CETT Tourism, Hospitality & Gastronomy
Spring Semester Hospitality & Tourism 2018
12 – 15 credits

The CETT study abroad semester is designed for visiting students who wish to spend a term in Barcelona taking courses in business, hospitality management, and tourism studies. Classes are offered in both English and Spanish, and students are integrated into degree-track courses alongside local students. Visiting students select a concentration and enroll in 4 - 5 elective courses for a total of 12 - 15 credits.


Application Deadline
October 15, 2017
Apps accepted after deadline as space permits

Application Requirements
Complete online application
Personal statement (300-500 words)
Official transcript
Passport scan (photo page)
Digital photo (passport style)

Highlights

  • State of the art facilities, including a student-run restaurant.
  • Get real-world experience working with professionals.
  • Study alongside local students.

Program Dates
January 17, 2018 – May 16, 2018


Eligibility Requirements

Age: 18

Academic Year: Sophomore (2nd year) or above.

Cumulative GPA:* 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)

* contact SAI if you don’t meet requirements



Business
Gastronomy Program
Hospitality
Tourism

Business

3.0 Credits
Economics & Finance | Course #: CETT 061103 | Open
Pre-requisite: This class is taught in Spanish during the spring term.
As its name indicates, the course consists of an introduction to economics, including fundamental elements of tourism economics.
This introduction attempts to provide an approach to the most important elements of economics and tourism for students who are beginning their education in the field of tourism. The course's set of topics includes aspects such as the main objectives of economic policies, i.e., price stability, full employment, economic growth, external balance, etc. We will also touch on topics such as the economic role of public administrations, state budgets, monetary policy, etc.
All of these topics are related to tourism and we will try do determine what the possible impact of economic aspects on tourism could be and, at the same time, how tourism can contribute to achieving goals such as full employment or economic growth or healing the environment.
Finally, we will discuss issues related to tourism-specific factors: what determines supply and demand for tourism services, how tourism prices are set, characteristics of tourism companies, and more.
Contact Hours: 60
3.0 Credits
Hospitality & Tourism | Course #: CETT 061102 | Open
Tourism Law introduces the fundamentals that will allow the students to learn the regulations, legal relationships and the different levels of intervention of the States and the public authorities that affect the tourism activities of individuals. All these concepts are defined and specified through the analysis and understanding of the implications of the tasks carried out by the tourism professionals in their work, occupational and / or business activities.

Finally, students will be provided with all the essential tools to help them pinpoint all those elements that identify the impact of laws in the different tourism areas (state, national, regional and / or international) and their repercussion in other sectors and subsectors of economy.
Special emphasis is placed on the identification, presentation and solving of the most common problems in the tourism industry which may have legal implications, and specifically those related to the contractual relationships between professionals and individuals.
Contact Hours: 60
3.0 Credits
Hospitality & Tourism | Course #: CETT 061105 | Open
Basic tourism research, whether applied or for consultancy purposes, involves the knowledge and command of fundamentals, specific skills and methodological tools. This knowledge is varied and comprises from previous exploratory research to the results obtained from the research. This course is considered a "first contact" for students in the Tourism track with the academic, professional and business world of tourism research. Given the fact that the so-called science of tourism is a young discipline, engaged in the process of building and developing its own conceptual foundations, this subject plays a major role in introducing students to the specialized knowledge of basic applied research tools and strategies focused on the fields of tourism, culture and territory, food and gastronomy as well as hotel management. In order to achieve this, the learning process provides students with the bases and the crucial tools to deal with any scientific project along their degree, but also and most important, to present the formal and content features seen as essential in any robust tourism research project.
Contact Hours: 60
3.0 Credits
Hospitality & Tourism | Course #: CETT 063501 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is taught in Spanish during the spring term as "Creación de productos turísticos culturales."
Heritage belongs to us all. Today, it makes no sense to keep it on the margins of society. Therefore, the management of cultural heritage aims to increase its visibility in society, which allows us to establish a close relationship between heritage and society. Society increasingly considers the social value and use of heritage. Specifically, depending on how the community in general and its managers in particular use heritage, it can be an instrument of collective identity, an educational resource, or a key element as an attraction for developing tourism.
This reality means that heritage policies are designed not only to better preserve our heritage, but also to give it added value in its social and tourist use. Among other aspects, heritage is considered one of the basic resources used to configure cultural products for tourism that, without a doubt, help to improve a destination's competitiveness.
Given the previous considerations, this course aims at developing the knowledge, identification and analysis of different heritage management instruments and modes, as well as the design and structuring of cultural products for their use in tourism.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Hospitality & Tourism | Course #: CETT 064431 | Open
Marketing is one of the relevant areas within the business management which, together with the other areas: finance, human resources, production (or servuction), management control, etc., constitute the mechanisms that allow an organization to achieve their objectives.
Today, marketing strategies and actions are opting for their on-line implementation, but without forgetting the traditional off-line system, two methods which coexist coherently. This is a reality which is confirmed by the fact that more budget is assigned for the on-line system in comparison to the off-line option in order to respond to the new behaviors of users, who are regularly and increasingly using tools such as mobile devices, searching on the internet (Google), websites, social media, etc.

