Information for term Summer Global Internship Language Immersion
OverviewClick to Open
Spend the summer in a vibrant seaside city working with local and international businesses, contributing to some of Spain’s most successful organizations. Through coursework, language training, homestays, company visits, and an internship, you’ll increase your understanding of the international working environment while improving your Spanish communication skills.
with a startup, local business, international organization, or NGO.
Live with a Spanish family
and immerse yourself in local culture.
Hear from a variety of guest speakers
with different areas of expertise.
Camp Nou seats, the largest football stadium in Europe99,354
visitors per year8.2M
Location & CultureClick to Open
The capital of Catalonia, a region in northeastern Spain with its own history, culture, and language, Barcelona is nestled between mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. Its idyllic location is just one of the things that attracts millions of visitors each year. Walk through the city and observe 2,000 years of architectural history - from Roman remains to a network of narrow streets in the Old Town – and how they contrast to the ultramodern showpieces that continue to redesign its skyline.
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
- Visit business sites, art and history museums, and monuments.
- Go on tours of the historical district.
- Enjoy gastronomy-based activities such as eating chocolate con churros or tapas with local friends, or a cooking session.
- Indulge your adventurous side with a hike in the mountains.
- Take excursions to places like Sitges, the Dalí Museum in Figueres or the Roman ruins in the city of Tarragona, among others.
- Volunteering. Although there are no formal community service activities on this program, volunteer opportunities can be arranged by CIEE staff.
- Internship. A for-credit internship is at the core of this program. Based on your experience, interests, and current studies, you’ll be placed with a startup, local business, international organization, or NGO, where you’ll spend 100 hours interning, gaining hands-on professional experience and practicing your Spanish language skills.
Daily LifeClick to Open
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.
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.
Where You'll Study
Just minutes by public transportation from homestays, shared apartments, and the residence hall.
A maximum of 30 minutes by public transportation, from homestays and shared apartments, to CIEE Barcelona.
Well connected with students’ housing and the city center by public transportation.
AcademicsClick to Open
This program is designed to help students expand their Spanish vocabulary, immerse themselves linguistically and professionally in a new culture, and gain practical, on-the-job experience. Students take an intensive advanced Spanish course during the first four weeks of the program and intern part-time. During the last four weeks of the program, students focus solely on the internship and complete 100-120 hours of on-site work in total.
While the internship is considered part-time by academic standards, students will feel like a full-time intern during the second half of the program. The internship is complemented by academic work and weekly seminars on topics such as public speaking and leadership.
Students intern in a local company. Projects have included: helping to improve logistics and customer relations; building finance reports in Excel; analyzing competitors; developing marketing plans; auditing local companies; and more.
The internship selection process accounts for each student’s language ability, job skills, background, and professional attitude. Students’ internship placements will be confirmed in advance of traveling. Because local firms make final selections, internships in a particular company are not guaranteed.
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.
Students complete their internship seminar and placement in Spanish. Students agree to speak only Spanish to encourage language and cultural acquisition.
4 semesters of college-level Spanish (or equivalent)
- One Internship Seminar course
- One Advanced Spanish language course
Total credit: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits per session
- CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
- CIEE Internship: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 seminar hours, 100 internship placement hours
Classes are for CIEE students only.
Language of Instruction
CoursesClick to Open
- Internship includes a weekly seminar in Spanish
- Advanced Spanish language class will take place during the first four weeks of the program
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.
ScholarshipsClick to Open
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.See more scholarship info
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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.
Fees & Housing
|Summer 2021 8 weeks||Deadline Passed||May 17, 2021||Jul 10, 2021||
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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 = $3,733
Housing = $2,150 **
Insurance = $167Total Fees = $6,350
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 = $1,600 †
International Airfare = $1,200 ††
Local Transportation = $250
Books & Supplies = $50
Visa Fees = $0
Personal expenses = $1,000
Other = $125 †††Total Estimated Costs = $4,225
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.
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.
** includes two meals per day for homestay students; no meals are included for students staying in the shared apartment 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
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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