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Spain I

Dates

May 30 – June 30, 2019

Cost

$3,825 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Intermediate Spanish Language, Literature & Culture, Business Spanish

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2018: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15 2019: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

Since 1979, the KIIS Spain I summer program has offered students intermediate Spanish-language study in the charming city of Segovia. The city retains the strong, traditional character of Old Castile and has a visible history that dates back to pre-Roman times. This mid-sized city enables students to immerse themselves in Spanish culture. Students learn about culture first-hand by visiting castles, museums, and other monuments, and by interacting with Spaniards in their homes, plazas, and cafés. Segovia also offers a weekly open-air market, picturesque plazas and cafes, a lively nightlife and frequent cultural events such as the weeklong Fiestas de San Juan y San Pedro at the end of June. A key feature of the KIIS Spain I program is that all students live with carefully chosen Spanish families in Segovia.

Language Requirement: Yes, must have at least 12 credit hours of college-level Spanish or equivalent at time of departure. All courses taught in Spanish.

Accommodations: Homestay, 2-3 students per house.

Orientation: Mandatory orientation on Saturday, April 13 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Director: Dr. Nelson Lopez, nlopez@bellarmine.edu 

Courses

All courses are taught in Spanish and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 course.

SPAN 331 Business Spanish

Dr. Nelson Lopez

This course serves as an introduction to business communication in Spanish-speaking countries, with specific attention to the business context of Spain by studying: linguistic structures and vocabulary; forms of business communication; reading and discussion of business texts as well as social and business customs in Spain and the European union.

SPAN 370 Spanish Conversation

Dr. Ida Day, Dr. Lisa Kuriscak 

This conversation class, for students with at least two years of college-level Spanish or the equivalent is designed to develop greater fluency, vocabulary knowledge, and refine grammatical proficiency to master more complex communication skills (including narrating and describing with a variety of verb tenses, providing detailed explanations, expressing and supporting opinions).

SPAN 374 Literature and Culture of Spain

Dr. Ida Day

An introduction to the culture of Spain through the study of literary texts. The course will discuss the historical contexts and cultural milieu that produced selected texts. The analysis of literary texts will be introduced.

SPAN 345 Topics: Spanish Pronunciation

Dr. Lisa Kuriscak 

Students will explore the “inside story” on pronunciation by studying the basics of articulatory phonetics. Through various storytelling activities, we’ll practice the sound patterns of Spanish with these goals: improving students’ pronunciation through self-analysis; exploring the basics of articulatory phonetics; and learning about pronunciation differences in the Spanish-speaking world.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

Salamanca & Avila

We have the opportunity of a professional guided tour, three hours of exploring Salamanca and then home cooked meal lunch in Salamanca's local restaurant. From there we depart to Avila, where we can savor the Santa Teresa's eggyolks and walk on the fortified wall of this wondrous medieval city.

Toledo

We visit the cathedral and learn about the architecture and artwork, including many works by El Greco.  The group then walks through the Jewish neighborhood, visiting the Santa María la Blanca Synagogue.  

Madrid

A visit to Spain's capital, offers the opportunity to learn how to take public transportation in a cosmopolitan and diverse city such as Madrid, while exploring the city on your own. Arriving from Segovia via public transportation and then taking the metro, we arrive at Puerta de Sol, and from there walk to San Ginés, followed by a quick walk to Plaza Mayor.

Alcázar of Segovia

We have a guided walk through the Alcázar of Segovia, where Isabella was crowned in 1474. You also may climb the tower of JUan II for a beautiful view of the city of Segovia as well as the surrounding countryside.  

Segovia Neighborhood Walk

A walk through the neighborhood around the classroom designed to help participants get their bearings for landmarks and local restaurants, shops, and so on.

What's Included

Program Cost: $3,825 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers to/from Madrid

Accommodations

3 Meals per Day

Groups Excursions & Transport

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, passport fees ($135), personal expenses (approx. $700 minimum), independent travel ($850, optional) and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost: $1,500- $1,600

The KIIS Spain I program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from Spain with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a roundtrip flight ticket for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville and fly to Madrid, Spain where the group will then travel together to Segovia, Spain.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your individual flight.

