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Study Abroad Opportunities for 2018

IBERIAN CULTURE AND SPANISH PROGRAM IN SPAIN!

 

Purchase College conducts a five-week summer program in Spain. The aim of this program is two fold. First, students will witness, experience and explore in depth the main tenets of Iberian cultural diversity  in the Iberian Peninsula itself. Second, the students will reinforce their Spanish language skills and knowledge of Spanish Culture by taking: (i) one course on Iberian Culture(s); and (ii) one Spanish Language class (beginner,intermediate, or advanced). 

Program Dates:

Departure: June 28, 2018
Start Date: June 29, 2018
End Date: July 29, 2018
Host: Bilbao College

Courses:

PA 3280: Iberian Culture (4 credits)
The main objective of this course is to explore the diversity of the cultures and languages in the Iberian Peninsula with a high emphasis on Spain. In order to accomplish this, students will be introduced to a brief analysis of the history of the Iberian Peninsula as they learn about society, languages, gastronomy, regionals differences and challenges in contemporary Spain.

SPA 1070/2070/3070: Spanish Language: BeginnerIntermediate, or Advanced (4 credits)
Three courses of Spanish Language will be offered taking into account the level(s) and needs of the group of students. The main goal of these courses is to provide students with the appropriate atmosphere for them to develop their communicative competence in Spanish. Through development of linguistic strategies and actual conversations with their local peers, students will be able to deal with social interactions and texts truly outside the classroom.  

Visits:

The program offers a good number of guided excursions to historically significant cities and towns in The Basque Country, Spain and France:

BIARRITZ (FRANCE); PAMPLONA; SAN SEBASTIAN; GERNIKA; MUNDAKA; BISCAY BRIDGE; SAN JUAN DE GAZTELUGATXE; BAKIO; PLENTZIA; CASA DEL OLENTZERO; MADRIOD (OPTIONAL).

 More details on the itinerary can be found here.

Accommodations:

Accommodations include homestay with a private room, 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and laundry included.