Global Programs: Segovia, Spain
Global Business, Language and Culture
2015 Program Dates:
June 28 - July 18, 2015
Language of Instruction:
Students who have completed the 9th grade AND are at least 16 years old by June 2015
A passport is required. US and EU citizens do not require a visa.
Brown University and IE University have partnered to offer a 3-week summer program that blends global business and humanities with an immersion in Spanish language and culture. Brown University, known for its humanities curriculum, and the IE, an undergraduate university that focuses on business and international relations, offer seminars, lectures, and workshops that expose students to key economic, political, and cultural debates of contemporary businesses and societies.
As a UNESCO World Heritage site, Segovia is an ideal place to study international business and relations:
- Over its history, it has been ruled by Romans, Moors, and Christians
- It boasts a Roman Aqueduct (circa 1st-2nd century AD), an Alcázar or castle (11th century), and a 16th century Gothic cathedral
- It was the center for trade under King Alfonso VI in the 11th century and again in the 16th century
- Between the 12th and 15th centuries, several kings of Castile resided there
- It’s buildings and people reflect its diverse history
- It is close to Madrid, the main business center of Spain
Segovia’s people and buildings reflect the influence and blend of different cultures, businesses, and governments. It is an ideal place to study Spanish language and culture and global business and international relations.
In addition to language classes, students will immerse themselves in Spanish language and culture by visiting the historical sights of Segovia and Madrid, along with weekend trips to Sevilla, Córdoba, and Salamanca.
The capital of Spain, Madrid’s cultural and artistic heritage blends seamlessly with its cosmopolitan modernity. The city’s historical legacy is evident in its medieval center, which dates back to the Hapsburg Empire and houses famous landmarks, such as the expansive Plaza Mayor square and the Royal Palace.
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage City, Córdoba has the second largest Old Town in Europe. This Andalusian city was the capital of an Islamic caliphate and the center for education in the 10th century. That influence is still visible in its architecture, most famously in the Great Mosque-Cathedral, considered the most important Islamic monument built in the West.
After the discovery of the Americas, Sevilla became one of the economic centers of the Spanish Empire, heralding a Golden Age of arts and literature. With more winding, medieval lanes than half of Andalucia’s cities put together and home to Flamenco and bullfighting, Sevilla’s heritage of art and architecture is without rival in southern Spain.
Located in the Castile y Leon region west of Madrid, Salamanca is an ancient town and home to one of the oldest universities in Europe. The historic center of Salamanca is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its important Romanesque, Gothic, Moorish, Renaissance, and Baroque monuments.