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Spain Spring Semester

Dates

February 1 – May 1, 2019

Cost

$9,975 + airfare   
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Spanish Conversation, Literature, Creative Writing, Civilization & Culture

Deadlines

Oct. 1, 2018: Apply Early & Save $100
Oct. 15, 2018: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

The KIIS Spain Spring Semester program in Segovia provides an ideal setting for students to study Spanish and to absorb Spanish art, culture, and history. During this 13-week program, students take classes in the heart of Segovia and learn firsthand about daily life in Spain while living with a homestay family. Only 60 miles north of Madrid, Segovia is an attractive provincial capital in the foothills of the Guadarrama mountains. The city retains the strong, traditional character of Old Castile and has a visible history that dates back to pre-Roman times— Segovia’s world-renowned castles, aqueducts, museums and beautiful environs provide ample evidence. Segovia also offers a weekly open-air market, picturesque plazas and cafes, and beautiful architecture. Please note that students wishing to participate in the Spain Spring Semester program must have at least 12 hours of college-level Spanish or equivalent at the time of departure.

Language Requirement: Spanish, 12 hours of college-level Spanish or equivalent required.

Accommodations: Homestay, 2-3 people per family. 

Orientation: Mandatory orientation on Saturday, Dec. 1 in Lexington. See Orientation for more information.

Director: Dr. Inma Pertusa

Courses

All courses are taught in Spanish and are 3 credit hours. Honors Augmentation and Independent Study available on individual basis. You may enroll in 5 courses.

SPAN 373: Spanish Civilization & Culture

Survey of historical and cultural background of Spain and its people from the Roman colonization to the present. 

SPAN 374: Literature & Culture of Spain

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

SPAN 455: Topics: Spanish Art

This course focuses on significant aspects of Spanish fine arts and architectural representations through the centuries. 

SPAN 470: Advanced Oral Spanish: Conversation & On-site Cultural Workshop

Develop your comprehension and oral expression in Spanish at the advanced-level while learning first hand about flamenco, belly dancing, Jews & gypsies in Spain, regional (and delicious!) dishes that represent the rich gastronomy of Spain; Spanish contemporary cinema through new short films; Spanish mass media (radio & newspapers), traditional arts & crafts and practical mini-workshops.  

SPAN 499: Advanced Studies in Spanish: Writing Workshop

The course provides you an opportunity to develop confidence and accuracy in writing creatively in Spanish. Local writer Maribel Gilsanz will guide you in the creation of different types of texts and the discussion of selected contemporary readings. 

SPAN 306: Experiencing Spanish Abroad: Exploring Dimensions of Contemporary Spain

This project-based course provides you an opportunity to develop an original creative project focusing on a topic of interest that you investigate, incorporating reflections from your own experiences traveling and living in Spain. Note: This course only can be taken in addition to four other courses. 

Pewter Workshop

Non-Credit

This non-credit course affords students an opportunity to design and create unique works of art to bring home. Taught by local Spanish Artisan.

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

What's Included

Program Cost: $9,975 + airfare

Earn up to 15 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Madrid

Accommodations

Three 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 & internet fees, passport fees (approx. $135), personal expenses (approx. $500/month), independent travel ($1500, 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: $1,100 – $1,400

The Spain Spring Semester program offers a group flight option where you can travel to your program location with other students. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a flight ticket on your behalf. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on November 1. All group flights will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your own round-trip airfare.

Flights to Spain are typically overnight flights, arriving the following morning. Return flights from Spain to the USA are typically the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

Visa

The KIIS Spain Spring Semester program is 89 days long (February 1 – May 1, 2019) and does not require a visa if you are staying for this duration.

If you plan on arriving in Spain/Europe before the program begins or staying in Spain/Europe after the program has ended (i.e. staying in Europe over 90 days), you will need to obtain a visa and must appear in person at the Spanish consulate in the USA to submit your visa application. Visit the Spanish Consulate website for the visa application and list of required documents and fees. Contact Haley McTaggart to obtain a letter from KIIS to submit with your visa application by December 1, 2018. Visit Passports & Visas for more information.

