Valencia: From the Capital to the Coast – Spanish Language and Culture (closed)
- Summer 2 Semester - July 6-August 5
- Summer 2 Semester - Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and program may fill at any time. Final deadline – January 24.
Faculty leader: Maria Brucato (email@example.com)
Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Courses: Spanish Culture:CLTR4944 & SPNS2301/2302/3301/3302
Description: Our Dialogue begins with a week in Madrid, Spain’s vibrant capital, where students will experience an intensive cultural immersion and attend classes at the University of Navarra’s campus. Next, we head to the Mediterranean coast for 3 weeks where students will lodge with families, attend the Costa de Valencia language institute, and engage in Community Service. Our final destination is a 3-day excursion to the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona.
- Spanish Culture: CLTR4944
Madrid: University of Navarra campus
Valencia: Costa de Valencia, S.L.
Av. Blasco Ibáñez, 66
Tel (+34) 963610367
Fax (+34) 963936049
Students must have completed Elementary II Spanish or the equivalent. An interview with Prof. Brucato is required before acceptance to the program. A portion of the interview will be conducted in Spanish. Minimum GPA of 2.5 required.
- Online Dialogue of Civilizations application (available on OISP website)
- Unofficial transcript which you can download and print from MyNEU
- One copy of passport ID page – To be given directly to your faculty leader after acceptance.
- 2-3 page essay answering the following questions:
- What are your personal and academic reasons for wishing to participate in this Dialogue of Civilizations program?
- How will the program further your academic and career goals?
- What is your previous travel and language experience, if any?
- What courses have you taken which are directly relevant to the program?
**Faculty may require additional information and/or interview (after application deadline)
**Please note that prior to 11/15/12 your unofficial transcript and essay should be handed in to OISP. After 11/15/12, please send them directly to your faculty leaderSchedule Appointment →
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 a PC Palacio de Paradas, a student residence and hotel that includes a full meal plan.
•In Valencia, students will live with host families and benefit from a full meal plan.
•In Barcelona, students will lodge in Be Dream Hostel, located near the beach. Breakfast is included.
•Bus passes provided in 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. Barcelona, the second largest city in Spain, is the capital of the autonomous community of Catalonia. With its coastal location and incomparable architecture, it is considered the most popular city in the country and indeed one of the most visited in the world. Barcelona has distinguished itself as a city of great diversity and on the cutting edge of the arts and sciences.