Ohio University

Spain: Spanish Language and Culture in Toledo Spring Semester

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Country/Region

Spain

Program Feature

Language Immersion

Program Term

Spring

Program Type

OHIO Credit

Academic Focus

Language and Area Studies

Application Deadline

September 17 at 11:59pm

For more information contact:

Keith Woodall
Program director
Email:   woodall@ohio.edu

Cherita King 
Senior Program Coordinator  
Office of Global Opportunities 
Walter International Education Center 
Email:   kingc8@ohio.edu

Apply 

bird eye scenic view of Toledo

Overview 

This study abroad program is offered by the Ohio University Department of Modern Languages in association with the Universidad Castilla-La Mancha. Students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Spanish language and culture while living in Toledo. This incredibly historic and stunningly beautiful city, for many centuries the capital of Spain, still retains much of its medieval architecture and narrow winding streets. It is said that every stone has a story to tell and yet it is only 30 minutes by train from modern Madrid. 

Highlights and Excursions 

  • 3-day excursions to Granada and Madrid. Day excursions to Segovia, Consuegra and Madrid. 
  • Three theme-based evening walks around Toledo with local experts on history and legends 
  • Three classes taught by professional chefs at the Culinary Institute of Toledo to learn to prepare traditional Spanish meals 
  • Opportunities to meet with local University students to practice conversational Spanish 
  • And much more! 

Good to Know

  • Since the typical program duration/time of study is less than 90 days, you will NOT be required to obtain a visa for your stay in Spain. Due to the visa rules and restrictions you will not be allowed to travel within the European Union at all before or after the program is over, and must return to the US at the end of the program be subject to heavy fines. This is subject to change based on program duration. If you have questions or concerns about this please contact, Cherita King at kingc8@ohio.edu.

Living Arrangements 

Students will stay with host families, one student per family.

Program Dates 

January 18 - April 16, 2020

*Students should leave the U.S. on January 17 to arrive in Spain on January 18. 

The spring semester features 11 weeks of instruction, and includes a Spring Break.

This program is offered during even years.

Academics  

During the spring semester, students typically take 12-15 credit hours, which is roughly 3-4 courses and ML2910.

Courses offered will be determined based on student's needs but may include: 

  • ML2910 Field Study in Spain 
  • SPAN3120 Advanced Conversation and Composition II 
  • SPAN3348 Spanish Civilization and Culture 
  • SPAN3550 Introduction to Literature 
  • SPAN4437 History of the Spanish Language 
  • SPAN4439 Modern Spanish Usage 
  • SPAN4565 20th Century Spanish Literature 
  • SPAN4900 Special Topics 

All courses will be taught by Ohio University and Universidad Castilla-La Mancha faculty. Courses are subject to change.  

Cost  

The program fee for this program includes: Student housing with host families which include 3 meals per day and laundry, excursions, airport transfers, welcome and farewell dinner and international health insurance.

In addition to the program fee, students should plan for 12-20 credit hours of tuition*, administrative fee, and out-of-pocket costs. Below is the student budget worksheet for this program, which outlines these costs.  

Undergraduate Student Budget Worksheet 2020

Items that are not related to the program (ie. additional entertainment, souvenirs, extra travel, contingency funds) are not included in the cost estimates provided and should be budgeted for separately.  

*Note: 

  • Non-resident surcharge waived for the credit hours associated with this program. 
  • If you are nominated to this program, you will be required to pay a deposit to confirm your participation. The deposit is a down payment on the total costs to be billed by OHIO and is determined by the total cost of the program. 
  • For programs completed over winter-break and spring break, the credit-hours associated with the program are part of the spring semester. Students taking between 12 to 20 Athens campus hours, including those associated with the program, will not incur additional tuition costs for the spring semester. Students taking less than 12 or more than 20 Athens campus credits for the spring term will see their tuition charge adjusted accordingly.  

Funding Opportunities

More information on financial aid and scholarships can be found on our funding pages.

The Department of Modern Languages offers merit-based scholarships up to $500 to students with a 3.0 minimum GPA participating in faculty-led study abroad programs for 5 weeks or more. For more information, download the form here: DML Study Abroad Scholarship 2019

Eligibility and Requirements 

The program is open to undergraduate students who have completed SPAN 2120 or equivalent (by the semester before departure) with a 3.0 average and are in good academic standing.

Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad.  Click here to read the entire conduct policy 

This program accepts NON-OHIO students. For more information about this process visit the Non-OHIO student page.   

Participants must have a at least a high school diploma or the equivalent (e.g. GED) by the start date of the program to be considered for eligibility.  Students enrolled in College Credit Plus (CC+) are not eligible for study away programs.

Entry and Exit Requirements 

NOTE: Since the program duration/time of study is less than 90 days, you will NOT be required to obtain a visa for your stay in Spain. Due to the visa rules and restrictions you will not be allowed to travel within the European Union at all before or after the program is over, and must return to the US at the end of the program be subject to heavy fines. If you have questions or concerns about this please contact, Cherita King at kingc8@ohio.edu.

U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year,  apply for your passport   now. Some countries also require a visa to legally enter or reside in the country. Entry and exit requirements for Spain can be found   here

U.S. citizens  will not  need a visa or other special document to enter the country for the length of this program. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to this program. 

For more specific visa related information, please visit OGO’s  Visa Information Page 

Information for  Non-U.S. citizens  can be found   here

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