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Spain and Portugal - Apply Now

Study international business in Spain and Portugal this January!

Spain in 2015
January 10-16, 2015

Application deadline October 30, 2014

Faculty

Professor Narbeli Galindo, is a teaching instructor with an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. While at UMKC she has taught international business and finance classes. She has extensive experience living and working overseas in more than 25 countries.
Contact: Professor Galindo.

Dr. Fred Hays, Henry W. Bloch Missouri Endowed Chair in Financial Services, Chair, Department of Finance and Director of Bloch Global Study Abroad Programs, has nearly 20 years of experience leading study abroad trips.
Contact: Dr. Hays.

Barcelona Harbor

Course Scheduling

A common overview meeting for all study abroad participants will be held on Saturday, November 1 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in room 213 BEH.

One additional class meeting will take place on Saturday, December 6 from 1-5 p.m. in room 212 BEH. On-line content will supplement classroom-based sessions.

A mandatory orientation provided by the International Academic Programs Office will be conducted on Saturday, December 6 from 12-1 p.m. in room 212 BEH.

The international portion of the class will call for students to arrive in Barcelona Saturday, January 10. The class will travel together from Barcelona to Lisbon. Formal class activities will conclude the evening of Friday, January 16 in Lisbon. Students will be able to travel to a new destination, spend additional time in Portugal or return home on Saturday, January 17.

One additional half-day Saturday session will be held on February 21, 2015, from 1-5 p.m. Location TBA.

Trip Overview

Time will be split between Barcelona, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal.

Located on the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona is a tourism, cultural and economic center. Barcelona is also the capital of the autonomous region of Catalonia. Antoni Gaudi's unfinished church of the Sagrada Familia is a popular Barcelona landmark. Barcelona is home to six other UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A number of companies related to the European automotive industry, textiles and apparel are located in Barcelona.

Lisbon is Portugal's capital and largest city. It serves as the country's main seaport and is home to a number of multinational companies. Drawing on the expertise of Distinguished Professor and former Ambassador to the Republic of Portugal, Allan Katz, faculty will arrange a number of corporate and cultural visits highlighting business in Lisbon.

Costs

Students are responsible for the following program costs:

  • $700 deposit* to be submitted with the program application. The deposit, less $100, is refundable until accommodations must be finalized (around November 1). If an application is rejected, the entire deposit will be refunded. This deposit covers accommodations and some local transportation
  • 3 hours tuition (this class will be part of the spring 2015 semester)
  • International airfare to/from Barcelona/Lisbon
  • Meals in Barcelona/Lisbon
  • Local transportation costs (including transportation from Barcelona to Lisbon)
  • Miscellaneous expenses including entry fees to cultural sites
  • Incidentals
  • Passport costs, if you do not have a passport already
  • University-required HTH health insurance

*Due to currency fluctuations and rising prices, students may be required to pay additional funds prior to the trip.

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