International Studies Abroad (ISA) offers a customised internship and study semester program to our undergraduate music business students, Entertainment Industry students, and business majors by combining targeted core classes taught in Madrid by hand picked faculty, with an 8 week internship. Belmont University aims to give students a competitive advantage towards their careers upon graduation. This is an excellent opportunity to gain professional experience in an international, intercultural setting.
All students start the first part of the semester off in Madrid, Spain where they will take 2 of their classes in January term. Students then take 2 additional courses during the semester while interning in companies.
Pre-Requisites for Program/Eligibility
Students are recommended to be Juniors at the start of this program or Sophomores who have had prior internship experience. Program is targeted towards Music Business, EIS, and Business majors, but is open to other majors as well.
This program offers MBU 3000 credit, which has the following pre-requisites:
SPRING SEMESTER ONLY : Early January – May
* This program is based on a minimum number of students to participate and will be evaluated in the fall to determine if it's able to run for the Spring.
AREAS OF STUDY
Music and entertainment industry courses and business courses. Students take 2 classes for the first half of the semester and then 1-2 additional courses while interning during the second half of the semester for roughly 20 hours a week.
There are two parts to this program. Courses are subject to change from semester to semester, but the following courses are typically offered:
J-term: Month of January:
Music Industry in Spain (counts as MBU elective or EIS elective, 3 credits)
Spanish Civilizations (counts for Social Science, Humanities, or Fine Arts, 3 credits)
Spring Semester: February-April:
University of Nebrija:
Select 2 courses taught in English (3 credits each)
MBU Internship 3000 (3 credits)
CURB students will coordinate with Julie Jackson, Internship Coordinator for CURB College (Please note that this course has the following pre-requisities: MBU 2000 and MBU 3450, junior standing)
Business students will coordinate with Chris Agans, Internship Coordinator for Massey College of Business
Student will first pay Belmont tuition and then be charged a Program Fee for the difference in total provider program cost and what has already been paid for Belmont tuition. If the provider program costs less than Belmont tuition, the student will only be billed Belmont tuition.
3. Airfare Students are responsible for booking their own international travel.It is recommended that students wait to be accepted fully into their program before booking their airfare.
Students will be required to apply for a visa for Spain. ISA will guide students on this process. The visas will have supplemental fees that are subject to change.
During Orientation Week, students will start the program off in Madrid. There will be a number of optional trips students can sign up for throughout the semester for a supplemental fee.
The second half of the semester, students will be interning for roughly 20 hours/week.
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
Spring Semester Programs: October 1
How to Apply
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in.
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application.
This program has a two-step application process:
Step 1) Belmont’s Study Abroad Office application, which requires:
Step 2) The Provider application, to be completed simultaneously with the application to Belmont:
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.