- Valladolid, Spain
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
This program is designed to improve students' written and spoken Spanish and to enhance their understanding of life in Spain and Spanish culture. It offers five weeks of academic instruction and one week of independent travel. Participants include students from the University of Iowa and from other private and public universities and colleges. Students are housed in pairs with Spanish families.
Depending on their Spanish level, students enroll a grammar courses or a Spanish literature course. All students also take a Spanish culture course and the one-credit course "Introduction to Life in Spain." Students earn seven semester hours of IUniversity of Iowa credit. Program credits may be applied toward a major or minor in Spanish at the University of Iowa.
- Setting Description:
- Valladolid, a city of 350,000 inhabitants, is the capital of a province set in the heart of the plateau called the Meseta Central. Situated 120 miles from Madrid, Valladolid is rich in history and monuments--it was the site of the wedding of Ferdinand and Isabel in 1469 and it served as capital of the Spanish Empire under Phillip II and Phillip III. The College of San Gregorio, built between 1488-1496, is the home of the National Sculpture Museum. The Plaza Mayor is of sixteenth-century design and the lovely gardens and park, known as Campo Grande, were originally a jousting field. One of the oldest buildings of the University houses the College of the Holy Cross, founded in 1479.
Based on 1 Reviews
- Best Experience of My Life!06/05/18
Studying abroad through USAC was the best decision I could make for my study abroad experience! They helped all of us get right into the swing of things in Alicante. Right from the start, they were there welcoming us and making sure that all of our questions
were answered. They were constantly helping us learn about and fit in to the culture.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend