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Spain II

Dates

June 30 – July 31, 2021

Cost

$3,950 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Advanced Spanish

Deadlines

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

Program Overview

The KIIS Spain II program offers you an opportunity to study advanced Spanish language in the charming city of Segovia. Homestays, the highlight of the program, provide you with an environment conducive to improving your language skills and cultural understanding. Segovia offers a weekly open-air market, picturesque plazas and cafes, as well as frequent musical and artistic events. The city´s proximity to Madrid, with its vast cultural offerings, make this location ideal for experiencing multiple dimensions of Spanish life.

Language Requirement: Yes, must have at least 18 credit hours of college-level Spanish or equivalent at time of departure. All courses are taught in Spanish. 

Accommodations: Homestay, 2-3 students per house

Orientation: Mandatory orientation on Saturday, April 17 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Courses

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

SPAN 373 Spanish Civilization & Culture

Dr. Melissa Stewart and Dr. Inma Pertusa

In this course, students will become acquainted with the historical and cultural background of Spain and its people from Roman colonization to the present. All class discussions, assignments, and exams will be completed in Spanish.

SPAN 455 Topics: Spanish Female Detective Fiction and Film

Dr. Inma Pertusa

This course examines the genre of detective fiction in female literature. We focus on the representation of the female detective or investigator in a selection of works by Spanish writers. Students develop oral and written communication skills by engaging in class discussions, and through a collaborative writing project with fellow students to create an original detective story in Spanish. Taught in Spanish.

SPAN 455-2 Topics: Phonetics

Dr. Chin-Sook Pak

In this class, you will study the sound patterns of Spanish and work on improving your own pronunciation. Through analysis, imitation, and practice, you will be able to identify major differences and similarities between the sound systems of North American English and Spanish.

SPAN 470 Advanced Oral Spanish

Dr. Chin-Sook Pak

This course develops greater fluency, lexical expansion, grammatical accuracy, and better pronunciation of Spanish by reading authentic texts, exploring the local community, interviewing host family members, and sharing both written and oral reports of these experiences with the class.

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

Farewell Reception

After exams we gather with our Spanish housemothers to enjoy tapas and socialize together at a local restaurant.

Madrid

The group travels by public bus to Madrid and learns about taking the subway to the center of the city. We take a walking tour including the Palacio Real, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Prado Museum, and other key monuments, finishing at lunchtime. You may explore further, go to museums, or enjoy the Retiro Park.

Cuéllar and Coca

We visit two small towns and their castles in the province of Segovia that includes a meal at a local restaurant and a visit to a nearby vineyard to learn about wine production.

Salamanca & Avila

We begin our walking tour in Salamanca with two cathedrals next to the Río Tormes. Other highlights include the university, established in the thirteenth century, and the Plaza Mayor.  The group enjoys free time to have lunch, go to the market or ascend the cathedral tower for amazing views before continuing on to Avila.

Toledo

We visit the cathedral and learn about the architecture and artwork, including many works by El Greco. We then walk through the Jewish neighborhood, visiting the Santa María la Blanca Synagogue. During free time, you can explore more, shop, and try the city’s specialty, marzipan.

What's Included

Program Cost: $3,950 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Madrid

Accommodations

3 Meals per Day

Groups Excursions & Transport

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

Program Director & Faculty
on-site 24/7

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of obtaining a passport ($145), personal expenses (approx. $400-$800 depending on your spending habits/optional independent travel preferences), any class readings/materials, 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: $1,350- $1,450

The KIIS Spain II 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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Dates

June 30 – July 31, 2021

Cost

$3,950 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Advanced Spanish

Deadlines

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

Program Overview

The KIIS Spain II program offers you an opportunity to study advanced Spanish language in the charming city of Segovia. Homestays, the highlight of the program, provide you with an environment conducive to improving your language skills and cultural understanding. Segovia offers a weekly open-air market, picturesque plazas and cafes, as well as frequent musical and artistic events. The city´s proximity to Madrid, with its vast cultural offerings, make this location ideal for experiencing multiple dimensions of Spanish life.

Language Requirement: Yes, must have at least 18 credit hours of college-level Spanish or equivalent at time of departure. All courses are taught in Spanish. 

Accommodations: Homestay, 2-3 students per house

Orientation: Mandatory orientation on Saturday, April 17 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Courses

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

SPAN 373 Spanish Civilization & Culture

Dr. Melissa Stewart and Dr. Inma Pertusa

In this course, students will become acquainted with the historical and cultural background of Spain and its people from Roman colonization to the present. All class discussions, assignments, and exams will be completed in Spanish.

SPAN 455 Topics: Spanish Female Detective Fiction and Film

Dr. Inma Pertusa

This course examines the genre of detective fiction in female literature. We focus on the representation of the female detective or investigator in a selection of works by Spanish writers. Students develop oral and written communication skills by engaging in class discussions, and through a collaborative writing project with fellow students to create an original detective story in Spanish. Taught in Spanish.

SPAN 455-2 Topics: Phonetics

Dr. Chin-Sook Pak

In this class, you will study the sound patterns of Spanish and work on improving your own pronunciation. Through analysis, imitation, and practice, you will be able to identify major differences and similarities between the sound systems of North American English and Spanish.

SPAN 470 Advanced Oral Spanish

Dr. Chin-Sook Pak

This course develops greater fluency, lexical expansion, grammatical accuracy, and better pronunciation of Spanish by reading authentic texts, exploring the local community, interviewing host family members, and sharing both written and oral reports of these experiences with the class.

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

Farewell Reception

After exams we gather with our Spanish housemothers to enjoy tapas and socialize together at a local restaurant.

Madrid

The group travels by public bus to Madrid and learns about taking the subway to the center of the city. We take a walking tour including the Palacio Real, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Prado Museum, and other key monuments, finishing at lunchtime. You may explore further, go to museums, or enjoy the Retiro Park.

Cuéllar and Coca

We visit two small towns and their castles in the province of Segovia that includes a meal at a local restaurant and a visit to a nearby vineyard to learn about wine production.

Salamanca & Avila

We begin our walking tour in Salamanca with two cathedrals next to the Río Tormes. Other highlights include the university, established in the thirteenth century, and the Plaza Mayor.  The group enjoys free time to have lunch, go to the market or ascend the cathedral tower for amazing views before continuing on to Avila.

Toledo

We visit the cathedral and learn about the architecture and artwork, including many works by El Greco. We then walk through the Jewish neighborhood, visiting the Santa María la Blanca Synagogue. During free time, you can explore more, shop, and try the city’s specialty, marzipan.

What's Included

Program Cost: $3,950 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Madrid

Accommodations

3 Meals per Day

Groups Excursions & Transport

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

Program Director & Faculty
on-site 24/7

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of obtaining a passport ($145), personal expenses (approx. $400-$800 depending on your spending habits/optional independent travel preferences), any class readings/materials, 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: $1,350- $1,450

The KIIS Spain II 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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