The Spain: Summer Intensive Spanish Program has run every summer for over a decade.The program is based at the Universidad de Malaga in Malaga, Spain, a beautiful and historic beach-lined city of 600,000 on the countrys famous Costa del Sol. The program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to totally immerse themselves into the Spanish language and culture. Although the curriculum is rigorous, there is ample opportunity for students to explore the Mediterranean city and local beaches, as well as the major cities of Andalucia including Sevilla, Granada and Cordoba. The program is more independent by design and is not led by an SU faculty member. Students study with Spanish faculty members approved by SU and have great flexibility in choosing the length and content of their program.
Students can earn credits at all levels of Spanish from 101 through the advanced level for the intensive language courses -- SPAN 101, SPAN 102, SPAN 201, SPAN 202, SPAN 300 (4-8 cr), SPAN 309, SPAN 310, SPAN 312, SPAN 400.
EXCURSIONS: The city of Malaga serves as an ideal launching point for exploration of all of Al-Andaluz including the likes of Granada's Alhambra, Cordoba's Mezquita, and Sevilla's Catedral and Reales Alcazares, as well as other sites of interest. Program participants also visit sites in Malaga, such as the Catedral and Alcazaba. Students also have ample free time to explore Malaga and its surroundings the caves of Nerja, the beaches of Torremolinos and Marbella, the mountain town of Mijas, the old plaza de toros of Ronda, even the Rock of Gibraltar.
COST: The estimated cost worksheet for summer 2014 is based on one month-long module earning 4 credits. Final costs will be determined in spring 2014. Students who stay longer and complete more credits pay according to the length of stay and number of credits they earn. Housing costs presume apartment living. SU bills for the cost of all tuition at SU and the University of Malaga as well as housing and international health insurance. The estimated cost worksheet provides a good estimate of additional costs including international airfare, food, and travel within Spain.
Application is competitive and program enrollment is limited to 15 participants. Students will be admitted on a rolling basis until the program is full.
The application deadline is March 1.
In addition to a completed application, students should submit the following directly to the Program Director: