July in Barcelona, Berlin and London

Spend July travelling through Europe as you explore Barcelona, Berlin and London over the course of three weeks. Learn about the exciting process of starting a new business in some of the world’s most prominent start-up capitals, all while taking in the sights and cultures of three fascinating and historic cities.

Program Overview

Special Offer

$500 Travel Scholarship – July in Barcelona, Berlin and London: 2019

CISaustralia would like to offer one lucky student a $500 travel scholarship for the July in Barcelona, Berlin and London: 2019 program. All students who have applied for, been accepted into and paid a deposit for the July in Barcelona, Berlin and London: 2019 program will automatically be entered into the draw. The scholarship will be drawn on 31 May 2019. The successful recipient will be required to provide 20 high-resolution photos with captions and a 1-2 minute video of their study experience within two weeks of program conclusion. Scholarship funds will be granted at the conclusion of the program once all requirements have been satisfied. Terms and Conditions.

On this July in Barcelona, Berlin and London travelling program, you will visit 3 fascinating and historic cities whilst exploring the exciting process of starting a new business. From start-up incubators and co-working spaces to already thriving multinational businesses, students will be exposed to the full spectrum of business cultures across Europe. You can experience all of this while earning academic credit, developing your German and Spanish language skills, and improving your resume with a significant international experience. Note: All courses are taught in English.

If you’ve ever thought about launching your own business or have an interest in the world of startups, all while immersing yourself in the remarkable cultures and histories of some of Europe’s most exciting cities, then this engaging travel-based study program is for you!

The Start-Up Capitals of Europe

Immerse yourself throughout your entrepreneurial journey in what are considered to be Europe’s biggest start-up cities. This can be attributed to the increasing interest from international investors, world-class educational opportunities, a large variety of accelerator programs to encourage the growth of startups, and their vibrant and diverse cultures which are the perfect drawcard for creative types.

Soak up the European Summer

Experience the best that Europe has to offer with sunny weather, long days and a thriving nightlife. Each with a remarkable history and culture, visit some of the best attractions these cities are renowned for, including magnificent architecture, landmarks, monuments and museums. Take it all in as you escape the Australian winter and explore each city as a living, breathing “classroom”.


Here are some of the highlights you can expect throughout this unique travelling study program:

  • Visit dozens of locations in 3 countries
  • Learn in a truly engaging environment
  • English-speaking professors and support services staff
  • Connect your lectures with real-life experiences and learning
  • Visit real-life start-ups, incubators and accelerators in Europe’s largest entrepreneurial hubs
  • Experience the magnificent art, history, architecture and fascinating cultures that fill the streets of Barcelona, Berlin and London

Sample Itinerary

This program is largely travel based – see itinerary below. The itinerary offers a blend of academic, social, cultural and recreational activities. The free time you have can be spent exploring your host city with other students.

Please do not make any travel or academic arrangements until you have received a confirmed itinerary from CISaustralia.


First city – Barcelona

1 July – Arrival and Orientation

2 July – Classes: The New Economy: Business in the 21st Century, and Entrepreneur & Entrepreneurship; Cultural Activity: Market tour and traditional Spanish and Catalan cooking class

3 July – Classes: Opportunity Recognition, and The Entrepreneurial and Intrapreneurial Mind

4 July – Classes: The Individual Entrepreneur, Creativity and the Business Idea, Legal Issues for the Entrepreneur, and The Business Plan

5 July – Class: The Marketing Plan

6 & 7 July – Free weekend; Tickets to Sagrada Familia

8 July – Classes: The Organisational Plan, The Financial Plan, and Sources of Capital

9 July – Classes: Informal Risk Capital and Venture Capital, and Entrepreneurial Strategy: Generating and Exploiting New Entries

Second city – Berlin

10 July – Travel to Berlin; Field Trip: Incubator; Initial Business Group Outline Hand-In

11 July – Field Trip: Accelerator

12 July – Field Trip: Entrepreneurship Institutions; Personal Interviews

13 July – Field Trip: Guided tour of Berlin

14 July – Free day to explore & work on projects

15 July – Field Trip: Startup Company, and Guided tour: Berlin from communism to capitalist city

16 July – Class: work on projects; Field Trip: Startup Company

Third city – London

17 July – Travel to London; Field Trip: Guided tour of the city of London

18 July – Class: work on projects; Hand-in Business Project Write-up

19 July – Business Project Presentations

20 July – Business Project Presentations

21 July – End of Program; Departure

Choose Your Course

The CISaustralia July in Barcelona, Berlin and London program is hosted by Barcelona School for International Studies (SIS).

GPA Required: To qualify for this program, students must have a sound academic standing with a GPA of 4.5 (out of 7) or equivalent. If your current GPA falls below the requirement please contact us to discuss your situation and we will work with you to find a suitable program.

