Short-Term (Includes J-Term, May Term and Non-Summer Intensive Months)
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
CEA Barcelona Center
The CEA Barcelona Center’s diverse curriculum allows you to choose the courses that best meet your interests. Liberal arts and social science electives are taught in English or Spanish for all levels of language ability.
CEA Barcelona Center, CETT – University of Barcelona
Take a deep dive into Tourism and Hospitality topics in a city considered one of the world’s leading tourism and cultural centers. Choose Tourism Studies and Hospitality Management courses at our partner institution, CETT-University of Barcelona (CETT-UB), and round out your experience with electives and core courses in the Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the CEA Barcelona Center. Add a professional internship with a tourism or hospitality-focused placement. CEA courses are taught in English, but Spanish language courses are available for every level of ability. CETT-UB courses are taught in English, and CEA students share their classroom with local students.
Spend a summer in Barcelona exploring local culture, Spanish history, and business trends. Choose from a range of courses taught at all levels of Spanish language ability, from beginning to advanced, as well as in English.
Spain’s second-largest city offers an ideal blend of the historic and modern, including the chance to interact within an innovative technology start-up community. The Study + Internship program in Barcelona allows you to make steady progress toward your academic degree while developing practical skills in fields such as business, design, marketing, tourism, urban planning, and more. The program incorporates a professional internship placement into your semester or summer study program. Our strong academic focus, personalized placements dedicated to meaningful experiences that make a real impact, and multiple options and price ranges—from 8-week summer sessions to a full semester program - allow you to take care of those degree requirements and give your career a boost all while gaining the international experience you’ve been seeking.
CEA Barcelona Center, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Pompeu Fabra University
Hone your international business knowledge in the bustling city of Barcelona! This versatile program allows you to choose from a range of business electives at either Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) or Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Complete your experience with CEA Barcelona Center electives that take full advantage of the Center's location in the heart of the city and allow you to delve into Spanish culture, history, and society. Classes are taught in English and Spanish for all levels of Spanish language ability. You may also enroll in the optional Global Career Development Seminar, an ideal way to focus on future career success.
Designed for students at the high-beginning and above Spanish level, this program allows you to engage with local culture and attend class with local and other international students. Choose electives that pique your interest while you improve your Spanish skills in an intensive language course.
Travel to London, England and Barcleona, Spain! Embrace European sport culture in the Sports & Society traveling program! This program will explore fundamental concepts of the international sports industry as they relate to global business. You will have the opportunity to meet with business strategists and leaders in the sport management field to enhance your learning. Course content will be delivered through multiple site visits, guest lectures, and in-class meetings. You’ll have the opportunity to select the subject area that best meets your needs from the list of courses available. Check out the program itinerary for more details.
Want to study law, international relations, or political science in an international setting? This honors program curriculum focuses on law’s global dimensions (international, European, comparative, and private), offered in one of Spain’s top-tier law schools. Available in Spring Semester.
Spend your summer gaining hands-on skills and giving back to the community. Students at a high-beginning and above level of Spanish language proficiency engage in local culture in a carefully selected service-learning placement. A complementary seminar focuses on the current social challenges facing Spain, Catalonia, and Barcelona.
Designed for all levels of Spanish language ability, the Communication & Journalism program allows you to choose from a range of courses, taught in your choice of English or Spanish, as you delve into topics like the role of social media, photojournalism, and Spanish media. Instructors turn the city into your classroom, helping you gain insight into the new media landscape and different journalism approaches in Spanish society through active engagement with the host city, people, institutions, and culture. The location of the CEA Barcelona Center helps frame the curriculum, encouraging you to draw connections between your personal observations and the related topics addressed in class.
Exploring Spain: Business & Culture in Seville & Barcelona
CEA Seville Center, CEA Barcelona Center
Can’t choose between a summer in Seville, Barcelona, or Madrid? Explore all three in this multi-city program! A diverse range of course offerings and activities enhance your broad spectrum of experiences in these Spanish cities, each known for its unique culture and history.
Spain’s second-largest city offers an ideal blend of the historic and modern, including the chance to interact within an innovative technology start-up community. The Internship in Barcelona allows you to develop practical skills in fields such as business, design, marketing, tourism, urban planning, and more. Our strong academic focus and personalized placements dedicated to meaningful experiences that make a real impact, allow you to give your career a boost while gaining the international experience you’ve been seeking .
CEA Barcelona Center, University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia
Harness your entrepreneurial spirit in a city that is home to numerous start-up companies, is identified as the main tech city in southern Europe, and ranks among the top 10 European cities for digital entrepreneurship – Barcelona. Through curriculum at CEA, you will gain many of the skills and concepts needed to become a successful entrepreneur – design thinking, business planning, financial planning, negotiation, marketing, leadership, ethics and more. More importantly, CEA courses provide you with hands-on opportunities to interact with and learn from the local business community, particularly those leading local and global start-ups. If you’re feeling extra motivated, you can add a professional internship with an entrepreneurial-focused placement. Courses are taught in English, but Spanish language courses are available for every level of ability.
Broaden your perspective and gain an international insight into the field of psychology. With both core and elective psychology courses available, you have the unique opportunity to learn from local experts how non-U.S. scholars and practitioners approach the study of human behavior. The city of Barcelona serves as an extension of the classroom by contextualizing the curriculum while faculty encourage you to make connections between your personal observations and related course topics.