||Autumn Quarter Program in León,
El Barrio Húmedo
During Autumn Quarter 2013, the Division of Spanish and Portuguese
Studies will take a group of motivated Advanced Level students to León, Spain
to live with local families and study Spanish language and literature at the newly renovated Palacio Conde Luna Study Center.
The dates of the program will coincide with Autumn Quarter on campus (September 21, 2013 - December 14, 2013).
While enrolled in this program, students will complete the following
courses (all courses are required, and receive a numerical grade):
SPAN 301 & 302 OR SPAN 302 & 303- Advanced Spanish (10 credits)
SPAN 321- Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies (5 credits)
SPAN 394- Literature/Film (3 credits)
& Other Activities
An example of the types of excursions that may be included in the program are as follows (exact details/excursions forthcoming): local points of interest such as the World Heritage Site of Las Médulas where the Romans mined gold two thousand years ago, and the picturesque town of Astorga - whose history also dates back to Roman times. There may also be an overnight trip to Santiago de Compostela, with optional trekking on foot the last 8-15 kilometers along the centuries-old Way of Saint James pilgrimage route.
Participants will be placed individually with local families within
walking distance of the palacio. Three meals per day will be provided.
This housing arrangement allows students to be immersed in the local
culture and have the opportunity to speak only Spanish for the duration
of the program.
Participants must provide proof of health/accident insurance coverage. Please refer to
IPE's Health Insurance webpage for information regarding health
insurance while studying abroad.
ELIGIBILITY & APPLICATION
Completion of SPAN 203 or 301, or placement into SPAN 301, prior
to Autumn Quarter 2012. Students who have completed SPAN 302 or above are not eligible for this program.
Applications are due by May 6, 2013. To apply to the program, please visit IPE's webpage for the program and click on the "Apply Now" button.
FINANCIAL & ENROLLMENT INFORMATION
The total cost of the program (including a room and three meals a day with a Spanish family, and program overhead) is $7,400. This amount includes everything EXCEPT round-trip airfare,
local transportation (except for the group excursions), $300 fee to International Programs and Exchanges, textbooks,
passport, health insurance,
Please visit IPE's webpage for the program to see the payment schedule.
& Financial Aid
Undergraduates who intend to study abroad are encouraged to apply for the
Fritz Undergraduate Scholarship for Study Abroad
and the Global
Opportunities Scholarship for Study Abroad.
Students seeking further information on financial aid and scholarships
for foreign study should visit the
IPE Financial Aid webpage,
or request the Financial Aid outline from the IPE Office. In
addition, students may reference the
UW Scholarship Office website
for more information on general and foreign study scholarships. Students
will maintain their eligibility to receive most forms of UW student
financial aid while participating in this program, provided that they
The $350 program deposit and $300 IPE Fee are non-refundable. Students withdrawing from a program will be responsible for a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy will be included in your payment contract. No part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun. The date of withdrawal is considered the date (business day) a withdrawal form is received by the IPE Office.
Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing to both:
|Division of Spanish & Portuguese
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-4360
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-5815
Questions about the program can be answered by:
Padelford Hall, C-104
Padelford Hall, C-106
Study Abroad Overview
UW IPE Office
Programs during the Academic Year:
Cádiz, Spain - Fall
Cádiz, Spain - Win/ Spr
León, Spain- Fall
León, Spain- Spring
León, Spain- Spring: Children's Literature
El Palacio Conde de Luna
View from the Palacio
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo
La Casa Botines
El Camino de Santiago
Cathedral in Santiago