This subject aims at giving students the key competencies and skills necessary to understand and put into practice this specific field of online marketing (eMarketing).
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Hospitality & Tourism | Course #: CETT 064437 | Open
Protocol has existed for as long as human beings have been around, as it is a part of our lives and it is present everywhere. The major objective of this course is to identify all the important aspects related to protocol and etiquette both in social and professional environments and to take them into account at every workplace.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Hospitality & Tourism | Course #: CETT 064535 | Open
Understanding the opportunities and challenges posed by the development of new tourism markets in emerging destinations is crucial for the tourism businesses today, as this will ensure a sustainable growth and the diversification required to meet their customers' needs.
This course focuses on destinations and internationalization of the tourism businesses and analyzes the advantages offered by the emerging markets. Finally, a customer-centric approach is addressed to develop and grow new markets and determine which ones are the most attractive and relevant according to the customers' demand.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: CETT 062110 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is taught in Spanish during the fall term.
The finance function is one of the basic functions in business administration. Undoubtedly alongside with the operations and marketing, the finance function becomes necessary to meet the objectives set by the company.

Based on the information provided by accounting, the finance manager and the CEO must be able to analyze the company’s financial and economic situation, implement the necessary measures to ensure good progress, assess the suitability of certain investments before assuming them and make the most appropriate decisions in order to obtain financial resources at the right moment, in the right amount and at an affordable cost for the company.

These are some of the data the finance function will yield through the general management process in the tourism company.
We must highlight the contents approach towards a practical dimension, being the businesses in the tourism sector the main subjects of application.

In order to study this subject, we strongly recommend having successfully achieved the learning objectives set for the subject Accounting in Tourism Businesses.
Contact Hours: 60
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: CETT 062112 | Open
Pre-requisite: This class is taught in Spanish during the spring term.
Marketing is one of the relevant areas within the business management which, together with the other areas: finance, human resources, production (or servuction), management control, etc., constitute the mechanisms that allow an organization to achieve their objectives.
Each of these areas serves a specific purpose and the effects on the final result will depend on the business model of each activity. The basic role of Marketing is that of maintaining the relations between the organization and its market and this requires bi-directional activities: on the one hand, collect data from the market, analyze it and find out the market requirements, evolution, competitors' behaviors, and on the other hand, provide information about our service offers, facilitate access to them, know to what extent expectations are being met.
This subject aims at giving students the key competencies and skills necessary to understand and put into practice this marketing philosophy.
Contact Hours: 60
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: CETT 064405 | Open
The current business scenario is characterized by being a variable, unstable, complex environment where organizations must learn how to coexist with the competitive pressure of the sector and how to develop complete coherent strategies in order to respond to the socio-cultural, technological, political and organizational changes and occupy a strong position in the market to stay ahead of the competition.
In this course students will have the opportunity to deepen the basic strategic skills that will enable them to think about the actual problems and challenges hotel businesses have to address, establishing quantitative and qualitative analysis criteria, designing alternative scenarios and making decisions as to the deployment of strategic solutions.
By carrying out a number of study cases, the students will be able to apply the knowledge gained so far in the fields of marketing, accommodations and restaurant management, tourism business organization, revenue management and economic management. They will also learn how to use the balanced scorecard (as the most widely used system in strategic management) in order to define, design and implement strategies that perfectly meet the needs of the hotel industry.
This course is compulsory for the Hotel Management specialization in the Tourism Degree and is a mandatory subject to consolidate the knowledge of management and administration demanded by the businesses in the sector.
Contact Hours: 60
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: CETT 064436 | Open
The role of the public relations manager is essential in any company who features improvement of communication and promotion of brand image among their main objectives. The right management of public relations in combination with the knowledge of communication and management basic tools greatly contribute to customer satisfaction.
The offer of quality services in the field of tourism and specifically in the hospitality sector has become one of the major resources for companies who want to stay ahead of the competition. In particular, customer care and service is regarded both as a key factor to enhance service quality and as a basic tool to build and strengthen relationships with guests. Public relations help companies in the sector attract customers; create expectations about the tourism product and service and improve the company’s image in the market.
Along the subject, the two disciplines are taught in a converging way in order to train students in the strategic management of corporate and institutional messages in accordance with the audience and context, adjusting them to each situation. The course program has been designed to provide the students with the theoretical knowledge and specific techniques that will enable them to exert the functions of a public relations and / or customer service manager.
The contents of Customer relationship and public relations management respond to the objective of giving the students the knowledge related to customer care and public relations management at hotel establishments from a comprehensive customer orientation approach and service quality management.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: CETT 064534 | Open
This course aims to foster students' entrepreneurial spirit, which will enable them to develop and run a business in the current context and in the tourism sector. Students will have the opportunity to apply theoretical/ practical knowledge to both start up a new business and to develop entrepreneurship within an existing company.
Contact Hours: 46
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: CETT 062111 | Open
Pre-requisite: This class is taught in Spanish during the Fall term.
The subject seeks to provide the students with the technical and conceptual bases that will enable them to design and conduct a full market research project to make the right business decisions in the tourism sector.

