Language Requirement: None
Academic Standing by Program Start: Sophomore or above
Location: Spain
GPA: 2.5
Program Overview

Spend your summer learning how to succeed in a globalized economy, discovering a new culture, and gaining crucial global perspectives – all while studying business in Barcelona. This program offers challenging coursework, engaging company visits, welcoming homestays, and interesting co-curricular activities designed to offer insight into international business. All courses are taught in English at CIEE Barcelona.

Students choose one or two 4-week sessions and explore the Spanish economy, international management, and international marketing. Before the start of the program, students must have completed two terms of college-level micro- or macroeconomics, accounting, finance management, marketing, or statistics.

For more information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: CIEE: Summer Business + Culture in Barcelona.

Dates and Deadlines
Term Year Deadline Arrival Date Departure Date
Summer II 2024 03/01/2024 6/10/2024 7/8/2024
Summer III 2024 03/01/2024 7/8/2024 8/3/2024

Discount for Pell Recipients

To expand access to study abroad, GEO is offering a $400 discount for this program to UO students who currently have the Pell Grant as part of their federal financial aid (FAFSA).

Course Equivalencies

UO students: please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.

Non-UO students: Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

Additional requirements
  • Minimum of two terms of college-level micro- or macroeconomics, accounting, finance management, marketing, or statistics.
Application process

CIEE offers three different summer sessions. UO students can choose from either Summer Session II, Summer Session III, or both Summer Sessions II and III. Summer Session I is not open to UO students, as it overlaps with the end of spring term. Please note that finals week conflicts with the start of session II of the CIEE program. If you are interested in session II, please consult with your spring-term professors. Consult with your GEO Study Abroad Advisor before starting an application.  

If you are interested in applying to a CIEE program, we strongly advise you to meet with an advisor prior to applying.

Selection for the program is based on a review of your written application, recommendation, transcript(s), and completion of the interview process. Qualified applicants are recommended by a GEO Study Abroad Program Advisor. The final selection of participants is made by CIEE.

IMPORTANT: Application for a CIEE program involves two parts:

  1. Completion of the GEO application process.
  2. Completion of the CIEE application process.

Please note that the GEO deadline supersedes the CIEE deadline. An application fee is due at the time of application and is non-refundable under any circumstances.