|About the Program||
|Travel Agent Info||
* Have an unforgettable, life - changing experience.
*Earn 9 credits
* Experience the culture first hand.
* Stay with a host family.
* Visit some of the world's most famous sites.
* Have tons and tons of fun!
*MARK YOUR CALENDARS*
Information Session: Wednesday, February 1st. 4-5 pm. 253-B Leutze Hall (Foreign Language Resource Center)
Application deadline is Friday, March 30
Airplane Ticket must be purchased by Wednesday, April 18
Program Orientation will be Saturday, May 21
This program is designed to give students the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the Spanish culture by having the wonderful opportunity of living with a host family and studying Spanish with local conversation partners. Students visit some of the world's most beautiful and famous cities and sites and engage in daily cultural activities that provide deep understanding of Spanish life and culture. The program is the perfect program for a student who wants to think outside the box and experience new adventures.
Located in Andalucía, (southern Spain) Úbeda has been declared a World Historic site by UNESCO. The city sits on a ridge overlooking the olive groves of the Guadalquivir Valley and is a wonderful example of a Renaissance town. Some of the best architecture from 16th Century Spain can be found here. The borders of the city have the most breathtaking views of olive tree fields. It is a super safe city where students can walk everywhere safely. It is also conveniently located close to other renowned cities and historical attractions such as Granada, Sevilla, Cádiz and Valencia, among others. Ubeda has hosted 9 UNCW programs in the past and each program has been extremely successful. Students who have participated in the programs consider their experiences unforgettable and most of them find a way to go back. They all have made life- long friends and loved every minute of their experience.
We will spend 5 weeks in this wonderful city. We will meet for class Monday through Thursday and get together in the afternoons to enjoy many of the attractions the city has to offer. Among the many activities we will do are:
*Learn how to
dance flamenco and sevillanas
Capilla de El Salvador
* ABOUT THE SCHOOL & HOST FAMILIES *
school was founded by Rafael Villoslada in 1944. It
offers programs in Elementary, Physical, Music
and English Education.
The first weekend
of the program we will visit the wonderful Cazorla Park. It is
about 45 minutes from Úbeda. We will spend the day swimming,
walking natural trails and just relaxing.
*SEVILLA, GRANADA, CORDOBA & CADIZ
All 3 cities are considered the three jewels of Andalucía (Southern Spain). They are a beautiful historical and architectural treasure. They have some of the most important monuments in the world, many of which have been designated as Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
Seville, home of Carmen and Fígaro,
world’s largest gothic cathedral. It was from here
that the conquistadores set sail to explore and found
the New World. In Seville we will visit an old -
traditional Jewish neighborhood, we will see the
Real Maestranza bullfight museum and arena, ride
bikes in El Parque María Luisa, walk the city at night to see
its splendid lights, take a sunset boat ride around the Gualdalquivir River and more.
In Granada we will visit the impressive Alhambra, (the gorgeous red Moorish city) We will also see a flamenco show in a traditional gypsy cave as well as visit the Albaicín (famous gypsy neighborhood). We will also see the magnificent Cathedral and the tombs of Fernando and Isabel, the Catholic Sovereigns, among many other activities.
In Córdoba we will visit the impressive and magnificent Mezquita (Mosque) which is an architectural treasure of unbelievable beauty.
Sevilla's Plaza de España
||In Cádiz we will walk the Casco Antiguo (Historical Quarters) and relax at the beach.|
Madrid is the city that never sleeps.
In Madrid we will attend a Play at La Gran Vía (Spanish Broadway), visit El Prado Museum, which hosts some of the works of the world's most famous painters such as Velázquez, Goya, Murillo and many more. We will stroll La Plaza Mayor, El Retiro Park and The Real Madrid's home stadium Santiago Bernabéau. Last, we will relax in the many cafés and tapas bars.
"My trip to Spain was the best experience of my
life! I learned so much about Spanish culture and
made life-long friends. I encourage everyone to
study abroad. Don't miss this life changing
"Studying abroad in Spain was one of the best
experiences of my life! The experiences I had and
the friends I met are irreplaceable!" - Hanna
"The learning experience was
great, but the life experience was irreplaceable."
