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Study Abroad In Spain


May 13-June 9, 2017

The Castle of Segovia

SP288* Group in Segovia

* A 1.0-credit intensive Spanish

language and culture immersion course

Overview SP288: Study Abroad is a 1.0-credit Spanish language and cultural immersion experience. The program is offered in Spain each Spring term under the supervision of an accompanying WLU professor. SP288 students are placed in their appropriate level of Spanish and receive intensive instruction emphasizing key areas of Spanish language learning such as speaking, listening, and grammar. Students have the opportunity to develop Spanish language skills through constant interaction with Spanish-speaking teachers, host families, community members, and other international students.

La Alhambra, Granada

La Plaza Mayor, Salamanca

As a group, SP288 students travel to over a dozen sites throughout the host country on guided tours which offer an understanding of various cultures and contextualize language, art, and history. At least 1.0 credit of introductory Spanish is required in order to take SP288* (completion of SP100* or SP102 or permission of the department).

“Guernica” by Pablo Picasso in Madrid’s Museo de Reina Sophia

“Las Meninas” by Diego Velázquez in Madrid’s Museo del Prado

The Mosque of Córdoba

Guadalquivir River, Cรณrdoba

The walled city of รvila

What’s included?

• transportation and airport transfers while abroad • textbook and academic materials • international student health insurance • single-room homestay with Spanish families in Salamanca including three meals per day, towels, and sheets • hotel accommodations and all meals on excursions throughout Spain o trip to Galicia and visits to Santiago de Compostela, Astorga, Ponferrada, and León o trip to Andalucía and visits to Cáceres, Sevilla, Córdoba, and Granada o trip to Madrid and Toledo and visits to world-famous museums o trip to Segovia and Ávila

1st Century Aqueduct, Segovia

What’s not included? • Airfare is not included in the price in order to give the students the freedom to stay on in Europe after SP288*, use frequent flier miles, etc. SP288* will commence and end at the Madrid airport. • WLU tuition is not included in the price and is billed to student accounts by the Business Office.

Price • A $1,000 deposit and a $2,950 final payment are made. These must be in the form of certified cheques or money orders made out to “Wilfrid Laurier University.” After the final payment date, there can be no refund.

La Mancha

Timeline & Meetings • by Dec. 1, 2016: Submit an e-interest form • by Dec. 5, 2016: Submit $1,000 deposit*. • Jan. 27, 2017: Mandatory Pre-departure meeting (4:00-5:15pm in BA403) and submit $2,950 final payment*.

• Mar. 1, 2017: E-mail flight information to supervising professor. • Mar. 31, 2017: Mandatory Pre-departure meeting (4:00-5:30pm in BA403).

• May 13-June 9, 2017: SP288* starts and ends at Madrid Barajas Airport. * Payments are to be submitted in person to BA405 and can only be accepted in the form of certified cheques or money orders made out to “Wilfrid Laurier University.”

El Camino de Santiago de Compostela

The Plaza of Spain, Sevilla

The Cathedral, Salamanca

El Colegio de EspaĂąa International Host Institution to SP288*

Have questions? Visit the SP288* website

SP288* Group in Toledo

Dr. John W. Schwieter Supervising Professor of SP288*

SP288*: Study Abroad