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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain; Madrid, Spain; Malaga, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Costs (Click term to view): Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Faculty-led Language of instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class Eligibility: 01 First Year, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior
Non-UD Students:
Yes Language coursework offered: Yes
Field of study: Business, Humanities Program Advisor: Kelly Brannan Trail
Academic Level:
Max credit hours:
CAP-Approved Courses: Yes
Program Description:

Due to high enrollment, we have closed the application for this program. Please contact or stop by Rike Center 208 to discuss your other program options.

Spain in Three Episodes:  Madrid, Malaga, and Barcelona

About the Program

Spain, a country of rich historical and social complexity, boasts a diverse range of cities and regions. Students in the Business in Spain program, study in Madrid, Málaga, and Barcelona – all centers of business and industry as well as of great cultural and historical importance. Through the prisms of marketing and the history of Iberia, students will have the opportunity to learn about and visit leading businesses and historical places with emphases on the effects of globalization and recent political developments in the European Union (EU) on Spanish industries. Students start out with a few days in Madrid, a beautiful and modern city of 3 million. For the following weeks, classes in Málaga are held at the world-class Spanish language school, Malacca Instituto, and in Barcelona at the Toulouse Business School.

Students study and complete exams and papers as if on campus and use free time to explore exciting locales. Program activities enrich the students’ academic learning, cultural and historical understandings, as well as personal growth. Recent examples include: The Prado in Madrid; San Miguel Brewery, City Market, and Agricultural Cooperative in Malaga; Zara, Freixenet, and Sagrada Familia in Barcelona; as well as the Alhambra in Grenada. Students can also take advantage of the beautiful Mediterranean climate and beaches along the Malaga and Barcelona coastlines.





Curricular Options

All programs and courses listed are tentative and subject to change, depending on student interest. Students may earn up to 10 credit hours per session and must take at least 7 credit hours per session. Students are encouraged to consult their academic advisor regarding eligibility for courses, pre-reqs, etc. More information regarding courses can be found in the University Bulletin.

HST 310: History of Spain (3 Credits)
Study of the political, social, and cultural history of the Iberian Peninsula from the ancient to the modern period.  Strong emphasis on the Medieval Period, Siglo de Oro (sixteenth century), and the Spanish Civil War.  Prerequisite(s): HST 103.
CAP Status: Crossing Boundaries: Faith Traditions; Advanced Studies: Advanced History

MKT 301: Principles of Marketing (3 Credits)
The general principles and practices underlying the processes of marketing. Analysis of the environmental conditions of manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and other marketing agencies. Prerequisite(s): Business majors only; sophomore standing.

MKT 300: Survey of Marketing (3 Credits)
Survey of marketing for non-marketing majors. Course introduces students to market and environmental analysis, marketing strategy and links with corporate strategy, market segmentation, organizational and consumer markets, and marketing mix (product, price, promotion, distribution). Prerequisite(s): Non-business majors only; sophomore standing.
CAP Status: Crossing Boundaries - Inquiry

PHL 313: Business Ethics  (3 credits)
Introduction to ethical issues in the business world, which includes the developing global, international business world.  The course critically examines recent Western ethical theories and critically evaluates how they might resolve case studies in the business world.
CAP: Crossing Boundaries Practical Ethical Action; Advanced Philosophical Studies

LNG 1xx/2xx/3xx Spanish Language (3-4 transfer credits, all levels)
Language courses are offered to students on this program through a partner institution on-site.  These are available to students interested in enhancing their language skills at a multitude of levels.  Students must receive official course pre-approval from the UD Department of Global Languages and Cultures prior to their departure to Spain based on their current proficiency in the targeted language in order to successfully earn transfer credit.  Only transfer credit (i.e. a “K” grade) will be earned for any language course pre-approved and taken abroad with a passing grade.  Students will register in either a 3-credit or 4-credit LNG "1xx", "2xx" or "3xx" language course prior to departure.  When making course selections in Studio Abroad, please list the targeted language and the level you are considering taking next summer that corresponds with a UD course code (e.g. Spanish Language LNG 1xx for SPN 141, etc.).  Please note that students choosing to take a language course abroad on this program will be assessed a regular tuition fee based upon three or four credits.

UDI 310: MAXIE Experience (1 Credit; required)
This courses aims to utilize the city as the classroom where students can make sense of their experience through interactive discussion, group activities, and independent journaling. Through reflection, students internalize their study abroad experience and may undergo changes impacting attitudes and actions in their home country and at UD.  Graded minicourse required of all student participants.


Dr. Miguel Gomez, Lecturer, History Department (Site Coordinator)

Dr. Serdar Durmusoglu, Associate Professor, Management and Marketing Department

Dr. Michael Payne,  Associate Professor, Philosophy Department



Students must be 18 years of age and older and eligible to take courses for credit at the University of Dayton. Participants in the program must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students in good academic standing with a GPA below 2.5 may petition the Center for International Programs for consideration. Students must also be in good disciplinary standing.

Pre-Departure Orientation

For all University of Dayton summer programs, pre-departure orientations play a critical role in making a study abroad a valuable learning experience.  All students accepted to participate in University of Dayton’s summer programs are required to take the pre-departure course, UDI 220: MAXIE - Prepare (Maximizing your International Experience). This course helps students develop intercultural communication and sensitivity skills and techniques that can be used in any context, as well as learn site-specific strategies to be employed in-country. Students will be given time to clarify academic and personal goals prior to departure. UDI 220 is a required class for your education abroad experience. It is divided into two parts: the first part involves meeting as a group during the semester prior to departure (5 class meetings plus 2 sessions on concepts of culture and health and safety abroad); the second part includes meeting upon returning to campus in the semester following the in-country experience (two class meetings).

The schedule for your UDI 220 class is as follows:
Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm
Rike 206
Section Number: UDI 220 – MI
Classes begin the week of March 6, 2017 and last until the end of the semester.

Once students have changed their status to “committed” in the application system, they should register for UDI 220 via Porches by searching Spring 2017, Mini-Courses (as the Department), selecting UDI 220, and finding the correct section number.

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Program Ratings:
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Program Reviews:
Summer 2014 Participant
I would recommend this program to other students because you get to see so many different parts of spain.

Summer 2015 Participant
experience of a life time. I learned so many things and met so many people from around the world. Definitely an eye opening experience.

Megan Elaine Schoen, Summer 2014 Participant
This program opened my eyes to a very different world. It was amazing to see, learn about, and experience so many cities in Spain.

This program is currently not accepting applications.