|Term||Start Date||End Date||Application Deadline|
May 17, 2021
Jul 10, 2021
Feb 01, 2021
Track 2 (Summer Global Internship Language Immersion) requires completion of 4 semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent prior to departure.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, travel-based study abroad programs have been cancelled through spring of 2021, with the exception of select StudyAbroad@Home programs.
Summer 2021 and future travel is subject to University approval, dates are subject to change, and programming may be altered or cancelled due to changing circumstances.
Start building your résumé and challenge yourself by doing an internship in one of Euorpe’s most amazing cities. Broaden your horizons and improve your linguistic skills.
Develop your professional skills by interning at one of a wide variety of companies in the bustling Catalan city of Barcelona. Expand your professional network and learn critical skills necessary for the increasingly globalized international job market. Gain deeper understanding of your personal strengths and career goals. Expand your academic knowledge within your field of study. 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.
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.
A for-credit, unpaid 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 NGOs, where you’ll gain hands-on professional experience. You’ll be guaranteed a placement at a local business or organization, where you’ll work up to 30 hours a week. CIEE will work with you to find the closest placement match between your professional and personal goals with what’s available in Barcelona. Student must choose between 2 tracks:
TRACK 1 (Summer Global Internship): This eight-week program includes a full-time internship (6 credits; 200-240 internship placement hours) and an integrated academic seminar.
TRACK 2 (Summer Global Internship Language Immersion): 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 for 3 credits during the first four weeks of the program and intern part-time (3 credits). 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.
Sample industry sectors include:
- Corporate Finance
- Environmental Studies
- Event Planning
- Investment and Real Estate
- Sports Consulting
**Please note: Exact internship is determined through personalized placement process for each student. Placement within a specific organization is never guaranteed.**
For information about study abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the CIEE web page.
*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted and the academic dates have been confirmed.
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Program Cost includes:
- Administrative Fees
- On Call International Insurance
|Books and Classroom Materials||$30|
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:
The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.