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CIEE Barcelona: Business and Culture


Program terms: Fall, Full Academic Year, Spring
Restrictions: Vanderbilt applicants only
Type of Program: Study Center/University Hybrid
Costs: Budget Sheets
Academic Calendar: Spring 2022
Key Dates:
Term Application Deadline Program Dates

In this program, facilitated by CIEE, students take courses in Barcelona: the largest city on the Mediterranean Sea and brimming with culture, sport, fashion, finance, media, and entertainment. CIEE’s Business and Culture program invites business students to improve their Spanish language skills and earn credits toward their degree with courses at CIEE Barcelona and Escola Superior de Comerc Internacional (ESCI) or Universitat de Vic (UVic). Students take one Spanish language course tailored to their skill level. Students live either with a Spanish-speaking family or in a shared apartment with CIEE students. In addition to their coursework, students can opt for an internship to gain practical experience with NGOs, schools, businesses, and more. Students can visit nearby Roman ruins, see Salvador Dali's work, summit Tibidabo Mountain, and take weekend trips to other Spanish cities. To access UVic course listings and catalogue, please click here, and for ESCI course listings and catalogue please click here. Please note, for the ESCI you can take courses in the International Business and Marketing department, and in the International Business Program.

For more information, visit program homepage.

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Housing: Apartment (shared), Homestay
Minimum GPA: 3
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Language prerequisite: N/A
Additional prerequisites: Yes, see program homepage
Costs: Budget Sheets
Student contacts: Peer alumni

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