Study Abroad in Spain - Summer 2014
Travel across Spain: Barcelona + Madrid + Seville
Summit Spain is an intensive month-long program in Spain with the AACSB accredited IQS School of Management in Barcelona. During this program, students will travel across Spain with professors visiting Barcelona, Madrid and Seville. Students will take stimulating courses with excellent professors and will have the opportunity to learn about Spain through professional visits to leading Spanish companies and organizations.
Throughout a month of classes and visits, students will gain a broad overview Spanish culture, economy, society, business, and politics. Course options include International Business, Cross Cultural Communications, Intensive Spanish Language & Culture, and more...
- Travel across Spain visiting Barcelona, Seville and Madrid
- ACADEMIC CREDITS: Earn up to 6 academic credits this summer
- Study at the renowned IQS School of Management in Barcelona, an AACSB Accredited school in Spain
- Engage in stimulate professional visits to leading Spanish companies and organizations
- Great courses to choose from: Cross Cultural Communications and Management, International Business, Intensive Spanish Language, and more...
Depending upon which session you choose, our Summit program begins either June 4th in Seville or on June 16th in Barcelona. A1 students should arrive early in the morning on the 4th, and be ready for a welcoming opening ceremony at 2pm. Students in the A2 session should arrive on the 15th at any time. Students from all sessions should plan on flying home from Barcelona anytime on July 1st. After the program in Spain, students may elect to continue studying abroad and join our Summit Brazil program
During this program, students will travel across Spain with professors and fellow students, visiting Seville, Madrid and Barcelona, giving students an excellent overview of Spain and it's regions.
One of the most beautiful cities in Spain, Seville is a very romantic, culturally rich and vibrant city in the heart of Southern Spain. As the capital of Andalusia, Seville has an interesting history with Moorish influence combined with Spanish traditionalism, which makes it very appealing for tourists and locals alike. Seville is close to some of Spain's most beautiful beaches and is the "heart" of what is stereotypically Spanish: bullfighting and flamenco. Seville is famous around Spain for some of the best night-life. The Lonely Planet describes Seville as having: "more narrow, winding, medieval lanes and romantic, hidden plazas soaked in the scent of orange blossom than half of Andalucía’s other cities put together". Read more from Lonely Planet here.
Madrid is truly the capital of Spain in the imperial sense- it is difficult to walk the streets of Madrid and not get a sense for its sense of tradition and pride. Where as Seville is romantic and Barcelona artistic, Madrid is elegant and speaks Spain's rich history through all of its barrios- from the bohemian bars of La Latina to the trendy and posh venues in Serrano- it is truly an Old World capital. "No city on earth is more alive than Madrid, a beguiling place whose sheer energy carries a simple message: this city really knows how to live." Read more from Lonely Planet here.
Barcelona is a city of walking contradictions- it is progressively bohemian, Catalan and Spanish, a metropolis and a beachtown. Barca is Spain's hardest working and hardest partying city, as it is the financial capital for the country, as well as home to most of what is artistic and avant-garde- many of Spain's most important and renown restaurants, nightclubs, fashion houses and banks call Barcelona home. The city is extremely inspiring for both its architecture and actual city structure- and some argue, is the most international city in Spain. The Lonely Planet describes Barcelona as "Spain's most cosmopolitan city and one of the Mediterranean's busiest ports. Restaurants, bars and clubs are always packed, as is the seaside in summer. The city's avant-garde chefs whip up a storm that has even the French reaching for superlatives." Read more from Lonely Planet here.
Our courses are designed to offer students a deep insight into the Spanish economy, society, political situation and culture. Classes are taught in English on-campus (and while traveling) by a faculty of multi-national and cosmopolitan professors, and will be finely woven into the city of Barcelona, making the most of its landmarks and event spaces.
Host University in Spain:
All of our classes are taught in English by a faculty of experienced and multinational university professors.
- Spain is an incredible country! (fantastic food, culture, music)
- Spain is the 2nd LARGEST country in the European Union.
- As a key member of the European Union, Spain is an ideal location to study about the ongoing economic and political crisis in the EuroZone.
- Spain has the fifth largest economy in the European Union, and the fourth largest in the Eurozone
- Spain is one of the world's leading countries in the development and production of renewable energy, especially in Solar Energy.
- Spain has the most extensive high-speed rail network in Europe, and the second-most extensive in the world after China.
Note: Program (itinerary, courses, professors and more) subject to change without prior notice