University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2022: Barcelona BUAD Internship

Program Dates January 06, 2022 - February 03, 2022 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed.

Program Overview If you do not have a current passport, you should be aware that COVID-19 has delayed passport processing times significantly. The U.S. State Department has announced that it now takes an average of 18 weeks (4.5 months) to process a passport.

Given the circumstances, if you want to study abroad in 2022, you need to apply for or renew your passport NOW - even if you’re not 100% sure about your study abroad plans yet. We recommend expediting both the processing time and the shipping time for your passport.


Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates.

If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees, tuition and flights (if purchase was advised by CGPS).


Gain professional business experience in Barcelona, Spain by participating in an 4-week project-based internship program. The internship is an unpaid training position that allows students to gain hands-on experience in a workplace environment. Students will work in teams of 4-6 students on a project for a non-profit or a for-profit organization based in Barcelona, Spain.

Drawing on their extensive network of partner organizations, our provider, Global Academic Ventures (GAV), will place students in some of the most prestigious multinational corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, government bodies, nonprofit organizations and community service organizations. Every effort will be made to place students in an internship environment that suits their interests and future career plans. Students will work at their internship site 9-5:30 Monday-Thursday and perhaps occasionally on Friday.

This internship study abroad program features a two-day orientation program, followed by a four-week unpaid internship. Students will earn three UD credits for the internship experience by enrolling in BUAD 364, Business Administration in Practice. The class will meet 3-4 times with the instructor prior to departure focused on developing additional consulting-related skills that are relevant to the projects assigned. There will be additional check-ins during the program to align with project progress.

In addition to the faculty director, a full-time, on-site GAV staff member will serve as the students’ contact in each location and assist with any problems or questions that may arise.

Students will share apartments with students from UD and/or other U.S. institutions; limited internet is available. From their accommodation, students will be able to take public transportation to their internship placements.

The program fee includes shared housing for the duration of the program, international health insurance, transportation to/from the local airport at designated times, breakfast during program orientation, a local group excursion during orientation, a walking tour of Barcelona, a welcome lunch, and farewell dinner.

The program fee does not include airfare to/from Barcelona, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Barcelona. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together.

Students will also be responsible for reloading the transportation pass, as well as for the cost of all breakfasts and meals not included in the program fee, and all other personal expenses.

Note: Program acceptance will be competitive and is restricted to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors.

ACCESSIBILITY: Students with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to study abroad, but should be aware that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Courses: Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites. Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure). All students must enroll in at least 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
BUAD 364: Business Administration in Practice (3 credits)
UNIV 370-012: Study Abroad - Barcelona BUAD Internship (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning


Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$1,623.00$4,356.00
Final Program Fee$5,095.00$5,095.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $6,748.00$9,481.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,500.00$1,500.00

The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to http://www1.udel.edu/finaid/rates.html for the appropriate rates.


When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.

*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.


Contact Information:
Suresh Sundaram
Faculty Director
Business Administration
214 Lerner Hall
302-831-8167
ssuresh@udel.edu



Deadlines:
Submit Program Application by 5pm on September 20, 2021
Recommendation also due by 5pm on September 20, 2021
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: September 29, 2021



Interest Meetings:


Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.