|Pictures from previous years:
2014 Spain & Portugal
2013 Spain & Greece 2012 Spain & Greece
2011 Spain & Greece 2010 Spain & Greece
Study History, English and Spanish at the beaches of Valencia, site of early Greek and Roman settlements, and medieval stomping grounds of El Cid. Walk in the footsteps of the surrendering Moorish king at the Alhambra palace in Granada; discover secret passages in the castle in Segovia where Queen Isabella married King Ferdinand; imagine you are a sentry defending Sagunto from Hannibal as you contemplate his war elephants coming up the coast and gaze out over the Mediterranean waiting for help from Rome that never arrives. . .
Become proficient in Spanish while immersing yourself in a culture rich in history, art and romance.
This program offers three classes that fulfill general education requirements at Longwood University as well as many other universities. Students must choose 2 of the 3 classes.
History and English classes are taught in English, although some of your assignments will involve using Spanish
Courses offered (Choose two):
Spanish 201 or 202 (Goal 10 or BA degree requirement)
Spanish 302 (BA Humanities requirement and/or Spanish Minor course)
History 100 (Goal 7) or History 484 (History major course / Liberal Studies social science course)
English 400 (Goal 13/14*)
Goal 9: Waived!*
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*Successful completion of this program waives Longwood University's Goal 9 (as an "approved international experience"), in addition to satisfying two of the following:
Goal 7, Goal 10,
Liberal Studies Social Sciences requirement or BA language or humanities degree
· Study abroad and immersion in another culture result in enhanced marketability in the job market
· Employers are looking for
prospective employees who can speak Spanish and who can look at the world
· Goal 9 is waived:
you save the cost of an entire 3-credit course you never have
to pay for!
you never have to pay for!
· You can take 2 Gen Ed courses (in addition to the Goal 9 waiver) in a 4-week program, putting you ahead of the game by next fall
· There is no comparison to
standing in the places where history took place, and taking part in everyday life in
What better way to understand how history has shaped our world today than to learn in the very sites where key events took place?
Living in Spain, you will find yourself using all of your new language skills in real everyday situations, bringing to life your abilities and adding to your career potential.
Group size is limited.
Enrollment deadline is January 15!
Typical daily schedule during the program:
9:00 – 2:00 classes
2:00-4:00 lunch with host family
3:00-5:00 siesta; free time; exercise time / or to the beach!
5:00-8:00 accompanied class activities in Valencia or free time
7:30-9:00 free time, homework
9:00 or 9:30 dinner with host family
Costs: (Tentative) Program Price of $4,100 includes:
*Round-trip Airfare Richmond-Madrid; private bus to Valencia
*Homestay with Spanish family; hotels in Granada, Córdoba and Segovia
*3 meals per day in Valencia; breakfasts in Granada, Córdoba and Segovia
*Many excursions, visits, tours and cultural activities
*Medical insurance through MAPFRE
**(These prices are subject to change due to currency fluctuations, numbers of participants and other factors.)
**(Tuition is not included in above cost; you will receive a separate tuition bill.)
$650 deposit due with application.
See payment schedule.
Make checks payable to Longwood University
Take payment form to Office of Cashiering, Lancaster
**Please write Cid Account number #81136 on form