I always will remember that trip for how fun it was,
and how much I grew as a person and a Spanish
Approximate cost: $5,000
*UNCW tuition & fees for 6 credits (payable to UNCW Cashier’s Office)
*Roundtrip airfare from Wilmington or Raleigh to Madrid, Spain (payable to designated travel agent)
*UNCW and SAFA costs (honoraria, supplies, support charges, etc.)
*Lodging with Spanish families.
* 3 meals a day & laundry
* Group ground transportation
* Fantastic cultural excursions and activities
¨*Study abroad health insurance
*$225 non refundable deposit. (Deposit is applied towards program cost) .
During orientations students will be advised about how much money they should bring for meals not covered in the program, souvenirs and other activities they might want to do on their own.
Out of state tuition will make the cost of the program higher, please consult with your professor.
Students are eligible to apply for this program if they meet the following eligibility criteria:
* Students must
have passed SPN 202 or equivalent course successfully, or
placed in 302 after taking the department's placement exam.
* Be a degree-seeking student
* Be at least Sophomore standing at time of participation
* Have good judicial standing
* Have a 2.5 GPA at time of application
*Student must obtain professor's permission to participate. Please email Ms. Jara at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
1. A complete application package consists of the following 3 forms: 1. Summer and Short Term Education application (Click here to download), 2. Health and Emergency Treatment form (Click here to download ) and 3. Participant Agreeement (Click here to download)
Make a $ 225 deposit at the Office Of International Programs
Visa, MasterCard, cash, check or money order payable to UNCW.
(The deposit is applied towards the total cost of the program)
The Office of International Programs is located at 118 Friday Annex (in close proximity to Watson School of Education and Cameron School of Business)
3. Turn in application to Ms. Jara along with a receipt from OIP of your deposit payment.
Students not currently enrolled at UNCW must complete a
university visiting application, and must also submit
official transcripts from all colleges attended, contact
Ms. Jara if you have any questions. (Click here to read visiting application requirements and download application)
5. All Amounts (minus tuition & airfare) are payable to UNCW, and should be directed to the Office of International Programs.
6. Once your instructor tells you is OK to purchase your ticket, you will call or email the travel agent to obtain your ticket and you will pay the traveling agency directly. See Travel agent information below. If you are planning on extending your visit in Europe, make sure to have your itinerary ready when contacting travel agent to avoid changes later which will cost you money.
7. Once you register for your courses you will pay your tuition to the Registrar's office like you normally pay for your courses. See information below
Lizbeth S. Coughlin, CTC
Four Seasons Travel
413 S. College Road #5
Wilmington, NC 28403
910 392-1930 ext 4
and state financial aid awards may be applied to costs
incurred while studying abroad. Even if you are
normally ineligible or eligible for financial aid, you
should submit a financial aid application-
you may find that you are eligible for this trip or that you
may receive additional funding.
Even though the Financial Aid Office starts accepting
applications in March you can arrange a meeting ASAP and get
your application on file, the earlier, the better. If
you have money available from the current academic year that
you have not used, you may use this money toward the cost of
the trip. This actually is the best of situations!
Please make an appointment with a financial aid advisor as soon as possible: See information below:
Office Of Financial Aid
King Hall 209
Phone (910) 962-3177
*If you are planning on using Financial aid, it is crucial to let Ms. Jara know from the initial contact. This is in order to help you !
The Office of International Programs is pleased to fund a number of education abroad grants awarded to students who apply to for summer education abroad programs. Selection is based on academic qualifications including an academic reference, academic record, and a personal essay. Any full-time UNCW student earning academic credit abroad on a UNCW-sponsored summer study abroad program may apply. Grants awarded generally range from $200-$700 and are awarded annually in spring.
applications are due by March 15.
Apply by going to the following link: Application for Summer Education Abroad Grant.
Students participating in this program take a two course combo that earns them 6 credit hours. The courses are highly interactive and geared towards building extra confidence to become more fluent in Spanish. Both courses count towards a major and a minor in Spanish.
SPN 302: (Reading Strategies in Spanish) 3 credits:
Improve your reading skills, speed, accuracy comprehension. Become familiar authentic reading materials from different Spanish genres.
( Spanish Conversation)
Learn to participate actively in informal conversations on activities related to school, home, leisure activities, personal and public interest, etc.
(English Instructor SAFA)
Marianella Jara -
(Spanish Lecturer UNCW)