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  • Locations: Leon, Spain
  • Program Terms: Early Fall
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 Location Leon, Spain
 Academic
 Term
Early Fall 2017
August 22 – September 12, 2017
 Estimated    Program Fee $2,400
 Credits 5 UW credits
 Prerequisites None
 Program      Directors John Vallier, Santos Rodriguez
 Program  Manager Carrie Moore | studyabroad@uw.edu
 Application    Deadline April 2, 2017 (by 11:59pm)
 Information  Session(s) Contact Program Director for more information.
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  General Learn about the musics of Spain, their historic influences and contemporary sounds.
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Program Description

This class is an interdisciplinary mix, one that blends elements of ethnomusicology, Spanish music history, and popular music studies. In it students will learn about both traditional and contemporary musical practices in Spain, from time honored Leonese jota to emerging Madrid hip-hop. By way of live performances, guest lectures, readings in ethnomusicology, sound recordings, and research in regional archives and museums, students will develop a broad-based based appreciation for the country’s music, history, and associated cultural meanings. Students will augment these experiences by developing a research project around their own regional musical interests. All student projects will be grounded in ethnomusicological research methodologies and practices.

Ethnomusicology encompasses studies of music and culture and integrates aspects of musicology and anthropology as well as music performance, history, and theory. Interdisciplinary work, field study, and explorations of music and culture have been key components of the UW Ethnomusicology program since its beginnings in 1963. Students in the program study music and musicians in various contexts and through various disciplinary lenses. This course, Sonic Spain, is a solid fit for UW’s Ethnomusicology as it extends the program’s goals—teaching, archiving, performing, and critical reflection—into the field.

Location

Leon, Spain

Sites

Madrid, Valladolid

Housing

The students’ primary housing in Leon 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 be given to FGULEM so that they can arrange the home stays. The housing fee will be included on FGULEM’ s invoice to the University of Washington, which should be paid via wire transfer.

Academics

Pre-Requisites/Language Requirements

This program is geared toward students that would are interested in the music, history and culture of Spain. It is designed for students who are interested in ethnomusicology, popular music studies, and the study of Spanish language and culture. Also, as the program will consider the vast array of musical expressions represented in Spain, the class will be of interest to students who wish to focus on topics diversity, race, and identity.

Credits

5 Credits

Courses

MUSIC 445 (5 credits)

This class is an interdisciplinary mix, one that blends elements of ethnomusicology, Spanish music history, and popular music studies. In it students will learn about both traditional and contemporary musical practices in Spain, from time honored Leonese jota to emerging Madrid hip hop. By way of live performances, guest lectures, readings in ethnomusicology, sound recordings, and research in regional archives and museums, students will develop a broad-based based appreciation for the country’s music, history, and associated cultural meanings. Students will augment these experiences by developing a research project around their own musical interests. All student projects will be grounded in ethnomusicological research methodologies and practices.

The tentative itinerary includes:

  • August 21 – 23: Madrid (national library and live music venues)
  • August 24 – September 1: Leon Center (guest speakers, lectures, museums, and live music)
  • September 2-3: Valladolid (visit the Ethnomusicology Program at University of Valladolid and the Joaquín Díaz Ethnographic Centre).
  • September 3 – 8: Leon Center (guest speakers, lectures, museums, and live music)
  • September 9 – 12: Madrid (hear from guest speakers, visit archives/museums, and seek out live music)

Spanish Language Component: During our orientation in Seattle, we will develop a plan for students to start learning Spanish prior to our trip. During the trip students will gain basic skills and/or add to those they already possess.

Learning Goals: 

  • To learn about the diversity of musical practices in Spain (past and present);
  • To form an appreciation for the cultural significance of musical practices in Spain;
  • To understand how musical practices reflect and interact with the multiplicity of ethnic/cultural/national of identities represented in Spain;
  • To gain a deeper understanding of contemporary Spanish culture and politics;
  • To reflect critically on our own roles and actions as guests in Spanish society.

Program Directors & Staff

John Vallier, Department of School of Music, Program Director

https://music.washington.edu/people/john-vallier

vallier@uw.edu

Santos Rodriguez, Program Co-Director

uwleon@uw.edu

Program Expenses

Cost: $2,400

Estimated Program Fee of $2,400, the UW Study Abroad Fee ($350), airfare, food*, UW Study Abroad Insurance ($62/month), other health expenses/immunizations and personal spending money.

*While in León, students have 3 meals a day included with their host families. While in Madrid or travelling, students can expect to pay 25-30€ per day for food.

Average Airplane Ticket Price

$1,600 - $1,800* roundtrip

*Subject to when & where you buy your ticket

Payment Schedule

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 October 13, 2017
Program Fee Balance $2,400 October 13, 2017
TOTAL FEES CHARGED $2,750 -

Scholarships

There are a variety of scholarships available to help fund your study abroad experience. Visit the Global Opportunities page for more information and application deadlines.

Orientation

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 Scholarships

Most forms of financial aid can be applied to study abroad. You can verify that your financial aid award will apply to your program costs by contacting the Financial Aid Office. Financial aid or scholarships awarded as tuition waivers or tuition exemptions might not apply so you will need to verify that these funds are eligible for use with study abroad by contacting the funding office.

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.

Revision Request

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:

  1. Revision Request Form
  2. Budget of student expenses for your program: The UW Study Abroad Office will upload this budget to your study abroad account after a signed contract has been submitted to the UW Study Abroad Office. You can request an unofficial copy of this budget by emailing studyabroad@uw.edu.

Visit the Finances section of our website to learn more about disbursement, revising your aid package, short-term loans and scholarships.

Application Process

The application includes a Personal Statement, three short answer questions, 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.

Visas

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.

Disability Accommodations

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.

Withdrawals

$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.