Inside Washington Law and International Relations

Discover the legal, political, and diplomatic system of the USA. An intense focused program for students and professionals in the field of law and international relations.

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Inside Boston TECH

See technological corporations, scientific policy, and international organizations from within. Intended for engineering students and professional engineers.

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Inside New York. Business, Banking and International Relations

Discover the world of business in the economic capital of the world. Get to know the major business and finance corporations of the USA and system of the UN from within.

New York business

 

Inside China. Cultural Revival and Global Stakeholder

Our program in China, aimed at students, postgraduates and professionals interested in the economic and cultural reality of China, one of the main engines of the economy in a globalized world.

INSIDE China: Cultural Revival and Global Stakeholder

 

 

Discover the world of business in the economic capital of the world. Get to know the major business and finance corporations of the USA and agencies in the UN from within.

What does the Program Cover and What are its Objectives?

Three thematic weeks in English on business, finance, and banking activity in the USA. The United Nations is visited and studied. You will also see other interesting institutions from within, as well as the means of access to the labor market, and a look at postgraduate studies. The Program is organized by Comillas and Fordham University in the city of New York.

Intended for:

Students, postgraduates, and young professionals.

Who Delivers the Courses and How are Planned Visits Carried Out?

Seminars and classes are offered by more than 50 professionals who are experts in their fields, with whom you may talk and explore opportunities. Directors of companies, banking executives, international officials, diplomatic personnel, consultants, and independent lawyers participate as well. Visits and meetings at places such as the General Assembly of the United Nations, the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in New York, the New York Stock Exchange, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya, The Bank of New York, The Federal Reserve, the Cervantes Institute, etc.

Possibility of validating 4 ECTS for the course:

See CDSR (Culture, Sport, Charity, and Representation) Credits Regulations

Dates:

From Saturday 27th June to Saturday  18st July, 2020.

Course Fees:

  • The price of the course is 3375 € , including all seminars, accommodation in university housing, medical insurance, full-time representative of Comillas in New York, and the diploma issued by the organizing universities.
  • The price does not include flights.

The “Inside Washington law and International Relations is a summer course taking place in Washington, D.C. and New York from June 27th to July 18, 2020. Its main objective is to teach students of Business Law the fundamental pillars of U.S. and international Business Law.

What does this Program Cover and What are its Objectives?

Three thematic weeks in English on United States Business Law, International Relations and International Organizations. Learn about the practice of Law in the United States both in the public and private sectors as well as international organizations. Organized by Comillas and Comillas University Foundation for International Education (COMFIE) in the city of Washington D.C.

Intended for:

Students, postgraduates, and young professionals.

Who delivers the course and  how are planned visits carried out?

Seminars and classes are offered both in Washington by more than 50 professionals who are experts in their fields, with whom you may talk and explore opportunities. This includes judges, Justice Department staff, independent lawyers, senior officials, diplomatic personnel, and officials from Congress and the Senate. Visits and meetings to places such as United Nations, Law firms, Private Equitty firms, Consulting firms, Think Tanks, Lobbies, Spanish Embassy, Supreme Court,  Congress, Federal Courts, etc.

Possibility of validating 4 ECTS for the course:

See CDSR (Culture, Sports, Charity, and Representation) Credits Regulations

Dates:

From Saturday June 27th, to Saturday July 18st, 2020.

Course Fees:

  • The price of the course is €3375 including all seminars, accommodation in university housing, medical insurance, full-time representative of Comillas in Washington, and the diploma issued by the organizing universities.
  • The price does not include flights.

About Us

International professional development and public diplomacy courses in the US and China organized by Comillas in collaboration with Fordham University, Comillas University Foundation for International Education (COMFIE, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Beijing Camino International Cultural Exchange Center (BCC) and Yunnan University.

The US programs are scheduled for three weeks in the month of July and the China Programs are scheduled for two- or four-week sessions during the months of   June-July.  The agenda includes lectures and professional visits to business, organizations, government entities and universities. The program also includes attendance to   conferences and “networking” sessions in English to gain an Inside perspective in the following destinations: Boston, New York, Washington DC, Beijing, Xi ´and Kunming.

