CETT Tourism, Hospitality & Gastronomy
Summer 4 weeks I 2023
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, Coding for Business, Digital Business Models and Innovation, Sports Management, 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: now open
Closes: April 15, 2023
Apps accepted on a rolling basis, and after closing as space permits

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


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

Program Dates
June 28, 2023 – July 28, 2023

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

Gastronomy Program


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 TBA1 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course will be offered in SPANISH.
The program is focused on the concepts which are crucial for the successful and constant professional development, such as: efficient communication styles, negotiation techniques, teamwork, leadership skills, stress control, rational organization, creativity and innovation. The main aim of the program is to enable the participants and provide them with the essential tools and strategies to compete in professional environments of the XXI century.
Contact Hours: 90
5.0 Credits
Technology | Course #: CETT 06S305 | Open
Digitalization, as globalization in the early XXI century, implies new customers, new communication channels and of course a new language: coding. The demand for coding skills is skyrocketing, and not only for developers; is programming playing a bigger role in every career path. This course is designed as an introduction to help you acquire the right set of skills to understand and develop yourself as a coder. For those that may not be interested in becoming a coder but has interests in Digital Business, coding the perfect tool to understand which is the mindset needed to work in a digitalized company in the XXI century.
Contact Hours: 90
5.0 Credits
Technology | Course #: CETT 06S306 | Open
"We are not living an Era of change but a change of Era."
A new social paradigm defines the lines of action in the way we are doing business in the XXI century. The appearance of disruptive technology as World Wide Web or Mobile technology has broken the old structures of industrial economy created 200 years ago. The new paradigm demands a revolution in the way of doing business. The speed of change and growth of technology make us move towards an "always in Beta" world where the most demanded skills in the labor market will be the capacity of change and digital innovation. The program aims to help students develop the key skills to transform and adapt business to the digital Era.
Contact Hours: 90

Gastronomy Program

5.0 Credits
Gastronomy | Course #: CETT TBA2 | Open
Pre-requisite: This course is offered in English OR in Spanish
As far as the Tourism Business is concerned, gastronomy has become an asset and a reference over the last few years. At present, Spain has ascended towards a landmark of global trends, predominantly due to the awareness and leadership of its chefs. At the same time the food service sector has been targeting the optimization of its processes and the intensification of customer loyalty. The program intends to train students to be able to permanently adapt to market demands through new methods of catering and originality, quality, and rapid adaptation of culinary delights. Students will participate in lecture style classes as well as workshops in order to develop skills in theoretical, practical and applicable ways.
Contact Hours: 90
5.0 Credits
Tourism, Society, and Business | Course #: CETT TBA | Open
Provide students with the tools and knowledge needed to successfully develop the skills required for the design of culinary-restaurant products and services.
Ensure proper implementation of an innovative project of these products and services.
Analyze experiences, cases and trends in the culinary-restaurant field.
Discover where business ideas come from.
Analyze consumer behavior.
Know how to assess the possibilities of success.
Reflect on the aspects that can make a project feasible.
Obtain the ability to develop an innovative project with regards to the design of a new product or service for a given market.
Measure the customer experience in the development of projects.
Learn to generate systems of assessment for the projected innovation.
Recognize and identify the competitive spaces in the culinary-restaurant industry, their characteristics and ways in which they develop business.
Acquire a broad perspective of consumer behavior as a fundamental basis for decisions.
To establish appropriate marketing strategies. Services marketing adapted to the restaurant business.
Through a business plan, work on strategies, actions, and means that a business project needs to be more successful.
Identify business models of different companies in the culinary sector.
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

Courses & Registration
CETT summer students choose one 4-week subject intensive program. Programs include:

  • Marketing of Services
  • Coding for Business
  • Digital Business Models & Innovation
  • Sports Management
  • Events Management

Please see Courses for additional details. Summer courses at CETT are held 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Since students apply to a particular CETT summer program, they select their course of study during the initial application process. In the event that a particular program is canceled due to low enrollment, students may be asked to select an alternate course.

Pre-Departure Calendar
April 15 2023
Application Closes
Applications accepted after closing as space permits.
Within 1 week of acceptance
SAI Deposits Due
$500 Confirmation Deposit (applied toward program fee)
$300 Security Deposit (refundable)
March 15 2023
SAI Scholarship Application Deadline
Students wishing to apply for a SAI scholarship must have all application items submitted by 11:59pm Pacific Time on this date.
March 30 2023
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 deposit payment date.
April 29 2023
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 2023
Balance of Total Program Fee Due

On-Site Calendar
June 28 2023
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.
Coming soon
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 3 2023
CETT Welcome & Orientation
CETT orientation provides details on academic policies, and allows students to meet one another and their professors.
July 3 2023
Classes Begin
July 27 2023
Final Project Presentations
July 28 2023
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 $120
Security Deposit
Refundable at the end of the term.
Program Fee
Includes tuition, standard housing and SAI 360° Services (see What’s Included).
Optional / Additional Fees:  
Optional Private Room Housing Supplement
Private room in a shared apartment, with a shared bathroom.
Optional Homestay Housing Supplement – Shared
Family homestay in a bedroom shared with another student, breakfast and dinner included.
contact SAI
Optional Homestay Housing Supplement – Private
Family homestay in a private bedroom, breakfast and dinner included.
contact SAI
International Mailing Supplement
When applicable, students 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 a SAI 360° 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
  • Welcome reception and events
  • SAI orientation to the host city and school
  • SAI staff on-site dedicated to fostering a welcoming community for all students by providing assistance to diverse needs
  • SAI Viva Experience: frequent cultural activities & trips outside host city
  • Student health insurance providing full coverage and medical emergency evacuation
  • 24-hour on-site emergency support
  • Farewell event with all students

Pre-departure and Re-entry services

  • US-based admissions counselor assigned to you, providing friendly assistance
  • 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 processing
  • Need-based SAI scholarships
  • Paid registration fees for national re-entry conferences
  • SAI Ambassador Program for SAI alumni, with paid internship opportunities
  • SAI alumni network

SAI offers all students the Viva Experience: frequent cultural activities, at no extra cost, for participants 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 and well equipped, with shared occupancy bedrooms (option to upgrade to private bedroom, if 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. Housing configurations are designated as female, male, and in some locations, gender-inclusive. SAI on-site staff is available to respond to any maintenance needs that may arise.

Optional Housing: Family homestay (additional fee applies)
SAI homestay families are thoroughly screened and are accustomed to welcoming visiting students into their homes. Homestays provide a shared (with another study abroad student) or private bedroom in the family home with basic furnishings. Daily breakfast and dinner are included, as is weekly laundry. Mostly Spanish is spoken in the home, granting students an excellent opportunity to practice their language skills. Please note that some homestays may be outside of the city center.

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 90 days or less 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.