Study Abroad: Spain

Spain: Doing Business in Spain

May 12–21, 2024

The goal of this course is to expose students to the business and related cultural aspects of Spain, the 5th largest economy in Europe. Course participants will benefit from directly witnessing the Spanish economic and business environment via business visits and cultural tours. Earn 3 credits in Business Administration, BUS 299 at CLC. Attend classes for 8 weeks at CLC (March 11–May 10), then travel to Spain (Barcelona & Madrid) for 10 days (May 12-21).

  • BUS 299: Selected Topics in Business (3 credits)

Course description: This is a unique opportunity to earn 3 credits in the Business Administration course sequence while visiting a country and learning about business first-hand. An interesting mix of business and cultural experiences will be provided. Students will leave with a broader global perspective.

Trips to local businesses, economic and educational institutions (Madrid stock exchange, Barcelona Global Business School). Walking tours in Madrid and Barcelona. Cultural site visits (historical sites in Madrid and Barcelona, Toledo).

Virtual Info Sessions
DateTimeRegistration Link
October 2 (Monday)5 p.m.Join Oct 2 Zoom Meeting
October 13 (Friday)5 p.m.Join Oct 13 Zoom Meeting
November 9 (Thursday)5 p.m.Join Nov 9 Zoom Meeting
November 14 (Tuesday)5 p.m.Join Nov 14 Zoom Meeting
November 27 (Monday)5 p.m.Join Nov 27 Zoom Meeting


In-Person Info Sessions
DateTimeRegistration Link
October 16 (Monday)NoonGrayslake Campus, Room T333
November 13 (Monday)4 p.m.Grayslake Campus, Room T333


Cost: $4,385*

*Trip cost subject to change due to unanticipated changes in currency exchange rate, airline and accommodation variations.

Cost includes:

  • round-trip airfare
  • accommodation
  • insurance
  • full-time tour guide
  • some meals
  • in-country transportation
  • cultural excursions/activities (as arranged for this program)

Cost Excludes:

  • College of Lake County tuition and fees
  • passport fees
  • incidental/personal expenses
  • optional excursions
  • additional meals
  • travel medicine

Application deadline: November 30, 2023

Apply Online via the Education Abroad Portal

Withdrawal information: Your deposit and other fees are refundable if you withdraw from the program no later than December 8, 2023. Withdrawals must be made in writing and submitted to

Scholarship information

Study abroad scholarships are available through the Department of Global Engagement for eligible participants. To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must have already applied and been accepted to the study abroad program.

Scholarship deadline: Sunday, January 27, 2024

View CLC Study Abroad Scholarship information

Travel questions?

Faculty Leader
Venkat Krishnamurthy

Instructor, Business Administration
(847) 543-2523

Payment Schedule
PaymentAmountDue Date
First Payment$500 Due at time of application (No later than Nov. 30, 2023)
Second Payment$1,700Jan. 9, 2024
Third Payment $1,385Feb. 13, 2024
Final Payment$800Mar. 1, 2024