During Autumn Quarter 2017, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies will take a group of motivated Advanced Level students to León, Spain to live with local families and study Spanish language and literature at the newly renovated Palacio Conde Luna Study Center.
The dates of the program will coincide approximately with Autumn Quarter on campus (September 23, 2017 - December 9, 2017).
While enrolled in this program, students will complete the following courses:
- SPAN 301 & 302 OR SPAN 302 & 303- Advanced Spanish (10 credits)
- SPAN 321- Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies (5 credits)
- SPAN 392- Service Learning (1 credit, graded CR/NC only)
- SPAN 394- Literature/Film (3 credits)
IMPORTANT: All courses are required and receive a numerical grade, with the exception of SPAN 392- Service Learning.
An example of the types of excursions that may be included in the program are as follows (exact details/excursions forthcoming): local points of interest such as the World Heritage Site of Las Médulas where the Romans mined gold two thousand years ago, and the picturesque town of Astorga - whose history also dates back to Roman times. There may also be an overnight trip to Santiago de Compostela, with optional trekking on foot the last 8-15 kilometers along the centuries-old Way of Saint James pilgrimage route.
Participants will be placed individually with local families within walking distance of the palacio. Three meals per day will be provided. This housing arrangement allows students to be immersed in the local culture and have the opportunity to speak only Spanish for the duration of the program.
Participants must provide proof of health/accident insurance coverage. Please refer to the UW Study Abroad Office Health Insurance webpage for information regarding health insurance while studying abroad. Study abroad insurance is $62 per month.
Eligibility & Application
Completion of SPAN 203 or 301, or placement into SPAN 301, prior to the start of the program. Students who have completed SPAN 302 or above are not eligible for this program.
Applications are due by March 1, 2017. To apply to the program, please visit the UW Study Abroad Office webpage for the program and click on the "Apply Now" button.
Financial & Enrollment Information
The total cost of the program (including a room and three meals a day with a Spanish family, and program overhead) is $7,350 plus the $350 fee to the UW Study Abroad Office. This amount does not include round-trip airfare, local transportation (except for the group excursions) , textbooks, passport, health insurance, and pocket money.
Please visit the UW Study Abroad Office webpage for the program to see the payment schedule.
Students seeking further information on financial aid and scholarships for foreign study should visit the the UW Study Abroad Office Financial Aid webpage, or request the Financial Aid outline from the UW Study Abroad Office. In addition, students may reference the UW Scholarship Office website for more information on general and foreign study scholarships. Students will maintain their eligibility to receive most forms of UW student financial aid while participating in this program, provided that they concurrently enroll.
$350 of the program deposit and the $350 UW Study Abroad Office Fee are non-refundable. Students withdrawing from a program will be responsible for a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy will be included in your payment contract. No part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun. The date of withdrawal is considered the date (business day) a withdrawal form is received by the UW Study Abroad Office.
Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing to both:
|Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-4360
|AND||UW Study Abroad
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-5815
Questions about the program can be answered by:
Padelford Hall, B-232