Initially, students will work on the most conceptual aspects that establish the need to plan a research (objectives) and finally, students will learn about the most technical aspects such as data collection (fieldwork), data treatment and analysis.
Contact Hours: 60
3.0 Credits
Marketing | Course #: CETT 063216 | Open
Pre-requisite: This class is taught in Spanish during the spring term under the title "Comercializacion y comunicacion turistica."
Marketing is one of the relevant areas within the business management which, together with the other areas: finance, human resources, production (or servuction), management control, etc., constitute the mechanisms that allow an organization to achieve their objectives.
Thus, within the operational marketing activity, there are a number of different tools available (product, service, brand, price…) which help us achieve our goals.
Commercialization and communication are, undoubtedly, some of these key tools, as they take a large share of the marketing investment and are highly related to the marketing objectives.
The strategies and actions designed for these two fields are currently opting for their on-line implementation, but without forgetting the traditional off-line system, two methods which coexist coherently.
This subject aims at giving students the key competencies and skills necessary to understand and be applied in these fields as well as providing students with the tourism commercialization and communication tools.
Contact Hours: 60

Gastronomy Program

3.0 Credits
Tourism, Society, and Business | Course #: CETT 064523 | Open
In this course, students learn first-hand the characteristics of a new type of tourism that meets the needs of the tourist of the XXI century. The gastronomic tourism is a new form of tourism that emerged from the interest in travel demand from the motivation generated by food from one place, food and drink products and everything linked with the culinary culture of a destination. Wine, as one of the most tourist products development, plays an important role in this course.
The course is divided into four themes. The item 1 is devoted to better understanding of the tourism around the wine and gastronomy, starting from the separate analysis of the evolution and influence it has had wine and food in our society and the revolution that has brought tourism as social and economic activity in the recent decades in our leisure time. Under item 2, the student will know the definitions and characteristics of gastronomy & wine tourism, the actors involved, the operation of the business and its value as tangible and intangible tourist resort in wine & gastronomy regions.
With this knowledge acquired in the first two issues, item 3 will be used to work the way how they are created and products and best-known wine, food and gastronomy tourism activities occur. The last item (item 4) will reveal how developed this type of tourism in the world, what the differences between the activities proposed in different regions worldwide and further analyse the phenomenon at nationwide.
Contact Hours: 45

