Spain: Comparative Perspectives on Education

*Please note:  The next time this program will run is Spring/Summer 2023. Details below are subject to change.

OURENSE, SPAIN - The program will take place in Ourense, which is in the Region of Galicia, in Northwest Spain, 40 min away by train  rom Santiago de Compostela, the capital of Galicia, and 2 hours from Porto Portugal. Schools in this region are becoming more and more multicultural, and in response, education has become trilingual: the subjects are taught in Galego (Galician), Spanish and English. By working in local classrooms, students will be able to compare the current education systems in the U.S. and Spain and learn the foundations of both systems. Field trips and home stays with local families will further allow students to be immersed in Spanish culture.

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Faculty-Led
2.0 GPA Required
English Language Requirement

Program Dates and Application Deadline

Spring/Summer 2022

Estimated Program Dates: July 2022 - August 2022
Application Deadline: October 1, 2021 (Closed)

Spring/Summer 2023

Estimated Program Dates: July 2023 - August 2023
Application Deadline: February 1, 2023

(6 weeks)

Courses

Spain

Students will register for a total of 6 credits:

*EDF 315: Diverse Perspectives on Education (3 credits) 

Fulfills Cultures - U.S. Diversity General Education requirement.

*Fulfills a requirement for admission in the College of Education.

AND

EDF 380: Cultural Exploration in Spain (3 credits)

Fulfills General Education Global Perspectives requirement.

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

Language of Instruction: English

 

Housing

Program participants will live with host families.

Cost and Scholarships

Spain

2021 PROGRAM COST:

Program Fee: $4,670

Includes

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Housing
  • Most meals
  • All excursions and fees
  • All ground transportation

Other Expenses

  • Tuition ($3,504)
  • Passport ($150)
  • ISIC Card (optional - $28)
  • Additional meals ($200)
  • Personal Expenses ($300)

TOTAL PROJECTED COST (Program Fee + Other Expenses): $8,824

Eligibility

Spain

Open to ALL majors. No language prerequisite.

2.0 GPA required.

 

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Contact Information

Spring/Summer 2022
Sherie Klee (Williams)
Program Director
willishe@gvsu.edu
Spring/Summer 2023
Sherie Klee (Williams)
Program Director
willishe@gvsu.edu

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