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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain; San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain; Segovia, Spain; Toledo, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 12/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/13/2019 06/21/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
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Program Type Detailed: UC Faculty-Led Program Program Type General: Faculty-Led
Level of Study: Graduate, Undergraduate Academic Theme: Language, Culture, and Humanities
Credit Offered: Transfer Credit, UC Credit Registration Term: Summer
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Language Prerequisite: No
Housing Options: Host Family Program Lead Faculty: Carlos Gutierrez
Program Advisor: Bene Khoury
Program Description:
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Program Overview

2019 UC SUMMER PROGRAM IN SPAIN
Faculty-led, intensive language and cultural program in cosmopolitan and
vibrant Madrid!

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HOST INSTITUTION: Don Quijote, downtown Madrid
http://www.donquijote.org/english/madrid.asp
 
DATES: May 13th - June 21st  (6 week program)
                          OR
             May 13th - June 7th, 2019 (4 week program)

 Travel, learn, grow, and experience wonderful Spain! Live the summer of your life!Spain
According to anonymous surveys, 100% of past years participants would recommend this program to friends or family.

Madrid is one of the world's most lively cities, with unparalleled cultural offerings and a vibrant nightlife.

Read about the experiences of past participants:
http://www.uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=14434
http://www.uc.edu/profiles/profile.asp?id=12341 

Visit our Facebook page!
 https://m.facebook.com/UC-Madrid-Summer-Program-144308768938598/ 
Contact Hours: 25 a week + daily cultural activities

FIELD TRIPS TO WORLD-CLASS CULTURAL SITES & MONUMENTS, FEATURING ROMAN AQUEDUCTS, EGYPTIAN TEMPLES, MEDIEVAL SYNAGOGUES, GOTHIC CATHEDRALS, CASTLES, ROYAL PALACES AN MUCH, MUCH MORE!

Why Spain? For its unique blend of culture, history, food, sun and fun, Spain is one the world's top destinations. 68 million visitors in 2015 can't be wrong! Travel and learn while experiencing wonderful Spain!
Why Madrid? Madrid is one of the world's most lively cities, with unparalleled cultural offerings and a vibrant nightlife. As a popular travel guide puts it, "No city on earth is more alive than Madrid, a beguiling place whose sheer energy carries a simple message: this is one city which really knows how to live" Learn more with  a this travel guide


An incredible learning experience! Enrich your life and expand your horizons while you earn academic credit.

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Location

Madrid, Spain

Why Spain? For its unique blend of culture, history, food, sun and fun, Spain is one the world's top destinations. 68 million visitors in 2015 can't be wrong! Travel and learn while experiencing wonderful Spain!

Why Madrid? Madrid is one of the world's most lively cities, with unparalleled cultural offerings and a vibrant nightlife. As a popular travel guide puts it, "No city on earth is more alive than Madrid, a beguiling place whose sheer energy carries a simple message: this is one city which really knows how to live."

An incredible learning experience! Enrich your life and expand your horizons while you earn academic credit.

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Who Can Participate?Madrid 3

Students at the following levels are eligible to participate in this program:

  • Freshmen
  • Sophomores
  • Juniors
  • Seniors
  • Graduate Students
  • Others
Open to all UC students. Limited availability. Minimum UC GPA 2.5.

 Earns up to 12 Spanish credits (9 transfer credits + 3 UC).  

3-step application process:

1) UC International site electronic application

2) program-specific form (please request it to carlos.gutierrez@uc.edu); and

3) in-person interview with Prof. Gutiérrez










 

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Academic Program and Course Information 


Participants in this program can earn UC credit for the following UC course(s):
  • SPAN 3083 Spain Today (in English or Spanish, depending on proficiency level) for 3 credits for summer 2019 term  (Mandatory registration for all participants). This class will be taught on site by UC faculty.
  • Credit transferred chosen among SPAN 1001-2; SPAN 1011-14; SPAN 2015-16; SPAN 3001-01; SPAN 305-07; SPAN 3011, SPAN 4001-2.
  • In order to receive credit from the host institutions, students will also have to register for MLTI3000 for 6-9 credits. The UC International Office will register students for MLTI3000
This program is open to beginners, intermediate, minors and Spanish majors & minors and earns up to 12 total credits (9 transfer credits + 3 UC credits for SPAN 3083 Spain Today) and classes will be taught on site by a UC faculty.

Tuition and fees are assessed based on total enrolled hours for a term. This includes the hours associated with the study abroad class. Students who enroll for more than 18 hours for the term will be assessed additional per credit hour fees over and above the flat fees associated with being enrolled full-time (for most students full-time is 12-18 hours).
 
Co-op students selected to participate in this program are required to enroll in the course during the designated term, regardless of when the student may be on co-op.  If the course is during a term when the student is on co-op, tuition and fees will be charged per a student’s residency status and college, based on the part-time per credit hour rate.
 
A student can see his/her full and part time tuition rates and college fees here (use left-side navigation menu to click into the relevant academic year): https://www.uc.edu/bursar/fees.html

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Faculty Bio

Prof. Gutiérrez, a native of Spain, has been taking hundreds of UC students to Spain since 1999! He is the founder and director of UC's Madrid Summer Program. The Madrid program has been running since 2009.


Living Arrangements

Family Stay, double occupancy, two meals a day included in price.
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Getting There

Students are expected to make their own travel arrangements and be in Madrid the day before the beginning of classes (May 19, 2019). Travel info is collected by program leader to arrange the transfer. Madrid airport or train station transfer to host family included in price.

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Program CostsMadrid 2

2019 Program Costs

$5,870 for the 4 week program
$6,860 for the 6 week program


 *Prices are approx. and can change due to several factors

Included in Program Cost:

  • Housing / accommodations
  • MLTI3000 Study Abroad Fee ($200)
  • Tuition - 3 credit hour course applied to summer schedule (at your standard tuition rate) 
  • Two meals per day
  • In-country transportation for program-planned activities
  • Cultural excursions/entrance fees
  • International emergency and evacuation insurance
Not Included in Program Cost:
 
  • International airfare
  • ISIC card
  • Passport application/renewal fees (~$165)
  • Some meals 
  • Personal spending/souvenirs 

This program has been awarded a $400 UC International Scholarship (matriculated, UC degree-seeking students only), to help bring down program costs. UC International scholarship requires a minimum 2.0 GPA.

For other grants, check here:
http://www.artsci.uc.edu/departments/rll/undergrad.html

Note that both program charges and UC International scholarship will be posted separately on a student’s OneStop bill on the semester in which the course for the study abroad experience is given.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process.  Scholarships are posted after all students 1) register for the course connected to the study abroad experience, and 2) complete all study abroad online paperwork.

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see the State Department's passport page for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access visa information is the US Department of State’s country information page  

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to knowing and addressing the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose to third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).
 

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Health and Safety Abroad

UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of StateCenters for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS medical and security advice. UC code is 11BCAS000010

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:

  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)in case of an emergency abroad.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information


Carlos M. Gutiérrez
Director, Madrid Summer Program
Department of Romance Languages
University of Cincinnati
Old Chem 714 (726B from August 1st on)
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0377
Phone (513) 556-1239 
Fax (513) 556-2577
carlos.gutierrez@uc.edu

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