Hospitality

3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: CETT 063217 | Open
With this subject students will learn the basic principles of organization and management, incorporating the latest elements in the fields of planning, organization, coordination and control in order to maximize the productivity of the organization resources. The subject also provides understanding of the meaning and principles of quality management to ensure guests’ maximum satisfaction and special attention will be paid to the process design, implementation and the importance of outcome measure.
In this sense, the role of management planning and people’s involvement becomes essential as a strategic resource inside the company, which undoubtedly, has a direct impact on the economic contribution to the business.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: CETT 063401 | Open
Pre-requisite: Hotel Organization
The strength of economy in the last few decades has been the base for the excellent performance of the hotel sector, turning it into one of the markets that have experienced the highest growth worldwide.
However, the significant increase in the number of hotels has given way to the development of a highly competitive market where differentiation and optimum resource management become the key factors to ensure success to any organization.
The hotel sector is currently engaged in deep transformations deriving from the social and technological changes of recent years. Such innovations will have an effect upon the management, service provision and the commercialization of the hotel product and even the new product proposals will also be affected.
In this situation, the hotel industry needs highly qualified professionals able to use analysis techniques and new technologies that allow them to meet and address successfully the challenges posed by the sector, and with the capacity to deploy management styles and models perfectly adapted to the needs of the hotel business.
This subject offers students the possibility to delve into the reality of managing a hotel business from every angle: economic and financial, commercial, operational and human resources. The development of a practical case study will give students the opportunity to put into practice the theoretical concepts learnt in the classroom by creating their own hotel product, including such steps as defining the business concept statement or carrying out the feasibility study, which will allow them to improve their command of the most common management tools in the hospitality industry.
This course is compulsory for the Hotel Management specialization in the Tourism degree and is a mandatory subject to progress in the chosen academic specialization.
Contact Hours: 60
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: CETT 063402 | Open
Pre-requisite: This class is taught in Spanish during the fall term.
The importance of the restaurant and catering industry within the tourism sector demands specific knowledge to understand and manage the different types of establishments and subsectors that make up this industry.
This subject gives the students the opportunity to know, gain and practice the necessary competencies to manage professionally the different establishments offering food and beverage services.
This sector is in constant evolution and what is valid today may no longer be so tomorrow ; this is why the subject aims at providing the students with the knowledge and tools that will enable them to manage restaurants and run operations successfully and to offer innovative solutions to restaurant businesses.
The learning methodology will allow the students to identify the organizational needs, to know about the operational logistics since the moment guests enter the restaurant until they leave as well as to master management tools like budgeting, income statements…so that they can understand the importance of any restaurant business ultimate goal: customer satisfaction.
This course is compulsory for the Hotel Management specialization in the Tourism degree and is a mandatory subject to progress in the chosen academic specialization.
Contact Hours: 60
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: CETT 063403 | Open
From ancient times to the present day, men have had the need of a place to sleep and eat while travelling away from home. Hotels, among other tourism accommodations, have met the most basic needs of their guests for centuries but the social, economic and cultural evolution over time have greatly influenced on their particular development.
This subject offers the students an introduction to the most usual operations and processes carried out in the different departments that constitute the tourism accommodation businesses and to the organizational and departmental structures adopted by the different types of hotel establishments.

The learning objectives will allow the students to identify the role of the stakeholders in the hotel activities, to know the operational logistics since the guests’ arrival at the hotel until their check-out and to understand the importance of departmental interrelations to achieve any hotel business ultimate goal: customer satisfaction.

This course is compulsory for the Hotel Management specialization in the Tourism degree and is a mandatory subject to progress in the chosen academic specialization.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: CETT 064412 | Open
The main objective of the course is to explain the process that goes into designing and building tourist facilities, including hotels. The course will analyse the entire planning process, from initial concept, through the opening of the facility. Students will study various current models and types of hotel and will examine trends that will shape such establishments in the future.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: CETT 064414 | Open
The world of Hospitality Management has undergone considerable changes in the last three decades mainly due to the important changes occurred in leisure and holiday travel together with the general increase of travel among different countries and regions. These changes have triggered the number of travel agencies which have modified their strategies and behavior.
The course International Hospitality Management will give the students the opportunity to learn how major hotel chains have formulated their own strategies in an increasingly globalized world and how they have adapted to new technologies.