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Description

Dates

February 1 – May 1, 2019

Cost

$9,975 + airfare   
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Spanish Conversation, Literature, Creative Writing, Civilization & Culture

Deadlines

Oct. 1, 2018: Apply Early & Save $100
Oct. 15, 2018: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

The KIIS Spain Spring Semester program in Segovia provides an ideal setting for students to study Spanish and to absorb Spanish art, culture, and history. During this 13-week program, students take classes in the heart of Segovia and learn firsthand about daily life in Spain while living with a homestay family. Only 60 miles north of Madrid, Segovia is an attractive provincial capital in the foothills of the Guadarrama mountains. The city retains the strong, traditional character of Old Castile and has a visible history that dates back to pre-Roman times— Segovia’s world-renowned castles, aqueducts, museums and beautiful environs provide ample evidence. Segovia also offers a weekly open-air market, picturesque plazas and cafes, and beautiful architecture. Please note that students wishing to participate in the Spain Spring Semester program must have at least 12 hours of college-level Spanish or equivalent at the time of departure.

Language Requirement: Spanish, 12 hours of college-level Spanish or equivalent required.

Accommodations: Homestay, 2-3 people per family. 

Orientation: Mandatory orientation on Saturday, Dec. 1 in Lexington. See Orientation for more information.

Director: Dr. Inma Pertusa

Courses

All courses are taught in Spanish and are 3 credit hours. Honors Augmentation and Independent Study available on individual basis. You may enroll in 5 courses.

SPAN 373: Spanish Civilization & Culture

Survey of historical and cultural background of Spain and its people from the Roman colonization to the present. 

SPAN 374: Literature & Culture of Spain

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

SPAN 455: Topics: Spanish Art

This course focuses on significant aspects of Spanish fine arts and architectural representations through the centuries. 

SPAN 470: Advanced Oral Spanish: Conversation & On-site Cultural Workshop

Develop your comprehension and oral expression in Spanish at the advanced-level while learning first hand about flamenco, belly dancing, Jews & gypsies in Spain, regional (and delicious!) dishes that represent the rich gastronomy of Spain; Spanish contemporary cinema through new short films; Spanish mass media (radio & newspapers), traditional arts & crafts and practical mini-workshops.  

SPAN 499: Advanced Studies in Spanish: Writing Workshop

The course provides you an opportunity to develop confidence and accuracy in writing creatively in Spanish. Local writer Maribel Gilsanz will guide you in the creation of different types of texts and the discussion of selected contemporary readings. 

SPAN 306: Experiencing Spanish Abroad: Exploring Dimensions of Contemporary Spain

This project-based course provides you an opportunity to develop an original creative project focusing on a topic of interest that you investigate, incorporating reflections from your own experiences traveling and living in Spain. Note: This course only can be taken in addition to four other courses. 

Pewter Workshop

Non-Credit

This non-credit course affords students an opportunity to design and create unique works of art to bring home. Taught by local Spanish Artisan.

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

What's Included

Program Cost: $9,975 + airfare

Earn up to 15 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Madrid

Accommodations

Three 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 & internet fees, passport fees (approx. $135), personal expenses (approx. $500/month), independent travel ($1500, 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: $1,100 – $1,400

The Spain Spring Semester program offers a group flight option where you can travel to your program location with other students. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a flight ticket on your behalf. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on November 1. All group flights will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your own round-trip airfare.

Flights to Spain are typically overnight flights, arriving the following morning. Return flights from Spain to the USA are typically the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

Visa

The KIIS Spain Spring Semester program is 89 days long (February 1 – May 1, 2019) and does not require a visa if you are staying for this duration.

If you plan on arriving in Spain/Europe before the program begins or staying in Spain/Europe after the program has ended (i.e. staying in Europe over 90 days), you will need to obtain a visa and must appear in person at the Spanish consulate in the USA to submit your visa application. Visit the Spanish Consulate website for the visa application and list of required documents and fees. Contact Haley McTaggart to obtain a letter from KIIS to submit with your visa application by December 1, 2018. Visit Passports & Visas for more information.

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