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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Autumn Quarter 2018 06/29/2018 ** Rolling Admission 09/26/2018 12/08/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Information:

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Location León, Spain
Academic Term Autumn Quarter
September 26- December 8, 2018
Estimated Program Fee $8,250
Credits 19 UW credits
Prerequisites Successful completion of SPAN 203 or 301, or placement into SPAN 301, before the start of the program. Students who have completed SPAN 302 or above are not eligible for this program.
Program Directors Suzanne Tierney| tierneys@uw.edu
Program Manager Darielle Horsey | studyabroad@uw.edu
Priority Application Deadline February 15, 2018
Extended Application Deadline April 6, 2018
Information Sessions Feb 5th: 3:30- 4:20 pm Savery Hall 164
HIGHLIGHTS
General This program is ideal for students at the high-intermediate level of Spanish. By participating in the challenging, structured coursework and amazing cultural visits, students can significantly improve their language abilities and cultural awareness.
 

Program Description

Participants in this Spanish language, literature, and culture program will take SPAN 301/302 (10 credits) OR 302/303 (10 credits), SPAN 321 (5 credits), SPAN 394 (3 credits) and SPAN 392 Service Learning (1 credit), for a total of 19 credits. The 1 credit of Service Learning (SPAN 392) will give students the opportunity to work with English teachers in local schools. Most classes will take place in the Palacio del Conde Luna, a 14th century palace that houses the UW Leon Center. Two classes will be taught by Suzanne Tierney, and the other classes will be taught by local faculty from the University of Leon Language Center. Outside of class, students will have the opportunity to participate in cooking classes, and to go on excursions to nearby cities and provinces, thereby allowing them to gain a deeper understanding of the culture in which they are immersed.

León is a cosmopolitan city of about 137,000, located in the Northwestern part of Spain. It is known for its 13th century Gothic Cathedral and monumental buildings, as well as for its fiestas. Every year people from all over the world visit León to see and participate in its many processions and colorful traditions. The region of Castile and Leon is the birthplace of the Spanish language, and will provide students with unlimited opportunities to practice their oral, aural and written skills in Spanish, as they will be living in Spain and staying with Spanish families with whom they will speak only Spanish.

 

LOCATION

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León, Spain

Sites

Weekend excursions include País Vasco (Bilbao, San Sebastián) and Galicia (Samtiago de Campostella). Day visits may include Picos de Europa National Park, Las Medulas, and Salamanca.

Housing

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 be given to FGULEM so that they can arrange the home stays.

ACADEMICS

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Prerequisites and Language Requirements

The prerequisite for this program is successful completion of SPAN 203 or 301, or placement into SPAN 301, before the start of the program. Students who have completed SPAN 302 or above are not eligible for this program.

Credits

19 UW Credits

Courses

SPAN301: Grammar and Lexicon (5 Credits)

This course is an advanced Spanish language class that puts an emphasis on oral communication in addition to reading comprehension and writing. Several types of oral and audiovisual texts will be analyzed in order for students to learn the techniques and strategies necessary to successfully understand and communicate orally in academic and professional settings.

Learning goals include:
-For students to be able to understand various types of oral discourses
-For students to be able to participate in debates and discussions on a variety of topics
-For students to be able to give an academic presentation-For students to be able to express their opinion about history, politics, and cultures in the Hispanic World
-For students to have expanded their vocabulary-For students to be more self-sufficient in their learning of the Spanish language.
These goals will be assessed through daily homework, projects, presentations, quizzes, and tests.


SPAN302: Grammar and Lexicon (5 Credits)

This course is an advanced Spanish language composition course whose primary objective is to develop students’ techniques and strategies for producing academic and professional written texts in Spanish. Several types of written texts will be read, analyzed and discussed in order hone students’ writing skills in the language.

Learning goals include:
-For students to be able to read, analyze and discuss a wide variety of written texts
-For students to be able to write academic and professional texts
-For students to be able to express their opinion about history, politics, and cultures in the Hispanic World both orally and in writing
-For students to have expanded their vocabulary-For students to be more self sufficient in their learning of the Spanish language.
These goals will be assessed through essays, projects, presentations, quizzes, and tests.

 

SPAN303: Introduction to Stylistics through Composition (5 Credits)

This course is an advanced Spanish language composition course whose primary objective is to develop students’ techniques and strategies for producing literary criticism and cultural analysis essays. The ultimate goal of the course is to prepare students to successfully handle academic texts in university level Hispanic literature and culture classes.

Learning goals include:
-For students to be able to read, analyze and discuss a wide variety of literary and cultural texts
-For students to be able to participate in an academic discussion about literary and artistic works in the Hispanic world
-For students to be able to write analytical essays about literary and artistic works
-For the students to be able to undertake research and identify relevant secondary source materials
-For students to be able to review their peers’ work and give constructive feedback-For students to have expanded their vocabulary
-For students to be more self-sufficient in their learning of the Spanish language.
These goals will be assessed through essays, projects, presentations, quizzes, and tests.

PROGRAM LEADERSHIP

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Suzanne Tierney, Spanish & Portuguese, Program Director

Suzanne has been teaching for 29 years and has directed 16 different study abroad programs in Central and South America, and Spain. As a Fulbright Scholar, she lived in Panama and worked in foreign language pedagogy. She has extensive experience in international travel as a Padi-Divemaster and University Instructor.
tierneys@uw.edu

Santos Rodriguez, Leon Center On-site Coordinator
uwleon@uw.edu

FINANCES

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Program Expenses

Estimated Program Fee: $8,250

Included in the program fee:

  • $450 Study Abroad Fee
  • Instruction
  • Housing
  • Program activities and program travel
Not included in the program fee:
  • Airfare (average price subject to when and where your buy your ticket - $1,600)
  • Food (about $10/day)
  • UW Student Abroad Insurance ($1.74/day)
  • Other health expenses/immunizations
  • Personal spending money


Payment Due Date:October 13, 2018

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.

Financial Aid

  • A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
  • You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans.  To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid.  For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
  • Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.

Scholarships

  • There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
  • Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
  • For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered.  You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
  • Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.

Budgeting Tools

We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:

  • Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
  • Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at goglobal@uw.edu to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
  • Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
  • Visit the Finances section of our website.

APPLICATION CONSIDERATIONS

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Application Process

The study abroad application includes a personal statement, three short answer questions, one recommendation from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the online application process, you 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.

Orientation

To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory  pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. You must also attend program-specific orientations offered by the program director.

You must register for the UW Study Abroad orientation. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for an orientation session.

Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

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. This is an especially important consideration if you are planning to do more than one study abroad program. You can research visa requirements 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: https://www.state.gov/s/cpr/32122.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 $450 UW Study Abroad Fee are non-refundable once a contract has been submitted. 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 business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. 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.
  2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.

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