Study Internship in Barcelona

Barcelona is home to more World Heritage sites than any other city in Europe. You will witness 2,000 years of architectural and cultural splendor. The numerous museums, churches, cathedrals, concert halls, modern art, and the influential architecture make Barcelona an aesthetically appealing destination for visitors from all over the world.

Pair up your semester in Barcelona with an international internship in your field of study.

Beautiful Barcelona

Barcelona is home to more World Heritage sites than any other city in Europe. You will witness 2,000 years of architectural and cultural splendor. The numerous museums, churches, cathedrals, concert halls, modern art, and the influential architecture make Barcelona an aesthetically appealing destination for visitors from all over the world.

Professional Development

The Study Internship in Barcelona combines the traditional Barcelona Semester with a four-week professional development experience at the end of the program. Students will take their semester courses at Barcelona School for International Studies, followed by a four-week professional development experience that will give you the opportunity to work across cultures, seek advice and gain knowledge from native professionals to help develop marketable skills, and improve your resume and interview techniques.

La Vida Local

As part of Semester at Barcelona School for International Studies, you will take part in an extensive orientation and a tour of the city. You can also participate in a number of weekend excursions in Spain, in addition to a life-changing excursion to Morocco. Explore Barcelona while competing to check off everything on your Barcelona Bucket List.

Highlights

  • Hands-on orientation and guided tours of the city
  • Two guided weekend excursions outside of Barcelona
  • A range of business, humanities, and Spanish classes to suit your major and interests
  • Classes taught in English and Spanish
  • Spanish classes tailored to your level of Spanish, whether beginner or advanced
  • Four-week internship and professional development experience at conclusion of semester
  • 3-day trip to Morocco (included)
  • $500 Credit Card to use while on site and participate in the #barcelonabucketlist

As part of Semester at Barcelona School for International Studies, you will take part in an extensive orientation and a tour of the city. You can also participate in weekend excursions in Spain. Possible weekend trips include beautiful Zaragoza, magical Granada, or majestic Madrid. Also included are excursions within Barcelona itself, through which you will fully immerse yourself in your new home. Additionally, you can take day trips to Tarragona and Girona, where you can visit the incredible Dali Museum. You will also be able to participate in an incredible life-changing excursion to Morocco. 

The innovative, unique curriculum offered on The Barcelona Semester includes coursework in language, business, and the humanities. The courses focus on Barcelona, Spain, and the Mediterranean regions and are taught in English and Spanish. You will be studying with students from Spain and all over the world.

GPA Required: 2.5. If you find your GPA is lower than the requirement, do not despair! Use the "Contact An Advisor" button on this page or call us to let us know your situation. We'll do all we can to find the right program for you.

How to choose your courses

Now the fun part! As part of the application process you will be required to complete the CISabroad Course Selection Worksheet found in the CISabroad Application Page. The following instructions will guide you through the steps of choosing your courses. The intensive Spanish-language course is a mandatory 6-credit course. You will then choose 2–3 electives (3 credits each).

Course load:  3–4 classes per semester (12–15 US credits)

Course approval: Before you go abroad, it is best to get 6–7 classes approved for your semester program. This gives you some flexibility in setting up your class schedule. Think about courses required for your major, but also courses that fulfill your elective requirements.

Course Descriptions and Catalog:

Spanish language courses 

Elementary Spanish A1

Upper Elementary Spanish A2

Intermediate Spanish B1

Upper Intermediate Spanish B2

Advanced Spanish C1

Advanced Spanish C2

Intensive Elementary Spanish Language and Culture (Level A1-A2)

Intensive Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture (Level B1-B2)

Elective courses taught in English

1. Great 20th Century Artists: Picasso, Dalí, Miró

2. Spanish Civilization and Culture

3. Sports and Society in Spain and Catalonia

4. Cross-Cultural Psychology and Early Childhood Education

5. Management and Ethics

Elective courses taught in Spanish

1. Civilización y Cultura españolas

Please note, it is important to submit your course registration page (provided to you by CISabroad upon acceptance) as early as possible, as courses tend to fill up very quickly at Barcelona School for International Studies and your first choices may not be available if you delay too long. Please plan ahead to get your course choices approved at your home university so you can have them ready to submit after you are accepted to the program.

