Type of Program: Intensive Course Abroad
When Offered: January
During this Intensive Course Abroad, students can complete Spanish 130 in Alicante, Spain, the "City of Sun," during the January 2015 term. Students will take Spanish language, conversation, and culture classes daily and will visit numerous cultural and historical sites in and around Alicante. These excursions will bring to life many of the topics covered in Gateway to Alicante, a required course for all accepted applicants during the second seven weeks of fall semester. As part of the total immersion experience, participants will stay with Spanish host families. The Program Directors will be Maite Gomis-Quinto and Citlali Miranda-Aldaco.
Eligibility, Prerequisites, and Academic Credit
Students with a 2.5 or higher GPA who have completed, are currently enrolled, or will be enrolled in Fall 2014 in SP 120. Those recommended SP 130 via Goucher's Spanish Placement Test are also eligible. If you are a first-year student, you must be in good academic standing in all courses. Students will receive 1 credit for the course Gateway to Alicante taught during the second seven weeks of the Fall 2014 semester. Students will receive 4 credits for the three-week intensive course in Alicante. Students will obtain a total of 5 credits.
The tentative cost of the program is $2,700-2,900. This fee includes lodging, two meals per day, transportation within Spain, excursions, and insurance. Note: Information is accurate at the time of publication, but is based on conditions over which Goucher has no control, including rates of exchange, airline fares, student enrollment, and the availability of facilities. Therefore, this information is subject to change without notice.
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