2019 Summer Program: CETT-UB

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Summer III 2019 – Barcelona, Spain click here for price click here for dates BSSU3

 

Language Eligibility: This program is open to all Spanish levels.  Courses are available in English and Spanish. Students who wish to take courses in Spanish must have completed at least 4 semesters of college Spanish before attending CETT-UB. A placement test will be administered on site in order to confirm your Spanish level. Typically, a High Intermediate level or higher is required in order to take courses taught in Spanish.

Additional Eligibility Requirements: Minimum GPA requirement is 2.5. Must be at least 18 years of age and be currently enrolled full-time at a U.S. or Canadian university, college, or community college. Must have completed at least 1 semester at a U.S. or Canadian university, college, or community college. For complete eligibility and application guidelines, click here.

Possible U.S. Credits: 6 semester credits per summer session. (2 ECTS = 1 U.S. semester credit. ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.)

Students will take 2 courses worth 3 semester credits each, for a total of 6 semester credits. It is mandatory to take 2 courses through this program.

Final transcript is issued by CETT-UB.  Classes are taken with other American and foreign students, as well as some local students.

CETT-UB – Summer Course Offerings

The CETT – Universitat de Barcelona (abbreviated CETT-UB) is a private international university affiliated with Universitat de Barcelona. It is known as the CETT: School of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy.

CETT-UB is located in the Horta neighborhood, close to Mundet metro stop. Students should expect anywhere from a 30-45 minute commute (typically by subway) to reach the CETT-UB campus from their ASA program housing.

The CETT-UB course offerings (listed below) are focused on Business, Entrepreneurship, Event Management, Gastronomy, Hospitality, Marketing, and Tourism.  Some courses are taught in English, and others are taught in Spanish (indicated below).

All students will take 2 courses from one of the “tracks” listed below. Each “track” has 2 courses within it. All students MUST have at least 1 alternate track (at least 2 alternate courses) approved by their home institution, in addition to your top choice track, in case of changes in availability, as your class schedule will not be finalized until after arrival. That way, if a track is full or cancelled, you’ll have back-ups that you know your school will accept.

Students who wish to take courses in Spanish will be required to take a Spanish placement test administered after arrival. The results of your placement test will be used to determine which Spanish level you are placed in and which courses in Spanish you can take.  Typically, a B2 (High Intermediate) level is required. This is another reason it is important to have at least 1 alternate (back-up) track approved, in case you are limited to taking courses in English due to your placement test results.

Tracks and Courses

Students will take 1 “track,” consisting of 2 specific courses, through this program. Each course is worth 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits. (Courses cannot be mixed and matched between tracks.) Although students will ultimately enroll in only 1 track, students must select at least 2 possible tracks – a top choice and at least 1 alternate – and have all 4-6 courses from those tracks approved by their home institution. This will give you back-ups in case your first choice track is not available.

It is mandatory to take both courses within your track – you will not be permitted to drop a course or take just one course from a given track.

As each course is worth 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits, and students take a total of 2 courses, students will earn a TOTAL of 10 ECTS / 6 U.S. semester credits through this program.

For courses that are taught in Spanish, students must take a Spanish placement test administered by the CETT after arrival. Typically, a B2 level (High Intermediate) is required. The results of your placement test will determine which Spanish level you are placed in and which courses in Spanish you can take.

COURSE OFFERINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Track 1: Coding for Business: Introduction to Web Development – taught in English
-Course 1: Introduction to Coding (5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits)
-Course 2: First Steps in Web Development: JavaScript (5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits)

Track 2: Development of Professional Skills and Competencies – taught in Spanish
-Course 1: Leadership, Communication, and Negotiation: the ABCs of Personal and Professional Development (5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits)
-Course 2: Personal Awareness and the Ability of Adaptation: Keys to Integration in a Professional Context (5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits)

Track 3: Digital Business Models and Innovation – taught in English
-Course 1: Digital Business & Entrepreneurship (5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits)
-Course 2: Innovation Management & Tools (5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits)

Track 4: Events Management – taught in English
-Course 1: Events Industry (5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits)
-Course 2: Events Logistics (5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits)

Track 5: Innovative Design Concepts for Services in Gastronomy and Culinary Businesses – taught in Spanish
-Course 1: Perspective, Innovation and Product in the Gastronomy Industry (5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits)
-Course 2: Management of Culinary Businesses (5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits)

Track 6: Marketing of Services: Successful Sales Management – taught in English
-Course 1: Marketing of Services: From Strategy to Commercialization (5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits)
-Course 2: Strategies to Improve Loyalty and Revenue (5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits)

Track 7: New Trends in Gastronomy and Cooking – taught in Spanish
-Course 1: Gastronomy: Spanish vs Global Perspectives (5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits)
-Course 2: Culinary Innovation (5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits)

Track 8: Sports Management: an Entrepreneurship Approach – taught in English
-Course 1: Sports, Society and Entrepreneurship (5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits)
-Course 2: Management of Sporting Enterprises (5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits)

Once again, all students must have at least 1 alternate track approved by their home institution, in addition to your top choice. This will give you flexibility at registration, as your class schedule will not be finalized until after arrival.