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The Southern Connecticut State University Department of World Languages and Literatures

presents: The 2018 International Field Study in





Spain Application (PDF)
(Please return filled out application to the OIE in EN A-220)


The great university city of Salamanca is Spain's finest showcase of Renaissance and Plateresque architecture.  Founded as an Iberian settlement in pre-Roman times, the city fell to Hannibal in 217BC. Preeminent among its artists and master craftsmen of later years were the Churriguerra brothers.  Their work may be seen in many of Salamanca's golden stone buildings, notably in the Plaza Mayor.  Other major sights are the two cathedrals and the 13th-century university, one of Europe's oldest and most distinguished.


Andalucia is the largest of Spain's 17 autonomous communities and one of the most important regions of Spain.  It is in Andalucia where East meets West in an exotic melting pot of Jewish, Gypsy, Moorish, and Christian cultures; in towns and cities like Cordoba, Granada, Seville, and Cadiz.  In Granada, you'll visit the Alhambra Palace, the Generalife Gardens and the Medieval Albaicin neighborhood in Cordoba; and in Seville, the Cathedral, the Alcazar Palace and the Indies Archive.

General Information

Undergraduate and graduate students may take a maximum of six credits to be selected from the following courses in Spanish language, culture, and civilization:

SPA 100 and 106: Spanish I and Spanish Language Practice in Spain.
                                   Meets B.S. requirement; Students may continue with SPA 101.

SPA 101 and 106:  Spanish II and Spanish Language Practice in Spain
                                    Meets B.S. requirement; Students may continue with SPA 200.

SPA 200 and 206:  Spanish III and Spanish Culture in Spain
                                      Meets B.A. or LEP requirement; Students may continue with SPA 210.

SPA 210 and 206: Spanish IV and Spanish Culture in Spain
                                     Meets B.A. requirement; Students may continue with SPA 300-level course.

SPA 300: Spanish Composition (Prerequisite: SPA 210)
SPA 301: Spanish Conversation (Prerequisite: SPA 210)
SPA 310: Spanish Civilization (Prerequisite: SPA 300 or 301)
SPA 398:  Special Topics in Spanish 
                    (Prerequisite: SPA 300 and SPA 301 or departmental permission.)

SPA 405: Spanish Grammar Analysis (Prerequisite: SPA 300 or 305)
Intensive study of grammar in order to prepare students to teach Spanish in high school and to give advanced practice in the structure of spoken and written Spanish.

SPA 490: Modern Spanish Novel (Prerequisite: SPA 300, & SPA 310 or 312)
Study of representative 20th-century Spanish novels, including works of Cela, Laforet, Matute, and Goytisolo.
SPA 496: 20th Century Spanish American Fiction 
(Prerequisite: SPA 300, & SPA 310 or 312)
SPA 498: Special Topics in Spanish 
(Prerequisite: SPA 300 and SPA 301 or departmental permission.)
SPA 531 – Literature and Cinema in Latin America
WLL 600: Independent Study (graduate students) (1 to 3 credits) 



One semester of college-level Spanish or equivalent and 2.5 grade point average are required. Students must also complete the subsequent risk management paperwork before traveling abroad.

Critics in-Residence

Teresa González, Colegio de España
Blanca Marcos, Colegio de España
Ricardo Navas, Universidad de Massachusetts
Guada Cabedo-Timmons, Western Illinois University
Maria Claudia González, Colegio de España
Maria del Castañar García Aliseda, Universidad de Salamanca
Abraham Haim, Consejo de la Comunidad Sefardí de Jerusalem

The critics in residence will provide pertinent lectures or discussion sessions to enrich and augment the program. Grades will be based on examinations, classroom performance, the Language Practicum (language) practice in small groups with native tutors three times a week), and participation in all program activities.


Students may choose to stay in a residence hall or live with a family (double occupancy).  Single rooms are available upon request for an additional $150 payable in Spain.  Three meals per day will be provided by your host family or the dining hall.  Dietary preferences and restrictions should be explained in detail to trip Director at the time of registration.

