Language for Business and Technology (LBAT) programs accept language learners who have reached an intermediate level of proficiency and want to advance their intercultural communication skills. Conducted entirely in Spanish, the LBAT experience is designed for in-depth language development and cultural understanding and experience.
Since its 2001 inception, LBAT programs in Spanish have benefited more than 700 Tech students, many of whom have followed their LBAT summer with an exchange semester or internship abroad and even gone on to work overseas after graduation.
The Spanish LBAT is the largest of our faculty-led study abroad initiatives, offering students the chance to spend the summer studying in Argentina, Ecuador, Mexico, or Spain. The Puerto Rico LBAT gives students the opportunity to study language, sustainability, media, and community for five weeks at the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras, one of the top universities in the Caribbean. Combine two 6-credit LBATs for a total of 12 credits in one summer.
The Salud in Spain program offers a unique and virtual approach to summer study abroad. By combining language immersion methods, conversation exchanges, guest speakers, interview projects, and cultural activities, this Global at Home program promises to take your Spanish skills and intercultural competence to new levels.
We also offer an intermediate-level summer study abroad program, the Visit & Live It! Spain program.