation in the integrated academic seminar is mandatory for all participants.

  • Program Credit

    Total credit for the program is 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits.

Curriculum

 

Students participate in an online academic seminar taught alongside the full-time internship placement. The weekly seminar is designed to prepare students for leadership in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse workforce.

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:

  • 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, 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
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Orientation – an introduction to Barcelona 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
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

 

No Hidden Fees

Program

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Fees & Housing

Summer 2019 8 weeks May 20, 2019 Jul 15, 2019
$5,850
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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 = $3,233

Housing = $2,150 **

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $5,850

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 = $1,500

International Airfare = $1,300

Local Transportation = $125

Books & Supplies = $50

Personal expenses = $1,250

Total Estimated Costs = $4,225

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

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

Roundtrip based on U.S. East Coast Departure

 

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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