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  • Locations: Salamanca, Spain; Seville, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 03/01/2017
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05/12/2017 06/25/2017

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA:
2.8
Language of Instruction:
Spanish
Program Type:
Emory approved, Emory Faculty-Led
Features:
Home-stay, Research
Program Advisor:
Kate Dawson
Program Description:
Please be advised that the application process for Summer 2017 will open on December 15, 2016. At that time, an Apply Now button will appear on this page -- please begin your application at that time.

To learn more and ask questions about Summer study abroad opportunities please attend the Summer Study Abroad Fair, at DUC Commons, on January 25, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Hosted by: Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Academic Focus:This program is open to students interested in developing their proficiency in Spanish and knowledge of Hispanic culture, as well as students who are majoring or minoring in Spanish, in Linguistics or in the new Joint Major in Spanish & Linguistics.

Eligibility Requirements:   This program is open to Emory and non-Emory students alike. All students need to be in good academic standing, at least 18 years of age, currently enrolled at a college/university and must have completed a full year of college. Normally, applicants should have a minimum 2.8 GPA. Students with a GPA below 2.8 may apply and request a waiver. 

Students who have never taken Spanish at Emory must take the online Spanish Language Placement Exam at the time of the application and must receive an Official Spanish Placement from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

For the advanced track of the program, students must have completed Spanish 212, have a placement for the foundational 300-level courses or receive permission from the directors. Students who wish to take Spanish 410/Linguistics 485 (rather than Spanish 308) must have already completed one 300-level course or receive permission to enroll from the directors.

Program Dates: May 12 - June 25, 2017 (The official program dates are the arrival and departure dates for the program)

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted starting December 15. The deadline for receipt of applications is March 1. Emory College Study Abroad encourages students to submit their applications as early as possible because some programs fill up by the end of January. Admittance will be based on application date, GPA, student's application essay and class availability.

Acceptance Process: This program is accepting applications on a rolling basis. Students will be notified with results within two weeks after submitting their completed application.

Program Information:  Experience immersion in Spanish language and culture in two of the most vibrant cities of Spain: Seville (3 weeks) and Salamanca (3 weeks). Seville was once the largest city in all of Spain, a key city of Islamic Al-Andalus and of medieval Castile, and later the primary port which connected Spain with its American colonies. Even today the culture and the language spoken in the city recall those connections. Many aspects of the culture of Seville are among the most celebrated of Spain, such as Flamenco dance/music, bullfighting, and tapas. In contrast, Salamanca is the "Oxford" or "Cambridge" of the Hispanic world. The Universidad de Salamanca was founded in the year 1218 and retains a worldwide reputation in Spanish language teaching and Hispanic studies. Its 40,000 Spanish, European and Latin American students make Salamanca a very young city with a wide offering of cultural activities (theater, concerts, art exhibitions, local festivals) and an active social life for students and non-students alike.

The program offers courses for all levels of language proficiency and study, organized into three tracks:
  • Track 1 (Beginning Students) is designed for students wishing to develop basic ability to use Spanish for communicative purposes. Students in this track enroll in Spanish 101 and 102, and can complete Emory’s Foreign language Requirement (two HAL courses) in just six weeks of intensive study. Courses are taken at CLIC-International House in Seville and Universidad de Salamanca.
  • Track 2 (Intermediate Students) is designed for students wishing to perfect general ability to use Spanish for communicative purposes. Students in this track take language-and-culture courses at the 200 level, and can complete Emory’s Foreign language Requirement (two HAL courses) in just six weeks of intensive study. Most courses are taken at CLIC-International House in Seville and the Universidad de Salamanca.
  • Track 3 (Advanced track) is oriented to students who wish to perfect their proficiency in Spanish and to engage in deeper exploration of particular facets of Spanish/Hispanic cultures and languages. This track is also oriented to those students who are majoring / minoring in Spanish or in Linguistics, or are completing the new Joint Major in Spanish & Linguistics. Students in this track take courses at the 400 and/or 300 level, which can count towards the Spanish major or minor and towards the Spanish & Linguistics Joint Major.
All courses taken in Spain are tagged as HAL (except Spanish 410, 219 and 319), and students can fulfill the Emory College Foreign Language Requirement in just six weeks. Span 212, 308, 310 and 410 can count as credit towards the Spanish major or minor or towards the Spanish & Linguistics Joint Major. Span 410 / Ling 485 also counts toward the major/minor in Linguistics.

