Experience the language, culture and history of Spain while studying in Madrid and Alicante. In Madrid, you may enjoy theater, dining and exhibitions and visit many attractions including the Royal Palace, the Reina Sofia Museum and the Prado Museum. In Alicante, you will take part in classes held within walking distance of the Mediterranean Sea. You should return from the program with a better understanding of the Spanish language and an appreciation for Spanish culture and history.
A number of courses, including graduate coursework, are available through this program.
Undergraduate classes - SPAN 1010 Introduction to Spanish I, SPAN 1020 Introduction to Spanish II, SPAN 2010 Intermediate Spanish, SPAN 2020 Intermediate Spanish, SPAN 2100 Basic Survival Spanish Conversation, SPAN 3040 Study Abroad Program in Spanish, SPAN 304B Study Abroad Spain, SPAN 3210 Advanced Composition in Spanish, SPAN 3220 Phonetics and Conversation in Spanish, SPAN 3510 Spanish Civilization I, SPAN 3520 Spanish Civilization II, SPAN 3610 Spanish-American Civilization I, SPAN 3620 Spanish-American Civilization II, SPAN 3400 Special Topics: Language, SPAN 4100 Special Topics: Literature, SPAN 4110 Independent Study in Spanish, SPAN 4120 Independent Study in Spanish, SPAN 4120 Independent Study in Spanish, SPAN 4510 Survey of Spanish Peninsular Literature I, SPAN 4520 Survey of Spanish Peninsular Literature II, SPAN 4610 Spanish-American Literature I, SPAN 4620 Spanish-American Literature II, English 2030
Graduate classes - SPAN 510A Intensive Spanish for Research, SPAN 510B Intensive Spanish for Research, SPAN 5510 Spanish Peninsular Literature I, SPAN 5520 Spanish Peninsular Literature II
Other classes that may be taken in Spain - Foundations of Modern Spain, Spanish Film, Reading in Literary Genres, Commercial/Technical Spanish, Spanish for Medical Professions
In addition to exploring and studying in Madrid and Alicante, you will take part in weekend excursions to Toledo, Segovia, Ávila, Salamanca, El Escorial, the Roman ruins of Segobriga, and the windmills of La Mancha. The itinerary is tentative and subject to change.
Lodging and Meals:
You will reside with a carefully-chosen host family, staying in a double-occupancy room. Single-occupancy rooms may be available for an additional fee. Three meals will be provided every day. Laundry services are included.
Level 3 includes APSU tuition, health insurance, round-trip transportation from Nashville, room, board and laundry services, program excursions, airport transfer (traveling with group) and books.
The price is based upon the estimated cost of the program and grouped into levels. Level 1 - $2k-3k, Level 2 - $3k-4k, Level 3 - $4k-5k, Level 4 - $5k-6k and Level 5 - $6k-7k. Prices are subject to change due to increase in airfare, fluctuation of currency exchange and changes in tuition and fee rates. Estimated cost includes airfare, APSU tuition, and health coverage. You should also budget funds for personal expenses based upon your spending habits.
Sigma Delta Pi, the National Hispanic Honor Society, provides scholarships for its members to study in Spain. Your APSU current scholarships and financial aid may apply toward the cost of the program. Call the Office of Student Financial Aid at (931) 221-7907 to schedule an appointment with financial aid counselor, Cathy Naef. Additional scholarships and travel grants are available through the Office of International Education. Scholarship information.
Payment Schedule and Deadlines:
Dr. Miguel Ruiz-Aviles, professor of languages and literature, at (931) 221-7855, Harned Hall, Room 104 or RuizM@apsu.edu .
Austin Peay State University reserves the right to make cancellations, date and fee adjustments and any other changes that may be required.
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