Program Details

4 to 6 credits Spanish courses that will be offered in Cuernavaca include: SPAN 101 or SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish (will not be taken with another course), SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish, SPAN 202 Intermediate Readings (may be taken with SPAN 201), SPAN
Location:
Cuernavaca, Mexico
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Mexico Cuernavaca 4 to 6 credits in Spanish June 21 – July 20, 2013 Eugenia Muñoz, Ph.D. $1,849 + tuition + airfare Registration deadline: March 15, 2013 The School of World Studies and the Global Education Office at Virginia Commonwealth University are pleased to sponsor an intensive four-week Spanish language, culture, literature, topics and business program in Mexico in conjunction with the native Spanish instructors and associate professors at Universidad Internacional in the spectacular city of Cuernavaca, where the main square (zócalo) is surrounded by sidewalk cafes, restaurants, mariachis and bookstores.

4 to 6 credits Spanish courses that will be offered in Cuernavaca include: SPAN 101 or SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish (will not be taken with another course), SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish, SPAN 202 Intermediate Readings (may be taken with SPAN 201), SPAN 205 Intermediate Conversation (may be taken with SPAN 201), SPAN 300 Advanced Grammar and Writing, SPAN 301 Advanced Grammar and Writing, SPAN 305 Advanced Spanish Conversation (may be taken with SPAN 205 or 202), SPAN 321 Latin American Civilization I, SPAN 331 Survey of Latin American Literature, SPAN 414 Commercial Spanish, SPAN 421 Civilization of Latin America II, SPAN 430 Poetry & Translation, SPAN 491 Topics in Spanish Literature and Culture and SPAN 491 Topics in Spanish Literature and Culture Please note: SPAN 101 and 102 are 4 credit courses, all other courses are 3 credits. The courses SPAN 414 and SPAN 430 can be taken for the Certificate in Translation and Interpreting – students are strongly encouraged to take these before other courses in translation and interpretation. Students can take two SPAN 491 courses in Mexico. SPAN 491, for majors and minors, may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits provided the course topics differ. The Universidad Internacional (UNINTER) has obtained Official Recognition for Higher Education Studies from the Mexican educational authorities. This recognition adds to the approval of more than 100 universities, colleges and governments throughout the world. At UNINTER students will find parties, social and cultural activities, recreation, dance, football, and cooking classes. Students also have the advantage of the following services free of additional charges: Spanish tutoring, basic medical service with doctors, internet access at the university, e-mail and daily round-trip transportation from the family home to the school.

Setting Description:
Participants will have the opportunity to visit many cultural and tourist locations such as Taxco, the Teotihuacán pyramids, the art museums of Anthropology and Frida Khalo, the Palacio de Cortes, the grutas de Cacahuamilpa, an aquatic place, possible Acapulco. Home stay with local families and three meals per day are arranged. These costs are included in the program fee. The program is directed by Dr. Eugenia Muñoz, associate professor in the VCU School of World Studies. Dr. Muñoz is a native Spanish speaker and has had experience in leading programs to Spain, Guatemala and Mexico. This is her twelfth consecutive year leading the program to Cuernavaca.
Cost:
Program cost: $1,849 + airfare + tuition The program fee includes the following: Shared room with a VCU student in a Mexican home and three meals a day while in Cuernavaca Study visits and tours Ground transportation on excursions VCU administrative fees On-site program director support Application fee and deposit Pre-departure orientation International Student Identification Card The following are not included in the program fee. Students are responsible for: Airfare VCU tuition and fees Pass

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