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WISE Spain 2013, February 2- May 1, 2013, SPAN (16 hrs)
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Applications due: Monday, October 15
Deposit due ($1,500): Friday, November 16
Acceptance packet due: Friday, November 16
Balance due (approximately $9,850): Friday, January 25
Final payment amounts are approximate and are subject to change
The Western Illinois Spanish Experience-Spain (WISE Spain) program provides a semester-long immersion in Spanish language and culture along with on-site guidance and mentoring by a Department of Foreign Languages faculty member. In addition, you will take part in several excursions and tours of outstanding historical and cultural treasures of Spain led by Spanish-speaking professional guides. Homestay lodging gives you a greater understanding of Spanish culture and improves your Spanish proficiency.
The program is conducted in cooperation with the Colegio de España in Salamanca and Universitat Jaume I in Castellón. February and March are spent in Salamanca, site of the first university founded in Spain and a city that is traditionally college student-oriented. In April, the group moves to Castellón on the Mediterranean coast of Spain to experience a modern campus, one of the most technologically and academically advanced in Spain. Both locations and universities give you a wide perspective of the cultural variety of Spain and university life there.
SPAN 361 (taught by Dr. Guada Cabedo-Timmons) plus Spanish courses at the Colegio de España and Universitat Jaume I (equated to upper-division WIU courses)
On-campus class sessions—A minimum of 3 sessions will be held in Macomb during the Fall (dates TBA). You are also required to attend a pre-departure orientation session conducted by the Center for International Studies.
Class participation, including attendance, is expected in all phases of the program. Questions about academic content should be directed to Dr. Cabedo-Timmons.
Undergraduates students only
1. Completed at least 12 semester hours
2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
3. Good standing with Student Judicial Programs
Course specific requirements: Completion of at least SPAN 223 prior to departure, and clearance from the Department of Foreign Languages. Placement will depend on courses previously taken and will be determined by Foreign Languages.
All majors welcome! Total enrollment for the program is limited to 25 participants.
Academic Information Study Abroad
Dr. Guada Cabedo-Timmons Foreign Languages Kim McDaniel
332 Morgan Hall 332 Morgan Hall 344 Memorial Hall
Phone: 298-1615 Phone: 298-1558 Phone: 298-2504
GM-Cabedo@wiu.edu firstname.lastname@example.org KD-McDaniel@wiu.edu