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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain; Bilbao, Spain; Santander, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer I
  • Budget Sheets: Summer I
Fact Sheet:
Type of Program:
Faculty-led
Language of Instruction:
English, Spanish
Minimum GPA:
2.5 or by Professor Permission Faculty-Led Program Status: Available
College: College of Arts & Science Credits: 3-6 credits
Class Standing: Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

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Program Description

The Languages & Cultures of Northern Spain

This is a five-week program of Spanish language instruction (SNH 1040, SNH 1050) with a cultural focus on the language policies, attitudes, and regional identities of Northern Spain, particularly the Basque Country and Catalonia. Thus, besides our residency in the northern coastal city of Santander, the program includes trips to both Bilbao and Barcelona. Students will live with local host families in order to maximize exposure to Spanish, with class time in the mornings and ample time to take advantage of the mountains and beaches of Northern Spain.

Courses

SNH 1040 – Intermediate Spanish I – 3 credits
SNH 1050 – Intermediate Spanish II – 3 credits

Program Cost

All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OIED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Online and evening workshops are available on (TBD). For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.

Paid to Appalachian State
  6 credits
App Tuition & Fees1 Student Accounts
Program Cost2 $3,350
1Tuition and fees for summer programs can be found at this link. After selecting the appropriate summer tuition and fees cost sheet scroll down to "Study Abroad Rates". Please note that summer tuition and fees are updated during the spring semester.
2Program Cost includes in-country program transportation, lodging, international health and evacuation insurance, program events, all meals, and OIED/CCS administrative fee..


Estimated Additional Costs
  Summer
Airfare $900 - $1300
Personal Expenses1 $300-$500
Meals2 $100-150
Visa3 $0
Passport $150
Immunizations Varies
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc.
2Additional meals not included in the program price. This may include meals at airports during travel and snacks.
3Some non-US citizens may need to apply for a visa prior to entering Spain. 

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted. 
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources.  When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates. To see a total of the estimated costs for this program please visit the program budget sheet.
 

Payment Schedule

  Amount Date Due
Deposit $300.00 Submit with application
1st Payment $1,016.67 01/31/20
2nd Payment $1,016.67 02/29/20
Final Payment $1,016.66 03/31/20

Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.  Further details about Appalachian's withdrawal/cancellation policy can be found at this link.

Financial Aid

If you plan to use any form of financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships) to participate in a short-term, faculty-led education abroad program, we strongly recommend that you take the following steps before applying to the program:
  1. Complete your FAFSA for the academic year in which the program is offered. Please be mindful of Financial Aid deadlines!
  2. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website at http://financialaid.appstate.edu/study-abroad. Read all the information carefully and print the Study Abroad Agreement Form for the appropriate term that you are requesting an increase in financial aid due to studying abroad.
  3. Go to the Office of Financial Aid on the second floor of the JET Building to discuss your financial aid eligibility with Kim Overcash or Laura Sullivan PRIOR to applying to the program.

Scholarships

OIED Scholarships
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000. 

Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.

Dates

Program Itinerary

The international component of this course will run from 5/24/20 to 6/24/20.

Pre-Program Meetings

2-3 meetings; dates and times TBD.

 

Program Leaders

Dr. Brent James
Senior Lecturer; Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
jamesba@appstate.edu

Dr. Paul Sebastian
Assistant Professor, Spanish and TESL/Applied Linguistics, Director of the Language Acquisition Resource Center
sebastianpl@appstate.edu
 

How to Apply

  1. CONTACT THE FACULTY DIRECTOR(S) TO DISCUSS THE PROGRAM
  2. SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION
    • Log in to AppalNET/Banner Self-Service.
    • Select the "Direct Link to Web Self-Service" using your AppState username and password.
    • Select the Student Tab.
    • Scroll down and click on the "Faculty-Led Study Abroad Application Packet*" link.
    • Select the program-specific application form from the programs drop-down menu.
    • Fill out, save, and submit the online application.
  3. PRINT, SIGN, AND DATE THE PAPER APPLICATION FORM
  4. PAY THE NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
    • Walk to the Office of Student Accounts, located on the 2nd floor of the John E. Thomas building.
    • Give the name and term of your program to the Cashier who will look up the deposit charge on your account (e.g., Poland COM Summer 1).
    • Pay the non-refundable deposit by check, cash, debit card, or money order. Please note that Student Accounts can no longer accept credit card payments in person, but they can take credit card payments online. Online credit and debit card payments are subject to a non-refundable 2.75% transaction fee.
  5. BRING YOUR SIGNED PAPER APPLICATION TO OIED
    • Walk to the Office of International Education and Development (OIED), located on the 3rd floor of Plemmons Student
         Union, Suite 321.
    • OIED will make your enrollment official upon reception of your signed paper application and verification of deposit payment.
All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Online and evening workshops are available on (TBD). For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
You will NOT be enrolled in the program until you have completed all 5 steps above.

You are strongly encouraged to share the information contained in the Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form with your family and loved ones (including the Student Handbook), before submitting your application.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:

Programs are open until full. If a program is full, the Faculty-led Education Abroad Program online student application form for that program will be deactivated and you will no longer be able to apply. The application deadline is 03/15/2020 at the latest.

Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.



Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.