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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Class Status: 1 - freshman, 2 - sophomore, 3 - junior, 4 - senior
Housing Options: Dormitory, Home stay Area of Study: Foreign Languages, Spanish
Program Type: Study Abroad, USA Faculty-led Minimum GPA: 2.25
Recommended Program: Yes
Program Description:
Spain L&C group 2016 USA in Spain: Spanish Language and Culture


Program Overview:
This program offers 9 semester credit hours. Students participating in this program will attend classes on the beautiful UAH campus in Alcalá de Henares, Spain. Students will reside in dormitories on the UAH campus but have the option of requesting to live with local families. Both options offer students ample opportunities to immerse themselves in Spanish language and culture and to become attuned to the subtle nuances of Spanish life. They will interact with locals on a daily basis and through several cultural activities, go on day trips throughout central Spain, visit its many monuments and museums, and form friendships with Spanish students who will serve as their language partners. In addition there will be opportunities for free time exploration of Spain and Europe. Fast trains, buses and affordable airlines make travelling though Spain and Europe fun and easy. The program is open to all levels of Spanish, including beginners.

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Accommodations and Meals:
The program offers two housing options: residence halls or homestays.  Both options include lodging in a double occupancy room and some meals. 

Courses:
Students will choose three of the following courses for a total of nine credit hours:

LG131 (3 hours) - Introductory Spanish I
LG132 (3 hours) - Introductory Spanish II
LG231 (3 hours) - Intermediate Spanish I
LG232 (3 hours) - Intermediate Spanish II
LG 290 (3 hours) - Special Topics Spanish
LG 390 (3 hours) -  Special Topics Spanish 
LG 490 (3 hours) - Special Topics Spanish 
Students should consult the program director regarding course selection.

Travel Arrangements:
The program fee DOES NOT include group flight arrangements; however, the Office of International Education can assist students with travel arrangements as needed. 

Program Costs:
The cost of the USA in Spain: Spanish Language and Culture 2018 program is $5,299.  USA Study Abroad scholarships are available to all student participants who submit an application and meet minimum program requirements. The first 15 students to commit to the program and complete a scholarship application before the priority deadline of February 16th will receive a USA Study Abroad scholarship of $500. 

Most foreign languages majors receive a grant from the department which helps to partially cover their program fee expenses. The grant amount varies from year to year, depending on the number of students travelling abroad each year. In addition all USA students on financial aid or other scholarships should contact their USA financial aid advisors to discuss their financial aid eligibility and how any available aid may be applied towards participation in this program. Arts and Sciences majors should also consider applying for the Caldwell Award, a merit-based competitive award meant to help deserving students participate in study abroad programs. 

Program costs include all program related in-country transportation, including all specified excursions, accommodations and meals as described above, welcome and departure dinners in Spain, specified museum entrance fees, and international health insurance and international emergency assistance. Nine credit hours of tuition is also included and financial aid may be applied to the cost of the trip.
 
All meals, other than those included, are at the participant’s own expense. Participants should budget additional funds for supplies or personal expenses such as souvenirs or independent travel, based upon individual spending habits.
 
Costs are based on anticipated exchange rates and enrollment and are subject to change. Program items may be changed in lieu of a price increase. 

Payment Schedule and Deadlines:
Space is limited. Program deposit of $350.00 is due at the time of application and no later than February 28, 2018. In order to qualify for a USA Study Abroad Scholarship, applications and deposits must be made no later than the priority deadline of February 16, 2018.  Final payment deadline is April 9, 2018. Applicants can reserve a spot in the program by hitting the "Apply Now" button and completing the on-line program application. Once accepted, applicants can confirm their place in the program by paying the program deposit of $350. The deposit is applied toward the cost of the program, $300 of which fully refundable if the participant withdraws before the priority application deadline of February 16, 2018.
 
Financial aid and scholarship moneys may be applied to these courses. If interested in applying for financial aid, please contact a financial aid officer at your earliest convenience to request an award for summer 2018. This program is part of the USA summer schedule of courses.

Refund Policy: Program fees are refundable only in the event of cancellation of the program and are based on recoverable expenses. All payments should be considered non-refundable and any requests for consideration of refunds based on extenuating circumstances (medical, etc…) must be made in writing and will be considered on a case by case basis.
 
For additional information, please contact:
Mrs. Kristy Britt, Instructor of Spanish
kbritt@southalabama.edu
The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literature
Humanities Building 

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/28/2018 ** Rolling Admission 06/02/2018 07/15/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.