Program Details

Students may choose 3 to 6 credits (6 credits in Spanish when combining SPAN 201 and SPAN 205 or SPAN 305 and SPAN 322) from the following courses: SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish SPAN 205: Intermediate Spanish Conversations SPAN 305: Advanced Spanish Con
Location:
Cordoba, Spain
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Global Education Office and the School of World Studies at VCU are pleased to offer a unique opportunity to study Spanish language and culture in the beautiful and historic city of Córdoba, Spain with 4 additional excursions. Students will enjoy an intensive four-week Spanish language program conducted in conjunction with the University of Córdoba (UCOIDIOMAS). Courses will be taught by qualified native Spanish speaker Philology graduates, specialized in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language. In addition, students will have the opportunity to participate in community work with various immigrant populations living in Spain. Cordoba, Spain 3-6 credits in Spanish and World Studies May 20 - June 14, 2013 Professor Anita Nadal $2,375 + airfare + tuition Registration deadline: March 15, 2013

Students may choose 3 to 6 credits (6 credits in Spanish when combining SPAN 201 and SPAN 205 or SPAN 305 and SPAN 322) from the following courses: SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish SPAN 205: Intermediate Spanish Conversations SPAN 305: Advanced Spanish Conversations SPAN 322: Hispanic and Latino Immigrants (Service-Learning course) WRLD 391: Aspects of Spanish and Immigrant Cultures in Spain (Service-Learning course) The Spanish classes are divided into three morning sessions. Classes are from Monday thru Thursday from 9:30 to 1:30pm. (a half-hour break daily), for a total of 60 hrs. Excursions are conducted on Fridays. Contents include grammar skills practicum and Spanish culture and society, Spanish History, Spanish Literature and Art. Cultural activities are included in the program. The SPAN 322 course, Hispanic and Latino Immigrants, and the WRLD 391 course, Aspects of Spanish and Immigrant Cultures in Spain, will provide students with an overview of Spanish history and culture as it relates to immigrants in order to paint the backdrop for their study-abroad experience.

Setting Description:
While in Spain, students will study Spanish language and culture in the beautiful and historic city of Córdoba. Students will be given the opportunity to live with a host family. Students will be provided with two meals a day. There are 4 planned excursions for this program: 1) La Mezquita Catedral de Córdoba y paseo por La Juderia; 2) Museo Arqueoló gico de Córdoba, Museo Julio Romero de Torres y Corredera; 3) Ruinas de Medina Azahara y Casa Sefarad; and 4) El Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos. In addition to these, the city of Córdoba will be celebrating the Noche Blanca del Flamenco the second week of June and students will partake of the festivities, exhibitions, performances and workshops. This program is directed by Anita Nadal, Assistant Professor in the VCU School of World Studies. Professor Nadal coordinates and instructs language and culture classes on and off-campus. In 2005, she received the Who's Who Among American Teachers Award and the Distinguished Service Award for out
Cost:
Program cost: $2,375 + airfare + tuition The program fee includes the following: Accommodations Meals Study visits and tours Ground transportation On-site Program Director support Pre-departure orientation International Student Identity Card VCU administrative fees Application deposit The following are not included in the program fee. Students are responsible for: Airfare VCU tuition and fees Passport application fee Personal expenses during the program estimated at $600 - $1,000 Please budget

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