CETT Tourism, Hospitality & Gastronomy
Summer 4 weeks I 2018
5 credits

CETT’s summer programs allow students to spend an intensive four weeks immersed in a particular area of study. CETT summer programs are offered in Marketing of Services, Cultural and Urban Trends in a Global Environment, and Events Management. Students select an area of study and complete a 90 hour module in that area, which typically consists of two related classes. Successful completion of a summer program at CETT yields 5 US credits. Courses include a mix of hands-on training, professional visits, and field trips.

Application Deadline
April 15, 2018
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)


  • Immerse yourself in a subject area for 4 weeks
  • Hands-on coursework offers unique experiences

Program Dates
June 28, 2018 – July 27, 2018

Eligibility Requirements

Age: 18+

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

Cumulative GPA:* 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)

*contact SAI if you don’t meet requirements



5.0 Credits
Hospitality & Tourism | Course #: CETT 06S302 | Open
This program will help participants understand the key role played by the service sector in the globalized economy and will be delivered in two modules: Marketing of Services from Strategy to Commercialization, and Strategies to Improve Loyalty and Revenue. Increasingly, governments and businesses are forced to continuously rethink their tourism marketing strategies in order to stay competitive. One essential component to staying competitive is developing successful marketing and sales initiatives in relation to the tourism industry. Accordingly, this program will cover the following subject areas: Retail Sales and Management, Communication at the Sales Level, Revenue Management, and E-Commerce.
Contact Hours: 90
5.0 Credits
Management | Course #: CETT 06S304 | Open
This program's main objective is to introduce students to the industry of sports from a business management point of view. As the pace of modern life accelerates, the society of 21st century recovers a Roman motto "mens sana in corpore sano.€" The awareness about the importance of doing sports is growing, acting as a powerful driver for one of the most prolific and dynamic industries, which involves: organization of sports events, sports club management, facilities profitability, tourism destination development, design of mixed activities, co-products creation, etc. Due to its diverse and quickly-changing nature, the sports industry gives endless opportunities for business.
Contact Hours: 90


5.0 Credits
Management | Course #: CETT 06S301 | Open
The events management industry has changed radically in recent years. Not only have the types of in-demand events become more diverse, but effective event planning has become more complex, global, and subject to market forces. Events are now being used by companies around the world as a promotional tool to build brand awareness. This program will introduce participants to the world of event planning and help them understand the keys to successful event management. It will consist of two modules: "Events Industry" and "Events Planning and Organization". The following subject areas will be covered: Events Industry: Realities/ Challenges/ Trends, Events Planning and Organization, Events Marketing & Communication, and Strategic & Legal Issues.
Contact Hours: 90


5.0 Credits
Management | Course #: CETT 06S303 | Open
The tourism sector plays a central role in the development of regions and countries around the world. While tourism has the potential to benefit local communities through economic development, the commodification of culture can bring unintended consequences. This program will conduct a multi-level examination of the influence that the tourism industry can have on various host communities and will be delivered in two modules: Cultural Trends, Global Values vs. Local Patterns, and Urban Trends in Smart Cities. The following subjects will be covered: Global Values Versus Local Patterns of Behavior, Changing Consumer Patterns Affecting the Use of Time, Travel and Migration, The Functions of Cultural Mediation, and Barcelona Case Study: A Destination in Permanent Evolution.
Contact Hours: 90

Courses & Registration
CETT summer students choose one 4-week subject intensive program. Programs include: “Marketing of Services: Successful Sales Management,” “Cultural and Urban Trends in a Global Environment,” or “Events Management.” Please see Courses for additional details. Summer courses at CETT are held 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

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
April 15 2018
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)
March 15 2018
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.
March 30 2018
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.
April 29 2018
SAI Financial Aid Verification Deadline
Students wishing to defer payment until financial aid disbursement must submit the financial aid verification forms to SAI by this date.
April 29 2018
Balance of Total Program Fee Due
May 28 2018
SAI Pre-Departure Form Due

On-Site Calendar
June 28 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.
June 29 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.
July 2 2018
CETT Welcome & Orientation
July 3 2018
Classes Begin
July 26 2018
Final Project Presentations
July 27 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.
Program Fee
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI Signature Services (see What’s Included).
Optional / Additional Fees:
Optional Private Room Housing Supplement
Private room in a shared apartment, with a shared bathroom.
International Mailing Supplement
Students residing outside the U.S. are charged an international mailing supplement to ensure visa paperwork arrives in a timely manner.

*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
Books, Supplies & Course Fees $50 / course $200 / course
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
  • 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 & Walking Tour
Students are welcomed to their new city over a traditional 3 course Spanish lunch to mingle and get to know each other. Following lunch, students take a walking tour to visit several of Barcelona’s most famous Modernism buildings.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Standard Housing: Student apartment
SAI student apartments are convenient, clean, and well equipped, with shared occupancy bedrooms (upgrade to private bedroom 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.

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

Student Visas
In accordance with Spanish law U.S. students studying in Spain for less than 90 days are not required to obtain a student visa. Therefore all U.S. students do not require a student visa for this program. Non-US nationals should consult their local Consulate for information on student visa requirements.

About SAI

SAI 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.