Retailing in Barcelona
Tentative Summer 2023 Dates: May 29 to June 30, 2023
All Majors Are Welcome! Barcelona is a vibrant, cosmopolitan, multicultural city in Spain. From antique markets dating back to the 15th century to boulevards, traditional stores, modern shopping malls, entertainment centers, and modernist landmarks, Barcelona is also a major European shopping destination with a Mediterranean spirit.
Barcelona will also be the destination for RCSC 446 Global Retailing and RCSC 496A Topics in Retailing and Consumer Sciences courses in the summer of 2023. These courses will analyze the global marketing environment, retailing structures, and factors influencing retailers’ internationalization. We will also learn about international retail business and consumers from a European perspective. Furthermore, we will explore and interact with Spanish companies and trade organizations and learn about their retail strategies for international expansion and global opportunity assessment.
With this study abroad, students will experience new places and cultures and gain a global perspective through trips to trade shows and companies and visits to renowned landmarks.
Fashion in Paris and Milan
UArizona Fashion Scholars will examine the impact of French and Italian fashion through the ages during this immersive international experience. Students will explore the haute couture houses in Paris, and learn about the city's effortless street style. Participants will actively study the Parisian approach to shopping and tour the timeless and trendy neighborhoods of the City of Light. In Milan, the Italian capital of fashion and home to the headquarters of world-renowned luxury labels such as Gucci, Prada, and Armani, students will immerse themselves in the heritage of luxury Italian design houses, handicraft, and culture.
Personal and Family Financial Planning in Barcelona
Tentative Summer 2023 Dates: May 29 - June 30, 2023 (Classes are from May 30 to June 29)
Gothic architecture, vibrant art, and delicious cuisine - discover it all in the bustling capital of the Catalonia region of Spain. Not far from the border of France, Barcelona features sophisticated shopping, world-renowned museums, and serene views of the Mediterranean Sea. Enhance your knowledge in Personal & Family Financial Planning at UA Barcelona, hosted by Institute for American Universities (IAU). With a multicultural and international perspective, you will be prepared to communicate with and serve future financial planning clients from varied backgrounds. In addition to taking classes, you’ll get to explore the diverse art, food, and architecture of this coastal metropolis.
Courses at UA Barcelona are taught in English and have been pre-approved by faculty in the Norton School of Human Ecology to satisfy requirements within your Personal & Family Financial Planning major. Work with your academic advisor to discuss the best courses for your plan of study, including classes that could be used to satisfy general education requirements.
Access vital travel information before beginning your international experience, including passport, visa information, and health and safety resources.
Passport and Visa Information
- You can start the application process by reading the following information from the U.S. State Department
- You can apply for a passport or submit a passport renewal request here
A visa is usually an entry stamp placed in your passport. This allows you entry into a foreign country. A visa is issued by the country's government prior to arrival. Visa requirements vary from country to country depending on the length of time and purpose of your stay. You will need to contact the nearest consulate for the country you will be visiting and ask about the visa requirements. Please check with your Eller Global Advisor to inquire about whether your program requires a student visa.
Health and Safety Resources
Students should review information regarding health and safety abroad. Below are some resources:
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Study Abroad FAQs
- UA resources for health and safety abroad
- Educate yourself about current health issues where you will be going and the available medical services. Please search for information on the country(ies) you will be traveling to using the following websites:
- Make an appointment with the Campus Health Immunizations and Travel Clinic, your primary care physician, and/or mental health practitioner to discuss any health needs and services you will require abroad
- What medications and immunizations may be necessary based on your destination
- Review your current medical insurance coverage
- Keep a copy of your GeoBlue insurance (international health insurance) card to take abroad with you
- If you are a student with a disability requesting accommodations for your Study Abroad/Exchange experience you will need to register with the sponsoring institutions' disability resource center. If you are attending a UA sponsored program please contact Disability Resources at 520-621-3268, firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail)
We suggest using the following timeline to help you prepare and plan for your Study Abroad Experience
- For Summer Instructor-Led Programs - 6-12 Months Prior to Summer Program - Schedule a meeting with an advisor to discuss initial steps in planning to Study Abroad. This includes the academic program requirements and credits as well as financing and scholarship opportunities.
- Plan to attend a Study Abroad Info Session - Spring Semester (for Summer Instructor-led Programs).
- Complete the Application for Study Abroad - Generally by the End of February
- Half payment for Study Abroad - Payment for at least half of the Study Abroad expenses are typically due in Mid-March
- Full payment for Study Abroad - typically due Mid-April
- Summer Travel and Coursework - End of May through the end of June. Check program specifics for actual dates.
For specific dates and deadlines, see:
- UA Study Abroad Dates and Deadlines
- Check UA Study Abroad calendar to attend an Information Session
Information for Parents
The Norton School and the UA Study Abroad staff will help your student navigate the process and successfully plan an enriching educational experience. Our shared priority is to create the best experience for your student, with the safety and security of a well-managed program that parents and families can feel confident about.
Together, we advise parents to:
- Encourage your student to fully engage in the study abroad pre-departure process, attend all mandatory meetings, and check in regularly with their advisor.
- Make copies of essential documents your student is taking abroad, such as passports, credit/debit cards, and health insurance.
- Talk with your student about what to do when specific challenges arise.
- Learn more by visiting the resources listed below.
Resources for Parents:
- Resources for Family and Friends - A helpful listing of items to consider, including FERPA for Parents, Code of Conduct, and Supporting and Empowering Your Student
- So Your Student Wants to Study Abroad? - Tips and Testimonials from parents who have had their own students study abroad.
- How is my student going to afford studying abroad? - Financial and Scholarship information to help you and your student plan and support studying abroad.
Start planning now for your Study Abroad Experience!
Are you interested in Studying Abroad? Reach out to our Experiential Learning Coordinator to find out where to start!