Located along the Mediterranean coast, Barcelona is a vibrant, lively city full of diverse internship opportunities. The Barcelona-IES summer internship co-sponsored program offers hands-on work experience for participants in a variety of fields and industries. Participants also earn credit by completing an internship seminar and Spanish language course alongside the work placement.
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Summer 2019: 5/20 - 7/20
- Program Organization
- This is an IU Co-Sponsored Program
- Summer Internship Program with IES Abroad
- Typical enrollment: 40 students from U.S. colleges and universities
- Academic Program
- Unpaid, for-credit internship
- Minimum 25 hours per week
- Placements in architecture, business, communications, education, health, international relations, IT, language instruction, law, media, not-for-profit volunteer organizations, and tourism
- Required language class
- Orientation program covering cultural and practical information
- 6 IU credit hours
- 3 credits in Spanish language (level assigned by placement test)
- 3-credit academic internship seminar
*Note: IU selectively co-sponsors IES Abroad program offerings, including the one described on this page, but not all IES Abroad tracks/offerings. Please contact Overseas Study for clarification.
- Unpaid, for-credit internship
- Additional Information
- Student apartments with 3 to 5 other IES Abroad students or
- Limited number of homestays with families in Barcelona
- Note: Indiana University will not support plans for students to obtain independent housing
- Program Eligibility
You may apply if you:
- are an undergraduate student at any Indiana University campus who is making normal academic progress
- are in at least your fourth full-time semester of college
- have taken or are enrolled in first semester college-level Spanish
- have approximately a 2.75 cumulative GPA
Note: Beginning in 2017, a criminal record check will be required for any internship placement in education and/or work with children, health-related fields, and non-profit organizations. The process to obtain federal clearance is administered by the FBI and can take 12-14 weeks. See info on State Department website.
Complete eligibility criteria and selection criteria are outlined within the Academic Policies and Procedures of the Office of Overseas Study. Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are ineligible.
- Costs and Financial Aid
- IU portion of fee: $228.00
- IES Abroad portion of fee: $7,325 (academic fees, housing, orientation, health insurance)
- Meals: $1,300
- International airfare: $665 - $1,360
- See IU Fee Sheet for additional cost and payment details.
*Based on published IES materials. Indiana University cannot guarantee the prices charged by IES and is not responsible for any price increase or change.
Airfare, personal expenses and vacation travel additional. Initial prepayment of $500 due February 4, 2019.
Financial Aid and Scholarships:
- IU scholarships, grants and loans applicable to program costs with some exceptions. Please carefully check these exceptions before you commit to a program.
- IES Abroad Merit-based, Diversity Scholarships, Legacy Scholarships and Disability Grants available.
- For Business students: Kelley School of Business Overseas Study Scholarships
Please see our financial aid page for general information and links to additional scholarship opportunities.
- Program Contacts
Student Services Coordinator
Helps students navigate the application process and coordinates with cosponsoring organizations.