Intensive Spanish Program
every summer during five weeks
for over a decade. Tentative Program dates for 2011
are May 31 - July 4, 2011. The program
is based at the Universidad de Málaga in
Málaga, Spain, a beautiful and historic beach-lined city
of 600,000 on the country’s famous Costa del Sol. The
program combines intensive classroom
study with excursions throughout Andalucia. It
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 throughout the month-long
CLASS: All students earn four
credits for Spanish 309: Summer Program in Spain.
which consist only of SU Program students,
conducted by Universidad de Málaga faculty and the
SU faculty Program Director.
Courses are held
at the Universidad de Málaga’s Cursos para
Extranjeros center, which is
located in the picturesque beach-front neighborhood of
El Palo, just outside of downtown Málaga.
Classes meet each morning with a one-hour class on
Spanish grammar review and composition, followed by
another one-hour class on Spanish culture, history, and
the regular morning classes, students
a variety of activities outside of the classroom that
are incorporated into the coursework.
Prerequisite: Spanish 202.
The Program features excursions to Granada,
Córdoba and Sevilla. The SU faculty
Program Director accompanies students on these trips, serving as guide and
actually holding class in the likes of Granada’s
Alhambra, Córdoba’s Mezquita, and Sevilla’s
Catedral and Reales Alcázares, as well as
other sites of interest, all of which the students
study in slide presentations in class in Málaga
prior to seeing them come to life on the excursions.
Program participants also visit sites in Málaga,
such as the Catedral and Alcazaba.
Students also have ample free time to explore Málaga 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–on their own.
HOUSING: Students live and take meals in
selected Spanish homes, most of which are situated
within a 10-minute walk of the Mediterranean.
Estimated Costs Worksheet
|Tuition for 4
(Billable by SU)
Entertainment (varies by individual)
Costs for 2011 are TBA. The final cost will be
determined in spring 2011. The Program
price includes all tuition,
room and board in a Spanish home throughout the Program,
multiple Program-organized excursions,
international health insurance, bus passes in Spain, welcome and departure receptions in
Spain, and significant support by the on-site SU faculty
director. Not included:
international airfare, passport fees.
DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT
initial deposit of $250 is due at the time of
application. This deposit is part of the total
advertised cost of the program. Once a student is
academically admitted by the faculty director, the
initial non-refundable deposit is due to the Cashier’s
Office. The student will be automatically enrolled into
the study abroad course. The University Billing Office
will then bill each registered student for the total
cost of the study abroad program (less the deposit
amount) through the regular university billing system.
Standard University deadlines for withdrawals do not
apply to study abroad programs. Once the
published Application Deadline occurs, the accepted
student is responsible for the entire amount of the
study abroad program charge.
Admission to the program 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, 2011.
to a completed application, students should submit the
following directly to the Program Director:
completed faculty recommendation form from a faculty
member who knows the student well.
form available here.
unofficial transcript demonstrating an overall Grade
Point Average GPA of 2.5.