VT Pamplin in Spain

Program Start:

Wednesday, December 28, 2017

Program End:

Friday, January 13, 2018

Pamplin College of Business students will gain invaluable insight into Spain’s economic and business environment, as well as its rich cultural heritage, through a journey across Barcelona, Valencia, Granada and Madrid.

Primary Trip Segments

  • Barcelona:

    Study trade and industry in the surreal seaside city
  • Valencia:

    Exploration of the telecommunications industry in the city of arts and paella
  • Granada:

    A journey into the soul of the province of Andalucía
  • Madrid:

    Introduction to Spain’s Crowning Capital City

Faculty Leader:

Reed B. Kennedy

Trip duration:

17 days of study and travel

Winter 2017-2018

Program Highlights

  • Wander the streets of the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona
  • Explore Bodegas Torres, Spain’s largest winery
  • Visit La Sagrada Familia and Park Güell
  • Enjoy a day trip to Montserrat
  • Experience New Year’s Eve at Font Màgica de Montjuïc, while eating 12 grapes and drinking cava
  • Watch live trading at the Barcelona Stock Exchange (BAR) and chat with local equity traders
  • Explore Museu Picasso and walk through Barcelona’s most famous Catalan street, La Rambla
  • Gain an insider’s look into the assembling facilities of SEAT
  • Explore Spain’s main port and its adjoining fish market with local university peers
  • Enjoy a 3-hour sunset sailing cruise departing from Port Vell
  • Meeting at Telefonica, one of the largest private telecommunications companies in the world
  • Explore the incredible Moorish palace fortress of La Alhambra
  • Walk through the Madrid Stock Exchange (MAD)
  • Enjoy tapas in La Latina, one of the best places in Madrid
  • Tour El Corte Inglés, Spain’s largest chain of department stores
  • Explore Museo del Prado and the Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

Pre-Departure To-Do List

Please complete each of the following steps in preparation for your Spain Winter Break. As always, feel free to contact CLI anytime by phone at 888-781-8383 or by email at nancy@studycli.org.
  1. Complete CLI’s Student Information Form
    Complete CLI’s Student Info Form by Thursday, October 5, 2017. Be sure to enter information exactly as it appears on your passport. Your program is titled “VT Pamplin in Spain 2017”.
  2. Secure your passport
    If you do not have a passport, please apply for one immediately. If you do have a passport, double check that its expiration date is at least six months after the end of your upcoming Winter Break. If your passport’s expiration date is within six months of your Winter Break end date, please renew your passport as soon as possible.
  3. Complete CLI’s dietary and medical form
    Complete our dietary and medical form by Thursday, November 9. While the form is optional, it’s important that we have access to information regarding any medical allergies you may have or other medical considerations we should be aware of. Please also use this opportunity to inform us of your dietary restrictions, if any.
  4. Consider learning survival Spanish
    A great selection of free Spanish learning resources is available online. Please take time to review and familiarize yourself with the resources available online.
  5. Stay current on important travel information
    Make sure you have thoroughly reviewed health and safety information from both the CDC and the U.S. State Department well in advance of your departure to Spain. When traveling to any foreign country, it is important that you familiarize yourself with relevant health and safety information.