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"Spanish Language and Culture in Salamanca" — May 28 to June 27, 2015

An Accredited Study Tour in Spain for TRIO College Students (Administered by the Council for Opportunity in Education with Travel & Education)

Study AbroadIn June 2015, a group of 20 TRIO SSS and McNair students will have an exciting learning opportunity. You will have a chance to explore Salamanca, one of Spain's most spectacular cities, as you immerse yourself in an intense, month-long study of Spanish language and culture. You'll study with Spanish and other international students at the University of Salamanca and have the option to live with a Spanish family or with other international students in a residence hall.

Application Deadline — Each application must be submitted by December 15, 2014.

Program Cost — The net cost to students is $2,300.

The Program

Your courses will include language classes tailored to your proficiency level in Spanish. Beginners will have special language lab and vocabulary building sessions. You’ll also choose among classes that focus on Spanish history, culture, and literature. Outside of class, you’ll take part in group excursions to Segovia, a UNESCO World Heritage site because of its Roman aqueduct, medieval walls, and Romanesque cathedrals, and Madrid, the country’s vibrant and sophisticated capital. The program is administered by the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) and Travel & Education, a program provider that partners with three universities in the regions of Castile and Leon, Spain.

The Application Process

You must be nominated by your TRIO director to apply to this program. Eligible students are currently enrolled undergraduates who are TRIO Student Support Services or McNair participants or TRIO alumni in good academic and social standing with their institutions, have at least sophomore status, and have demonstrated leadership ability and potential. Priority will be given to students who have had at least one semester of Spanish or the equivalent. Your college or university must be an Institutional Member of COE for you to participate in this program.

DOWNLOADS — The Keith Sherin Global Leaders Program Description Document is available for download (.pdf) and Nomination Form Document is available for download (.pdf). The deadline for applications is December 15, 2014.