Study abroad can be an enlightening, maturing and life-changing experience. As students live in and learn to understand a different culture, they are challenged to re-examine themselves, their attitudes and their studies. Salamanca, due to its rich historic, artistic and cultural heritage, is considered one of Spain’s most important cities. The mark of civilizations, some of which pre-date the Romans, can be found throughout the city. Many important historical figures passed through Salamanca: the duke of Alba, Meléndez Valdés, Unamuno, Columbus, Cervantes, and the Conde-duque de Olivares. In the field of Art, all the styles have left their most worthy and exquisite mark on this city. The Spanish Plateresque style, of decorative quality and fine execution, offers its most beautiful examples in Salamanca. The University of Salamanca, founded in 1218, is one of the oldest and most renowned in Europe. Salamanca was awarded Heritage of Mankind by UNESCO and in 2002 the city was declared European Capital of Culture.
- Program Dates: February 13-April 26, 2014 (10 weeks)
- Program Price: $6,425 includes overnight in Madrid, shared room in student apartment, cultural visits as part of Spanish Life and Culture Class, orientation and onsite staff. Round-trip airfare available for additional $645 plus tax, fees and fuel surcharges of $614(subject to change). Additional housing and Morocco tour options available for additional cost. See Salamanca Program Information for details and additional fees.
- Tuition and Fees: Participants pay tuition and fees to Citrus College, a California Community College with the same fee structure as MiraCosta (expected cost per unit of $46 per unit for California resident). Deadline: Applications accepted on a first-come, first serve basis. Students apply by completing student application with a $350 deposit, copy of passport, and 4 passport-sized photographs. Applications must be received no later than November 13, 2013 to purchase group airfare.
- Scholarships available: Don’t miss out on the chance to receive an AIFS scholarship of $1,000 or $500 available to participants of the Spain program! Deadline to apply, November 13, 2013.
You will live and study in the heart of Salamanca, where Spanish is the primary language, so that everyday life will support the experience of the classroom. Eligibility to participate in the program requires a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in at least 12 units of previous college level course work at an accredited college. Students enroll in 12-14 units in Salamanca. If you choose the traditional Spanish program (Spanish I, II, III, or IV), you are sure to achieve a high degree of proficiency in understanding and speaking Spanish and a command of oral Spanish that can only be achieved through an immersion program. Students can select from several other course offerings. All students will gain an understanding of Spanish culture, geography, art, literature and history through the Spanish Life and Culture class. The resident directors organize sightseeing, concerts, sporting events, museum visits and other field trips, encouraging students to benefit from the rich and varied cultural offerings of Spain.
Your course of study will be a regular part of your college program. The ability to speak Spanish is not required as classes are taught by faculty from your home college or one of the colleges that are members of the Southern California Foothills Consortium for Study Abroad. Spanish language classes can include Salamanca based instructors. The classes will require the same academic commitment and effort that they would demand on your home campus. All courses are listed in the Citrus College catalog and are transferable to either CSU or UC or both. Most meet general education or major requirements (refer to the Citrus College catalog online www.citruscollege.edu ). Copies of transcripts will be mailed to all students attending member colleges. Official sealed transcripts can be requested by all participating students at semester’s end.
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