The course focuses on the growth of hotel chains in the five key tourism regions in the world. It also analyzes the latest advances in global hospitality operations together with the contemporary management principles. Students will develop a critical view of the traditional theories and management practices and evaluate their appropriateness for the hospitality and tourism industries in a multicultural context.
The course is designed to raise greater awareness among students about the cultural factors influencing the strategies and the accomplishment of international organizations in the hospitality sector.
The course is part of the specialization in International Hotel Management for the degree in Hospitality Management.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: CETT 064427 | Open
This course gives students the opportunity to know, gain and practice the necessary competencies to manage professionally the different types of event offers.
This sector is in constant evolution and what is valid today may no longer be so tomorrow ; this is why the subject aims at providing students with the knowledge and tools that will enable them to manage and run restaurant event operations successfully and to offer innovative solutions to restaurant businesses.
The learning objectives will allow the students to identify the organizational needs, to know about the operational logistics since the moment guests enter the venue until they leave as well as to master management tools like budgeting, income statements…so that they can understand the importance of any restaurant business ultimate goal: customer satisfaction.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: CETT 064432 | Open
Marketing is one of the relevant areas within the business management which, together with the other areas: finance, human resources, production (or servuction), management control, etc., constitute the mechanisms that allow an organization to achieve their objectives.
Thus, within the operational marketing activity, there are a number of different tools available (product, service, brand, price…) that help us achieve our goals and master sales management which are closely related to other activities like commercialization. All of them become key functions directly linked to the objectives.

This subject aims at giving students the key competencies and skills necessary to understand and apply the sales techniques and its management in the marketing field.
Contact Hours: 45

Tourism

3.0 Credits
Cultural Studies | Course #: CETT 061104 | Open
Pre-requisite: This class is taught in Spanish during the spring term.
The subject of Geography of Tourism aims at providing a territorial interpretation of tourism. It highlights the existing relations between tourism and territory, both as regards the most relevant regions worldwide, the territorial resources on which the tourism activity is based and it also describes the shape of major tourism categories. Due to the wide range of contents contained in this subject, it is structured in three modules.
The main objectives of the first module are to place the spatial distribution of tourism flows both in origin and destination at international level as well as to identify the factors that influence the location of the tourism activity. As any other activity, tourism generates impacts which will be analyzed in this module.

The second module explains the role of the territorial resources in determining their tourist potential and it states the processes by which these resources are enhanced for tourism purposes. Together with the theory, descriptive cases will be presented.

The third module will allow students to learn about the dynamic processes in tourism spaces, their variety, implementation, the various interpretative theories explaining their evolution as well as the major types of tourism (coastal, urban, nature, mountain, rural).
This subject is part of the first year compulsory courses and it is essential to understand the links existing between tourism and the territories where the tourism activity takes place.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Cultural Studies | Course #: CETT 061106 | Open
Pre-requisite: This class is taught in Spanish during the fall term.
An introduction to the world of cultural heritage and its relation with tourism. The subject aims at studying the close relationships between cultural heritage and tourism as well as the historical roots of this pairing and it proposes an original approach to the different types of cultural tourism which detaches itself from classical historiography.
The subject is structured in three blocks, being the first an introductory one. The second block provides analysis tools from the tourism point of view of architectural and urban heritage. Finally, the third block closes the subject by providing the necessary tools for the analysis of artistic heritage.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Cultural Studies | Course #: CETT 062215 | Open
Pre-requisite: This class is taught in Spanish during the spring term under the title "Movilidad turistica."
Tourism is a socio-economic activity closely related to mobility; tourism always involves mobility. However, mobility is not exclusive of tourism.
In this subject students analyze the different aspects of mobility and transport of passengers and goods from a global multidisciplinary point of view, placing particular emphasis on the main issues that affect the creation and consumption of mobility-related tourism products and services.
Actually the current tourism system cannot be conceived without an adequate management of tourism mobility planned ahead. The future of tourism and its stakeholders, whether public or private, undoubtedly will depend on the proper management of tourism mobility. Therefore, the subject of Tourism Mobility is fundamental to enable the future tourism graduates to respond -in their role of tourism managers- to the challenges posed by tourism.
For this reason, Tourism Mobility deals with such aspects as globalization, localization, governance, consumption or environmental sustainability. It offers an innovative, integrative approach to the discipline considering the economic, legal, political, social and environmental fields.
In order to achieve this, the learning process will allow the students to identify the role of all the stakeholders participating in the tourism activity of a destination and to analyze subjects like: mobility and its interactions, territorial planning and infrastructure design, inter-modality and major infrastructures, logistics and transport, safety and transport, environmental management of mobility as well as design and competitive strategies for the improvement of mobility in the tourism system.
Contact Hours: 60
3.0 Credits
Gastronomy | Course #: CETT 064422 | Open
Pre-requisite: This class is taught in Spanish during the spring term as "Gastronomia."
Gastronomy is a key component of the Catering business and of paramount importance in the Hospitality industry. This subject aims at providing students with the necessary basic knowledge to understand the complexity of Gastronomy and its expression in the different cuisines worldwide. In addition, the subject provides the essential knowledge that explains the advent of commercial catering and its evolution up to the present. This knowledge will enable students to identify, understand and analyze the variables intervening in the elaboration of a gastronomic offer so that it can be coherently designed, taking into consideration specific criteria such as cultural factors, the potential of food products or the newest gastronomic and culinary trends.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: CETT 061101 | Open
Pre-requisite: This class is taught in Spanish during the fall term.
Accounting is an essential tool for the management of an economic unit; it is useful for generating and managing the economic and financial information derived from the development of the business activity.
The objective of the subject is the acquisition of the knowledge needed to elaborate, communicate, validate, analyse and understand the relevant information regarding the economic and financial situation of the economic unit, thus enabling control and decision making in companies at operational and strategic levels.

