Summer GE Spanish Language Program

Program Overview

The Summer GE Spanish Language Program  is intended for sophomore, junior or senior students who have taken through Spanish 1101, 1102 or 1155 . Students will earn 8 hours of Spanish language credit while in Sevilla:

       – Students with Spanish 1101 will earn credit for Spanish 1102 (4 credits) and 1103 (4 credits)

       – Students with Spanish 1102 will earn credit for Spanish 1103 (4 credits), 2202 (3 credits), and 2797 (1 credit)

Each course a student takes abroad, regardless of the grade received or how course credit counts toward degree requirements, must:

         – Transfer back to the student’s OSU record

         – Be completed for graded OSU credit. This grade will be factored into the student’s GPA

COWA for Ohio State: Summer GE Spanish Language Program

During 6 weeks in Seville, students will complete 2-3 courses to earn eight credits. These courses have been pre-approved for Ohio State graded credit. All courses feature face-to-face instruction with the same number of contact hours as their Ohio State equivalents and some also include service-learning or other community-engagement components. The program also provides cultural activities and excursions to complement in-class learning and to maximize cultural understanding.

Courses are taught at COWA’s facilities located  in front of María Luisa’s Park, only minutes away from the city center on foot. Well connected with public transportation, COWA’s HQs include fully equipped intelligent classrooms, offices for incoming visiting faculty and students, as well a 1000 square foot indoor study area/auditorium to host activities for students such as live music, dance workshops, language exchanges, or simply hanging out. Additionally, we have a locked safe on site that allows us to securely store sensitive items for students.

Calendars and Schedules

Summer GE Spanish Language Calendar and Orientation

Friday, May 13 Arrival to Seville and hotel
Welcome dinner
Saturday, May 14 Move to homestay
Sunday, May 15 Orientation
Horse carriage ride through Seville
Monday, May 16 First day of classes
Thursday, June 16 Corpus Christi (holidays – no classes)
Friday, June 17 Last day of classes

Summer GE Spanish Language Program – Visits and Excursions Calendar

The following visits are mandatory for all students:

Wednesday, May 18 Las Setas y Mirador 10.30h
Thursday, May 19 Real Alcázar 17.00h
May 20-22 (Friday to Sunday) Córdoba and Granada 15.00h
Wednesday, May 25 Cathedral of Seville 10.50h
Saturday, June 11 Itálica and the beach TBA

Information and Application

  • Duration: 6-weeks.
  • Requirements: students must have at least sophomore standing (at the time of participation), a 2.7 cumulative GPA, 3.0 Spanish GPA and have successfully completed Spanish 1101, 1155, or 1102.
  • Housing: Homestay with Spanish host family (meals and laundry provided)
  • Academic Credit: All COWA courses taken will transfer directly as Ohio State graded credits. Students will take 8 credits of Spanish language credit
  • Senior students may not graduate during the same term in which they are participating.

The program fee will be 2,950€ (aprox. $3,400) per student. This fee can be payed in one or two payments. The first payment due by April 1st (1,475$) and the second payment due by May 1st (1,475$). The fee includes:

  • In-country orientation
  • 24/7 emergency support
  • Welcome and goodbye dinners
  • All activities and excursions
  • Full room and board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in Spanish host families
  • One night hotel stay upon arrival in Seville

The fee does not include:

  • Airfare (flights to and from Seville)
  • Personal expenses
  • Books
  • A complete application must include:
    • General application (click the Apply Here button to the right to access application page)
    • Academic Recommendation (instructions on application page)
  • Application deadline: Tuesday, February 22nd
  • Decision date: Tuesday, March 15th
  • Start date: Wednesday, May 11th
  • End date: Monday, June 20th

*Students must also complete an application with the OSU Office of International Affairs (OIA) in order to be considered for the program.

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