Plaza de Espana, Seville

Seville, Spain
Language & Culture
Spring/Summer Semester

Padnos International Center Flyer (PDF)

Home to the Plaza de España, Alcázar castle and some of the best flamenco dancing in the world; this program in Seville offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in Spanish language and culture. 

Program Highlights: 

  • Field trips include a two-night trip to Granada, day trip to Córdoba, “Flamenco” dance lessons, and more
  • Learn about the history of Spain through a course revolving around a ‘Reacting to the Past’ game

Credits

Students will register for a total of 7 credits:
SPA 309: Advanced Spanish Grammar (3 credits)
SPA 310: Spanish Civilization and Culture (3 credits)
HNR 380 / SPA 380: Second Spanish Republic RTTP Game (1 credit)

Fulfills General Education Global Perspectives requirement.
Fulfills (1) General Education Issues course requirement. Reflection required.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

Dates and Deadlines

SPRING/SUMMER 2022

Estimated Program Dates: May 2022 - June 2022
Application Deadline: February 1, 202

Costs (2019)

Program Fee: $5,450

Includes

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Accommodation
  • Ground transportation
  • Field trips & fees
  • Some meals

Other Expenses

  • GVSU Tuition - 7 credits, Undergraduate ($3,829)
  • Personal expenses ($500)
  • Additional meals ($500)
  • Passport fees ($150)
  • ISIC card - optional, Undergraduate ($28)

TOTAL PROJECTED COST (Program Fee + Other Expenses): $10,457

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS:

Students may fund study abroad by using financial aid, scholarships, grants and personal funds. A study abroad advisor can help you create a funding plan.

FACULTY-LED PROGRAM GRANT  (Up to $1,500): All degree-seeking students who apply to their faculty-led program by the priority deadline are automatically considered for a grant of up to $1,500 from the Padnos International Center. Students must have a current FAFSA on file to be eligible. No application required.

James F. and Virginia L. Goode Global Programs Scholarship: The purpose of the scholarship is to reduce the financial pressure on students and their families and make a Grand Valley education accessible to students from all backgrounds. This need-based scholarship will ensure that financial need does not become a barrier to intellectual and personal growth for students planning to study abroad. MyScholarships: https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/10186

Visit www.gvsu.edu/studyabroad/scholarships for additional information on grants and scholarships.

FINANCIAL AID:

To contact the Financial Aid office, email [email protected] with “Study Abroad” in the Subject line. Include your G-number and Total Projected Cost of the program in the e-mail. 

Non-GVSU Students: Non-GVSU students admitted for study abroad are not eligible for Financial Aid from GVSU. Check with your home school’s study abroad and financial aid offices for details on applying for financial aid from your home school toward study abroad program costs. 

Apply for this program via the GVSU Study Abroad Spain: Language & Culture program page.

Spanish Language

Dominican Republic beach

Dominican Republic
Spanish
Spring/Summer Semester

Padnos International Center Flyer (PDF)

SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - This program offers students the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the language and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world while living in the oldest European settlement in the Americas. Santo Domingo is at once a bustling urban center and a relic of the Spanish Caribbean colonial past. Students will experience the rich Dominican culture through excursions to the coastal village of Samaná, in the humpback whale breeding ground of Samaná Bay; Los Haitises National Park, renowned for some of the richest biodiversity in the Caribbean; Santiago de los Caballeros, the second largest city in the Dominican Republic and the economic center of the fertile Cibao Valley; and the gorgeous beaches of Guayacanes, in the east coast, and Sosúa-Cabarete in the north. Cultural activities include dance lessons, museums, archeological sites, and more. 

Program Highlights:

- Expand knowledge of Spanish Language and Culture
- Participate in service-learning opportunity with a local organization
- Excursions include Samaná, Santiago de los Caballeros, Playa Guayacanes, Sosúa-Cabarete, and more
- Activities include dance lessons, visits to museums, and archaeological sites

SPRING/SUMMER 2022

Estimated Program Dates: June 2021 - July 2021
Application Deadline: February 1, 2021

Courses

Students will register for a total of 6 credits:
SPA 312: Latin American Civilization and Culture II (3 credits) AND
SPA 308: Spanish Phonetics (3 credits)
Independent studies credits are available for this program.

*Fulfills Spanish major requirements, and General Education Global Perspectives requirements.
Fulfills (1) General Education Issues requirement. Reflection required.

Language of Instruction: Spanish

Cost and Scholarships

2020 PROGRAM COSTS:

Program Fee: $3,739

Includes

  • Round-trip transportation from Grand Rapids
  • Accommodation
  • Most meals
  • Field trips and entrance fees
  • All ground transportation

Other Expenses

  • GVSU Tuition - 6 credits ($3,396)
  • Passport ($150)
  • Personal expenses ($300)
  • Additional meals ($350)
  • ISIC card - optional ($28)

TOTAL PROJECTED COST (Program Fee + Other Expenses) = $7,856

SCHOLARSHIPS/GRANTS:

Students may fund study abroad by using financial aid, scholarships, grants and personal funds. A study abroad advisor can help you create a funding plan.

FACULTY-LED PROGRAM GRANT: up to $1,500. All degree-seeking students who apply to their faculty-led program by the priority deadline are automatically considered for a grant of up to $1,500 from the Padnos International Center. Students must have a current FAFSA on file to be eligible. No application required.

James F. and Virginia L. Goode Global Programs Scholarship: The purpose of the scholarship is to reduce the financial pressure on students and their families and make a Grand Valley education accessible to students from all backgrounds. This need-based scholarship will ensure that financial need does not become a barrier to intellectual and personal growth for students planning to study abroad. MyScholarships: https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/10186

Visit www.gvsu.edu/studyabroad/scholarships for additional information on grants and scholarships.

FINANCIAL AID:

To contact the Financial Aid office, email [email protected] with “Study Abroad” in the Subject line. Include your G-number and Total Projected Cost of the program in the e-mail. 

Non-GVSU Students: Non-GVSU students admitted for study abroad are not eligible for Financial Aid from GVSU. Check with your home school’s study abroad and financial aid offices for details on applying for financial aid from your home school toward study abroad program costs. 

Apply for this program via the GVSU Study Abroad Dominican Republic: Spanish program page.

Spanish Language

Spring/Summer 2022
Elizabeth Gansen, Modern Languages & Literatures
Program Director
[email protected]

Bret Linford, Modern Languages & Literatures
Program Director
[email protected]



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