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Spain May

Dates

May 12 – 26, 2019

Cost

$2,565 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Psychology, Spanish Culture

Deadlines

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

Program Overview

The KIIS two-week program in Segovia, Spain exposes students to Spanish culture and history by offering courses that are part of the General Education offerings for colleges and universities throughout Kentucky and surrounding states. Set in the foothills of the Guadarrama Mountains, Segovia has a visible history that dates back to pre-Roman times. Segovia’s 1st-century aqueduct is a living lesson on art and history. Its majestic cathedral was the last Gothic structure built in Spain, and the Alcazar, the fortress/castle, sits like the prow of an imaginary ship against the background of blue Segovia skies. Segovia also offers a weekly open-air market, picturesque plazas and cafes, a lively nightlife and frequent cultural events.

Language Requirement: None. All courses are taught in English. 

Accommodations: Homestay, 2-3 students per house.

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

DirectorProf. Ninfa Floyd, ninfa.floyd@kctcs.edu

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1 course.

PSY 220 Introduction to Developmental Psychology

Dr. Myra Beth Bundy   

This course introduces students to human development theory and application throughout the lifespan.  We will have a particularly strong cultural foundation for this study of development. In the historic core of the World Heritage city of Segovia, Spain, we will be uniquely situated to observe and interact with residents of all ages, especially during residents’ nightly evening walks.  We will combine observations and experiences with readings from a reader and from Spain-specific journal readings for each stage in the lifespan. 

SPAN 105 Introduction to Hispanic Culture

Dr. Francesca Sunkin

This course, taught in English, is designed to expose students to Spanish history, art, culture, and contemporary issues in Spain.  Students will develop a critical understanding of Spain’s past and how it has shaped the present. The focus of this course is to foster a greater appreciation of the evolution of Spain as a country through texts, literature, art and architecture, and other media.  Students will have opportunities to have a multi-sensory experience of Spain through excursions and interactions. 

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

Toledo – World Heritage Site by UNESCO

Toledo is known for its extensive cultural and monumental heritage and historical co-existence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures. We take a guided tour of the gothic/baroque cathedral, built from 1226 to 1449  to learn about the architecture and artwork, including many works by El Greco.  We will visit the famous narrow streets of the Jewish neighborhood while learning about its importance in Spain's history, and visit the Santa María la Blanca Synagogue.  

Avila

Avila, capital of the Spanish province of the same name, is a city in the rolling hill country northwest of Madrid, and is one of the few remaining intact walled cities in the world.  We will be walking to the Roman Wall, begun in 1090, and walking along the tops of the walls to see amazing views of the city.

Salamanca

Known as Spain's golden city because of the golden sandstone architectural wonders, Salamanca is one of Spain's liveliest and historically important cities. We will take a guided tour of the most important  sites such as the university, established in the thirteenth century; its two 15th and 16th century cathedrals and the Plaza Mayor, Spain's most beautiful central plaza.

Segovia Neighborhood Walk

On arrival day evening, we will do a walking tour of old town Segovia landmarks.  We will visit the Centro were KIIS classes are held to help the students become familiar with the neighborhood  that will be their "home away from home" for two weeks.  

What's Included

Program Cost: $2,565 + airfare

Earn up to 3 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in 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. $500 minimum), independent travel ($350, 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: $1,300 – $1,400

The KIIS Spain-May 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 12 – 26, 2019

Cost

$2,565 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Psychology, Spanish Culture

Deadlines

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

Program Overview

The KIIS two-week program in Segovia, Spain exposes students to Spanish culture and history by offering courses that are part of the General Education offerings for colleges and universities throughout Kentucky and surrounding states. Set in the foothills of the Guadarrama Mountains, Segovia has a visible history that dates back to pre-Roman times. Segovia’s 1st-century aqueduct is a living lesson on art and history. Its majestic cathedral was the last Gothic structure built in Spain, and the Alcazar, the fortress/castle, sits like the prow of an imaginary ship against the background of blue Segovia skies. Segovia also offers a weekly open-air market, picturesque plazas and cafes, a lively nightlife and frequent cultural events.

Language Requirement: None. All courses are taught in English. 

Accommodations: Homestay, 2-3 students per house.

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

DirectorProf. Ninfa Floyd, ninfa.floyd@kctcs.edu

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1 course.

PSY 220 Introduction to Developmental Psychology

Dr. Myra Beth Bundy   

This course introduces students to human development theory and application throughout the lifespan.  We will have a particularly strong cultural foundation for this study of development. In the historic core of the World Heritage city of Segovia, Spain, we will be uniquely situated to observe and interact with residents of all ages, especially during residents’ nightly evening walks.  We will combine observations and experiences with readings from a reader and from Spain-specific journal readings for each stage in the lifespan. 

SPAN 105 Introduction to Hispanic Culture

Dr. Francesca Sunkin

This course, taught in English, is designed to expose students to Spanish history, art, culture, and contemporary issues in Spain.  Students will develop a critical understanding of Spain’s past and how it has shaped the present. The focus of this course is to foster a greater appreciation of the evolution of Spain as a country through texts, literature, art and architecture, and other media.  Students will have opportunities to have a multi-sensory experience of Spain through excursions and interactions. 

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

Toledo – World Heritage Site by UNESCO

Toledo is known for its extensive cultural and monumental heritage and historical co-existence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures. We take a guided tour of the gothic/baroque cathedral, built from 1226 to 1449  to learn about the architecture and artwork, including many works by El Greco.  We will visit the famous narrow streets of the Jewish neighborhood while learning about its importance in Spain's history, and visit the Santa María la Blanca Synagogue.  

Avila

Avila, capital of the Spanish province of the same name, is a city in the rolling hill country northwest of Madrid, and is one of the few remaining intact walled cities in the world.  We will be walking to the Roman Wall, begun in 1090, and walking along the tops of the walls to see amazing views of the city.

Salamanca

Known as Spain's golden city because of the golden sandstone architectural wonders, Salamanca is one of Spain's liveliest and historically important cities. We will take a guided tour of the most important  sites such as the university, established in the thirteenth century; its two 15th and 16th century cathedrals and the Plaza Mayor, Spain's most beautiful central plaza.

Segovia Neighborhood Walk

On arrival day evening, we will do a walking tour of old town Segovia landmarks.  We will visit the Centro were KIIS classes are held to help the students become familiar with the neighborhood  that will be their "home away from home" for two weeks.  

What's Included

Program Cost: $2,565 + airfare

Earn up to 3 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in 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. $500 minimum), independent travel ($350, 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: $1,300 – $1,400

The KIIS Spain-May 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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