Courses: All students take a total of 8 credit hours.

TRACK 1: BEGINNING STUDENTS
Pre-requisite for this track: Official Spanish Placement for Span 101
All students in this track take the following two courses:
SPAN 101: Beginning Spanish I. 4 credit hours, HAL. CLIC-IH & Universidad de Salamanca faculty.
SPAN 102: Beginning Spanish II. 4 credit hours, HAL. CLIC-IH & Universidad de Salamanca faculty.

Credit is given for work completed in traditional classes as well as related activities (tertulia conversation groups, official excursions and visits).

TRACK 2: INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS
Pre-requisite for this track: Spanish 102 or Official Spanish Placement for Span 111, 201, 202 or 212.
All students in this track take Spanish 219 and two additional courses.
Mandatory course:
SPAN 219: Practical conversation abroad (2 credit hours). Prof. Elva González (Emory University) and local instructors. This course focuses on developing listening and speaking skills, along with intercultural understanding, through small-group “tertulia” (conversation) sessions with native speakers and cultural visits conducted in level-appropriate Spanish.

Other courses (students must select TWO of the following, depending on their level):
SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish I. 3 credit hours, HAL. CLIC-IH & Universidad de Salamanca faculty.
SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish II. 3 credit hours, HAL. CLIC-IH & Universidad de Salamanca faculty.
SPAN 212: Intro to Hispanic Texts & Contexts. 3 credit hours, HAL. Prof. Robyn Clarke (Emory University)
SPAN 215: Reading and Writing Strategies. 3 credit hours, HAL. . CLIC-IH & Universidad de Salamanca faculty.

TRACK 3: ADVANCED STUDENTS
Pre-requisite for this track: Span 212, official placement at the foundational 300-level courses or permission of directors.
All advanced students enroll in Spanish 310, Span 319 and one other course: either Span 308 or Span 410/Ling 485 (total of 8 credits).
Mandatory courses:
SPAN 310: Living in Spanish: Advanced Communication Strategies. 3 credit hours, HAL. CLIC-IH & Universidad de Salamanca faculty. Students learn to improve the form, style, organization and content of their spoken and written communication in Spanish. Particular attention is given to developing the skills of describing, narrating (telling stories) and explaining, along with strategies for improving participation in informal conversations and formal communications, including presentations, discussion, letters and email. Topics vary but will focus on local cultures and issues relevant to students and Spaniards in Seville, Salamanca and other parts of Spain. Some required program activities complement and form part of this course, including official site visits and program excursions.
Prerequisite: Spanish 212, official placement at the foundational 300-level courses or permission from directors.
NOTE: This is a foundational course for the Spanish major/minor or can be used as an elective. This course can also be used as an elective in the Spanish & Linguistics Joint Major.

SPAN 319: Advanced Practical Conversation.  2 credit hours. Prof. Elva González (Emory University) and local instructors.  This course complements formal classroom instruction. Course activities take place outside of classrooms and focus on use of spoken language and development of intercultural understanding. These include official program excursions and “tertulia” conversation groups guided by native speakers. Topics include local history and culture, contemporary life, and students’ personal experiences while abroad.

Other courses (students must select ONE of these):
SPAN 308: Contemporary Spanish Culture through Film and Media.  3 credit hours, HAL. Prof. José Luis Boigues (Emory University). This course explores Spain’s 20th and 21st century culture by focusing in the main historical moments of this period and examining how they are depicted in film and other media. Among the topics included are: the Second Republic, the Civil War, Franco’s dictatorship, the return to democracy, the movida, and the immigration from Latin America. The cities where the summer program is based, Seville and Salamanca, serve as a live background for the exploration of these topics. In this regard, students will complete several activities outside the classroom in historical sites and buildings, such as Plaza de España in Seville, and Plaza Mayor in Salamanca.
Prerequisite: Spanish 212, official placement at the foundational 300-level courses or permission from directors.
NOTE: This is a foundational course for the Spanish major/minor or can be used as an elective. This course can also be used as an elective in the Spanish & Linguistics Joint Major.