The instrumental nature of the subject allows students to learn how to identify the outstanding economic and financial issues that affect the relationships of the company with the outside world. It also enables them to quantify and record operations according to the Spanish General Accounting Plan criteria, synthesize information to determine the company’s economic performance and statement of assets and to prepare annual statements.

It is important to highlight the practical approach to the contents of the subject, being the organizations in the tourism sector the main subjects of application.
Contact Hours: 60
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: CETT 062113 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course will be offered in Spanish during the fall term.
This subject will help students understand the fact that, in the twenty-first century, the future of the tourism system cannot be conceived without a suitable Tourism Policy, defined by means of a major process where COOPERATION among the different administrations, COORDINATION within the most directly concerned administrations, COLLABORATION between the public and the private sectors and the resident population’s CONSCIOUSNESS becomes a reality.
Without the deployment of this process or of similar ones that lead to the construction of this great building which is the tourism system, without the four Cs foundations (cooperation, coordination, collaboration and consciousness) around which this process revolves, it makes it impossible for any Tourism Policy, or for the management of private and / or public businesses, companies, establishments and tourism destinations to meet successfully the challenges posed by the global tourism; the twenty-first century tourism.
Tourism Policy presents, from a social, economic and legal point of view, an eminently practical insight of the relations existing at the core of the tourism system between the tourism activities and the intervention of public authorities; facing problems and proposing solutions.
The subject aims at enabling students to solve problems at local, regional, state and worldwide levels through the implementation of means and instruments devised to deal with global tourism realities.
Contact Hours: 60
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: CETT 064516 | Open
Pre-requisite: This class is taught in Spanish during the spring term.
A Smart Destination integrates under the same umbrella territorial tourism planning, the application of sustainability to the value chain, the inclusion of technology in the tourist experience and in the service delivery, efficient and effective resource management in accordance with the existing capacities and the ability to meet the tourists' needs and respond to their behaviors.
Therefore, it represents a commitment to the future in order to achieve a better and more efficient tourism development of a destination. This subject will delve into those elements which turn a traditional tourism destination into a smart tourism destination. The course will be developed through the subjects of Environmental sustainability, ICTs and public-private management in destinations.
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: CETT 064517 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is taught in Spanish during the spring term.
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Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: CETT 064522 | Open
Pre-requisite: Course is taught in Spanish during the fall term.
TBA
Contact Hours: 45
3.0 Credits
Management | Course #: CETT 064532 | Open
The leisure, travel and tourism related sector is dynamic and exciting and it provides a challenging working environment.
The subject aims at giving the students the necessary knowledge on the components that make up this sector and how they intertwine.
Contact Hours: 45

Courses & Schedule
SAI students select a concentration from Business, Hospitality, and Tourism, but are free to enroll in any combination of elective courses. All students are encouraged to enroll in the Spanish Language and Culture course in order to get the most from their semester. Most subjects are taught in English, while some are taught in Spanish, especially those related to Spanish culture and society. The language of instruction for each class is clearly indicated on the schedule for a given term. Students who wish to attend courses in Spanish must prove their language proficiency by showing that they have achieved an intermediate level; a score equivalent to level B1 as measured by a CEFR-equivalent language exam. Certificates issued by the home university are also accepted.

Course Registration
After being accepted into the program, students fill out an SAI Course Approval Form. This online form requires students to list their first and alternate-choice courses and to affirm the approval of the Study Abroad Advisor at their home school.


