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O'Dowd Hall, Room 328
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2889
ie@oakland.edu

Office hours
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Alex Zimmerman, Director
(248) 370-2843
azimmerman@oakland.edu

International Education

O'Dowd Hall, Room 328
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2889
ie@oakland.edu

Office hours
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Alex Zimmerman, Director
(248) 370-2843
azimmerman@oakland.edu

An aquaduct in Segovia, Spain.

Spanish Civilization in Segovia, Spain

Oakland University's two-week faculty-led program in Spain. Students will experience Spanish culture firsthand in the medieval walled city of Segovia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Living with host families and interacting with students from the University of Valladolid, students will rapidly improve their Spanish proficiency. Visit many of the sites and cultural creations learned about in the classroom, from the Prado Museum in Madrid to the Royal Palace of San Ildefonso. This class is offered as a Summer I course, with the first week on campus followed by two weeks abroad in Spain. 

Course: SPN 3510: Spanish Civilization (4 credits) 

Program Dates: May 11 - 26, 2024 

Application Deadline: January 1 (Apply by January 1 for best consideration for scholarships)

For more information contact:

Mary Hartson, Associate Professor, Spanish
hartson@oakland.edu

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Program Overview

Students fly together to Segovia, Spain, a historic city northwest of Madrid, in central Spain's Castile and León region. Its centuries of settlement have resulted in a rich architectural legacy, including medieval walls, Romanesque churches, a former royal palace and a Gothic cathedral. Its iconic ancient Roman Aqueduct has more than 160 arches, most in the original mortarless granite, and stands above Plaza del Azoguejo in the heart of the city.

Students spend two weeks living in and exploring Segovia. Excursions include a walking tour of the town and visit local area attractions: the iconic and historic Gothic-style Cathedral, the Roman Aqueduct and Alcázar palace. Visit castles in the province of Segovia and other nearby medieval sites. Tour one of the nearby wineries/bodegas and see a medieval monastery cloister. The group travels to one of Spain’s most iconic cities, known as the City of La Granja de San Ildefonso.  Built by King Philip V, the local palace is one of the best examples of the monarchic splendor of the 18th century.

Following the program, students return to Michigan from Spain.

Academics

Requirements: A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Students who don’t meet the GPA requirement may still be eligible and should speak with OU’s International Education Office prior to applying.

Course: SPN 3510: Spanish Civilization (4 credits) 

SPN 3510 is an upper-level course conducted in Spanish.

Classes will be held at the Global Education Oregon (GEO) Segovia Center. Credits count toward the major, minor, or modified major in Spanish. For students who have already taken SPN 3510, there may be an independent study option.

The class is offered as a Summer I course, with the first week on campus followed by two weeks abroad in Spain.

Housing and Food

While in Spain, students will live with a host family. Placements are made with your preferences taken into consideration, and every effort is made to meet special dietary requirements. Homestays are located throughout Segovia within walking distance of the GEO Center and city center, and include three meals/day with the family and light laundry.

Cost

Tuition: 4 Credits

You will be charged for these credits on your eBill at your normal rate of tuition.

Program Fee: $$1,850

To be paid to OU on our MarketPlace payment system and includes: housing and some meals, ground transportation and all excursions while in Spain, and health insurance.

Additional Costs: $1,875

You will need additional funds for these expenses not covered by program fee. Amounts are estimated.
Airfare: $1,300
Meals: $200
Incidental personal expenses: $200
Passport (if you don't have one): $175


Scholarships and Financial Aid: You are able to use financial aid to cover your full cost of attendance to this program (tuition, program fee and additional costs). Scholarships are also available through your study abroad application.