SPAN 410/LING 485: Dueling Tongues: Language & Identity in Spain.  3 credit hours. Prof. Donald Tuten (Emory University). In this course we will explore how and why language varies in Spain and how this variation is related to competing social identities. The first half of the course examines how and why Spanish-speakers alter their speech in relation to situation (e.g., formal vs informal style, specialized registers) and such aspects of social identity as regional origin and social class (e.g., Andalusian/Caribbean Spanish), gender (masculine vs feminine speech), age (youth language), and race/ethnicity (e.g., the Caló of Gypsies). We will also consider the attitudes that speakers display about such language variation and how their attitudes and behavior are influenced by the development of Standard Spanish and standard ideology. The second half of the course will focus on the issue of multilingualism in Spain and use of such languages as Catalan, Basque and Galician, considering how this complex reality relates to the notions of “nation”, “national language” and the construction of national identity in the age of globalization. Student assignments include interactions outside the classroom, particularly use of surveys and interviews.  
Prerequisite: One foundational 300-level course or permission of instructor/director. No background in Linguistics is needed.
Research Travel: During Summer 2017, this course will include funding to support (optional) independent research travel to Catalonia (Barcelona) or some other bilingual region of Spain. This travel will take place during the last full weekend of the program (June 16-18, 2017).
NOTE: This course counts as one of the required 400-level courses for the Spanish major/minor and as one of the required Span 410 courses for the Joint Major in Spanish & Linguistics. It also counts toward the major and minor in Linguistics.

Program Activities/Excursions:  Regular classes are punctuated with a variety of cultural activities (e.g. films, museums, visits to other local sites), and excursions to nearby cities and monuments, such as the Mezquita (mosque) of Cordoba, the Cathedral of Seville, the Roman theater of Mérida, and the Alcázar (castle) and old synagogue of Segovia. In Salamanca, all students participate in small “Tertulia” conversation groups led by native speakers. In these groups, students discuss and reflect upon their experiences in Spain, as well as such topics as art, architecture, food, politics, sports, cultural trends and fashions, etc. Required activities form part of Spanish 101, 219 or 319 and/or other courses, according to track.  There are also numerous optional activities in which students may choose to participate.

Please click here to access the Iberian Studies webpage of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Living Arrangements: Students are hosted in single rooms in private local homes ("home-stays"), which allow them the opportunity to practice their Spanish at home as well as in the classroom.

Costs: A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheet.

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Emory undergraduate students who qualify are considered by the Office of Financial Aid for a summer aid award after registration in summer study abroad classes. The amount of the award depends on the number of credits and current financial aid package. Students currently receiving financial aid from Emory are typically eligible. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for information about specific awards. Emory Scholars are informed separately about the procedures for Scholars Summer Study Abroad awards. Emory University Employee Courtesy Scholarships may be applied to the academic fee portion of the summer study abroad program's cost. For more information, please see  Summer Study Abroad Scholarships.

Application Process: This program is open to both Emory students and to visiting students from other institutions. For questions or assistance please contact Kate Dawson, Summer Study Abroad Advisor to schedule a meeting or to inquire about the application process. Student must apply online to the program via the on-line application system. Click on the Apply Now link on this page. Emory students will need their Emory login ID and password. Visiting students from other institutions will create a username (current email address) and password through the online system.

Program Resources: Orientation: Each summer study abroad program will have a mandatory pre-departure orientation session and/or other pre-departure activities for accepted program participants. The Program Director will contact program participants with details.  Emory College Study Abroad will also offer a general pre-departure orientation in mid-April.

Summer Study Abroad Refund Policy

Summer Study Abroad Information for Visiting Students

Contacts:

For general concerns related to application procedures:

Kate Dawson, Summer Study Abroad Advisor, Emory College Study Abroad, 404-727-2240, kate.dawson@emory.edu

For academic and schedule issues:

Beginning and Intermediate Level Students (tracks 1 and 2):
Prof. Robyn Clarke, Program Co-Director, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, hrclark@emory.edu

Advanced Students (track 3):
Prof. José Luis Boigues, Program Co-Director, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, jboigue@emory.edu

 


This program is currently not accepting applications.