AU Business - Consulting Projects
in Seville, Spain
This 5-week program provides hands-on work experience combined with a unique cultural experience. Students will work in teams on a consulting project for a Spanish business client. The project will be defined by the client and student teams will prepare a written report and make a formal presentation to the client at the end of the program with their proposed solutions/advice and recommendations. The purpose of the program is to provide students with a real-life work experience solving real business problems through teamwork in an international setting. Students will also gain valuable experience working with students in different majors, as well as gain experience developing and making presentations and preparing and writing formal business reports.
As today’s business environment becomes increasingly more international in scope and workforces become far more diverse, hands-on experience in an international business setting becomes more appealing to employers and graduate business schools. Coupled with the increased cultural awareness that comes from spending time abroad, participants will leave Spain prepared to address pressing business issues in any company or industry.
Participants will spend 1-3 weeks in Auburn doing coursework for College of Business Core Classes. Students will then travel to Seville, Spain where they will be working in teams on consulting projects for Spanish firms. Teams typically include 3-5 Auburn students. This program is appropriate for all business majors and minors as teams will be created to include complimentary skill sets needed to complete client projects. Experienced, full-time on-site staff arrange for students to work on a specific project for a company in Seville. Staff are available throughout the program for any needed translation and client interaction. The AU professor will be on site for the program duration as well. All work will be done in Seville and in various areas of Southern Spain. Seville is the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of Southern Spain. The city is renowned for its warm climate and friendly culture, making it an ideal setting for learning, cultural integration, and professional development.
The program will include excursion travel. No foreign language skills are required, but students who wish to improve their Spanish skills will have ample informal opportunities and can arrange for optional formal class/training.
Through a combination of hands-on business experience and the cultural education of spending five weeks abroad, students will take the first steps to becoming thoughtful global citizens and international business leaders
- Open to Business Majors and Minors
- Open to all students at other accredited universities that can qualify as a transient student at Auburn University
- Students must be Juniors and Seniors as of Summer 2017.
- Students must be 19 years old to participate.
- 7-12, 14-19, or 21-26 May 2017: Bootcamp Courses (taken in Auburn)
- 2 June 2017: Depart U.S.
- 3 June 2017: Arrive in Seville, Spain
- 3 June - 8 July 2017: Consulting Project Work
- 8 July 2017: Program ends - depart Seville
These dates specifically refer to the time abroad in Spain. Students will participate in Boot Camp on Auburn campus in May before departure. For more detail, download a copy of the BU.Seville.Brochure.Summer2017.pdf
Students can earn 6-12 credit hours. All course instruction is in English.
- ACCT 2700: Business Law
- ACCT 2810: Fundamentals of Accounting
- MKTG 3100: Principles of Marketing
- MKTG 4400: International Marketing
- MNGT 3100: Principles of Management
- MNGT 4610: International Field Study Analysis
- MNGT 4800: Strategic Management
Program Fees: $8,628
Program fees include AU coursework credit hours (6-12 typical), consulting client placement, housing in Seville for the duration of the program, full meal program, cultural and professional programs, day tours and one weekend excursion outside Seville, welcome and farewell receptions, trip cancellation insurance, and emergency evacuation insurance (does not replace major medical). Specific tour/event details provided before departure from U.S. and subject to change.
Estimated Additional Costs: $3,238 (not included in program fees)
Estimated additional costs not included in program fees are airfare to Seville and return, passport and visa if needed, optional tours, Auburn Abroad Fee ($638) and HCoB Professional fee.
Students stay in local homes in Seville and have the choice of pairing up with another AU student or going solo. Three meals a day and weekly laundry service are included in the program fees. Client locations and the common work space are typically within walking distance of the home stay locations and in the heart of the city. Ride share bikes are located all over the city if desired for transportation. Specific housing location and details will be provided prior to departure from the U.S
Seville is the artistic, cultural and financial capital of Southern Spain. The city is renowned for its warm climate and friendly culture, making it an ideal setting for language learning and cultural integration. A stroll through the city's winding cobblestone streets reveals a wide array of bustling sidewalk cafes and tapas bars, spontaneous flamenco performances and an active nightlife. The multiple churches in the city show signs of the Middle Ages and the importance of the Catholic faith. Seville, where Christopher Columbus is buried, was the port of the world during the XVI century and is the home of the Indian Archives. If you wish to learn more about modern and contemporary history, the city is full of old pavilions from the Iberoamerican Exposition of 1929 and the Universal Exposition of 1992. Internationally known for the grandeur of its Easter Week processions (known as Semana Santa) and April Fair, Seville offers a variety of rich cultural experiences set against historical Roman, Muslim, and Jewish influence.
Travel will include a weekend trip to Granada, a day in Cordoba, and day trip to a beach. Weekly cultural and social activities in Seville include a flamenco show, Mediterranean tasting session, Arab tea house, bike tour, and “Tapeando” culinary and social event. Tours and specific details will be provided prior to departing the U.S. and are subject to change
PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS
If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check www.travel.state.gov for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please contact the Program Director, Dr. Kim Key, for more information at:
Tel: (334) 844-5340