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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2019 10/15/2018
Rolling Admission 03/15/2019 03/23/2019

** 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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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Faculty-Led Program Program Type General: Faculty-Led
Level of Study: Undergraduate Academic Theme: Business
Credit Offered: UC Credit Click here for a definition of this term Registration Term: Spring
Eligibility Restrictions: LCB Students Only Minimum GPA: 2.75
Language Courses Offered: No Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: No Housing Options: Hotel
Program Advisor: Lee Armstrong
Program Description:
 Barcelona beach

Program Overview

 Understanding the influence of culture on interpersonal interactions is a fundamental skill to be an effective manager in today's global workplace. The objective of this study abroad course is to understand the impact of culture in management and to enhance students' ability to interact with people from cultures other than their own, specifically in the context of international business.  Students will travel to Barcelona, Spain to put their classroom theories into practice.  Through company presentation and corporate tours students will enhance their understanding of multicultural management dynamics.  

Learn what you need to succeed in an increasingly globalized economy, discover a new culture, and gain critical global perspective - all while studying business in Barcelona.  This program offers challenging coursework, engaging company visits, plus interesting excursions and activities that will give you insight into international business and an immersive intercultural experience

Sample Itinerary
Friday Depart US
Saturday AM: Arrive in Barcelona
PM: Cultural and Logistical Orientation
Sunday AM: Hop On Hop Off city tour
PM: Free afternoon for sightseeing
Monday AM: Lecture on working across cultures
PM: Company visit to a Spanish manufacturer
Tuesday AM: Guest Speaker on smart cities and green sustainability issues
AM: Guided market tour
PM: company visit to international company on market strategies
Wednesday AM: Guest speaker - The case of Uber in Barcelona
PM: Factory visit
Evening: Spanish and Catalan cooking class
Thursday AM: Guest speaker on intercultural competence in global markets
PM: Company tour to Cavas Freixenet
Friday AM: Guest speaker on Business and Economy in Spain
PM: Company visit to a business incubator
Saturday Flight home to Cincinnati

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LocationBarcelona LCB

  Barcelona, Spain 
Located along the northeast coast of Spain, Barcelona combines ancient history with modern splendor.  The Romans settled here 2000 years ago and laid the  foundations of a cosmopolitan, coastal metropolis.  Today Barcelona's natural beauty is complemented by the modernist architecture of Antoni Gaudi including the famous Sagrada Familia and Park Guell.  This economic hub of Spain enchants visitors with its unique art, sports, Mediterranean cuisine, local festivals, and beaches. 

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Who Can Participate?

Undergraduate business students, prerequisites include MKTG2080, INTB3080, MGMT 3080.

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Academic Program and Course Information

All students in this program are required to enroll in INTBXXX Study Abroad Spain  for 3 credits for spring semester.
Tuition and fees are assessed based on total enrolled hours for a term. This includes the hours associated with the study abroad class. Students who enroll for more than 18 hours for the term will be assessed additional per credit hour fees over and above the flat fees associated with being enrolled full-time (for most students full-time is 12-18 hours).
Co-op students selected to participate in this program are required to enroll in the course during the designated term, regardless of when the student may be on co-op.  If the course is during a term when the student is on co-op, tuition and fees will be charged per a student’s residency status and college, based on the part-time per credit hour rate.
A student can see his/her full and part time tuition rates and college fees here (use left-side navigation menu to click into the relevant academic year):

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Gema Bahns is Assistant Professor Educator of Management. She currently lectures on Strategic Management examining business models in relation to changing economic and market conditions, and bringing understanding of the ethical and social implications of management decisions and actions within organizations. Her past work experience includes providing strategic and tactical advice to set priorities for market competition and leading financial services for emerging markets ensuring alignment with key business initiatives. She has also served as key subject matter expert to business leaders on cross-cultural management issues and conducted organizational development workshops aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of managing different cultures in corporations.

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Living Arrangements

Participants will share double rooms in modest hotels or hostels.

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Getting There

Group flight round trip from Cincinnati to Barcelona, Spain.  Students may opt out of the group flight and purchase their own airline ticket.  Students should not purchase a plane ticket until they have committed to the program, enrolled in the appropriate course, and received instructions from the International Programs Office.

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Program Costs

 You can view an approximate cost breakdown for the Spain program here.  All students will receive scholarships from UC International and Lindner College of Business. 

Note that both the program charges and the UC International scholarship will be posted separately on a student’s OneStop bill for the Spring 2019 Semester.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process and enroll in INTB50XX.  Scholarships are posted after all students register for the course connected to the study abroad experience.

This program has been awarded a UC International Scholarship (matriculated, UC degree-seeking students only).  UC International requires a minimum 2.0 GPA to receive this funding.

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, it's best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access this information is via the US Department of State’s webpage at:

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently, and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to know and address the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose a third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

While UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad, traveling UC faculty, students and staff are the individuals making decisions overseas and therefore play a key role in their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of State, Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS, a company that provides medical and security advice. UC's member ID is 11BCAS000010.

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad.
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety and cultural tips.
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

 LCB International Programs
 203 Carl Lindner Hall
 tel: 513-556-2968

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This program is currently not accepting applications.