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  • Locations: Alicante, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Manager:
Daniel Loughrey
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Suggested G.P.A.:
Good Academic Standing
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Program Type:
Faculty Led
Program Director:
Carlos Seiglie
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Program Description:

The Program
  • Study international business in Alicante, a major tourism and business center in Europe.
  • Explore international trade, marketing, and business systems using Western Europe as your classroom
  • Enter a global classroom with students from around the world and build your network in one of the most famous Spanish resort towns.

Your Host City: Alicante
The city of Alicante is strategically located on the Mediterranean coast, a major tourist destination in Europe. It is famous for its sandy beaches, wonderful weather, friendly people, incredible festivals, excellent restaurants and an ancient history that intermingles with a syncretic and rich culture.  Alicante is well connected to all the important cities of Spain (Ibiza, Barcelona or Madrid, for example) and Europe (London, Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin or Berlin) thanks to its international airport.

This program is broken into two sections (students choose one of two to enroll in);

International Business, Professor Vlad Manole
The course examines the theoretical and practical aspects of multi-national corporations operating in an international environment. Successful formulation and implementation of firm strategy in today’s global environment requires managers to have an understanding of the business environment, international competition, international political and economic institutions, and the unique challenges faced by the management of a multinational enterprise (MNE). This course seeks to provide you with a working knowledge of these issues and equip you with the theoretical and analytical tools needed to make sound business decisions in an international setting. Following an overview of the key issues in global business, the first part of the course will focus on the business environment, dealing with topics such as national differences in political economy and culture, international trade and foreign direct investment. The second part of the course will focus on and firms’ strategies and business operations for the global environment.

To view the syllabus for this course for 2016, please click here.  Please note this is a sample syllabus, all of its content is subject to change.

Global Money Markets and Institutions, Professor Maria Spatareanu
We live in a globalized world. An understanding of global financial markets and institutions is critical for managing a business, or a portfolio of financial instruments. The aim of this course is to give a working knowledge of the most essential components of international financial markets. The topics we cover include: foreign exchange markets, international monetary system, exchange rates determination and the global money markets, optimum currency areas and the Eurozone crisis, lessons of recent financial crises for financial management. Class lectures are interactive and include discussion of current economic events.

To view the syllabus for this course for 2016, please click here.  Please note this is a sample syllabus, all of its content is subject to change.

This program will provide Rutgers students with the opportunity to study alongside European students and other students from other parts of the world which come to the University of Alicante to take courses taught in English. We will be conducting company visits around the Alicante region of Spain, whose economy is dominant in terms of tourism, luxury shoe manufacturing, high-end food products and solar and wind energy.
For information about study abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Program Dates
Summer 2016
Arrival: June 20th
Departure: July 7th
*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted and the academic dates have been confirmed.

Accommodations and Meals
Program participants will be housed in dormitories at the University of Alicante in double rooms. Private bathrooms are attached to each room. Meals will be provided.

Financial Information
Program Cost: Summer 2016
NJ Residents Non-NJ Residents
$4,220 $4,484
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•Travel to/from Spain •All personal expenses
•Major Medical Insurance  
•Rutgers Summer Session Fee  

For more information about the additional non-billable expenses please click on the Budget Sheet links near the top of this page.

For more information about finances, including information about Financial Aid and tuition remission please visit the Finances section of our website.

As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Center for Global Education withdrawal policy.

Students are also encouraged to start researching scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.

Center for Global Education Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer.  Applications will be released to students after their acceptance and are reviewed on a first-completed basis.  For more information please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Please visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and national scholarships.