Collaborate. Facilitate. Conciliate.

The Winter Institute will provide you with the opportunity to master the art of practicing and applying strategic communication and conflict management skills.

Study Abroad in Barcelona Spain: Collaborate. Facilitate. Conciliate.

Upcoming Courses:


This class is a two-week intensive study of how to collaborate effectively. It includes the following: the ART of Communication (a skills-based, practical strategy for dealing with difficult people); the Exchange (a four-stage conflict management process to help others work through issues); handling emotions (yours and theirs); strategic communication skills; collaborating through cultural differences and facilitating groups.

There will be time for practicing the strategies with realistic situations. Feedback and coaching will be provided. Local guest lecturers will offer real-world examples of intercultural collaboration (the city of Barcelona and the European Union) as well as other topics of interest.

Included in the $3,435 total program fee:

  • 3 units of academic credit
  • Hotel accommodations in Barcelona
  • Cultural and historical excursions
  • Professional certificate from the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC). This certificate can be used with future employers, and is an excellent addition to a resume. Conflict resolution is a skill that is looked for by most employers when they are looking to hire new employees. 
Major Class Credits
ISCOR ISCOR 450 3 Units
Non ISCOR General Studies 450 3 Units

Applications are submitted through San Diego State University College of Extended Studies. Non-SDSU students will get SDSU credit and then transfer it to their University through a simple transfer process.

University of Barcelona – Barcelona, Spain

With 1.6 million people, Barcelona is the second most populated city in Spain. A province of Catalonia, Barcelona’s beautiful beaches, rich art history, and modern nightlife are sure to keep you busy. It is easy to become immersed in the city’s thriving culture, either by taking a walk through the tourist-filled street of La Rambla, visiting The Sagrada Família and Park Güell, the architectural marvels of renowned artist Antoni Gaudi, or enjoying the beach front activities while taking in the magnificent views of the Mediterranean. Barcelona has something to do for everyone; you will not be short on activities in the city known as the “Head and Hearth of Catalonia.”

Activities will be posted soon.


There are three payments, totaling $3,435, that will comprise your total program fee: 

  1. Upon submitting your application you will pay a deposit of $942 that will go towards your total program fee. To register click here.
  2. The remaining program payment (not including tuition) of $2,028 is due to NCRC.
  3. Closer to your departure date you will register for your course via the CES Website and pay $465 for your tuition. That will complete your program payments, totaling $3,435.

To pay the remaining program payment of $2028 by credit card, please provide the student's full name and proceed to our secure shopping cart.

Student's Full Name


To pay by check, please make check payable to NCRC (National Conflict Resolution Center)


530 B Street, Suite 1700
San Diego, CA 92101
p. (619) 238-2400
p. (760) 494-4728
f.  (619) 238-8041
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Any advertised excursions and in-country field trips may be subject to change.

Refund Guidelines
Final acceptance into the program is predicated on the timely submission of the application, payment of all fees, approval of your proposed course of study and submission of all required documents.


Not included in the fee: Out-of-pocket expenses such as, but not limited to, airfare, lunches, dinners (except for Welcome and Farewell dinners), transportation to and from the hotel, transportation to and from the airport/train station, hotel room services, water sports equipment.

You must have medical/accident insurance that will cover the expenses of serious illness or accident, as well as accidental death and dismemberment coverage, emergency evacuation and repatriation of remains. NCRC is not responsible for students who do not have medical/accident insurance.

Risk and Waiver of Liability
Participation in an international program that requires air and/or ground travel, as well as field trips, involves risks that may result in damage to property, injury to persons and death. All participants will be required to sign the NCRC Program Agreement acknowledging these risks and releasing the NCRC and its employees of liability.
Click the "Register Now" link to go to the login page. You will be directed to the San Diego State University College of Extended Studies Gateway. Current or previous CES students can log in with their existing SDSU RedID and password. New CES/Non-SDSU students can create a new account.