CIEE: Barcelona - Business & Culture

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Improve your Spanish language skills and boost your cultural knowledge while studying international business in the capital of Catalonia. Choose from courses in English at CIEE Barcelona and CIEE’s partner schools, Escola Superior de Comerç Intern... read more

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A student studying abroad with CIEE: Barcelona - Business & Culture
I had such a blast getting to practice my Spanish, live on my own in another country for a few months, learn from my professors and the locals, meet so many people, and get to experience so many incredible places. - Vanderbilt University View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing
I learned a lot about myself and became more independent. Definitely worthwhile! - Brandeis University View Entire Review
International experience in internship as well as more of an understanding of the history of Catalunya and an appreciation for history - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Studying abroad was definitely worthwhile for me. I learned how to adapt to a new culture and traveled more than I ever had, all while earning credit towards my degree. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Gained independence - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a lot of personal development lessons that you will also discover for yourself. It was worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to deal with difficult situations. It was worthwhile - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Barcelona
Barcelona made me even more independent and aware of the world around me. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing
Learned a lot about the culture of Barcelona and how a culture can differ so much from what I'm used to - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I got to know a new culture and part of the world. It also taught me a lot about myself. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained an open mind, one that only my experiences in unfamiliar surroundings could give me. - Providence College View Entire Review
You can make anywhere your home! You just need to let yourself become a part of your surroundings and try and immerse yourself as much as possible. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I think my experience abroad was definitely worthwhile. I learned that even though many situations do not go your way, especially dealing with people in foreign languages, it is not hard to still have an amazing time. - Providence College View Entire Review
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Met a lot of great people and locals, learned how to travel with others and figure money matters out on my own - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Incredible
How to be more understanding of different cultures - University of the Pacific View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself, what career trajectory I want to go down, and intercultural skills. It was definitely worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained a new sense of independence, confidence and learned how to be more open to new experiences and relationships. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Incredible.
I learned a lot about Spain and Barcelona, and also about myself. I learned how to live independently in a new place, and I learned how to communicate in a new culture. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing!
Cultural differences are subtle but lifechanging - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Yes - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I improved my Spanish and learned how to have conversations in another language. That will ALWAYS be worthwhile. I learned how to live on my own in a foreign country and take advantage of a new environment. I learned how to live in and respect a different culture. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Independence, self-reliance, flexibility, spanish, maturity. I wish I could go back - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I grew on a personal level more than I have in my time at college. Mostly because I found myself in difficult situations a lot, which I had to take care of entirely on my own. I had to step out of my comfort zone every single day. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Worth It
Yes very worth it - Providence College View Entire Review
Past Review Best Semester
Studying abroad is a real eye-opener. Learning to live by yourself in a country where English is not spoken a lot forces you to develop your Spanish speaking skills. On top of this, learning about the Spanish culture and being a worldly individual makes you more perceptive to learning about new cultures when you travel to other ... - Brandeis University View Entire Review

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Improve your Spanish language skills and boost your cultural knowledge while studying international business in the capital of Catalonia. Choose from courses in English at CIEE Barcelona and CIEE’s partner schools, Escola Superior de Comerç Internacional (ESCI) or Universitat de Vic (UVic), while immersing yourself in Barcelona’s culture, history, and community. CIEE Barcelona is in downtown Barcelona, near the city’s main square. Both ESCI and UVic are just 20 minutes from CIEE.

All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • European Studies
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Business
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • History
Minimum GPA:
3.0
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