Pre-Departure Calendar
October 15 2017
Application Deadline
Applications accepted after deadline as space permits.
Within 1 week of acceptance
SAI Deposits Due
$500 Confirmation Deposit (applied toward program fee)
$300 Security Deposit (refundable)
October 1 2017
50% of Total Program Fee Due
Students who are accepted and submit SAI deposits after this date will have an amended pay schedule. Either 50% or 100% of Program Fee will be due within 5 business days, based on the date of acceptance.
October 15 2017
SAI Scholarship Application Deadline
Students wishing to apply for an SAI scholarship must have all application items submitted by 11:59pm Pacific Time on this date.
November 15 2017
SAI Financial Aid Verification Deadline
Students wishing to defer payment until student loan disbursement must submit the financial aid verification forms to SAI by this date.
December 1 2017
Balance of Total Program Fee Due
December 1 2017
SAI Pre-Departure Form Due

On-Site Calendar
January 17 2018
Arrival & Housing Check-in
Students arrive into El Prat Barcelona (BCN) airport. SAI airport pickup is provided between 10:00am and 3:00pm, and students are transferred to SAI housing.
January 18 2018
SAI Orientation
Mandatory SAI orientation is held at the SAI Barcelona office and introduces students to their city while covering safety, policies, housing, and culture.
January 19 2018
CETT Academic Orientation
CETT orientation provides details on academic policies, and allows students to meet one another and their professors.
January 22 2018
Classes Begin
March 26 2018
Spring Break Begins
April 3 2018
Classes Resume
May 9 – 15 2018
Final Exams
May 16 2018
Program End & Housing Check-out
Students must move out of SAI housing by 10:00am to return home or pursue independent travel.
SAI Program Fees* USD
Application Fee $100
Security Deposit
Refundable at the end of the term.
$300
Program Fee: 12 credits
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI Signature Services (see What’s Included).
$12,990
Program Fee: 15 credits
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI Signature Services (see What’s Included).
$14,190
Optional / Additional Fees:
Optional Private Room Housing Supplement
Private room in a shared apartment, with a shared bathroom.
$1,000
Optional Visa Processing Service
Available for some jurisdictions.
$175
International Mailing Supplement
Students residing outside the U.S. are charged an international mailing supplement to ensure visa paperwork arrives in a timely manner.
$85

*prices are subject to change

Note: certain SAI-affiliated US universities require specific payment arrangements. These may require that some fees are paid by the student directly to SAI, and other fees are paid to SAI by the affiliated university on behalf of the student. If you attend an SAI-affiliated university please contact your study abroad office or speak with your SAI Admissions Counselor for details.

Budget Low Est. High Est.
Airfare to/from Barcelona
$950 $1,200
Visa
Visa fees, paid to Consulate.
$160 $160
Books, Supplies & Course Fees $50 $200
Meals
Includes groceries and eating out.
$700 / month $1,000 / month
Personal Expenses $300 / month $350 / month
Transportation within Barcelona
Public transportation with some taxi rides.
$100 / month $150 / month
Weekend Travel
Cost varies greatly by student.
$300 / month $1,000 / month

This is an SAI Signature Services Program; it includes our full services!

  • Program tuition and U.S. academic credit
  • Accommodation in carefully selected student housing
  • Airport pickup and transportation on arrival day
  • Student health insurance providing full coverage and medical emergency evacuation
  • Cell phone rental with free incoming calls and texts while in host country
  • SAI staff on-site dedicated to providing personal assistance
  • SAI orientation to the host city and school
  • SAI weekend excursion
  • Frequent SAI cultural activities and day trips
  • 24-hour on-site emergency support

Pre-departure and Re-entry services

  • Admissions counselor assigned to you, providing friendly assistance throughout your study abroad experience
  • Helpful pre-departure tools and resources
  • Online student groups to acquaint you with other SAI students
  • Assistance with student visa application
  • Assistance with financial aid and loan processing
  • Paid registration fees for national re-entry conferences
  • SAI Ambassador Program for SAI alumni, with paid internship opportunities
  • SAI alumni network

SAI offers activities, at no extra cost, for students to get to know their community, city and country. Following is a sample of the activities included in this program. Please note that actual activities may differ.

Welcome Lunch
Students are welcomed to their new city over a traditional 3 course Spanish lunch to mingle and get to know each other.

Discovering Barcelona: Born walking tour and Picasso Museum
Students enjoy a walk through the old Born neighborhood, going back to the old Medieval times in Barcelona, and discover one of the jewels of the city: Santa Maria del Mar church, in pure 14th century Catalan Gothic style. The group finishes the tour at the famous Picasso Museum.

