The EU International Business Summer School finished on this past Saturday, July 25th after three weeks of classes, industrial visits and cultural activities. With students representing 11 different nationalities from Kenya to Colombia and India to Indonesia, it was a truly international event with a fantastic blend of backgrounds and cultures in the group that were advantageous to everybody.
Best summer ever! I love Barcelona. You are the best!
In the classroom, students were exposed to concepts which will form the base of their future business studies and careers. Specialist lecturers gave their insight on doing business in Spain & Latin America, entrepreneurship & new venture creation and business management, negotiation & effective communication.
Industrial visits are a key component in experiential learning as they allow students to see how the theory that they have learned is put into practice. Well-established companies can inspire aspiring business people and transform their previously held ideas about how companies are run. This year, students were lucky enough to visit FC Barcelona, one of the wealthiest football clubs in the world, for a taste of the inner workings. They also went on a very different visit to see the business side of Barcelona’s most famous beer company, Estrella Damm. Visits such as these are integral in EU Business School’s method of teaching, which promotes real-world business experience with classroom-based teaching; the only real way to prepare students for leadership positions in the modern business world.
It wasn’t all hard work and studying, however. Students went on cultural excursions such as tapas tasting and a Modernism tour to examine some of the world’s most recognizable architecture. In particular, Antoni Gaudí’s Parque Güell, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló and his most famous work, la Sagrada Familia, which draw millions of tourists to Barcelona every year and generate huge amounts of revenue for the city.
I enjoyed every bit of summer school. Thank you so much!
The students all received certificates at the end of the course as a reward for their hard work and progress. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the program, learned a lot along the way and felt much more confident to undertake higher education business studies as a result. Summer schools such as this are a great way of getting ahead of the game in your studies, as well as making new friends and spending the summer enveloped in the culture of a different city.
To find out more about our International Summer Schools in International Business, click here.