Courses: The following course is proposed for July 2019:

Start-Ups and the Emerging Economy: Creating Your Own Business – IB 320

View the course syllabus here

NOTE: Please be advised that the Barcelona School for International Studies requires a student’s official transcript when considering applicants. Ordering an official transcript from a university can take up to a few weeks. Students applying near or on the program’s application deadline should plan to have their official transcript on hand. 


The program will allow students to visit various startup incubators and accelerators across Barcelona, Berlin and London. There will also be a range of cultural visits which may vary from year to year.

There is an endless number of other activities students can explore on their own (at their own expense), in each major city and surrounding areas:

Barcelona, Spain

  • Market tour
  • Traditional Spanish and Catalan Cooking Class
  • Sagrada Familia of Gaudi
  • The Ramblas
  • Boqueria Market
  • Eixample
  • Montserrat

Berlin, Germany

  • Berlin Wall
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Reichstag Building
  • Museum Island
  • Alexanderplatz

London, England

  • Big Ben
  • London Eye
  • Buckingham Palace
  • British Museum
  • Tower of London
  • London Bridge
  • Piccadilly Circus



Barcelona is on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula (which includes Spain and Portugal) and on the shores of the stunning Mediterranean. With a population of 1.5 million, it is Spain’s second largest city and one of the central hubs for business in Europe. Barcelona is world class when it comes to culture, including art, cuisine and traditions unique to this wonderful city. From the Spanish tradition of tapas to frequent festivals, human pyramids called castellers, and a naturally healthy appetite for food, drink and social company, Barcelona pulsates with life. Simply strolling the city streets is an experience in itself, as architecture, layout, demographics and locales change from street-to-street. 


Berlin is the capital of Germany and its largest city with a population of 3.7 million. With a significant place in the start-up world, Berlin’s economy is largely based on technology firms which is where a great number of foreign investors contribute. This city is world-renowned for its education institutions, museums, festivals, creative arts and entertainment. Significantly impacted by Germany’s involvement in the second and first World Wars, the cityscape is bursting with a contrast of both modern and historic buildings and landmarks, emanating its deep history of war and peace.


London is the capital city of England in the United Kingdom. With an estimated 8.7 million residents, London is the most populous region, urban zone and metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the third most populous city in Europe. Standing on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans who named it Londinium. The London Underground (subway) makes navigating this big city easy and manageable. It is the oldest underground railway in the world, and combined with London’s train and bus systems, it makes everything accessible in minutes. It is the world’s leading investment destination, attracting entrepreneurs from all over the world.

The University

This CISaustralia summer program is a short course offered by Barcelona School for International Studies (SIS), a truly international institution allowing students exposure to many different nationalities. 

SIS offers international students the incredible opportunity to vastly improve their Spanish language skills while earning college credit with courses in English, specifically designed for them. SIS is located in the heart of Barcelona, just minutes from Plaça Catalunya – the central transportation hub of the city. 

Barcelona SIS is a Spanish institution with U.S. accreditation through Jacksonville University, located in Jacksonville, Florida. Academic credit is offered by Jacksonville University as a School of Record (SOR). An SOR is a U.S. accredited institution of higher education that officially documents and awards credits for programs or institutions that are not accredited in the U.S., verifying appropriately all elements necessary for such official documentation.


During this program, you could stay in a combination of local 3-star hotels, guest houses, hostels and / or serviced apartments. All rooms are same gender shared rooms – usually 2 students per room. You will share your room with other program participants. Details will be provided as part of your final detailed itinerary closer to the program start date. Accommodation will vary according to availability in each city. 

Program Fee & Dates

Winter Short Course - July
Application Deadline20 May 2019
Arrival Date01 July 2019
Departure Date21 July 2019
Program Fee A$ 7,799
OS-HELP A$ 6,665


Program fees include the following:
  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation in 3 or 4-star hotels or similar
  • Breakfast daily and most dinners
  • Extracurricular social and cultural activities
  • Health and medical insurance
  • CISaustralia support services before, during and after the program
  • Academic advising
  • Financial advice
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Pre-departure guide and session
  • On-site orientation
  • Intra-European transportation to and from each city
  • 24/7 on-site and emergency support
  • Jacksonville University official transcript*
  • CISaustralia Certificate of Completion

What is not included:

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Vaccinations (if required)
  • Meals (unless mentioned above)
  • Extra travel/excursions (other than those mentioned above)

*Jacksonville University will provide an official transcript as the School of Record (SOR). SOR: A U.S. accredited institution of higher education that officially documents and awards credits for programs or institutions that are not accredited in the U.S., verifying appropriately all elements necessary for such official documentation.

Dates are for reference only and are subject to change. Please do not book flights until you have received the confirmed dates in your acceptance paperwork.

CISaustralia reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.

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