Location: Cádiz, Spain - Universidad de Cádiz
Trip Dates: June 23 – July 30, 2013
APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED! PLEASE SPEAK WITH THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR FOR MORE INFORMATION.
For all accepted students there will be a pre-departure meeting on March 25, at 7:30 pm in SAC 300
Stop by and learn more about the program and meet alumni who have participated in the past!
This 6-week program is designed for students who wish to increase their proficiency in Spanish and to be introduced to Spanish literature, culture and civilization.
Cádiz is the oldest city in Western Europe. Since its foundation in 1100 B.C. by the Phoenicians, Cádiz has been inhabited by several different peoples, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, who left their imprint on the city, rendering it into a living relic of History.
Cádiz is located in the Southwestern coast of Spain. With 3 kms of coast, you can enjoy the sun and the beach just minutes away from University! The climate is ideal, 80F with refreshing sea breezes. You can walk around the city, sightseeing, being surrounded by a historic and cultural atmosphere while learning Spanish.
Students are required to choose a combination of the following courses for a total of 6 credits:
SPA 1121/1122 Intermediate Spanish I & II - 3-3 credits
Intensive practice of grammar, composition, reading, and conversation.
SPA 1131/1132 Spanish Conversation & Composition - 3-3 credits
Intensive practice in conversation and composition with emphasis on developing advanced Spanish language skills.
SPA 2211 The Literary and Cultural Experience of Spain - 3 credits
The foremost works of Spanish literature from the beginnings to present day. A required course for majors. Students should have completed 1132 or the equivalent. Fulfills core requirements for advanced literature. Prerequisite SPA 1131.
SPA 2142 Introduction to Hispanic Cultural Studies - 3 credits
The study of Spanish Culture while living in Spain is very different, because you will be “seeing” culture while learning about it. This is an interdisciplinary course designed to acquaint you with the cultural practices of the Spanish speaking world and, at the same time, it offers an introduction to the cultural theories that will enable you to analyze such practices. Prerequisite SPA 1131.
Additional Academic Requirements
This 6-week program is designed for students who wish to increase their proficiency in Spanish at the Universidad de Cádiz and to be immersed in Spanish culture.
Minimum of 2-semesters college-level Spanish or equivalent required as no introductory courses are offered.
3.0 GPA and a record clean of disciplinary issues, academic probation, and/or financial holds on VU account.
The Summer Study Abroad program includes travels throughout Spain, namely, visits to the Prado and other Madrid historic sites, to Toledo, Segovia, La Granja, Córdoba, Seville, Gibraltar and Granada. While in Cádiz, the University of Cádiz organizes excursions to different locations in the surrounding area, such as Jerez de la Frontera, Vejer, Baelo Claudia and Bolonia.
Cádiz is close to many different places of interest: Gibraltar, Jerez, Tarifa, and Sevilla is a quick train or bus ride away, easily accessible for a day or weekend trip. The summer is a time for outdoor concerts, tapas, and festivals. It is a university city with many international students there. It is extremely easy to make friends from all over the world! Bull fights, football, flamenco shows, museums, impressive southern Mediterranean architecture, great shopping… There’s something for everyone, and the gaditanos (people from Cádiz) are very welcoming
The program begins with three days of tours of Madrid and the surrounding cities of Toledo and Segovia. Students then travel to Cádiz, with a tour of Córdoba on the way and before beginning the five weeks of intensive Spanish grammar, or conversation and composition, literature, and civilization and culture courses.
June 23: Depart from Philadelphia for Madrid
June 24: Arrival in Madrid
June 25: Artistic tour of the Prado Museum tour in a.m., afternoon free. Dinner and lodging at hotel.
June 27: Full day excursion to Segovia and La Granja. Dinner and lodging at hotel.
June 28: Departure by bus to Córdoba, sightseeing. Dinner and lodging at hotel.
June 29: Departure by bus to Sevilla, sightseeing. Dinner and lodging at hotel..
June 30: Departure to Cádiz. Arrival at la Plaza de Sevilla. Host families pick up their student.
Monday, July 1 - 26: Classes begin at University of Cádiz.
Saturday & Sunday, July 27-28: Excursion to Granada. Granada City Tour. Dinner and lodging at hotel.
July 29: Depart Granada to Madrid by bus. Dinner and lodging at hotel.
Tuesday, July 30: Morning transfer to Barajas Airport (Madrid). Depart Spain for Philadelphia.
NOTICE: Villanova University reserves the right to modify or cancel the program if circumstances warrant.