PERU SUMMER II: Spanish Language and Peruvian Culture – CLOSED

Lima, Peru

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Dates

  • Summer 2 Semester - July 11th - August 14th, 2014 (dates subject to change)

Application Deadline

  • Summer 2 Semester - January 26th, 2014

Priority deadline is November 15th with a final deadline of January 26th. Program accepting applications until filled and is subject to close at any time.

Description

Faculty Leader: Prof. Yanet Canavan (y.canavan@neu.edu)

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (k.burke@neu.edu)

Information Sessions:

Monday, January 13, 2014  6-7 p.m. 431 Ryder Hall

Thursday, January 23, 2014 4:30 - 6 p.m. 155 Ryder Hall

Term: Summer II

Courses: 

  • SPNS 1302/2301/2302/3301/3302 Spanish Language Immersion
  • CLTR4944 Cultural Engagement Abroad

Description:

This Spanish immersion program will take place at a language center in Lima and at Amauta Language School in Cuzco (the capital of the Inca empire). The course consists of 4 hours per day of instruction focusing on: developing all of the four language skills (speaking, writing, listening and reading), cultural visits (museums, cathedrals, historical places in the city, etc.) and activities such as dining at fine restaurants and experiencing Lima's and Cuzco's night life. The Spanish immersion program will offer intensive Spanish language training to solidify the students' knowledge of Spanish grammar and teach them to speak the language fluently. During this 5 week program, students will speak Spanish, participate in cultural activities and interact with local people. It is an exciting way to explore the Spanish language and to experience another culture's people, ideas, customs and beliefs. Students will sample all that the cities of Lima and Cuzco have to offer while using the Spanish language. Students will complete a service project (in a Language School or in the Air Force School) in which they will help Peruvian students to practice speaking English and also explain to them a typical day in the life of a American college student. Students from Northeastern will have Peruvian language partners. Students will experience life in Peru as a local Peruvian. Students will stay with Peruvian guest families, learning their culture and using the Spanish language in their day-to-day activities.

The itinerary is tentatively scheduled as such:

  • 3 weeks in Miraflores, Lima
  • 4 days in Ica - Nazca
  • 1 week in Cuzco

For more information: Contact Prof. Yanet Canavan (y.canavan@neu.edu)

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Courses

SPNS 1302/2301/2302/3301/3302 Spanish Language Immersion

 

This Spanish immersion program will take place in Lima, (the capital of Peru) and Cuzco. The course consists of 4 hours per day of instruction focusing on developing all the four language skills (speaking, writing, listening and reading), cultural visits museums, cathedrals, historical places in the city, etc.) and activities. The Spanish immersion program will offer intensive Spanish language training to solidify the students' knowledge of Spanish grammar and to teach them to speak the language fluently. During this 5week program students will speak Spanish, participate in cultural activities and interact with local people. It is an exciting way to explore the Spanish language and to experience another culture's people, ideas, customs and beliefs. Students will sample all that the cities of Lima and Cuzco have to offer using the Spanish language. Students will complete a service project (in a Language School or in the Air Force school) in which they will help Peruvians to practice speaking English and also explain the typical day in the life of a student at an American University. Students from Northeastern will have Peruvian partners language. Students will experience life in Peru as a local Peruvian. Students will stay at Peruvian guest families, learning the culture and using the Spanish language in every day activities.

CLTR4944 Cultural Engagement Abroad

This course will introduce students to the broad spectrum of Peruvian and Hispanic culture through different activities. This Spanish culture class is based on experience-based learning and practicing Spanish. Students will acquire a new understanding of the culture of Peru and the Hispanic World. Students will be immersing themselves in the language and cultural opportunities presented through the in-country immersion experience. About 50 % of the class will be lecture and theory. The remaining 50% will be interactive activities, student participation and visits to historic sites in Lima and Cuzco. Among the sites included is Machu Picchu (one of the Wonders of the World).

 

Host University

Students take courses at EL Sol” Language Center in Lima.  http://elsol.idiomasperu.com

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Minimum one semester of Spanish Language (SPNS1101 or equivalent)

Application Procedure

    •  Online Dialogue of Civilizations application (available on OISP website and myNEU)
    • $500 non-refundable program deposit paid through NUPay.* Be sure to select the appropriate summer term.**
    • One copy of passport ID page – to be given directly to your faculty leader after acceptance.
    • 2-3 page essay answering the following questions (copy and pasted into online application):
    1.  What are your personal and academic reasons for wishing to participate in this Dialogue of Civilizations program?
    2. How will the program further your academic and career goals?
    3. What is your previous travel and language experience, if any?
    4. What courses have you taken which are directly relevant to the program?

    *If you are not accepted into your Dialogue program, the $500 deposit will be credited to your student account.

    **Applications are not considered complete until deposit is received. This deposit will be applied to the full cost of the program.

    **Faculty may require additional information and/or interview (after application deadline)

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Cost

 

Tuition: $10, 195

DOC Fee: $2000

Tuition and DOC Fee cover 8 Northeastern credits, round-trip airfare from Boston, housing for program duration, International SOS assistance, as well as some local transport, excursions and group meals.

Accommodations

Students will stay with host families while in Lima and Cuzco. Students will stay at hotels while in Ica, Nazca, and Paracas.