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Simmons Spain - Spanish Language and Culture
Granada, Spain
Program Terms: Spring
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Fact Sheet:
 Colleges of the Fenway (COF) Programs:
Simmons Areas of Study: Culture, Spanish
 Program Availability:
All Schools
 COF Program Category:
Faculty Led Short Term
 Program Provider:
Colleges of the Fenway
Program Description:
Simmons in Spain: Spanish Language and Culture
in Granada, Spain

The Basics:
Travel dates: June 1-June 29, 2014 
Program duration: Four weeks

Program price: $5140
A $400 non-refundable deposit is required upon acceptance to the program.
The remaining $4740 is due by January 10, 2014.
Price includes international airfare, accommodations in a homestay, all meals and cultural activities
Students earn 4 credits

Course Information:
SPN 201 Intermediate Spanish I
SPN 240 Spoken Spanish
SPN 253 Social and Political Issues in Modern Spain
This course is open to Simmons and COF students.

Pre-requisites:
SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II is required for SPAN 201
SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II is required for SPAN 240
SPAN 245 Conversation & Composition is required for SPAN 253

Program Description:
Study Spanish language and culture in Granada through the Granada Institute of International Studies (GRIIS), which in the heart of Andalusia, an important cultural center for many centuries. Granada, a modern city of more than 400,000, was shaped by its Muslim, Jewish, Christian and other diverse communities, resulting in a rich culture and magnificent architecture. It is home to the Alhambra fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Moors. Granada is now a cultural symbol with a rich cultural life. The University of Granada was founded in 1531, and it is one of the oldest universities in Europe.  The first day of the program students will get oriented and take a walking tour of the city. All students are housed in Spanish homes.

Course highlights:
• Excursions to the Alhambra-Generalife, Cordoba and Sevilla.
• Attend concerts, dances, theater performances and explore museums.
• Experience Spanish family life and language in the context of everyday situations in a homestay.

Please Note:
• Students will fly internationally as a group, departing from and returning to Boston.
• Students should be prepared for extensive walking, at times on cobblestone streets, and tours of old buildings with multiple stairs.
• Prices and dates are subject to change.

Faculty Information:
• Dr. Amalia Pulgarín is the director of GRIIS and has directed Study Abroad Programs in Spain for the past 15 years.  She is a native of Spain, and holds a Ph.D. degree in Hispanic Philology from Boston University. She was a faculty member at Simmons College (Assistant Professor of Spanish) and was the Resident Director of the Simmons in Cordoba Program (1993-2001).
http://griis.es/programs/short-term_courses.htm

• Professor Dolores Peláez-Benítez, Associate Professor of Spanish, Simmons College
dolores.pelaez@simmons.edu



 


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 10/15/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.