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"Spanish Language and Culture in Salamanca" — An Accredited Short-Term Study Abroad Program for TRIO College Students (Co-Sponsored by the Council for Opportunity in Education and Travel & Education)
May 30-June 29, 2013
— January 14, 2013
In June 2012, 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 Pontifical University of Salamanca and have the option to live with a Spanish family or with other international students in a residence hall.
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 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 TRIO Student Support Services or McNair participants who are in good academic and social standing with their institutions, have at least sophomore status, and have demonstrated leadership ability and potential. Students must be participants in programs that are current institutional members of COE
— The full Program Description
(.pdf), and Nomination Form
(.pdf). The deadline
for applications is January 14, 2013