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Study international business in Spain!

Spain in 2015
May 30-June 5, 2015

Application deadline April 9, 2015


Professor Narbeli Galindo, International Business and Finance professor teaching International Management, Marketing and Finance. Professor Galindo is an accomplished international marketing and finance professional with over 25 years of international corporate business experience. She is currently working as the International Business Development Initiatives Coordinator for the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri. Professor Galindo has also served as the 2014 President of The International Trade Council of Kansas City and is a current member of the Board of Directors.
Contact: Professor Galindo.

Dr. Sidne Ward, Director of Bloch Global Management Education Initiatives, Associate Professor of Information Systems and Chair of the Department of Management. Dr. Ward has lived and worked abroad and traveled to more than 40 other countries. She has been leading study abroad trips since 2008.
Contact: Dr. Ward.

Barcelona Harbor

Course Scheduling

A program overview meeting for all participants will be held on Saturday, April 11 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Bloch Heritage Hall 8.

Additional class meetings will be held Saturday, April 18 or Saturday, April 25 and Saturday, May 2. Time and location TBA. The University's required pre-departure orientation will be held on Saturday, May 2 from 12-1 p.m. Location TBA.

On-line content will supplement classroom-based sessions.

The international portion of the course runs from May 30 through June 5 (7 nights). Students will arrive in Barcelona and the trip will end in Madrid. Participants will travel as a group from Barcelona to Madrid. They will have the option to fly out of Madrid or travel back to Barcelona to depart from there.

One additional class meeting may be held in the summer after the trip.

Trip Overview

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.

Madrid, Spain's capital city, is the third largest in the EU. The city plays an important role in international commerce and is home to several popular art museums. Some companies with locations in Madrid include: the US Embassy, Bank of Spain, KPMG, Coca Cola and Dannon.


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 April 15). If an application is rejected, the entire deposit will be refunded. This deposit covers accommodations and some local transportation
  • $25 subscription fee to StudioAbroad, the application software used by International Academic Programs
  • 3 hours tuition (this class will be part of the spring 2015 semester)
  • International airfare to/from Barcelona/Madrid
  • Meals in Barcelona/Madrid
  • Local transportation costs (including travel from Barcelona to Madrid)
  • 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.

Henry W. Bloch School of Management
5110 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110

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