Global Programs: Segovia, Spain
Global Business, Language and Culture
2015 Program Dates:
June 26 - July 9, 2016
Language of Instruction:
Students must be at least 16 years old by June 2016 and have completed two years of Spanish.
A passport is required. US and EU citizens do not require a visa.
Program will be confirmed or on before: Friday, April 15, 2016
The application period for Global Programs: Rome opens December 1, 2016.
Brown University and IE University have partnered to offer a 2-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 Spanish language, culture, global business and international relations:
- It is close to Madrid, the main business center of Spain.
- It’s buildings and people reflect its diverse 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.
Segovia’s people and buildings reflect the influence and blend of different cultures, businesses, and governments.
In addition to language classes, students will immerse themselves in Spanish language and culture by visiting the historical sights of Segovia, Madrid, 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.
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.