This program is offered for those students who are looking to enhance their Spanish language skills while working abroad in one of Europe’s most important vibrant commercial centers. Students with sufficient language skills take three courses along with an internship, which ranges between 15 and 20 hours per week.
Come let Barcelona enchant you. Whether it is the salty sea air, the sweep of mountains in the distance, or the romance and excitement of Las Ramblas, where else can you marvel at the whimsical architectural genius of Gaudi while embracing the laid-back Spanish lifestyle? Barcelona - Liberal Arts & Business Feast your eyes on the many sights of Barcelona! Admire the stunning Modernisme architecture of the Sagrada Familia church, stroll through the whimsical Park Guell, shop the markets and street vendors of La Rambla, visit the beautiful beachesâ��should we continue? You can experience it all here. There are a wide variety of courses available, primarily taught in English by our world-class faculty. When you arrive, you are grouped into language proficiency-based levels to focus your course enrollment options. This will also provide a sense of community with your fellow students and will challenge you to maximize your learning. In addition to your Spanish language course, you will choose from a variety of English-taught IES Abroad courses, as well as Spanish- and English-taught local university courses to round out your semester. All IES Abroad courses include field study activities that help you connect coursework with your surroundings. You can also take Spanish-taught IES Abroad courses. Barcelona will also be your classroom. You will easily find yourself at home in the second largest city in Spain, rich with influence in global commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts. This program is ideal for experiencing the excitement of life in Barcelona while improving your Spanish language skills. Welcome to study abroad! We want you to feel at home in Barcelona, so we will do everything we can to help you integrate into life in Barcelona, from internships to cultural activities. As an IES Abroad student, you have the opportunity to live with local residents, who can serve as your local hosts and resources to help you make the most of living and learning in Barcelona.
Earn college credits studying subjects including Spanish language and culture at the prestigious University of Salamanca, Spain's oldest university. Founded in 1218, University of Salamanca is Europe's third oldest and Spain's leading national institution for Spanish instruction. Depending on the program term, select your course of study from a broad array of subjects. Academic year, fall and spring semester options include Spanish studies combined with International Relations, International Business and Culture programs as well as Integrated Studies with Spaniards. This is an optimal location to study Spanish language in a region of Spain where the purest Castilian Spanish is used. Accommodation options include an apartment or Spanish homestay. January term (winter) students study Spanish Language taught at four levels with no previous Spanish study required. Enjoy cultural and social activities such as a guided tour of Salamanca, a tapas tour, Spanish cooking class, visits to galleries and museums and much more. Travel and cultural excursions may include a trip to Madrid; a trip to Madrid and Toledo; a visit to Segovia; a trip to Toro and the Zamora wine region; a trip to Ribera del Duero; a tour of Andalucía, Seville, Granada, and Cordóba; a trip to Lisbon, Portugal; a tour of Marrakech, Morocco; and an optional tour of London, England in advance of classes. Please visit the AIFS website for term-specific details.
Create your own program by choosing from an array of courses, including Spanish, writing, LGBT studies, and psychology. Travel to Andalucia, visit Madrid’s art museums, and attend the theater and concerts. Or experience the Spanish workplace by doing an internship in local businesses. As part of your academic program, you’ll go on long-weekend study tours to two of the most celebrated regions of Spain. In Andalucia, learn about Spain’s unique history as you visit important sites such as the Great Mosque of Córdoba, the Seville Cathedral, and the Alhambra of Granada. During the session, you will live with a family or in a local residence hall, and experience authentic daily life in Madrid. You’ll also participate in extracurricular activities, such as a visit to a vineyard for a wine tasting, a cooking course, a bullfight, and a hiking excursion, and you’ll get to know young locals.
The University at Albany has administered the program in Madrid since 1970, making it a well-established American university program. Students study Spain's cultural heritage and recent modernization through coursework at the Instituto Internacional, a prestigious educational institution that is also home to programs from several private U.S. universities, including Boston University and Syracuse Universtiy. The Instituto Internacional, established in 1892, is located near the center of Madrid and has classrooms, a library, an auditorium, and a small cafeteria. The Institute is not a Spanish university, but rather an institution that sponsors a variety of academic and cultural programs for Americans and Spaniards, including conversation groups, lectures, and dramatic and musical performances. Cultural excursions and field trips, along with planned activities with native speakers, serve to enhance your learning experience.
Semester at Sea (SAS) voyages explore up to 12 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa on a 100-day voyage. When you sail on SAS voyages, you have an opportunity for cultural engagement in as many as 15 cities worldwide, while earning 12-15 academic credits form Colorado State University. Gain a new understanding of world issues and varying cultures through first-hand observation in field classes, service trips, homestays, international student exchanges, interaction with local business owners, and much more. Come sail on our floating campus, the MV World Odyssey, and see what the world has to teach you!
Oviedo sits at the foot of the Aramo mountains, just 23 miles from Spain’s northern “green” coast. Historically, the city dates to the tenth century it was the capital of the Asturian Kingdom and an important stopover point on the Camino de Santiago. Today, Oviedo has an urban design which promotes equity and inclusion in historic sites, public squares, car-free livable streets and a culture public gathering places, sidewalk cafes, markets and bars. It has a reputation for being one of the safest and cleanest cities Spain, offering great quality of life for our students. The hospitality and warmth of the Asturian people coupled with the absence of mass tourism and low presence of English speaking visitors in the region are the keys to Oviedo’s strength as a student learning environment for cultural and linguistic immersion. During the summer months there are numerous festivities and special events held in Oviedo and nearby locations. Enroll in one or both of the four-week intensive Spanish language sessions offered in July and August. You may earn up to one year of Spanish language credit for enrolling in both sessions. Classes are offered at the beginning through advanced levels, and are taught in Spanish by experienced professors from the University of Oviedo. The focus is primarily on Spanish language development with attention to writing, listening and speaking. In addition, intermediate and advanced students can choose from several elective special topics during the last hour of class that focus on aspects of Spanish society, culture and civilization.
If you are committed to developing your Spanish language skills and understanding of Spanish culture, Temple's Spring Semester in Spain program offers an unparalleled opportunity for you. Based at the University of Oviedo, this program provides an immersive linguistic and cultural experience, combining in-class language instruction with a homestay and daily interaction with Oviedo citizens. Removed from the heavy tourism of other Spanish towns, Oviedo, the capital of Asturias, is rich in Spanish history and culture and offers easy access to nearby cities, the mountains and the coast. This off-the-beaten-path location provides students with a truly authentic experience. You'll not only improve your language skills, but you'll learn about the region's traditions, history and cuisine, and you might even learn to cook local dishes from your host family!As a program participant, you will be enrolled in the Cursos de Lengua y Cultura Españolas para Extranjerosprogram, which for 35 years has offered courses in Spanish language and culture to international students. An integral part of the university, the program offeres a broad range of courses, conducted in Spanish at the intermediate and advanced levels, and is housed at La Casa de las Lenguas, a center dedicated to language learning on the university's Campus de El Milán.
Designed for students at an advanced level of Spanish, the program structure of the School in Spain gives students the opportunity to perfect their Spanish competency through guided language immersion and facilitated social and cultural integration.
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