Did you know that 70% of all CISabroad students receive scholarships or grants to study or intern abroad? Scholarship and grants are awarded for everything from applying early to blogging about your intern abroad experience to taking photos of the fabulous scenery on a weekend excursion or volunteering with a local green organization!

For details on all scholarship and grant offerings and to apply, please click here.

Situated on the Iberian Peninsula at the western edge of the Mediterranean Sea, Spain is home to some of Europe’s finest cuisine and many of its most impressive architectural wonders. The country is famous for its relaxed lifestyle and amazing street scene, attracting visitors from all over the world. From the towering Pyrenees Mountains in the north to the plains and pristine beaches of the south, Spain is perfect for every traveler.

Barcelona is the capital of Spain’s Catalonia region and the second largest city in Spain. The coastal Mediterranean city gets its fame from its pleasant climate year round, which prompts visitors and residents to remain out and about late into the evening. You can turn a corner and find yourself in the centuries-old Gothic quarter, turn another and be staring up at futuristic-looking business complexes, and then lounge the day away at the beach. natural environment just out of town; or hunker down to people watch in a plaza.

Barcelona School for International Studies school of record is Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, FL, a private, AACSB-accredited U.S. university.

SIS is a beautiful campus located along the Mediterranean Sea coast. The college attracts students from all over the world, so not only will you hear Spanish and Catalan on campus, but you’ll likely hear languages from a number of different nations as well. Barcelona School for International Studies is also conveniently located in the heart of the Eixample district of the city, where you can have easy access to local markets, Miro’s Park, and some of Gaudi’s best architecture.

The program focuses on immersion in the Spanish language, but it also offers classes taught in English if you aren’t as confident in your Spanish. Your diverse international professors are all highly qualified, and are used to adapting their courses for study abroad students. You’ll get to enjoy the use of spacious classrooms, multimedia equipment, and other modern amenities during your time in Barcelona.

Shared apartment or homestay options

Internships are available in the following fields*:

  • Art
  • Education
  • Fashion
  • International Business and Marketing
  • Photography
  • Public Relations
  • Teaching English

For the internship portion of this program, you will be asked to provide the following with your application:

  • Cover letter addressing what field you're interested in and level of Italian language
  • Resume

Elena Villaescusa, Barcelona Onsite Director 
Elena was born in Girona, but has lived in a variety of cities in Spain. She has her B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona and a M.A. in Communication, Tourism and New Technologies (e-Tourism) from the University of Barcelona. Her work experience is focused on Place Branding Online and she is the co-founder of the association International Exchange Erasmus Student Network at UPF, which helps to welcome university students to Barcelona. She worked and studied in various countries throughout Europe and is a world traveler. Currently, she lives in the dynamic city of Barcelona, and loves languages, dancing, traveling, culture and, above all, people.

Term: Fall 2017
Arrival September 14
Departure Mid December
Application Deadline June 1
Term: Spring 2017
Arrival January 4
Departure April 22
Application Deadline October 15
Prices
Term: Fall 2017 Price: $13,590 - $14,090 more info
Term: Spring 2017 Price: $13,590 - 14,090 more info


Dates posted here are for reference only and are subject to change. Please do not book flights until you have received the confirmed dates in your acceptance paperwork.

To view expected additional expenses for this program, click here.

Program fees are in US dollars and include the following:

  • Cultural and recreational excursions and activities in Barcelona
  • Two guided weekend excursions outside of Barcelona
  • Full-time tuition and fees
  • Housing (apartment, local home, or residence hall) 
  • Meal plan available with a homestay 
  • Medical and accident insurance
  • CISabroad support services before, during, and after the program
  • Academic advising 
  • Financial aid counseling 
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Predeparture orientation 
  • Airport pickup 
  • Barcelona School for International Studies orientation
  • On-site support
  • Official Jacksonville University transcript


CISabroad  reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.