During Spring Quarter 2018, the Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies will take a group of motivated students to León, Spain, to live with local families and study Spanish language at the University of Washington's newly renovated Palacio Conde Luna Study Center.
Dates of the program will be March 24, 2018 - June 9, 2018.
While enrolled in this program, students will complete the following courses:
- SPAN 201 and 202 OR 202 and 203 - Intermediate Spanish (total of 10 credits)
- SPAN 292- Service Learning (1 credit, graded CR/NC only)
- SPAN 299- Spanish Culture and History (5 credits)
IMPORTANT: All courses are required and receive a numerical grade, with the exception of SPAN 292- Service Learning.
Students will take guided tours of places of interest in the city of Leon, as well as participate in group excursions throughout the region of Castilla and León and Northern Spain. Access will be provided to University of León sports facilities, library, and computer labs, and students will have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular Spanish cooking classes.
Participants will be placed individually with local families within walking distance of the UW Leon Center. 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.
Eligibility & Application
Completion of SPAN 103, 123, 134, or placement into either SPAN 201 or 202, prior to Spring Quarter 2018.
IMPORTANT: If you are currently enrolled in or have completed Spanish 202 or higher you are NOT eligible for this program.
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, three meals a day with a Spanish family, and program overhead) will be approximately $7,700. This amount includes everything EXCEPT round-trip airfare, local transportation (except for the group excursions), passport, health insurance, $300 UW Study Abroad Office fee, 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 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.
The $350 program deposit and $300 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 Office
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-5815
Questions about the program can be answered by:
Padelford Hall, B-232