The University of Valladolid is historically one of the oldest universities in Spain, serving students for over 700 years. Currently boasting a student population of over 30,000 across its regional campuses throughout Castilla y Leon, the Universtiy of Valladolid remains a model of excellence in teaching and research, as well as a leader in the promotion of the language, heritage and environment of the Region of Castilla y León!
The Summer in Spain program is embarking upon its 20th year of operation under the guidance of Faculty Director, Dr. Francisco Martin. Students in this program will experience a total immersion experience as they integrate into Spanish life, language, and culture over the course of their four week stay. Generally class will run Monday through Friday, with intensive language instruction by Valladolid faculty in the morning/early afternoon, followed by culture class in the afternoon on select days. In addition, students are encouraged to attend excursions in the city and region to further bring their learning to life.
While program excursions change every year, last year's included:
|Valladolid Course||CSUSM Course Equivalent||Units||Prerequisites|
|Nivel Inicial||Spanish 150||4||One semester Spanish study|
|Nivel Intermedio I||Spanish 201||3||Spanish 102|
|Nivel Intermedio II||Spanish 202||3||Spanish 201|
|Nivel Avanzado I||Spanish 301||3||Spanish 202|
|Nivel Avanzado II||Spanish 350A||3||Spanish 301*|
|Nivel Superior||Spanish 450B||3||Upper Division Spanish Literature|
|Actividades Extracurriculares: Intensive Spanish Practice in a Study Abroad Setting Financial Aid Students Only||Spanish 199||1||N/A|
|*Additional Courses May Be Available Upon Request*|
*Please consult with Dr. Martin in the Department of Modern Language Studies, Mark 255, email@example.com
Nivel Inicial: 4 core units* language, 1 unit general graduation requirements
All Other Levels: 3 core units* language, 2 units general graduation requirements
*All units earned will count as transfer credit. All course work can be used to fulfill the LOTER requirement.
Financial Aid Students: 6 units are required for summer financial aid eligibility. As such, you will be required to enroll in Spanish 199: Intensive Spanish Practice in a Study Abroad Setting, for one unit. In this course you will be required to write three short compositions based upon your weekend excursions. All compositions will be graded according to your Spanish level.
Please note: Financial Aid eligibility is based upon how much aid you have left over from the current school year. If you have used all your offered financial aid for fall and spring semesters, you will need to seek outside loans to cover your program expenses.
All program participants will be assigned to individual rooms with a homestay family for the duration of their stay in Valladolid. The homestay environment will offer wonderful insights into Spanish culture and many practical benefits of Spanish language practice. Some homestays can house only one student, while others may take in up to three, with each student housed in individual rooms. There is no guarantee that friends will be placed in the same homestay, but careful attention will be given to placing students in the environment best suited to their personalities and preferences. All homestays will be within a reasonable walk or bus route to the university.
All fees include tuition, full room and board, medical insurance, and limited excursions. Airfare and personal expenditures are NOT included in the program cost.
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Please be sure to read the fine print concerning change fees, taxes, luggage restrictions, etc. before booking. Whenever possible, book directly with an airline.
Get a Feel for Valladolid, courtesy of YouTube
Attend an Info Session from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in UNIV 449 with Professor Martin on these selected Fridays: