Barcelona

Dates

July 4 – August 1, 2020

Students depart the U.S. on July 3, 2020

Price

Program Fee: $6,100

Additional expenses: international airfare, meals, free time activities

*Dates and prices subject to change

What's Included

  • Pre-departure support
  • Online orientation
  • Personal assistance
  • Flight recommendations
  • Parental communication
  • Housing
  • Welcome and farewell group dinners
  • All PRO internship-related activities (including self-branding workshops, guest speakers, and real world projects on storytelling, influencer marketing and social media)
  • Weekly community club activity (ie: city tour, cooking class, sunset hike)
  • Program Director support
  • International medical insurance
  • Group transfers to/from airport during arrival window
  • Emergency assistance
  • Leadership opportunities with LeadAbroad on campus
  • Internship positions abroad
  • Resume assistance and references for internships, jobs and positions on campus
  • LinkedIn networking group
  • Young alumni events

The PRO Difference

Professional internship + study abroad support + no business experience required = PRO

Through our innovative model combining self-branding, guest speakers and real-world projects in a creative coworking space, you’ll enjoy an internship like no other. Here’s how…

Self-branding is key to standing out in today’s job market. Learn about your goals, hopes and dreams and how to develop a personal brand that speaks to employers. Whether you focus on LinkedIn or an online portfolio, you will walk away with a strong self-brand to help you land that internship or job.

Next, PRO Barcelona includes multiple expert guest speakers. These entrepreneurs, business owners and executives have a proven track record of innovation and success and are eager to share with you. Come ready to network and learn from the vast experience of these individuals.

Finally, you’ll develop professional skills by working on three real world projects for actual clients. Your first project will focus on brand storytelling where you will develop a blueprint for the specific company, create storytelling prototypes and design for maximum impact. Next, your small group will focus on influencer marketing. Here you will focus on connecting, creating and amplifying messages with the help of influencers. Your last project will focus on social media strategy and your recommendations on the platform, branding, call to action and impact of these tools. Each week, you will present your projects to the business stakeholders, answer questions and provide insights to implement your recommendations.

PRO Barcelona combines the best aspects of real-world business experience, applicable training and the support of study abroad. Spots are extremely limited so start on your application today!

How to Apply

There are 3 quick steps to complete your application…
1. Complete the online application here.
2. Upload your resume to your portal
3. Submit your $500 deposit.

“LeadAbroad was exactly what I was looking for in an international experience and more. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to connect with and the program allowed students to either be completely independent on the weekends or to have a little more structure with their trips. Europe has so many is an incredible places and seeing it this way is an irreplaceable experience.”

-Megan Mallonee, University of North Carolina

“LeadAbroad was exactly what I was looking for in an international experience and more. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to connect with and the program allowed students to either be completely independent on the weekends or to have a little more structure with their trips. Europe has so many is an incredible places and seeing it this way is an irreplaceable experience.”

-Megan Mallonee, University of North Carolina

Benefits

  • Determine your hopes, goals and how to make yourself stand out from other applicants
  • Create a strong online presence on LinkedIn or another online portfolio tool
  • Gain valuable experience that will help you show tangible results and learning in future interviews
  • No previous business experience or business courses required
  • Build your communication skills through written and oral presentations
  • Learn collaboration as you work in small teams with a variety of personalities
  • Practice creative problem solving and innovation as you tackle real problems for local organizations
  • Pre-departure planning, support and group flight options from the LeadAbroad team
  • Program Director available 24/7 to assist with activities, health and safety
  • Work during the week and explore Barcelona and other parts of Spain with weekend daytrips
  • Make friends by joining the included cultural, social and personal development opportunities like LeadAbroadLife nights and welcome and final dinners
  • Get to know professional mentors who lead the program daily and ensure students are learning the core concepts
  • Work closely with your trainer, fellow PRO students and Barcelona start-ups
  • Learn about yourself, your vision and your values through our weekly LeadAbroadLife meetings

Ready to apply?

Start your application now to get one of the limited spots!

Internship Details

PRO Barcelona has 4 key components:

  1. Self branding: Learn how to make your application stand out from the rest!
  2. Guest speakers: Hear from local executives about their career path, major successes and failures and advice as you embark on your career
  3. Cowoking space: Work alongside creative entreprenuers embracing the digital nomad lifestyle. Come ready to network!
  4. Real-world projects: Work in small teams to deliver projects focused on brand storytelling, influencer marketing and social media. Present your recommendations and results to the business stakeholders each week.

Accommodation

While in Barcelona, you will stay in comfortable housing near the heartbeat of the city, the heartbeat of the city. We will take care of all housing details for you so you do not need to worry about hostels or Airbnbs while you are getting ready to go! PRO Barcelona accommodations are located in a safe neighborhood and have security and wireless internet to make it easy to stay in touch with family and friends at home. We know you need catch up on those snaps!

Accommodation

While in Barcelona, you will stay in comfortable housing near the heartbeat of the city, the heartbeat of the city. We will take care of all housing details for you so you do not need to worry about hostels or Airbnbs while you are getting ready to go! PRO Barcelona accommodations are located in a safe neighborhood and have security and wireless internet to make it easy to stay in touch with family and friends at home. We know you need catch up on those snaps!

Engagement

Our engagement model is the secret sauce that makes PRO different from other professional programs abroad. The PRO team consists of a internship trainer, program staff and peer leaders who will support you during every aspect of your international experience. We do not simply arrange your housing and activities; instead, the PRO Barcelona team will focus on your professional, personal and cultural engagement to help you have the best experience possible.

Standing by the lizard at Parque Guell

Professional engagement begins with your internship: real-world projects with mentors from start-ups and small business owners. With a projected cohort of around 30 students, you will have an opportunity to know the staff and your fellow students as you build your professional skills and engage in the Spanish culture.

Personal engagement is created during our weekly community club meetings. These optional gatherings encourage you to pause and reflect on all that you are experiencing abroad. Each week will have a unique focus ranging from your personal strengths to your vision and values. Through intentional conversations, these meetings can provide a renewed sense of purpose and direction for your life while also helping you get to know your fellow students.

Cultural engagement is derived from the plethora of cultural activities that the PRO staff will plan as well as the daily life you will experience in Spain. There are plenty of opportunities for you to explore Barcelona and the surrounding area including visiting the monastery at Monserrat, hiking Mt. Tibidabo or learning how to make authentic paella. Our residence director and peer interns search for all of the most authentic cultural events and make them accessible to our students. Or, if there is something that you want to do, let us know and we will help you accomplish it.

“This program provided a great balance of experience and time to explore the city. I learned so much about myself and others and what I want to do in the future.”

– Josh Casarona, Auburn University

“This program provided a great balance of experience and time to explore the city. I learned so much about myself and others and what I want to do in the future.”

– Josh Casarona, Auburn University

Flights

For PRO Barcelona, LeadAbroad will provide detailed flight recommendations from our most popular hometowns. We recommend booking one of the recommended flights so you can travel with fellow interns and make the most of your journey abroad.

Barcelona

You can also choose to book a different itinerary. We will provide a time window when you should arrive at the airport in Barcelona.  If you arrive within the designated timeframe, LeadAbroad staff will be at the airport to greet you with huge posters and even bigger smiles.

If you are traveling in Europe prior to the program, you can also meet us at the apartments to check in with the rest of the group!

Health & Safety

Your safety is our number one priority on all programs. With a triad staffing model including LeadAbroad residential directors, interns and PRO staff, we have one of the lowest student:staff ratios of any professional program abroad. We execute safety procedures in Barcelona including assessment, education, security measures, ongoing monitoring and emergency response protocol. The LeadAbroad Policies, Terms & Conditions document outlines these policies in detail.

Barcelona sunset

We want every student to remain healthy on the program to ensure they enjoy their time in Spain. Though we are prepared to handle inevitable health issues, we certainly do not want you to miss out on the adventures and fun. Therefore, we combine pre-departure preparation with on the ground strategies to ensure our students are healthy and happy.

Prior to departure, every student will complete a detailed health questionnaire. We encourage you to visit your doctor and dentist to ensure that you are up to date on all vaccinations and have complete supply of prescriptions. We also include international medical insurance through CISI for all LeadAbroad students. It is important to note that this is different than trip protection or travel insurance. We will provide many more details on health and safety information in the student login after you are accepted.