The flight to Madrid, Spain is overnight arriving the following morning. On the return, the flight from Spain to the USA departs and arrives on the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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Description

Dates

May 30 – June 30, 2019

Cost

$3,825 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Intermediate Spanish Language, Literature & Culture, Business Spanish

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2018: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15 2019: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

Since 1979, the KIIS Spain I summer program has offered students intermediate Spanish-language study in the charming city of Segovia. The city retains the strong, traditional character of Old Castile and has a visible history that dates back to pre-Roman times. This mid-sized city enables students to immerse themselves in Spanish culture. Students learn about culture first-hand by visiting castles, museums, and other monuments, and by interacting with Spaniards in their homes, plazas, and cafés. Segovia also offers a weekly open-air market, picturesque plazas and cafes, a lively nightlife and frequent cultural events such as the weeklong Fiestas de San Juan y San Pedro at the end of June. A key feature of the KIIS Spain I program is that all students live with carefully chosen Spanish families in Segovia.

Language Requirement: Yes, must have at least 12 credit hours of college-level Spanish or equivalent at time of departure. All courses taught in Spanish.

Accommodations: Homestay, 2-3 students per house.

Orientation: Mandatory orientation on Saturday, April 13 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Director: Dr. Nelson Lopez, nlopez@bellarmine.edu 

Courses

All courses are taught in Spanish and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 course.

SPAN 331 Business Spanish

Dr. Nelson Lopez

This course serves as an introduction to business communication in Spanish-speaking countries, with specific attention to the business context of Spain by studying: linguistic structures and vocabulary; forms of business communication; reading and discussion of business texts as well as social and business customs in Spain and the European union.

SPAN 370 Spanish Conversation

Dr. Ida Day, Dr. Lisa Kuriscak 

This conversation class, for students with at least two years of college-level Spanish or the equivalent is designed to develop greater fluency, vocabulary knowledge, and refine grammatical proficiency to master more complex communication skills (including narrating and describing with a variety of verb tenses, providing detailed explanations, expressing and supporting opinions).

SPAN 374 Literature and Culture of Spain

Dr. Ida Day

An introduction to the culture of Spain through the study of literary texts. The course will discuss the historical contexts and cultural milieu that produced selected texts. The analysis of literary texts will be introduced.

SPAN 345 Topics: Spanish Pronunciation

Dr. Lisa Kuriscak 

Students will explore the “inside story” on pronunciation by studying the basics of articulatory phonetics. Through various storytelling activities, we’ll practice the sound patterns of Spanish with these goals: improving students’ pronunciation through self-analysis; exploring the basics of articulatory phonetics; and learning about pronunciation differences in the Spanish-speaking world.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

Salamanca & Avila

We have the opportunity of a professional guided tour, three hours of exploring Salamanca and then home cooked meal lunch in Salamanca's local restaurant. From there we depart to Avila, where we can savor the Santa Teresa's eggyolks and walk on the fortified wall of this wondrous medieval city.

Toledo

We visit the cathedral and learn about the architecture and artwork, including many works by El Greco.  The group then walks through the Jewish neighborhood, visiting the Santa María la Blanca Synagogue.  

Madrid

A visit to Spain's capital, offers the opportunity to learn how to take public transportation in a cosmopolitan and diverse city such as Madrid, while exploring the city on your own. Arriving from Segovia via public transportation and then taking the metro, we arrive at Puerta de Sol, and from there walk to San Ginés, followed by a quick walk to Plaza Mayor.

Alcázar of Segovia

We have a guided walk through the Alcázar of Segovia, where Isabella was crowned in 1474. You also may climb the tower of JUan II for a beautiful view of the city of Segovia as well as the surrounding countryside.  

Segovia Neighborhood Walk

A walk through the neighborhood around the classroom designed to help participants get their bearings for landmarks and local restaurants, shops, and so on.

What's Included

Program Cost: $3,825 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers to/from Madrid

Accommodations

3 Meals per Day

Groups Excursions & Transport

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, passport fees ($135), personal expenses (approx. $700 minimum), independent travel ($850, optional) and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost: $1,500- $1,600

The KIIS Spain I program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from Spain with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a roundtrip flight ticket for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville and fly to Madrid, Spain where the group will then travel together to Segovia, Spain.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your individual flight.

The flight to Madrid, Spain is overnight arriving the following morning. On the return, the flight from Spain to the USA departs and arrives on the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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