Program Details

If you want a truly international perspective on business, it just won’t do to stay cooped up at home. You need to go abroad, and Bridge can help! Our Business & Management Studies program, offered in partnership with Barcelona’s prestigious IQS School o
Barcelona, Spain
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
Course Load: Minimum of 4 courses Credit Load: 15 Language of Instruction: English and/or Spanish Minimum Spanish Proficiency Required: High Beginner Minimum GPA: 2.5/4.0 Prerequisites: At least two semesters of college-level Spanish are required to participate in the program. At least four semesters of college-level Spanish plus completion of IQS’ month-long intensive Spanish class are required to enroll in classes taught in Spanish. Upper-level courses may require prior coursework in the field. Transcript: Issued by IQS – Ramon Llull University BridgeVirtual Language Lessons As part of your program fee, you will receive three free BridgeVirtual language sessions for your use prior to your arrival on-site! Each session lasts 2 hours and includes both pre- and post-class online activities, as well as private, face-to-face time with a certified native speaking teacher. With BridgeVirtual, you’ll learn from practical assignments that incorporate videos, blogs, news articles, and a large variety of material, appropriate for all levels and interests. You will be assigned your own teacher, who is dedicated to guiding and motivating you through a completely personalized, one-to-one program, which makes learning fun, practical and effective. And most importantly, you’ll have the language tools you need to be successful in your program abroad.

If you want a truly international perspective on business, it just won’t do to stay cooped up at home. You need to go abroad, and Bridge can help! Our Business & Management Studies program, offered in partnership with Barcelona’s prestigious IQS School of Management, will polish your Spanish skills as you learn the latest in business administration and earn credit toward your degree. From an intensive month of pre-semester Spanish to full-immersion classes with local and international peers, you’ll expand your horizons and build the skills that 21st-century employers demand, all while exploring a fascinating new city and culture. And not just any city. Spain’s second-largest metro area and the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is a major cosmopolitan center with a rhythm all its own. From the twisted streets of medieval El Raval to the leafy, symmetrical boulevards of regal Eixample, Barcelona overflows with culture and history, its museums and architecture every bit as legendary as its beach parties. Let the city that gave birth to Gaudí’s undulating architecture and fed Dalí’s grandiose imagination inspire you as you study abroad with Bridge!

IQS- Ramon Llull University Internationally prestigious but still small enough to feel intimate, IQS is Bridge’s partner institution in Barcelona. The school was founded in 1905 as a Jesuit institution. In 1991, IQS joined with other Barcelona schools to found Ramon Llull University, and today, the center enrolls some 1,200 undergraduates and 300 graduates. Its AACSB-accredited, internationally recognized School of Management has earned a reputation for academic excellence and a commitment to ethical education, making it a popular choice for international students looking to deepen their knowledge of international business. IQS offers an ample number of courses in English as part of its regular business curriculum. Most importantly, international students are able to take any of the regular courses offered to local IQS students, offered in either English or Spanish, thus providing a true immersion and intercultural experience for all students. IQS’ state-of-the-art, Wi-Fi equipped campus includes a large library, computer labs, and gym. It is located just a short walk from Barcelona’s Metro, putting the cultural and academic resources of one of Europe’s cultural capitals at your fingertips. If you need even more entertainment, the IQS International Relations Office organizes a range of activities for international students, including welcome and farewell receptions, and other events throughout the semester!
Setting Description:
What makes Barcelona unique? If you see an “under construction” sign in front of Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia Basilica, the trippy modernist sandcastle of a cathedral that brought local architect Antoni Gaudí to fame, don’t cancel your visit. This international symbol of the city isn’t closed temporarily for renovation; no, it’s been under construction continuously since 1882! Built from private donations and delayed by the Spanish Civil War, the gothic-meets-Art-Nouveau masterpiece was only just consecrated for religious use in 2010, when building finally passed the midway point. Work is officially forecast to end in 2026—proof that 130 years in, it’s still possible to believe in miracles!