The Inside Programs are aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate university students and young professionals with the possibility of validating 4 ECTS credits (consult credit regulations). Limited number of scholarships are available  to help pay tuition fees.  After the programs, participants are invited to join  the Inside Club, a community aimed to promote the professional success of the Inside programs alumni.

What are the objectives of the Inside programs? Offer our participants an intense schedule of conferences and meetings and direct access to officials, professionals and academics who work abroad. Strengthen the leadership of our students in International Relations and in public diplomacy. Facilitate international networking. Facilitate first-person knowledge of current affairs in the world in topics such as globalization, business, economy, politics, international relations, environment, law, technology, social innovation.

José M. Herrero

US Programs Director

 

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With the collaboration of:

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Discover the current situation in politics, the environment, economics and culture in China, one of the principal players on the world stage and one of the main catalysts of the economy in a globalized world.  Familiarize yourself from “Inside” with the Chinese point of view on international relations, its principal role in the world, important variables in its socio-political system, its main problems with the environment, its economic potential and its great diversity and cultural richness.

What are the Program's objetives:

The program it is aimed at students and professionals with an interest in discovering the ancient yet still vigorous Chinese culture that has a tremendous influence in East-Asian history, as well as feeling its rapid economic growth, socio-environmental challenges, and the role of China in global geo-politics today.

What does the Program cover:

This two-week course is conducted in English and Spanish in the cities of Beijing and Xi’an with classes at universities, seminars, and site-visits to museums, world heritage sites, international corporations and embassies. Basic subjects will be covered such as: history and political system of China, economic policies, foreign investment and international trade, China’s cultural and economic exchange with the West, China’s geopolitical strategy and diplomatic relations with Spain and EU, environmental challenges, philosophies and religions, etc.

Intended for:

University students, postgraduates, and professionals in the fields of International Relations, East-Asian Studies, International Economics, Business, Development, Sociology, History, Political studies, Religion, Environmental Sciences, etc. All participants must have a sufficient level of English, sufficient maturity and ability to adapt to the realities of a developing country, as well as commitment and engagement with the program objectives.

Program of the Course:

Organized by Comillas in collaboration with Beijing Camino International Cultural Exchange Center (BCC), which bridges with major universities in China.

The program consists of 24 teaching hours with lecturers and professionals who are experts in History, Culture, Politics, Ethnic studies, International Relations, International Economic, Business, and Environmental Science.

Professional Visits: Spanish Embassy-Beijing, EU Embassy-Beijing, EFE Agency-Beijing, Grant Thornton Ltd Beijing, etc.

Cultural Visits: The Forbidden City, The Great Wall, Tomb of Missionaries (where early Jesuit missionaries such as Matteo Ricci, Adam Shall, Ferdinand Verbist, etc. are buried), China’s National Museum, Beijing Cathedrals (where Spanish Jesuit missionary Diego Pantoja worked), Ancient Observatory (where early Jesuits have worked), Terra Cotta Warriors, Shaanxi History Museum, Great Mosque of Xi’an, etc.

Possibility of validating 4 ECTS for your course.

The course may be validated for 4 ECTS credits. Please consult the University Rules and Regulations for “CDSR” Credits.

If you go for the INSIDE-4-CHINA you can validate 6 ECTS credits. 

Dates:

From Sunday, June 30ththto Sunday, July 14thst, 2019.

Course fees:

The price of the course is € 2,250, including all classes and lectures, professional visits, entry to cultural sites, domestic transportation, food (except for weekend), accommodation and local guides and translators. The price does not include international flights, visa and telecommunication.

BRIDGE-2-CHINA Language supplementary course

This is an intensive Chinese language program for those who earnestly want to learn or master Chinese. BRIDGE-2-CHINA aims to bridge towards a deep understanding of contemporary China, allowing participants to engage in a constructive cross-cultural dialogue with this revived stakeholder of global economy and politics. This two-week language course is conducted in Kunming, capital of the Yunnan Province, Southwest China. Yunnan is known for its ancient Tea-Horse Trade Route, multi-ethnical cultures, rich bio-diversity, ever-mild climate and delicious Southwest Chinese cuisine. Besides the weekly 20-hour intensive Chinese language studies, there are also 2 cultural classes or site visits each week. The price for the single course is 2,250€, but if the pack of four weeks INSIDE-4-CHINA (BRIDGE-2-CHINA + INSIDE CHINA) is chosen, the overall price is €3,900.

