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Program Type: Partner Areas of Study: Business, Communications, Education, Finance, Media Studies, Social Work
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Housing Options: Homestay
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Internship Available: Yes
Program Advisor: Robert Dowden On-Site Language Course Required: No
Credits: 6, 9 Language Prerequisite: 000 - No language prerequisite
Academic Level: 1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
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Barcelona Summer - Internship

Program Overview

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With great influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, and the arts, Barcelona has made its mark as a major player in the global market. Our program guarantees an internship placement to help you develop professional skills that will jump-start your résumé and make you more attractive to employers in today's competitive job market. IES Abroad's unpaid, academic internships have placed Barcelona students at companies such as Make-A-Wish Foundation, World Wildlife Fund, UNESCO, and the American Chamber of Commerce, while also showing students the sights and sounds of Spain.

Before you depart, we work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, hone your networking and interview skills, as well as prepare you for working in a new cultural environment. You'll be guaranteed a placement at a local business or organization, where you'll work for at least 25 hours a week. You also will enroll in a required 1- or 6-credit academic internship seminar with other IES Abroad interns, where you'll learn about a variety of local business settings and opportunities.

With IES Abroad's dedicated staff and international connections, you can be sure that you'll find an internship that meets your goals. You'll learn, and learn to stand out.

Visit www.IESabroad.org for complete program details.

NOTE: Program dates listed in Studio Abroad are approximate. Please refer to IES Abroad predeparture materials for planning travel.

Why Barcelona?

Come let Barcelona enchant you. Whether it is the salty sea air, the sweep of mountains in the distance, or the romance and excitement of Las Ramblas, where else can you marvel at Gaudi's whimsical architectural genius while embracing the laid-back Spanish lifestyle?

Student Life

Whether it's an orientation program that makes you feel prepared, housing that is well-located and comfortable, or the field trips that take you to places off the beaten path--we're all about our student services. To find out more specific details, click here and select the Student Life tab.

About IES Abroad

Everything we do is about the IES Abroad student. Our profoundly passionate team of study abroad professionals believes in creating once-in-a-lifetime educational adventures that transcend expectations. Our goal is to rock the world of some 6,000 study abroad students every year. From our headquarters in Chicago to our 115+ study abroad programs in more than 35 global locations worldwide, we create authentic global education and life-affirming cultural experiences.

Discover more about what we offer with all of our programs.

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Academics & Curriculum

While working in Barcelona, students are required to enroll in a 6-credit academic internship seminar with other IES interns. Topics include:

  • Understanding business culture
  • Improving communication
  • Strengthening work attitude and aptitude
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Navigating issues, challenges, and opportunities to succeed on the job in Barcelona and when returning home

Students should consult with CUAbroad if they are considering the optional 3-credit Spanish language course taught in the IES Barcelona Center. Internships are available in the following fields:

  • Accounting
  • Arts & Architecture
  • Business
  • Education/Language Instruction
  • Finance
  • Health
  • IT
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • logistics
  • Marketing
  • Media & Communications
  • Not-for-Profit Volunteer Organizations
  • Tourism

Students interested in learning more about course offerings can find information here.

Accommodation & Meals

Program participants live with three-to-five other IES Abroad students in double rooms. Apartments have fully-equipped kitchens and meals are not provided. Live-in Spanish Assistants (RAs) help residents with cultural integration. Placements are limited.



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/18/2018
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Rolling Admission 05/22/2018 07/21/2018
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.

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