Information for term Summer Global Internship
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineFebruary 15, 2023
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Tentative Dates: May 15 – Jul 8, 2023 (8 weeks)*
- Credit: 6 semester hours / 9 quarter hours
- Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA
OverviewClick to Open
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.
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 Barcelona7
Natural Parks in Catalonia14
UNESCO World Heritage sites in Barcelona9
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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.
Learn more about Barcelona and see past internship examples »
CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Barcelona.
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.
- 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.
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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.
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.
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
Near Barcelona’s main square, Plaza Catalunya.
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.
What People are Saying
"I had a really amazing experience at CIEE. The classes, outside activities, teachers, and faculty all made me feel at home and made my experience a lot better."Gabriel J., University of Wisconsin-Madison
"It's a good way to earn school credit and gain work experience while still being able to enjoy another country for vacation purposes."Jessica L., Rutgers University-New Brunswick
"Program is very organized and active with planing for students"Brandon P.,
"I loved the experience, the friendly staff, and all the activities planned by the program."Rei V., Rutgers University-New Brunswick
"Internships are not what you expect to be, but on the other hand it is a great experience because you learn a little of everything."Jenniffer A., University of North Texas
AcademicsClick to Open
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. Extra-curricular 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 online academic course.
There are no specific language requirements for this program.
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.
Students participate in an academic course taught in an online learning environment alongside the eight-week, full-time internship. Participation in the integrated academic course and internship are mandatory for all participants.
Total credit: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits
Internship: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits; 15 integrated academic course hours, 225-300 internship placement hours
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. The academic course is designed to prepare students for leadership in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse workforce.
Students participate in an eight-week CIEE full-time internship and academic course taught in an online learning environment. Class and/or work hours may be scheduled Monday-Friday, and attendance is strictly enforced for all. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel away from the city when classes are in session.
Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the academic course, including but not limited to: online discussion forums, reflective papers, individual or group presentations, analysis of readings, an internship work plan, and feedback from internship supervisor. Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress towards goals.
Language of Instruction
CoursesClick to Open
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 Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.
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
- CIEE Stem Scholarship
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 2023 8 weeks||Feb 15, 2023||May 15, 2023*||Jul 8, 2023*|
*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.
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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