Important reminder

  1. Participants enrolling in the 2-week program of INSIDE CHINA please note that the program starts in the city of XI’AN and ends in the city of BEIJING. Please keep this in mind when arranging your international flights, as well as the time difference.
  2. Participants enrolling in the 2-week language program, BRIDGE-2-CHINA, please note that the program starts and ends in the city of KUNMING.
  3. Participants enrolling in the 4-week program INSIDE-4-CHINA please note that the program starts in the city of KUNMING and ends in the city of BEIJING. Please make sure you arrive in the right destination on the expected date to get started on time.

Visit technological corporations, explore scientific policy and international organizations from within. Intended for Engineering students and professional Engineers.

What does the Program Cover and What are the Objectives?

Two weeks in English, in Boston, covering the themes of innovation, entrepreneurship, professional development, scientific policies, and industrial management and research in the fields of Engineering and Technology.  Visits and lecture on the US technological world at MIT, US companies, consulting firms, professional associations, etc.  There is an option to begin the program during the previous week in New York to gain familiarity with the world of consulting firms, financial companies and “Start-Ups” in Manhattan.

Intended For:

Students, postgraduates, and young professionals.

Who Delivers the Course and How are Planned Visits Carried Out?

Organized by Comillas in collaboration with The Comillas Foundation for International Education (COMFIE) and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM).  In the field of Engineering, a group of professors who are also researchers, businessmen and women, professionals and employees based in the United States will participate. 

Possibility of Validating 4 ECTS for the course:

See CDSR (Culture, Sport, Charity, and Representation) Credits Regulations

Dates:

From Sunday July 5, to Sunday July 19, 2020.

A previous week in New York from June 27 -  July 5 2020 is optional.

Course Fees:

  • The price of the course is €2600 including all seminars, accommodation in university housing, weekend trip to New York, medical insurance, full-time representative of Comillas in USA, and the diploma issued by the organizing universities. 

    The cost of the previous week in New York of 760 € includes accommodations and transportation from New York to Boston.

  • The price does not include flights.
 

Susana da Costa Alves, Executive MBA. Inside Kenya

“Now I have a clear knowledge about Kenya in economic, social and cultural matters. It has also helped me break from the preconceived ideas we have in the Western world about African countries. My expectations have been met.”
 
Matilde Balaca, Inside New York

“The great variety of cultures, ethnicities, and races which mix in the heart of NY have given me a more international view of the world and have helped me to understand the phenomenon of globalization, which was a common thread in the different seminars. Starting from these concepts, we can explain how a bank like SCH, which started in a small city in Spain, can have one of its branches near Fifth Avenue in New York.”

Laura Martínez, Inside Washington Law

“In the end we were at the hearing of another drugs offense, like in a film, with the prosecutor cross-examining the witnesses. Then the defense attorney tried to defend his client, with the witness swearing he was telling the truth and nothing but the truth. I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. There is only a week left on the course now and I am very sad because I am having a great time with all the friends I have made, and the group leaders do everything they can to make sure it all goes well.”

Ángel Prado, Inside Tech USA

"Inside Tech USA is a technical and theoretical experience that really lets you delve further. IW has opened my mind to the global working of companies and corporations. We have had the chance to meet other Engineers, and to speak directly with important executives and senior officers... I really recommend this course, not just for its prestige but also because of its dynamics, to anyone who has concerns and motivations in life; at the end of the day, you can't just stand still.”

 Jaime Rodríguez Macías, Inside China

This was a course which covered all aspects of Chinese culture to give you those first general ideas which let you go into more depth in a specific area. That is one of the big advantages and major benefits that the course gave us: giving us a good general foundation about the country as a basis for studying or working on the subject. What does the average Spanish student know about China?

