Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs
With the ancient city of Machu Picchu as the primary focus, the Spring Break immersion class examines the surrounding communities both past and present to contextualize, interpret and celebrate one of the foundational pillars of our continent. In addition to providing students with first-hand experience in the Peru, acquiring or refining basic Spanish language skills, and learning fundamental attributes of intercultural communication, students will be exposed to a number of stimuli that they might consider in forming their own identity.
Ubeda Spain Study Abroad Program
May 15 - July 6, 2013
Lead by: Dr. Jess Boersma and Marianella Jara.
Program Website: http://people.uncw.edu/riderv/Spain2013/Website/Summer_Spain.1.htm
Excursions include: Granada, Cordoba, Sevilla, Madrid, Segovia and Santiago de Compostela
The Ubeda program was created to give students the opportunity to improve and practice Spanish intensively while immersing themselves in the Spanish culture. Students will gain rich knowledge and understanding of the cultures of Spain while studying, researching, and traveling through different areas of the country, and most importantly by living with a local host family. Located in Andalucía, (southern Spain) Ubeda has been declared a World Historic site by UNESCO. It is also conveniently located close to other renowned cities and historical attractions such as Granada, Sevilla, Cádiz and Valencia, among others. Ubeda sits on a ridge overlooking the olive groves of the Guadalquivir valley and is a magnificent example of a Renaissance town. Ubeda has everything to offer to our students, from the beauty of its quiet parks to modern conveniences, loving people and a great amount of culture and history.
The name "Valparaíso" means valley of paradise. Students who study abroad in Chile soon see: the name fits! Valpo and its beautiful sister city, Viña del Mar, are located on the Pacific Ocean, in Chile’s temperate fifth region. Now in its tenth consecutive year, the Chile program offers students the opportunity for true immersion in the Spanish language, as well as excursions ranging from the intellectual and cultural to the great outdoors. Our program provides plenty of time for free exploration and cultural appreciation, yet students also love their warm , loving host family experience. A geographic wonder, Valparaíso is a city of hills, ascensores (cable cars so you can get to the top of those hills), and panoramic vistas and sunsets that takes one’s breath away. UNCW courses offered are SPN 302 and SPN 303, both of which count toward the major and the minor.
Other Recommended Study-Abroad Program
Through the N.C. Consortium for Study Abroad, UNCW students can study at the Universidad de Cantabria, Spain, during the fall or spring semesters. This program gives students the opportunity to spend a semester in the coastal city of Santander, taking up to 15 hours of 300- and 400-level credit in classes in Spanish geography, literature, art, history and language.
Santander is a beautiful city of 200,000 people set on a sparkling bay on Spain’s northern coast, approximately 300 miles from Madrid and 150 miles from the French border. A major part of the Semester in Spain Program is the travel beyond Santander made available to students. These usually include three daytrips and a four-day tour to Madrid, Segovia and Toledo as well as a weekend trip to a city like Salamanca or Barcelona.
Students are housed in carefully selected homestays located within easy access to the universidad, downtown and the beaches. Airfare, tuition, housing, health insurance, daily meals, laundry service and all group trips are included in the price of the program. For more information about the Santander program, please consult the Semester in Spain website or contact Dr. Brian Chandler, Dr. John Stevens, or Dr. Terry Mount.