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Spain: Strategic Communication for Startups in Barcelona



This program allows students to develop comprehensive marketing and communication strategies for new and emerging businesses. Students will work directly with new and small businesses in Barcelona, while also seeing how some of the biggest brands in the world create global communication concepts for emerging and traditional media.

The power of communication has never been stronger and more complex. Digital emergence makes it easier for people to start their own companies from scratch. The ideas can change the world. How can we convey those ideas, say them to the right people and overcome the volume of media?

"Strategic Communication For Startups in Barcelona" will examine the role of communication in a global society, with a specific focus on new and emerging businesses. We will examine and analyze their unique challenges. We will then see globally renowned communications achieve their marketing and branding success and see how those lessons from past years might apply to the brand of tomorrow.


Program Dates

Spring Break 2018: March 10-18

Application Deadline  - Application due October 1!

Living arrangements 

Students will stay in centrally located aprement-style housing. 

Courses and credits 

Undergraduate students will earn a total of 3 OHIO credits for JOUR 4900: Special Issues and Topics in Journalism: Strategic Communication for Startups and New Businesses


2018 Undergraduate Spring Break Costs* 

*Program fee includes housing, 2 meals, and entrance/transportation to all program related activities. 


Non-resident surcharge waived for this program.

Eligibility Requirements 

This program is open to all undergraduate students, regardless of major, with a minimum 2.0 grade-point average or above.

Students will apply via Ohio University’s  online application.

Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a judicial offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad.  Click here to read the entire judicial policy.

Requesting accommodation for disabilities

If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the  Office of Student Accessibility Services  to schedule an appointment to complete an  Global Opportunities Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.

Health and safety 

Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities suggests you follow the recommendations of the  Centers for Disease Control  for healthy travel to your destination.

Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.

Refer to the  State Department website  for information related to safety and security at this destination.

Also refer to  International SOS  for information related to safety and security at this destination. To log in to the International SOS website, please use the OHIO membership IS: 11BCAS000010.

Entry and exit requirements 

U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year,  apply for your passport  now.

For more specific visa related information, please visit OGO's  Visa Information Page.

Information for NON-US citizens can be found  here


For more information contact:

Dan Farkas, Program Director


Ellie Koewler, Program Coordinator





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