Spain: From the Capital to the Coast – Spanish Language and Culture – CLOSED

Valencia, Spain

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  • Summer 2 Semester - July 6 - August 6, 2014 (dates subject to change)

Application Deadline

  • Summer 2 Semester - Priority Deadline: November 15, 2013

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.


Faculty Leader: Prof. Maria Brucato (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (

Information Sessions:

Tuesday, November 5th 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Ryder 427

Wednesday, November 13th  6:30 p.m. in Ryder 431

Term: Summer II


  • SPNS2301/2302/3301/3302 Spanish Language Immersion (multiple levels)
  • CLTR4944 Cultural Engagement Abroad


Our Dialogue begins with a week in Madrid, Spain’s vibrant capital, where students will experience an intensive cultural immersion, attend classes and provide service within the community. Next, we head to the Mediterranean coast for 3 weeks where students will lodge in the University's student residence, attend the Costa de Valencia language institute, and engage in Community Service. Finally, students will enjoy a 2-day excursion to the exquisite Moorish city, Granada, located in Spain's southern region, Andalusia.


  • SPNS2301/2302/3301/3302 Spanish Language Immersion (multiple levels)
  • Students who have placed above 3302 or have taken SPSN 3102 will be assigned a new course number.

  • CLTR4944 Cultural Engagement Abroad

Host University

Valencia:  Costa de Valencia, S.L.

Av. Blasco Ibáñez, 66

E-46021 Valencia

Tel  (+34) 963610367

Fax (+34) 963936049

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 required.
  • Students must have completed Elementary II Spanish or the equivalent.
  • An interview with Prof. Brucato is required before acceptance to the program.

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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Tuition: $10,195

DOC Fee: $2,000

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.


  • In Madrid, students will lodge in Palacio de Paradas, a student residence and hotel. Internet provided.

•In Valencia, students will reside in the University's student residence. Internet provided.

•In Granada, students will lodge in the city center. Breakfast included.

•Bus passes provided in Madrid and Valencia


1. Madrid is the bustling capital of Spain located in the heart of Castilla. We’ll spend 1 week exploring the city.  Along with classes, there will be guided museum tours and an excursion to visit the magnificent historic cities of Ávila and Segovia, the home of the exquisitely preserved Roman Aqueduct built circa 50 A.D.

2. Valencia, founded as a Roman Colony in 138 BC, it is the capital of the autonomous community of Valencia and the 3rd largest city in Spain. Located on the Mediterranean coast, it boasts beautiful stretches of sandy beaches and a unique cuisine. In addition to exploring the city with the help a university student guide, the group will take a trip to Albufera National Park. It is the greatest treasure of Valencia, situated on the largest lake in Spain and one of the most important wetland areas in the Peninsula.  There, the group will enjoy an authentic Paella meal, another treasure of the region.

3. Granada, located in Spain's southern region, Andalusia, is noted for its Moorish and Mudejar architecture dating back to the 8th century. Among other sights, the group will visit the grand Moorish capital, the Alhambra.