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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain; Seville, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/17/2019
02/18/2019 05/12/2019 08/03/2019
Fall 2019 05/20/2019
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Rolling Admission 09/15/2019 12/07/2019
Spring 2020 09/23/2019 09/25/2019 01/12/2020 04/04/2020

** 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.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: Co-Op/Internship Level of Study: Undergraduate
Academic Theme: University Wide Credit Offered: UC Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Registration Term: Fall, Spring, Summer Minimum GPA: 2.0
Language Courses Offered: No Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: Yes Housing Options: Host Family, Residence Hall
Program Advisor: Crystal Craycraft
Program Description:


Program Overview

The Spain Experience allows undergraduate students at the University of Cincinnati to complete a 12-week, full-time, unpaid, academic internship / co-op in Seville or Barcelona, Spain. The student's location of internship/ co-op placement will be determined by industry sector. Students must have Spanish language knowledge that will allow them to function within the culture and community.  Co-op and internship placements can be both English and Spanish speaking.

The International Experience Program combines comprehensive cultural immersion and work integrated learning. This learning opportunity provides students with a competitive advantage in the global marketplace by expanding their academic, cultural and industrial knowledge.
 
Through this program student will be able to:
  • Work with employers across a broad range of fields (includes but not limited to) — architecture, art, business, design, engineering, history, information & technology, and research.
  • Interview and gain employment aligned with their career and academic goals.
  • Participating in a distant learning course that complement and add value to their cultural immersion and work experiences. 
 

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Location

This program takes place in Seville and Barcelona, Spain. 

Seville, Spain is the capital of Spain’s Andalusia region.  Seville has mastered the delicate balance of preserving its magnificent past and offering the conveniences of a modern commercial hub. For a city of about 700,000, the city offers a rich array cultural activities that include flamenco to classical, pop, and jazz concerts.  Seville is a great location to learn about Spanish, European, and even North African business. Students must have Spanish language knowledge that will allow them to function within the culture and community.  Co-op and internship placements can be both English and Spanish speaking.

Barcelona, Spain is located in the Mediterranean, its transport infrastructures, as well as its trading, entrepreneurial, and open economy, have made the city an unbeatable meeting point for international businesses. Add in Barcelona’s culture, rich in the arts, architecture, and history, and you have a compelling backdrop for a challenging internship experience.  Students must have Spanish language knowledge that will allow them to function within the culture and community.  Co-op and internship placements can be both English and Spanish speaking.

The Spain Experience will include weekend excursions to neighboring cities, such as Madrid, Spain.
 

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Who Can Participate?

The Program is open to all undergraduate majors, freshmen through seniors.
  • Open to all undergraduate student at University of Cincinnati ages 18-25
  • Students must be full-time and successfully matriculating in their major
  • Students must be in good academic standing with their college, major and/or academic program.
  • Students must get approval from either academic or cooperative education adviser

Students must at a minimum have basic Spanish Language Knowledge:
Level Group Level Group Name Level Level Name Description
A Basic User A1







A2
Breakthrough or beginner






Waystage or elementary
  • Can understand and use familiar evee.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
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  • Can understand sentences and frequently usee.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.




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Academic Program and Course Information

Course Name:  COOP EXP and International Academic Internship
Course Number: INT 3071, 3081 & COOP 2011, 2012, 3011,4011,4012 
Credit Level: U - Undergraduate
Credit Hours: 0-12 credit hours
Instruction Method: Field Experience
Pre-requisites/Permissions: Department Approval
BOK:   No
Repeatable: Yes
Level: B- Baccalaureate


This course provides a path for a student to obtain an academic internship opportunity outside of the United States. Students will have the opportunity to learn from their field experience and cultural awareness activities completed via distance learning. The distant learning course helps students close the gap between the academic application of business concepts and their pragmatic utilization in the workplace. Furthermore the course will examine values and cultural practices, global interconnections (i.e. economic, political, ecological, and technological), worldwide concerns and conditions, origins and past patterns of worldwide affairs, and alternative future directions in worldwide affairs.
 
Students will be registered by the Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education in either a co-op experience or an internship experience.
  • Co-op students will register and pay the co-op course registration fee of $465 for the experience. This registration permits students to maintain their full-time student status with the university.
  • Internship students have the option to register for 0 - 12 credit hours based on academic need. Internship students can register for 0 credit hours of $465 to maintain full time student status or register for variable credit hours (1-12 credit hours). 


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Faculty

Willie Clark
Assistant Director of International Programming
Assistant Professor, Educator
Career Education and Experiential Learning
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0115
513-556-0354
willie.clark@uc.edu

 

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Living Arrangements

Students will be living in Homestays.  Students will live with a local host family but will have their own room.  The host family might have one or two students but not more. 

Housing will be secured by the programs third-party provider for 12-13 weeks depending on program location. The housing cost is included in the Program Fee.  Approximately 85% of Program Fee is housing.  Furnished housing includes Internet Connectivity, Utilities (Electric, Heating & Air), Access to Kitchen & Laundry Facilities. Housing meets health, safety and security standards set by the University of Cincinnati.

Student should expect a 45 to 60 minute commute from there residence to their respective employer location (which is very similar to what the locals do daily).

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Getting There

 Students organize their own airline travel arrangements.

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 Estimated Program Costs


Program Cost Spain
IEP Program Services
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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

The International Experience Programs offer student advising and programmatic services to students seeking financial assistance through scholarship and grants.

Scholarship funding may be available through UC International Programs. UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information. 

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


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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, it's best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports.html for more information.

The Academic Internship Council will provide country-specific visa application instructions, resources and assistance to all program participants.  

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access this information is via the US Department of State’s webpage at: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html


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 know and address the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

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Health and Safety 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.

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 State, Centers 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:
  • Downloading the mobile application
  • 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.

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Contacts for More Information

Willie Clark
Assistant Director of International Programming
Assistant Professor, Educator
Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0115
willie.clark@uc.edu 
513-556-0354
 
Erin Cohen Bove
Manager of International Programming
Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0115
513-556-4535
Erin.cohen@uc.edu 

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