 

Frequently asked questions:

What level of English do I need in order to make the most of the course?
It is important to be able to speak and understand English fluently. Apart from certain visits to multilateral organizations and diplomatic missions, the majority of the program is in English, including both the seminars and the question and answer sessions.

What is the accommodation like?
All students are housed in apartments on the university campus, usually consisting of two double rooms.

Are there any other requirements, apart from attending the courses?
Attending the courses is compulsory and is an essential requirement to obtain the diploma. Another essential requirement is to write a report or paper of at least six pages before completing the program.  This should summarize the course, developing in particular some of the themes covered and reflecting on Jesuit education and the role that each individual should play in society.

Is there any kind of extra activity apart from the seminars?
In their free time students can organize visits to places of tourist and cultural interest, as well as receptions and meetings with professionals, sporting activities, culinary outings, etc.

Is there medical insurance?
Yes, Comillas provides medical insurance for each participant in case of illness or accident with coverage in the host country. It is very important for participants to mention any illness they might have or medical treatment they are receiving which might require attention during the journey and stay.

What is a typical day like?
Seminars and interviews are generally organized in the mornings, the first starting at 9:00 am. The majority of the seminars take place in different areas of the city for each program. Each day usually ends at 5:00 pm. The rest of the time, students are free to carry out any activity and spend time with other students from the different universities and the program.

 

The Inside Club (Studies and International Relations Association) is a meeting point for all former and new participants on the Inside Programs.

The Studies and International Relations Association - Inside Club is an association without political or religious affiliation which promotes a variety of activities relating to different fields such as Economics, Politics, Technological Advances, and the Professional World.

It was created following an initiative by a group of students taking part in the Inside Programs, with the aim of continuing the interesting experiences of the course abroad after arrival in Spain. The central core of this activity is the promotion of international relations through seminars, studies, meetings, and publications.

This association is run by and for its members. Any participant on the Inside Programs can apply to be registered as a member of the Inside Club. Members are given numerous advantages such as access to activities at entities affiliated with the Club, priority in attendance at the various events organized, inclusion in our jobs pool, and receipt of our publications.

The committees are the various groups which are in charge of organizing the activities which the club aims to carry out. They are managed by a Director and have a number of members as permanent collaborators. As well as this, all members may collaborate on an ad hoc basis with any of the committees.

These are the four committees:

  • Communication Committee
  • Professional Relations Committee
  • Study Committee
  • Cultural and Social Activities Committee

2020 INSIDE PROGRAMS

Application Deadline:

The application period will remain open until available places are filled.

Places will be filled and confirmed when payment for the course is received.

Dates of the 2019 Inside Programs:

USA : June 27th to July 18st, 2020

BOSTON: July 5th to July 19 st, 2020

Admission and Documentation to Present:

Academic Record:

If you have not studied at Comillas Pontifical University, you must send us the weighted average grade of your academic transcript for your application to be accepted. You may do so by email or on paper in person.

Level of English:

For your application to be accepted, you must provide us with a copy of your most recent English Level Certificate. You may do so by email or on paper in person. If a significant number of applicants do not have English Level Certificates, a written test could be arranged.

Selection:

Once the registration period has finished, and after providing the documentation described above, the places will be filled depending on the level that applicants have attained in their studies to date, or their experience, in the case of young professionals. In some cases the applicant might be invited for a short individual interview, particularly applicants for the program in Kenya. Participation is open to final-year students from all universities. The possibility of validating 4 ECTS for your course exists. See CDSR (Culture, Sport, Charity, and Representation) Credits regulations

There are Grants available to help with participation. Internships are available after completing the courses.

Number of Places Available:

New York, organized in conjunction with Fordham University: (30 places).

Washington - Law, organized in conjunction with Comillas University Foundation for International Education: (30 places).

Boston TECH, organized in conjunction with Universidad Politécnica de Madrid: (30 places).

 

Prices:

Inside New York: €3375

Inside Washington LAW: €3375

Inside Boston: €2600

 

Reserving a Place and Payment:

To reserve your place after registration, you must pay for the course by bank transfer and present the proof of payment to Marta Albacete in the International Relations Service. You can do so by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,  or in person in the International Office on c/ Alberto Aguilera 32. 28015.- Madrid.