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Summer Cádiz Program

Campo Sur, Cádiz, Spain
Campo Sur, Cádiz, Spain
Students of Beginning or Elementary Spanish (Starting at SPAN 101 or 102)
Next offered: 
Application Deadline: 
January 31, 2020

Program Description

Overview

The Summer Cádiz program offers students the opportunity to live and study in Cádiz, Spain, for a full summer term (Jun.16-Aug.15). Administered by the University of Washington, this study-abroad program operates under a formal working agreement with the University of Cádiz. The Summer Cádiz program is designed to accelerate speaking, reading and writing in the Spanish language and to help students become effective global leaders by gaining important cross-cultural skills and developing an appreciation for diversity. The program will provide opportunities for leadership development through interactions with the host culture, as well as provide opportunities for personal growth by gaining self-confidence through new life experiences. Language and intercultural activities will be coordinated so that students benefit not only from foreign language practice, but also form an intercultural dialogue, which provides the basis for developing the capacity to communicate, relate and work across cultural boundaries. Students will be taught not only by UW faculty, but also by professors from the local community ensuring a true intercultural experience as those professors will bring their own wealth of knowledge, skills, expertise to the learning experience helping students develop a unique global outlook that they can then take back to the home campus, ultimately enriching the UW community.

The program will offer two tracks that align with the University of Washington Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies’ current method of instruction. Track A will be for students participating at the beginning level, with course offerings of Spanish 101, Spanish 102 and Spanish 393, Intercultural Communication. Track B will be for students who have completed Spanish 101, with course offerings of Spanish 102, Spanish 103 and Spanish 393, Intercultural Communication.

Courses

Spanish 101: 5 credits
Course description: This is the first course of the First-Year Spanish Language Program at the University of Washington. It is part of a sequence of three elementary-level language courses (SPAN 101, 102, and 103) designed to develop basic communication skills in both oral and written Spanish. By introducing the learner to the rich culture of the Spanish-speaking world, including the Hispanic/Latino communities in the U.S., this course aims also to develop students’ intercultural knowledge and understanding. This course is open to students who have not taken Spanish language classes before.
Language instruction: Spanish

Spanish 102: 5 credits
Course Description: This is the second course of the First-Year Spanish Language Program at the University of Washington. It is part of a sequence of three elementary-level language courses (SPAN 101, 102, and 103) designed to develop basic communication skills in both oral and written Spanish. By introducing the learner to the rich culture of the Spanish-speaking world, including the Hispanic/Latino communities in the U.S., this course aims also to develop students’ intercultural knowledge and understanding. This course is open to students who have completed Spanish 101.
Language instruction: Spanish

Spanish 103: 5 credits
Course Description: This is the third course of the First-Year Spanish Language Program at the University of Washington. It is part of a sequence of three elementary-level language courses (SPAN 101, 102, and 103) designed to develop basic communication skills in both oral and written Spanish. By introducing the learner to the rich culture of the Spanish-speaking world, including the Hispanic/Latino communities in the U.S., this course aims also to develop students’ intercultural knowledge and understanding.
Language instruction: Spanish

Spanish 393: Intercultural Communication, 5 credits (VLPA)
Course Description: In this course, students will explore the complex relationship between communication and culture in a variety of contexts. Students will participate in class activities and discussions designed to enhance their intercultural skills, increase global awareness and deepen theoretical understandings about the dynamic interplay between language and cultural as it is constructed, negotiated and managed through intercultural interactions with others.
Language instruction: English


STUDY ABROAD POLICY - DEPARTMENT OF SPANISH & PORTUGUESE STUDIES

Students can take a maximum of 15 credits towards the major in Spanish, a maximum of 12 credits towards the minor in Spanish, and 10 credits in Spanish for General Studies credit, through study abroad program.

Housing

Students will be housed with qualified host families in a double occupancy living space, to be shared with another program participant. Host families will provide students with full room and board which includes 3 meals a day and weekly laundry and cleaning services. Students will have an opportunity to specify housing preferences, as well as any allergies and dietary restrictions prior to being placed with a family.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Eligibility: 2.5 overall GPA

Program Fees

The estimated cost of the program (including homestay with local families, excursions, cultural activities, etc.) is $7,200 plus the $450 fee to the UW Study Abroad Office. This amount does not include round-trip airfare, passports, health insurance, or spending money.

Contact Information

For further information about logistics and life in Cádiz please contact the resident director Rita Serghini at serghini@uw.edu.

Questions about the program can be answered by:

Elizabeth Hochberg
Padelford Hall, B-229
echoch@uw.edu
AND Dalia Correa
Padelford Hall, C-104-F
(206) 543-2075
spsuw@uw.edu
Program Status: 
Active
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