USA in Spain: Spanish Language and Culture
This program offers 9 semester credit hours. Students participating in this program will attend classes on the UAH campus in Alcalá de Henares, Spain. Students will reside in dormitories on the UAH campus. Students will immerse themselves in Spanish language and culture and 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 through central Spain, visit its many monuments and museums, and form friendships with Spanish students who will serve as language partners. The program is open to all levels of Spanish, including beginners.
Accommodations and Meals:
Single ensuite occupancy housing at the University Residence Lope de Vega will be provided for students in each location. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
are included on campus.
Students will choose three of the following courses for a total of nine credit hours:
*Students should consult the program director regarding course selection.
LG 131 Introductory Spanish I (3 hrs.) prerequisites: none
LG 132 Introductory Spanish II (3 hrs.) prerequisites: LG 131 or the equivalent
LG 231 Intermediate Spanish I (3 hrs.) prerequisites: LG 132 or the equivalent
LG 232 Intermediate Spanish II (3 hrs.) prerequisites: LG 231 or the equivalent
LG 290 Special Topics Spanish (3 hrs.) prerequisites: none
LG 390 Special Topics Spanish (3 hrs.) prerequisites: LG 232 or the equivalent
LG 490 Special Topics Spanish (3 hrs.) prerequisites: LG 232 or the equivalent
The program fee DOES NOT include group flight arrangements; however, the Office of International Education can assist students with travel arrangements as needed.
The cost of the USA in Spain: Spanish Language and Culture 2019 program is TBA. Scholarships AND financial aid can be applied to the cost of the program. USA Study Abroad scholarships are available to all USA student participants who submit an application and meet minimum program requirements.
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 traveling 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 toward 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.
Payment Schedule and Deadlines:
Space is limited. Program deposit of $350.00 is due at the time of application and no later than February 22, 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 22, 2018. Final payment deadline is April 8, 2018. Applicants can reserve a spot in the program by hitting the "Apply Now" button and completing the online 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 22, 2018.
Financial aid and scholarship money 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 2019. This program is part of the USA summer schedule of courses.
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:
Dr. Brian Whitener
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Modern and Classical Languages and Literature