Spain I - May 12 - June 2, 2013 (3 weeks)
Spain II - June 5 - June 26, 2013 (3 weeks)
Spain III - May 12 – June 26, 2013 (7 weeks)
Total Program Fee: $3800 (Spain I or Spain II)
$6450 (Spain III)
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Academics and Courses Application, Cost, and Important Details
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The program will take place in Segovia, a charming, provincial capital in the foothills of the Guadarrama Mountains, only 60 miles to the north of Madrid. Segovia's location makes it ideal for excursions, and the pleasant weather and congeniality of the Spanish people lend a spirit of cordial hospitality. Segovia retains the strong, traditional Spanish character of Old Castile and has a visible history that goes back to pre-Roman times. In Segovia, students may explore the city's Roman and medieval past and venture into the surrounding areas of Old Castile.
This program is designed to provide students intensive language instruction while they experience Spanish culture first hand. It is an immersion program with English being spoken only as absolutely needed and during some excursions so as not to exclude the beginners. Trips to various cultural sites will also convey important information about both contemporary and historical Spain. Due to high demand for this program, TnCIS will offer two sessions to choose from in Spain. Students may apply for the May program or the June program. Students interested in taking two Spanish courses abroad are welcome to apply for consecutive courses in Spain I and Spain II. In addition to language courses, during Spain II TnCIS will offer Dental Hygiene and World Literature I. Dental Hygiene students will visit dental and dental hygiene programs in Spain. World Literature students will experience the Spanish literary, visual, and musical influence on world literature while participating in Spanish culture. Please contact the TnCIS office for questions about participating in both sessions.
Important Program Details: Prospective students should be aware that study abroad programs require a great deal of walking. You should be prepared to walk at least 2 to 3 miles each day. Some excursions will require more walking and often are in medieval, winding, narrow streets. Castles have winding narrow steps that go up several flights. You may also walk over uneven, possibly slippery or rocky terrain even in cities.
Excursions: Possible excursions include: Madrid, Salamanca and Avila, Ruta de los Castillos, and El Escorial Castle. Several afternoon excursions while in Segovia include visits to the Gothic Cathedral, the Alcázar de Segovia, the Roman Aqueduct, and other points of interest.
Classes: Classes will be held four hours per day, five days a week.
Accommodations: Students will live and eat three meals per day with a local family.
All TnCIS programs are academic in nature and course work that takes advantage of the program location will be the central focus. Programs offered by TnCIS through any member institution are in keeping with SACSCOC policies for each respective institution where compliance is monitored at the institutional level. TnCIS program courses are for credit only. Textbooks will be available for rent during the program. In Spain, students will enroll in ONE of the following courses.
The following courses are offered in both Spain I (May) or Spain II (June):
SPANISH: SPAN 1020: Beginning Spanish II (Prerequisite: Spanish 1010)
This course is a continuation of Beginning Spanish I. It will concentrate on Spanish conversation, grammar, composition, vocabulary building, and reading. See course syllabus
SPANISH: SPAN 2010: Intermediate Spanish I (Prerequisite: Spanish 1020)
This course will concentrate on conversation, writing, listening and reading in Spanish. The emphasis will be on communicative proficiency. See course syllabus
SPANISH: SPAN 2020: Intermediate Spanish II (Prerequisite: Spanish 2010)
This course is a continuation of Intermediate Spanish I. It will concentrate on conversation, writing, listening and reading in Spanish. The emphasis will be on communicative proficiency. See course syllabus
SPANISH: SPAN 2510: Spanish Conversation (Prerequisite: Spanish 2020)
This course will focus on the functional aspects of speaking Spanish and writing to increase proficiency through sustained, topic-related conversations and written compositions, with grammar review. See course syllabus