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  • Locations: Salamanca, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Description:
The WF Department of Spanish & Italian offers a summer program of internships in Salamanca, Spain, site of the department´s semester-long study abroad program. This is an ideal program for students wishing to develop their knowledge of Spanish within a particular professional field, such as healthcare, business, politics, sociology, or translation. The Program’s immersion setting provides an optimal environment for improving language skills, furthering cultural knowledge, and learning about the functioning of agencies in different professional settings. 
 
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Overview
The WF Department of Spanish & Italian offers a summer program of internships in Salamanca, Spain, site of the department´s semester-long study abroad program.
This is an ideal program for students wishing to develop their knowledge of Spanish within a particular professional field, such as healthcare, business, politics, sociology, or translation.
The Program’s immersion setting provides an optimal environment for improving language skills, furthering cultural knowledge, and learning about the functioning of agencies in different professional settings. 
 
 
Location Salamanca is a cosmopolitan university city approximately two hours northwest of Madrid. Students come to the city from all over Europe to study at the highly prestigious university (founded in 1218, more than 400 years before Harvard) and enjoy the lively social and intellectual scene.
 
Designated a Cultural Capital of Europe in 2002, Salamanca has some of the most stunning architecture in Spain. The cathedral, plaza, and major buildings are constructed of a local sandstone that glows golden at dawn and sunset. University buildings, some of which date from 1254, include a recently-restored plateresque façade famous for its whimsical carvings.
 
Portugal and other parts of Spain are easily accessible from Salamanca. Students routinely visit Lisbon, Valencia, Seville, Madrid, and Barcelona.
 
Program Course descriptions
SPA 199 (3h) Under faculty direction, a student undertakes a language project in conjunction with an off-campus service commitment or internship. Includes, but is not limited to, vocabulary building, keeping a journal, and reading professional material. Pass/Fail only. SPA 309 or 309L; or SPN 319or 319L; or POI.
 
Students are required to participate consistently and complete a series of written assignments relating to their experience and their internship field. Students should consult their program director for guidance with these assignments, and submit all work to him or her for evaluation.                                                                           
SPA 303I. Language Study in the Context of an Internship. (1.5h, 3h) Development of oral proficiency and writing skills. Readings, discussions, and writing assignments based on texts relevant to internships being undertaken by students. Must be taken in conjunction with SPA 199. The combination of this course and SPN 199 may count as a maximum of 3 hours toward the major or minor. Pre-req: 200-level course.
                                                                                     
SPA 391. Internship in Spanish for Business and the Professions. (1.5h-3h) Under faculty supervision, a student completes an internship in a bilingual or Spanish-speaking business or professional setting as part of an abroad experience. Does not count toward major or minor in Spanish. Pre-req: SPA 309 or 309L, or SPN 319 or 319L. Pass/Fail/only.
                                                                                     
SPA 315. The Making of Spain: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Cultures of Spain. (3h) Examination of Spainish cultural pluralism through visual arts, architecture, film, music, and literature from the medieval period to the present. SPA 280 or 290; or SPN 216. (formerly SPN 317)
                                                                                     
SPA 319. Literary and Cultural Studies of Spanish America. (3h) Study of selected major works of Spanish - American literature within their historical and cultural contexts. Emphasis on Iinguistic and political structures, intellectual currents, art, music, and film to promote understanding of Spanish American historical development. SPA 280 or 290; or SPN 216. (formerly SPN 318)
                                                                                     
SPA 313 Lights, Camera, ¡Acción!: Cinema and Culture in the Spanish-Speaking World. (3h) Traces the development of cinematic arts and industry, with special attention to signature movements, films, and directors and the representation of cultures on screen. Pre-req: SPA 280 or 290; or SPN 216.
 
Faculty  
Kathryn Mayers
Associate Professor of Spanish
Director, Salamanca Programs
523 Greene Hall
mayerskm@wfu.edu
336.758.4739
 
 
Accommodation Students may live with a Spanish family or stay in a university residence hall.

The homestay allows for full cultural and language immersion. Families are selected by Cursos Internacionales of the University of Salamanca. Homestays include 3 meals/day and weekly laundry.  

The residence hall includes 3 meals/day and costs an additional fee of $200
Excursions

Program excursions include two day trips. The first will be to the city of Segovia, where students will visit the Royal Fortress that inspired Walt Disney´s castle, a Roman aqueduct, the gardens of the Royal Palace of La Granja, and sample local cuisine.

The second day trip will be to the region of Arribes del Duero on the border of Spain and Portugal, where students will take a boat trip through a nature preserve, visit a winery, and sample local wines and ports.

Throughout the stay in Salamanca, students will tour sites around the city, including the 800-year-old University, the Old and New Cathedrals, a Jesuit Park, the Casa Lis Decorative Arts Museum and local hot chocolate shops. 

Weekends may be used for personal travel. Students may stay in town, travel independently, or purchase a place on one of the excursions for foreign students organized by the University of Salamanca.
 
The day trips to Segovia and the Arribes del Duero are an integral and mandatory part of the internship program. Be sure not to make plans for personal travel before consulting this calendar for the dates of these trips. 


 

Selection Students must be in good academic standing and have completed the equivalent of five semesters of college-level Spanish. Majors in all disciplines are eligible. Preference will be given to students with a serious interest in language immersion.

Final Application Deadline: April 10.
Early application is recommended. Certain internships must be reserved in advance of this date. 
Costs The cost of the program depends on the type of internship selected and the number of courses taken.

SUMMER 2021 Estimated COSTS
  1. Only Internship: Tuition (3 hrs)= $2,700 + Program Fee $1,750 + Airfare (estimated) $1,500 + Personal Expenses (estimated) $500 = Estimated total cost - $6,450
     
  2. Chamber of commerce internship: Tuition (3 hrs)= $3,200 + Program Fee $1,750 + Airfare (estimated) $1,500 + Personal Expenses (estimated) $500 = Estimated total cost - $6,950 
     
  3. Internhip + 1 course: Tuition (6 hrs)= $5,400 + Program Fee $1,750 + Airfare (estimated)  $1,500 + Personal Expenses (estimated)  $500 = Estimated total cost - $9,150
     
  4. Chamber of commerce internship + 1 course: Tuition ( 6 hrs)= $5,900 + Program Fee $1,750 + Airfare (estimated)  $1,500 + Personal Expenses (estimated)  $500 = Estimated total cost - $9,650
     
  5. Internhip + 2 courses: Tuition (9 hrs)= $8,100 + Program Fee $1,719 + Airfare (estimated)  $1,500 + Personal Expenses (estimated)  $500 = Estimated total cost - $11,819
     
  6. Chamber of commerce internship + 2 courses: Tuition ( 6 hrs)= $8,600 + Program Fee $1,719 + Airfare (estimated)  $1,500 + Personal Expenses (estimated)  $500 = Estimated total cost - $12,319
 
Scholarships Scholarships are available through GPS and from outside organizations. Find further information at: 
http://studyabroad.wfu.edu/funding/#Summer%20Scholarship
Contact
Kathryn Mayers
Program Director, Salamanca Programs
Department of Spanish and Italian
523 Greene Hall
Phone: (336) 758-4739
E-mail: mayerskm@wfu.edu
mayerskm@wfu.edu
 

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This program is currently not accepting applications.