Gaudí Modernism Architecture Walking Tour
Students join a walking tour to visit some of the best-known works of the world-renowned Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudí. The Gaudí Modernist tour begins with an appreciation of the exterior of the Sagrada Familia, then on to Casa Batllò and Casa Milà.

Volunteering in a Primary School
Students visit a local primary school to participate in English classroom activities with children between the ages of 3 and 12. This enriching activity is available for students to continue throughout their term if they wish.

Weekend Excursion to Seville
Students take a weekend trip to enjoy the beauty of the city of Seville, which represents the Southern Spanish way of life, in its purest and most intense form. Seville is known for its narrow, winding, medieval lanes and romantic hidden plazas, as well as for its two traditions: flamenco and bullfighting. Students explore the city, eat great food, see beautiful art, and take a fun bike tour.

The Spanish Family Experience
Semester students are invited to participate in a unique volunteer activity in Barcelona. Under the guidance of SAI’s on-site Program Coordinator, students are introduced to a local family with the goal of facilitating cultural exchange. Students typically meet with their “families” once a week and spend time chatting with the children in English, followed by a family dinner. This allows students to get a glimpse of family life in Barcelona and to create lasting friendships. Additional cultural enrichment activities include language exchanges with young locals (19 to 30 years old).

Dalí and Girona Day Trip
Students take a day trip to visit the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Salvador Dalí’s hometown of Figueres, followed by a visit to the beautiful capital city of the province: Girona. Girona has more than 2000 years of history, and its highlights include the old Jewish quarter, its historical fortified enclosures, as well as the Palanques Vermelles Bridge, built by the Eiffel Company in 1827.

Spanish Cooking Lesson
Students take a cooking lesson designed to teach typical Spanish (mostly Catalan) dishes that are easy to make again independently. Dishes are prepared according to the season and include appetizer, main course and dessert.

Castellers “Human Castles” Workshop
The origins of the Catalan tradition of building human towers, or “castles” as they are called in Catalan, date back to the 18th century. Small town groups (colles) compete around the tallest and strongest castles. Students join one of the groups (colles) of Barcelona, where they are invited to join a training session to discover how the spectacular “human castles” are created!

Sitges Beach Day
Students visit the town of Sitges, which is a paradise of sun, sea and mild temperatures year-round, and a venue for international film and music festivals. Beautiful views and long beaches make Sitges a wonderful day trip.

Montserrat & Cava Cellar Day Trip
Students take a day trip to Montserrat, a spectacularly beautiful Benedictine mountain retreat. Its unusual rock formations and its natural beauty have made it a Catalonian icon. Students take the cable train up the mountain to visit the monastery and wander the mountain paths, with amazing views of the Catalonian countryside. After this, students visit a Cava cellar where the prestigious sparkling wine is made and exported around the world.

Farewell Dinner
Students celebrate the end of a successful semester abroad and say their goodbyes over a delicious Spanish meal.

Standard Housing: Student apartment
SAI student apartments are convenient, clean, and well equipped, with shared occupancy bedrooms (upgrade to private bedrooms available). Typical residences house 2 – 8 students and contain a combination of private and shared bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and living areas. Furnishings, a washing machine, basic kitchen supplies, bed linens and towels are provided. All apartments are equipped with wireless internet. SAI on-site staff is available to respond to any maintenance needs that may arise.

Alternate Housing: Independent
Students seeking independent housing can do so, for a reduction in the SAI program fee. Please contact SAI for details.

Passports
Passports should be valid for 6 months after planned departure from Spain.

Student Visas
In accordance with Spanish law students studying in Spain for 90 days or more are required to obtain a student visa. Those with Spanish/EU citizenship are exempted. Non-US nationals should consult their local Consulate for details on student visa requirements.

Students must appear in person at the Spanish Consulate to present their visa application. SAI is able to process visa applications (no trip to the Consulate required!) for students who live or attend school in some jurisdictions. Students who wish to use this optional service should contact SAI directly to confirm that they are eligible. All documentation must be submitted by October 1st in order to utilize this service.

For those who prefer to present their visa application in person, SAI provides student visa consulting at no cost.

About SAI

SAI Programs is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. We concentrate our programs in Europe, with a focus on in-depth learning of individual European countries and their unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and in the arts.