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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain; Madrid, Spain; Seville, Spain
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: SIUE applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Area of Study: Business
Program Sponsorship Indicator: SIUE Instructor: Hair, Michael, Manning, Norris
Program Description:


Barcelona panoramic

SIUE Faculty-led School of Business Program

Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to apply for the opportunity to participate in the faculty-led program to Madrid, Seville, and Barcelona, Spain from late December through the first week of January. This travel study experience will require pre-trip meetings in November and December that will focus attention on the Business environment in Spain and the European Union. The travel period 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. While in Madrid, we will experience a visit to the Prado and the broad culinary offerings of Spain through a food tour.  In Barcelona, we will visit architectural sites by the artist Gaudi and other cultural landmarks. Our time in Seville will include visits to historical sites and cultural areas of interest in the surrounding area including an olive farm!  More details on sites visited will be available in early fall.



Academic ContentSeville walk

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

$3,400 ApproximatelySeville Street

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 $600-700)
  • Books and Materials
  • Metro/streetcar/bus fares/taxi costs
  • Passport
  • SIUE Study Abroad Fee ($75)
  • Personal Expenses
Payment Schedule:
  • $1,700 deposit payment will be due October 1, 2019
  • The balance of $1,700 will be due November 1, 2019
Students selected for the travel study will receive payment instructions separately.


Contact Information

Dr. Michael Hair
School of Business, Assistant Professor of Marketing
Science East 1230
Tel: (618) 650-2586


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 Madrid, Spain (arrive next day)
Days 2 to 4 Cultural excursions in and around Madrid
Day 5 Depart Madrid for Seville by train
Days 5 to 7 Cultural excursions in and around Seville
Day 8 Depart Seville for Barcelona by train


Days 8-10 Cultural excursions in and around Barcelona
Day 10 Return to St. Louis from Barcelona
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:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 12/28/2019 01/08/2020
Spring 2021 11/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Applicants will learn of acceptance shortly after this date. If accepted, students must return to their applications to complete the next phase of requirements.