- Experience all Barcelona has to offer: amazing architecture, excellent cuisine, and spectacular beaches
- Gain a deeper understanding of Barcelona and the Catalan culture while examining Spain's complex economy and how business is conducted in Spain
- Enhance your understanding of the impact of globalization on families, communities and businesses.
- Increase your cultural competence and ability to interact in culturally sensitive ways.
Course of Study
Students can earn 6 credit hours in six weeks in Barcelona. Students will enroll in 2 courses at IAU College, the host institution in Barcelona. Extended course options for additional language learning and internship placement is available for interested students.*
*Additional Language Learning + Internship Placement Option*
Students wishing to complete an internship alongside their main coursework must also complete an additional 3 week intensive Spanish class prior to the main 6-week course block, and this version will extend past the end date of the main program (12 weeks total). This intensive language course will take place from May 13th - June 2nd. The language and internship components are tied together; one cannot be completed without the other. You will be asked in the application whether you are interested in this option.
Students will choose 2 IAU College courses; which include:
- Intercultural Management approved as equivalent to MNGT 414 (Leadership in a Global Context) or MNGT491
BUS305- Global Marketing approved as equivalent to MRKT 453 (International Marketing)
SPAN101B, SPAN102A, SPAN202C, SPAN301A (Spanish Language Courses)
SPAN319B - Urban Barcelona
And many more!!
For a full list of courses at IAU, please view the Summer 2018 Course Schedule!
Who Can Participate
- Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students can apply to this program.
- Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA;
- Students from other colleges/universities may apply provided they fulfill the required prerequisites (subject to review.)
Laurie Miller, Ph.D.
Economics, Assistant Professor of Practice
Laurie Miller, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Practice in Economics at UNL. Laurie teaches large introductory microeconomics and macroeconomic courses along with intermediate microeconomic theory. Since joining the faculty at UNL in 2012, Laurie has been the faculty advisor to the business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi. In addition, she has published research on grading practices in introductory economics, workplace stress, workers’ job satisfaction, the effect of flexible working arrangements on the U.S. workforce, the impact on employees of family friendly policies such as financial support and family leave for caregivers, and wages and wage dispersion, among other topics. Laurie has also been honored with multiple teaching awards.
As the Faculty Sponsor, Dr. Miller will visit the student group for the first portion of the program. She will not be accompanying students during the entire trip.
For questions concerning course registration, please contact:
Program Coordinator, International Business
What city in the world could be more perfect than Barcelona? With its cosmopolitan feel, relaxed pace of life, breathtaking architecture, fantastic gastronomy, and unbeatable climate, it really is the city that has everything. The beachside city’s bustling art scene and bohemian vibe make it the offbeat counterpart to the more classic Madrid. Visit Barcelona for its gorgeous beaches and eclectic nightlife, plus it has some of the best seafood in all of Europe. The streets of Barcelona are lined with breathtaking works of architecture, from Gothic churches to Antoni Gaudí's surreal buildings, as well as modern sites like Maremagnum Mall. It’s also home to the one of the world's most beloved soccer teams, Barcelona FC. Barcelona has a delightful Mediterranean climate and rarely gets extremely hot or cold (although July and August can be rather humid). Summer is the most popular time for a Barcelona trip, because the sun is at its brightest, the beaches are in top form, and outdoor concerts and events abound. (Description taken from Travel & Leisure Magazine.)
Accommodations and Other Arrangements
- Airfare: Students will purchase their own airfare for this program, and will be provided with a suggested flight itinerary approximately three months before the program starts.
- Lodging: Students will stay in centrally-located, self-catered apartments.
- Meals: Students will be responsible for preparing/purchasing all of their own meals.
- Transportation: Students will be provided with transportation by bus to/from the El Prat Airport in Barcelona, as well as to/from their apartments and the various excursions/cultural activities included in the program.
- Required Travel Documents: All U.S. citizens will need a valid passport to enter Spain; visas for U.S. citizens staying for less than 90 days are NOT required. Non-U.S. citizens need to research entry requirements specific to the country of destination at the time of applying to the program.
- Health and Mobility: See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website for Spain-specific health and safety information.
See the budget sheet and the Fund your Experience page on the Education Abroad website. Two UNL students will be awarded the IAU Diversity Scholarship for this program in Spain. Students must still apply. Additional merit-based scholarships are also available through IAU.
Upon confirmation of participation, program participants will pay a commitment deposit.
Deposit Amount: $500
Deposit Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2018
The deposit will be applied to the final program cost balance. If a participant withdraws from the program, the participant will be responsible for any irrecoverable costs associated with the program at the time of withdrawal, including the roundtrip flight. The final program cost balance will appear on the participant's MyRED student account and will be due on June 12, 2018.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Please see the Education Abroad website for detailed information about financial aid and scholarships.
Below you will find links to resources for travel, health and safety:
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