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Communication Spain: Understanding Spain through Written and Visual Communication (Outgoing Program)
- Locations: Leon, Spain
- Program Terms: Spring Quarter
|March 27 – June 2, 2017|
|Estimated Program Fee||$7,300|
|Credits||15 UW credits|
|Program Directors||Jessica Partnow; Alexander Stonehill; Sarah Stuteville; Santos Rodriguez|
|Program Manager||Katherine Kroeger | firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Application Deadline||November 15, 2016|
|Information Session(s)||Contact Program Director for more information.|
|General||Study writing and photography in Léon, Spain with Artists-in-Residence and founders of The Seattle Globalist Jessica Partnow, Alex Stonehill, and Sarah Stuteville. Study Spanish language and culture while earning 15 academic credits and living with a local host family.|
Where You Will Study
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
|Visas||This country is part of the Schengen area. Please click here to learn more about important rules and restrictions for foreign visitors to this area.|
This program offers undergraduates a robust living-and-learning experience in León, a medium-sized city in northern Spain. You will advance your knowledge of Spanish, practice cross-cultural communication, increase your tolerance for ambiguity, strengthen your resourcefulness, gain experience in adapting to differences, reflect on your own cultural backgrounds, and assess your learning.
You will accomplish these goals through a range of academic and nonacademic experiences. You will live with local families, conduct interviews and capture photographs and video in León, interview Spanish colleagues, and draw upon local resources for group projects on Spanish culture. You will go on field trips to other Spanish towns and cities, read and write travel essays, create blog posts, and practice writing to learn.
Madrid, Bilbao/San Sebastian
The students’ primary housing will be with home stay families, who will provide students with a room of their own and 3 meals a day. No more than one native English-speaking student will be placed in a home. Students will fill out a form indicating their preferences for characteristics of the family, as well as any allergies. This form will then be sent to FGULEM so that our contacts there can arrange the home stays.
Undergraduate juniors and seniors with a focus on communication studies, journalism, photography and/or nonfiction writing.
There are no strict prerequisites.
This course will take advantage of its location in Spain as a home for travel writing. The rise of online media has meant not only a shift in economic and publishing models but also in tone and participants. Today's communications professional is just as likely to be called on to write a news story as they are to reflect on how their own experiences connect to larger issues. New audiences are hungry for writing that is transparent and personal—for writers who aren't afraid to be vulnerable and accessible. This course will focus on point-of-view writing that challenges assumptions of the omniscient voice and pushes the boundaries of what travel writing can be.
By the end of this course, students should be able to: Identify and analyze the use of “voice” and point-of-view writing in storytelling across platforms;
This class will explore the fundamental principles of visual communication through digital photography and video, drawing on the people and places of northern Spain as subjects.
Intensive Spanish language course. Students are placed at an appropriate level depending on experience.
Students learn to speak or perfect Spanish for everyday situations and improve their ability to function successfully in Spanish-speaking countries.
Program fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates.
|Payment Type||Payment Amount||Payment Due Date|
|Non-Refundable Study Abroad Fee||$350||April 14, 2017|
|Program Fee Balance||$7,300||April 14, 2017|
|TOTAL FEES CHARGED||$7,650||-|
To be eligible to study abroad, all program participants must attend an in-person pre-departure orientation facilitated by the Study Abroad office as well as your program-specific orientations, offered by your program director.
You must register for orientation through your online study abroad account in order to attend scheduled orientations. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current orientation schedule.
Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.
Financial aid and most scholarships are disbursed according to the UW academic calendar (at the beginning of the quarter). If your program starts before the start of the UW quarter, your financial aid will not be available to you prior to your departure. If your program starts after the first day of the quarter, your financial aid will be disbursed at the start of the program. In either of these cases, you will have to finance any upfront costs such as airfare, health insurance and the start of your time abroad on your own. Please take this into consideration when you are making plans.
In some instances you may qualify for an increase in your financial aid award (typically in loan funds). Check with the Financial Aid Office about your options. To request a revision in your aid, you will need to submit the following paperwork to the Financial Aid Office:
Visit the Finances section of our website to learn more about disbursement, revising your aid package, short-term loans and scholarships.
The application includes a Personal Statement, three short answer questions, one to two recommendations from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the on-line application process students may be contacted by the Program Director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.
UW Study Abroad is not responsible for obtaining visas for study abroad program participants. The cost and requirements for obtaining visas vary. It is your responsibility to determine visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad including countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program. You can do so by calling the consular offices of those countries or checking the following website: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country.html.
Note: If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. You can check the following website to find contact information for the consulate of the country you will be visiting: http://www.state.gov/s/cpr/rls/fco/index.htm
For non-U.S. citizens, the procedures that you will need to follow may be different than those for U.S. citizens. It is important to initiate this process as soon as possible in order to assemble documents and allow time for lengthy procedures.
The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.
$350 of the total program fee and the $350 UW Study Abroad Fee are non-refundable and non-revocable once a contract has been submitted, even if you withdraw from the program. Students withdrawing from a program are responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are 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 by completing the following steps:
1. Provide notice in writing to the Program Director that you will no longer be participating in the program for which you have signed a contract and accepted a slot.
2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to the UW Study Abroad Office, 459 Schmitz Hall.
Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.