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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: U of U applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Summer 2021 04/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission 05/18/2021 07/13/2021
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Students must arrive in the host city and check into the program housing on the program start date. The program officially ends on the end date, and students must check out of the housing facilities at that time. Participants are responsible for arranging travel to and from the program and should WAIT to purchase airfare until they have been officially instructed by the Faculty Director, Program Provider, and/or Host University.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Global Internship Click here for a definition of this term Global Internship Type: Partial
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Click here for a definition of this term Housing Type(s): Dormitory, Homestay
Click here for a definition of this term Home Campus: U of U: Utah Campus Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Undergraduate Transfer
Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Language Prerequisite: Advanced English Language Fluency, Check with Affiliate
Click here for a definition of this term Badge Opportunities: Independent Options Click here for a definition of this term Field of Study: Business Administration
Click here for a definition of this term Eligibility: Good Academic & Judicial Standing, Minimum Age: 18, OPEN to ALL Majors Click here for a definition of this term Pre-departure Requirements: Learning Abroad 101, Pre-Departure Orientation, Participation Requirements for Learning Abroad, Post-Decision Health Assessment, Pre & Post Commitments
Program Description:

Summer Global Internship Language Immersion

Barcelona, Spain

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Program Overview

Spend the summer in a vibrant seaside city working with local and international businesses, contributing to some of Spain’s most successful organizations. 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.

Unique Experiences

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with a startup, local business, international organization, or NGO.

LIVE WITH A SPANISH FAMILY

and immerse yourself in local culture.

HEAR FROM A VARIETY OF GUEST SPEAKERS

with different areas of expertise.

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Excursions & Activities

  • Visit business sites, art and history museums, and monuments.
  • Go on tours of the historical district.
  • Enjoy gastronomy-based activities such as eating chocolate con churros or tapas with local friends, or a cooking session.
  • Indulge your adventurous side with a hike in the mountains.
  • Take day trips to places like Sitges, the Dalí Museum in Figueres or the Roman ruins in the city of Tarragona, among others.

Projects

  • Volunteering. Although there are no formal community service activities on this program, volunteer opportunities can be arranged by CIEE staff.
  • Internship. A for-credit 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 NGO, where you’ll spend 100 hours interning, gaining hands-on professional experience and practicing your Spanish language skills.

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Orientation – an introduction to Barcelona culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

Questions?

Our highly experienced staff have extensive knowledge of all CIEE programs and services. If you are a student with questions about completing your application, or you want to sign up to receive program updates and news, our staff are happy to help.

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WHAT IS A GLOBAL INTERNSHIP?

A Global Internship is a Learning Abroad Program that provides unique workplace experiences abroad.  Global Internships are coordinated by one of our Affiliates – partner organizations that have been evaluated and approved by the University of Utah. Through direct relationships with companies, organizations, and governments in the host country, our Affiliates can connect you with your ideal internship opportunity. Internships are available in both English and the host language, depending on your preference. Many Affiliates provide helpful services such as visa support, housing, knowledgeable on-site staff to help you navigate your host country, and cultural field trips and excursions. 
 

WHY CHOOSE A GLOBAL INTERNSHIP?

Global Internships are immensely beneficial to your personal, academic and professional goals. While participating on a Global Internship, you can develop valuable skills such as:

  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Project Management Experience
  • Time Management
  • Flexibility & Adaptability in unexpected or challenging situations
  • Foreign Language Proficiency

Global Internships are an invaluable addition to your academic career at the U – take advantage of this opportunity to prepare for your professional career!

APPLYING TO A GLOBAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

  1. Complete Learning Abroad 101. This is a short information session about programs, applications, financial aid, and scholarships.  You can complete Learning Abroad 101 in-person or online.
  2. Submit your Applications. You will submit TWO Applications for this Program.  These Applications can be completed at the same time.
    • U of U Application- Click Apply Now at the top of your screen to get started and submit the Initial Payment.
    • Affiliate Application- Click on the Homepage link above to find your Affiliate Application. Contact the Affiliate if you have questions.
  3. Commit to your U of U Application.  You will receive an acceptance email to your Umail account. Log into your U of U Application and Commit to your Program within 3 business days of acceptance!
  4. Upload your Affiliate Acceptance Letter. When you receive your acceptance letter from the Affiliate, upload a copy in your U of U Application.
  5. Complete the Post-Decision Steps. Finish the Post-Decision steps in your U of U Application by the deadlines provided.

ACADEMICS & ACCOMMODATION

DATES & TRANSPORTATION

  • TENTATIVE dates are listed above.  Compare the dates to the University of Utah academic calendar to avoid scheduling conflicts.
  • You are responsible for arranging transportation to and from the host country for most Programs.
  • Do NOT purchase your flight until you read the instructions in the Learning Abroad Handbook.

LEARNING ABROAD BADGES

Students enrich their time abroad by earning Learning Abroad Badges such as:
Badge Opportunities
This Program is eligible for the Badges listed in the Fact Sheet above. Some Programs offer opportunities to earn additional Learning Abroad Badges through independent options. If you earn Badges during your Program, you may be eligible to receive a co-curricular certificate through the Global U Program.

This program is eligible for the Career Development Badge:

  • As part of the program, students develop an understanding of the relationship between culture and the workplace by engaging in professional experiences with local agencies and companies.  
  • This provides excellent insight into your career, gives you a global context for your field of study, and offers hands-on experience that can be highlighted on resumes and during job interviews.

FINANCES

  • Scholarships and Financial Aid may be available! Visit our Financial Aid and Scholarships page for more information!
  • Information about Program Costs, Billing timelines & Due Dates are available to help you plan. Budget Sheets are also available for the following terms: Fall, Spring, and Summer.
  • Affiliate Program Fees (non-billable) are established by the Affiliate and are in addition to any fees paid to the University of Utah.  These fees are paid in lieu of University of Utah on-campus tuition and housing costs.  Click on the homepage link above for more information on Affiliate fees and inclusions. 
  • Read the full Withdrawal & Dismissal Penalty Policy BEFORE applying.

PROGRAM ADVISING

  • Program advising is available through our Learning Abroad Coordinators
  • You will automatically be assigned to a Coordinator when you start your U of U Application. Coordinators are assigned based on your major. 
  • You must complete Learning Abroad 101 before meeting with a Coordinator.

LEARNING ABROAD HANDBOOK

Interested in learning more about the academic, financial, and logistical aspects of our Programs? The Learning Abroad Handbook outlines the University of Utah's financial, disciplinary, administrative, academic, and logistical expectations. You’ll find videos, tips, and resources that help you make the most of your experience before, during, and after your Program.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

It is your responsibility to read, understand, and adhere to the terms and conditions of your Program.  Terms and conditions are outlined in the Learning Abroad Handbook, Learning Abroad website, and in your Program Application.  Terms and conditions may also be communicated to you through digital, verbal, and hard copy communication. Contact Learning Abroad with any questions or concerns.