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Program Information:


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  • Complete an Operations Management Track major requirement abroad with INBU 3101

  • Study management while getting an inside look at Spanish and international companies

  • Soak up Spanish culture through museum tours or exploring Valencia's Old City

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  • See highlights from the 2015 program here!



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Ferris Wheel by Rafa Marti

This program is based in Valencia, Spain's third largest city. Combining urban life and a relaxed, seaside atmosphere, Valencia is becoming one of the most popular destinations on the Mediterranean coast. Valencia's old city center is made up of historic buildings, cathedrals, shops, restaurants, and businesses, while in other parts of the city, modern architectural landmarks illustrate Valencia's rich multicultural roots.


Students will be housed in pre-arranged apartments near the Old City.


You will be responsible for making your own travel arrangements to Spain and back. The program officially begins and ends in Valencia. All transportation to required program activities and company visits within Spain is included.


  • Course: INBU 3101: Operations Management
  • Credits: 3 upper-division credit hours
  • Approved for: This course fulfills the Global Experience requirement for the Global Business Certificate.
  • Grading: This is a CU Boulder course, so you will receive letter grades
  • See Course Description

This course will be divided up as follows: for three hours, three days a week, students will have class.  The remaining two days will be spent visiting companies in which they will see how the concepts learned are implemented. The course is taught in English.


The program is directed by Rafael Martí, a regular visiting professor to CU, who lives in Valencia, Spain. He is a professor at the University of Valencia whose first language is Spanish but who also speaks English fluently.


Several cultural visits are planned during the course of this program. Students will take part in a Paella Valenciana class, experience the City of Arts and Sciences, explore the Old City, and visit several museums.





Acceso by Rafa Marti

Program Reviews:
Summer 2016 Participant
I thought that all of the activities were really well planned and let us see the most important parts of the city. However, the program was a bit short so it is hard to get a lot of interaction with locals and immersion in the culture. The class was fast paced but manageable.

Summer 2016 Participant
I have nothing but good things to say for all of the ISA staff, they were friendly, planned great actives for us, and made the experience great overall. I also really enjoyed Professor Rafa, he was a helpful instructor and very knowledgable.

Summer 2016 Participant
I liked the course overall. Professor Marti explained the examples well and was very knowledgable with excel. I would have preferred to have the class earlier in the day, it was hard to focus for three hours in the early evening and we often had an awkward gap between morning activities and class that wasn't long enough to go do anything and by the time class was over the day was almost over. The one thing I would have liked from Professor Marti is to have more clear instructions on what was expected for the presentation and project such as a grading rubric.

Summer 2016 Participant
We didn't really get the opportunity to interact with many locals except at restaurants and a little bit in the dorms. Most of our activities only were with our group of students from CU and the dorm didn't really house anyone close to our age that we could connect with.

Summer 2016 Participant
There wasn't anything too bad that I experienced, but men would stare a lot of the girls in our group sometimes.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline App Review Begins Start Date End Date
Winter 2018-2019 01-OCT-2018 ** Variable TBA TBA

** Most programs’ applications are reviewed on a rolling basis (starting August 1st for Spring programs and January 15th for Summer and Fall programs). NOTE: Some programs start the admissions process earlier and fill before the deadline, and some programs’ applications aren’t reviewed until after the deadline. Check with Education Abroad staff for details.