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Social Enterprises and Sustainability in Spain

Info Sessions: Tuesday, Sept. 12 (A420) & Tuesday, Sept. 26 (A427), 12:30-1:30pm

IB 310 / IB 610

Prerequisites for undergraduates: BAR 211 as a pre- or co-requisite or permission of instructor

Travel Dates: March 16-25, 2018

The Barney School of Business is awarding $500 scholarships to the first 6 eligible Barney School of Business undergraduate students who submit a completed application for this program!

 A completed application means the following: Complete the online Study Abroad Application in its entirety and complete the Study Abroad Program Deposit. You can complete the deposit on campus at SASC or online through Self-Service Center, click study abroad deposit when doing so and enter the $1,000 deposit fee.

The Study Abroad Office will then verify your eligibility to study abroad. To be eligible to study abroad you must be in good academic, financial and judicial standing with the University.

Program Details:

This course explores business aspects of social enterprise and sustainable businesses in northern Spain. Spain is a world leader in sustainable business practices and is home to the worker cooperatives of the Mondragon Corporation. Mondragon companies are industrial, financial, health services and retail businesses where workers share ownership and democratic participation in decision making about their businesses.  Specific cultural and business aspects that have influenced the development of sustainable practices will be explored.  Businesses and governments in Vitoria-Gasteiz, San Sebastian, Bilbao, and Pamplona also engage in sustainable practices. We will enjoy culture, art, and gastronomy in these areas as well as in southern France and Madrid. More information can be found here.

Pre-program work involves studying the sustainable business practices of Mondragon and other companies, and learning about the culture of the Basque region where these businesses are located. 

Three pre-trip sessions of lectures, in-class discussions, and trip planning, and a follow-up session after returning are held.  Attendance is required as part of the course.

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Estimated Program Fee: $2,800.00*

Program fee includes:  Round-trip group international flight, airport transfers, hotel accommodations and some meals, in-country transportation, company site visits, and scheduled excursions and entrance fees.

Undergraduates: Register for this three credit course during the spring semester as part of full-time undergraduate spring tuition and pay only the international travel fee. The travel fee and airfare can be included in your cost of attendance for the spring for financial aid. Scholarships are available for undergraduate students.

Graduates: You’ll register for IB 610 and receive 50% off tuition.  The 50% tuition cost will be added to the program fee listed above.

*All listed fees are subject to change and cannot be guaranteed until 18 deposits have been received.  The University reserves the right to cancel the program if the required number of deposits have not been received by the deadline. In the event a program is cancelled, all deposits will be refunded to the student account.  Applications and a program deposit of $1,000 are DUE by November 1st and full payment is DUE December 15th.  Scholarships are available; deadline to apply is November 15th. Click here to submit your application and for instruction on how to make the program deposit. Applications are not considered complete until application has been submitted and program deposit has been made.

Click here for course syllabus- coming soon

Click here for a Power Point

For more information, please contact Professor Daphne Berry,, 860.768.4305.