International Marketing in Barcelona – May Term
Students will earn three marketing elective credits, taught by renowned UT faculty in Barcelona, Spain.
This program is hosted in partnership with IES Abroad. Their 70+ year history in their study abroad field and their partnerships with more than 500 global universities and colleges speak to the quality of IES programs.
Barcelona is continuously ranked as one of the top student destinations in Europe, boasting rich history, a beautiful waterfront location and a lively culture. The city is located only a few hours from the French border, on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Located in the autonomous region of Catalonia in northeastern Spain, the Barcelona is the second largest city in the country, with a population of over 1.6 million people that speak both Catalan and Spanish as official languages.
In addition to taking program courses in Barcelona, students will have the opportunity to attend company visits and cultural excursions throughout the city, including places like the Sagrada Familia, Salvador Dalí Museum and Park Güell.
- Academic Term: May Term
- Program Dates: May 3 - June 2, 2023
- Credits: 3 UT credits
- Eligibility: BBA & non-business majors w/ min. 2.5 GPA
- Prerequisites: BBA: MKT 337. Non-business: MKT 320F or ADV 318J
- Program Code: 350171
*Applications for Summer 2023 are closed
About the Program
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
This program is open to UT undergraduates with a minimum 2.50 GPA.
MKT 337 (business majors)
ADV 318J or MKT 320F (non-business majors).
Please note, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
UT Austin does not require students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 to participate in study abroad programs.
However, our international partners and/or the country (ies) you are entering may have their own policies and laws surrounding vaccination to which you could be required to adhere. BBA International Programs strongly recommends that students who wish to participate in a study abroad program get vaccinated.
Classes take place Monday-Thursday (usually 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Some afternoon or Friday classes possible. Students are strongly urged to refrain from making weekend travel plans until receipt of finalized schedule. Absence from class will not be permitted.
MKT 372* - International Marketing and Consumer Behavior - Taught by UT faculty. *Credit may also count as IB 320F or IB 372.
Questions about this program? Contact Aleksandra Wingate.
Fees and Tuition
FEES AND TUITION
2023 Program Fee: $5,000
- Program fees are subject to change
- For information on scholarships and financial aid, please visit our funding page. Please note that the only opportunity to apply for a Maymester scholarship through BBA International Programs is at the time of program application.
For more information on total estimated cost, including flights, meals, etc., view the Barcelona study abroad budget.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM FEE?
- Weekly cultural excursions
- Welcome and farewell receptions
- Visits to local companies
- 24/7 assistance from on-site IES staff familiar with language/culture
- Pre-departure sessions
- Re-entry guidance for recruiting
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM FEE?
- UT Tuition - students enrolled in at least 12 hours during the spring semester will not pay any addtional UT tuition for their May Term course
- Texas Global Fee ($75)
- Overseas insurance
- Local transportation
- Personal expenses (toiletries, shopping, traveling, etc.)
- Passport or visa costs (if needed)
Company visits are an important component of the program. They are designed to provide students with a first-hand look at important local industries and business practices. Company visits will vary on a yearly basis.
Cultural excursions provide students with an opportunity to experience the local environment. Weekly outings, including admission fees, are coordinated on behalf of the group. These events are built into the program and participation at each event is mandatory.
Excursions will vary on a yearly basis. Past excursions include:
- La Sagrada Familia
- Cable Car Montjuic
- Museu Picasso de Barcelona
- Park Güell
Housing and Transportation
HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION
Participants will live together in a student residence in central Barcelona.
Arrival and Check-In: May 2, 2023
Departure and Check-Out: June 2, 2023
Participants will book their flights to and from Barcelona on their own and will arrange their own transportation from the airport to the dorm.
Visa and Passport Information
VISA AND PASSPORT INFORMATION
Passports must be valid for at least 6 months after the end of the study abroad trip. Texas Global Passport Services can process passport applications.
Due to COVID-19, U.S. passports are taking an exceptionally long time to be processed. If you are even considering a study abroad program and you do not have a passport (or your passport will expire within 6 months of the end of your program), you should apply for one now.
U.S. CITIZENS TRAVELING TO BARCELONA
U.S. citizens traveling to Barcelona will not require a visa to study in Spain.
OTHER NATIONALITIES TRAVELING TO BARCELONA
Depending on nationality, non-US citizens may or may not require a visa. Please visit the Spanish Foreign Ministry website to view requirements for each nationality.
It is the student’s responsibility to research specific requirements for their nationality, and to apply for their visa, if necessary. At the student’s request, we will provide additional program-related documentation to support their visa application, such as an official letter, enrollment status at UT, housing and insurance coverage. Students are also encouraged to request formal documentation of student enrollment status from the UT Registrar's Office and are required to notify Texas Global of their travel plans.