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Dublin, Ireland Barcelona, Spain

European Business Adventure

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Program Overview
Kick off your dream career with an entrepreneurial adventure from Ireland to Spain.

From Dublin’s bustling start-up scene to Barcelona's iconic Camp Nou stadium and soccer culture, embark on a 6-week journey to develop practical business skills and learn how they apply to the sports industry.

Start on a 3-week Global Entrepreneurship program in Dublin, Ireland, where you’ll discover the secrets to success in today’s international, interconnected markets. Team up with other Global Navigators to pitch a new business to a panel of experts. After class, roam Dublin’s colorful corners and cobblestone streets, and meet local teens.

Continue on a 3-week Sports Management program in Barcelona, Spain where you’ll discover the history of professional soccer, get an insider’s look at what it takes to run a sports team, and more. On weekends, hit the beach and explore ancient towns in the Catalan region.

This intensive immersion will not only help you gain experience and practical business skills. It will also boost your confidence and credentials in a way only study abroad experiences can: come home more independent and with new friends and memories to last a lifetime.

Academic Merit Only Scholarship

Only the Global Navigator Academic Merit Only scholarship is available for this program bundle (limit of 1 award per bundle). The Academic Merit + Need scholarship is NOT available. If you want to apply for an Academic Merit + Need scholarship, check out the Global Entrepreneurship program and Sports Management program separately.

The Take-Aways

Real-world Experience

Travel across Europe to experience the entrepreneurship process in Dublin and use that knowledge in Barcelona to delve into the sports industry. Come home ready to take the next steps on your entrepreneurial journey.

Credentials For Your Future

Topics for your college essays, experience to inform your future career, and a business proposal showing off your entrepreneurial ideas.

Life Skills And New Friendships

Return with greater self-confidence, independence, and improved communication and leadership skills. Enjoy a broader worldview and diverse friendships from across the U.S. 


Hours Of Expert Instruction


Weeks Pursuing Your Passion


Life-changing Experience

The Destination
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The Destination

Welcome to Dublin and Barcelona, two European hot spots to learn about business. 

Located on Dublin Bay in the Irish Sea, Dublin is Ireland’s capital city and economic hub. Since its days as a Viking settlement, more than a thousand years ago, this port city has attracted businesses and industries. In Silicon Docks, a short stroll from the city center, you can find the European outposts for Apple, Google, and Microsoft along with many others tech giants. In addition to its rich history, Dublin boasts a modern and diverse cultural scene for art, music, literature, and food. 

When you think Barcelona, you think soccer. The city is home to professional soccer clubs that have rocked the sport in Spain and around the world: FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol. More than a mere form of entertainment, sports have been a gamechanger for the economy. Afterall, much of the city’s present-day identity is due to the 1992 Olympics. Each year, millions of visitors arrive to soak in the sun at La Barceloneta beach, admire Gaudi’s modernist buildings, and taste delicious dishes, which became recognized worldwide following the games.

Daily Life

Daily Life


Each day offers a balance between interactive instruction and cultural activities with time on your own, too. Morning classes and afternoon activities may swap places. 

  • Breakfast at the dorms or hotel/hostel or out in the community
  • Experiential learning with expert instructors and entrepreneurs  
  • Lunch with your fellow Global Navigators  
  • Out and about for a cultural activity or workshop  
  • Dinner at the dorms or hotel/hostel or out in the community


  • Overnight or day excursions to top sites   
  • Quality time with friends 

Check out the blog posts to discover more about daily life and excursions on program.    


Dorms and hostel/hotel, shared rooms with other Global Navigators

24/7 Support

1 Program Leader for every 12 students and support from local staff

Program Blogs



By Hailie Mentz at CIEE

After a fulfilling day of classes, museum visits, and dinner in Dublin, our enthusiastic students embarked on a scenic bus ride to Carlingford, arriving at the Adventure Centre around 7... keep reading


A Tale of Chocolate, Pizza, and Entrepreneurship in Dublin

By Hannan Ahmed at CIEE

Week two on the CIEE Dublin Global Entrepreneurship program was a flurry of classes, site visits, and activities— here’s a brief look at just a few. DublinTown Our visit to... keep reading


Exploring Ireland's History of Social Justice: A Journey to Kilmainham Gaol

By Matt Bisek at CIEE

As we wrap up the third week of our extraordinary educational journey through Ireland's rich history of social justice, we delve into a significant chapter of Irish history as we... keep reading


Sample Activities

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Just imagine all the fun you’ll have!

  • Sing Irish ballads as you tour the historic center of Dublin with a professional balladeer. Meet with a member of Dublin Town, the Business Improvement District initiative. 
  • Hop on an amphibious water vehicle and cross the city by land and water along the Grand Canal Basin. See the old Boland’s Mill, one of the battlegrounds of the 1916 Easter Rising. 
  • Head to the seafront fishing village of Howth where freshly caught fish and chips are the specialty! Explore Howth castle and its scenic walking trail. 
  • At the Camp Nou Museum, take a virtual reality tour and trace the history of the world-famous FC Barcelona, established in 1899. 
  • Get a tour of the different player rooms inside the stadium of the RCD Espanyol, one of the most respected football clubs in Spain. 
  • Play a game of beach volleyball at the Barceloneta. Bike along the Passeig Marítim, a promenade constructed for the 1992 Olympic Games.

Please note activities are based on past programs and subject to change at CIEE's discretion to adapt to local circumstances and participant feedback. Our goal when arranging activities is always to enhance your experience.



  • Participants must be 14 years old and above.  
  • Program open to all current high school students: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.   
  • For scholarship eligibility requirements, please check our scholarship page

For more information, refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria

Dates & Fees

Dates & Fees

Application Fee


Program scholarships and tuition include iNext Travel Insurance, but do not cover the cost of flights. Find additional details about what’s included with your tuition. 

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Application Due

Start Date

End Date


Program Summer Session I and II 2024 6 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Costs $11,400

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 protection with benefits.

Program Balance = $11,400

Total Fees = $11,400

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

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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What's Included

Interactive Classes


3 Meals/Day

(Dietary Needs Accommodated)

All Ground Transportation

(Once In-country)

Optional Flight Chaperone

(Flight Cost Not Included)

Pre-departure Advice and Orientation

Access to Local Phone and WIFI

All Cultural Activities and Excursions

Comprehensive Medical and Travel Protection

24/7 Emergency On-site Support

Our Staff

Our Staff

Enda O’Connell

Center Director

Enda is responsible for overall management of CIEE Dublin. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Primary Education Teaching from Dublin City University and the equivalent of a Master’s degree in...

Andrés Tabárez

Center Director

Andrés Tabárez is Center Director at CIEE Barcelona. Andrés holds a Ph.D. in Classical Studies from the University of Barcelona (UB).

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