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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain; Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: SIUE applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Area of Study: Business
Instructor: Joplin, Janice, Manning, Norris
Program Description:


Barcelona panoramic
SIUE Faculty-led School of Business Program
December 28, 2017 to January 6, 2018

Graduate and undergraduate students in the School of Business are invited to apply for the opportunity to participate in the faculty led program to Barcelona and Madrid Spain from December 28, 2017 to January 6, 2018. This travel study experience will require pre-trip meetings in November and December which will focus attention on the Business environment in Spain and the European Union. The travel period from December 28, 2017 to January 6, 2018 will focus on experiencing the culture in Spain in which business transactions occur. There will be no formal company visits during the travel period due to the holidays. In Barcelona, we will visit  architectural sites by the artist Gaudi and other cultural landmarks. Our time in Madrid will include visits historical sites and cities in the surrounding area. More details on sites visited will be available in early fall 2017.


Academic Content

GBA 489 Study Abroad for Business (undergraduate) 3 credit hours
MBA595 Contemporary Issues in Business (graduate) 3 credit hours

Students participating in this program will pay their SIUE tuition rate and associated fees for the credit hours.


Prices and Payments

$3,250 Approximately

The program fee includes:
  • Air Ticket
  • Lodging in hotels with breakfast
  • Rail between cities
  • Field Excursions
  • Health and Evacuation Insurance
The Program Fee does not include:
  • SIUE tuition and associated fees
  • Meals (Budget $500-700)
  • Books and Materials
  • Metro/streetcar/bus fares/taxi costs
  • Passport
  • SIUE Study Abroad Fee ($75)
  • SIUE Technology Fee (about $45)
  • Personal Expenses
Payment Schedule:
  • $1,675 deposit payment will be due September 22, 2017
  • The balance of $1,625 will be due October 20, 2017
Payments are made online through your the School of Business payment screen.


Contact Information


Dr. Janice Joplin
School of Business, Associate Dean
Founders Hall Rm 3305
Tel: (618) 650-3412


Mr. Norris Manning
School of Business, Director of Academic Services
Founders Hall Rm 3126
Tel: (618) 650-5450


Program Itinerary

Day 1 Depart St. Louis for Barcelona, Spain (arrive next day)
Days 2 to 5 Cultural excursions in and around Barcelona
Day 6 Depart Barcelona for Madrid by train
Days 6 to 9 Cultural excursions in and around Madrid
Day 10 Return to St. Louis from Madrid
This itinerary is subject to change. Final itinerary information will be provided to participants by the program leader.



Participants must be prepared to encounter cultural and social situations that require a high level of mature independence and respond appropriately to such situations.  Participants must be able successfully navigate transportation systems (air, train, bus, car) to the travel study destination(s) following all rules and laws pertaining to international travel and destinations.  Participants must be able to independently and collectively travel as a coherent group and maintain emotional maturity as warranted by the trip and its variety of educational experiences.  Participants must be prepared to independently walk long distances; carry personal luggage and groceries; walk up and down stairs; and navigate entrances and exits to public transportation, buildings, and cultural sites.   Participants must be prepared to encounter environments different from the United States which can include cigarette/cigar smoke, automobile exhaust, loud noise, congested streets and crowded public areas and a variety of other environments which may not be known except upon encountering them.  If you have any physical or emotional limitations, consider your health and capabilities carefully in consultation with your doctor before undertaking this trip. 


Dates / Deadlines:

This program is no longer accepting applications.