Program Fees: $5200

Deposit: $1250 Due: with this application*
Second Payment: $1,975 Due: March 22, 2018
Third Payment: $1,975 Due: May 1, 2018

Program Fee Includes:
• Airfare, room & board, transportation to/from the airport, 3 credits at the Colegio de España, language practicum, Entrance to cultural activities sponsored by the program including:  day trip to La Alberca, a five-day trip to Andalucía, one night in Madrid, and five group meals

Program Fee Does Not Include:
SCSU's tuition and summer registration fee, personal expenses, touring, books, laundry, snacks, medical and living expenses, or any additional expenses that alter the itinerary or arrangements

*The deposit will be refunded if your application is not accepted by the Program Director.

Please Note:
The program fee does not include the cost of OnCall insurance—a stand-alone insurance policy that provides coverage for evacuation and repatriation, required for all students studying abroad. Any student who has not purchased the SCSU (Aetna) student health plan, which includes OnCall coverage, is required to purchase the OnCall stand-alone policy for $36.00 prior to travel. For information on purchasing OnCall, contact the Office of International Education at 203-392-7257.

For information regarding financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at
(203) 392-5222, or 

A non-refundable deposit of $1,250 made out to 'SCSU-Program in Spain' is due upon submitting an application. This guarantees your airfare and reserves your room.  A second payment ($1,975) is due on March 22, 2018.  The remainder of the balance ($1,975) is due no later than May 1, 2018.

Each student must register for 3 credits at SCSU.  The other 3 credits from the Colegio de España will be transferred upon completion of the  program. Students are encouraged to  consult with the Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility.

Program fees are based upon historical program costs and current rates of exchange. Extreme fluctuation in exchange rates or boarding costs may result in additional fees being charged. The University reserves the right to change the itinerary of proposed trips if needed to control the cost of the overall trip.  In the event that additional fees exceed the current costs by more than 20%, the student may choose to drop the course and receive a refund of all funds recoverable by the university. Fees will be frozen on May 1, 2015 and after May 1 there will be no refunds. The program does not accept responsibility for personal property, which must be insured separately if desired, and reserves the right to make changes required by circumstances. In particular, students are urged not to bring valuables with them.

Office of international Education Cancellation Policy

Currently, all courses abroad for the academic year are expected to operate. Southern Connecticut State University's Office of International Education (SCSU-OIE) will monitor world events and make any change to this decision on an individual course basis any time between now and the departure dates.

If Southern Connecticut State University cancels an off-campus course, students will be refunded their deposits and all monies the university is able to recover from program providers. The SCSU-OIE office will aggressively negotiate with providers for the refunds.

If a student withdraws from an off-campus course at any time between now and the departure date, the student will forfeit his/her deposit but will be refunded all other recoverable amounts. In the event the price of the trip rises more than 20%, the student may withdraw and receive both recoverable funds and deposit.

Students who must cancel their participation in a course abroad program must do so in writing to Dr. Erin Heidkamp, Director of the Office of International Education.

The Office of International Education will work to delay payment to providers on costs for course abroad programs as long as possible and request clearly-stated refund policies from all providers for all programs prior to payments. Students who wish to purchase cancellation insurance should contact their insurance provider.

If Southern Connecticut State University cancels an off-campus course, the staff of SCSU-OIE will work with individual course abroad faculty members in adapting their course, when possible, for the Southern Connecticut State University campus. This is understood to be an emergency procedure in place as a result of unusual or unforeseen world events. If an off-campus course cannot be adapted to the on-campus setting, the faculty member will work to develop an alternative on-campus course for the students enrolled. If this is possible, efforts will be made to enroll students in existing on-campus courses.

For additional information and applications, contact:

Dr. Carlos Arboleda
EN D163B
Phone: 203-392-6754
Fax: 203-392-6135

Final acceptance into the program will be given by the program director, Professor Carlos Arboleda.