||Spanish Children's Literature: León
Spanish Children's Literature: Creative Reading, Writing and Storytelling offered at the UW León Center in Spring of 2013 will familiarize students with the rich traditions of children's picture books and middle grade and young adult fiction in Spain. The program provides an in-depth look at representative authors of Spanish children's literature, as well as an examination of the place of this literature in Spanish Language and Bilingual Education. Students will learn how to develop teaching materials based on children's literature and have the opportunity to visit local schools to observe and participate in language instruction.
The dates of the program will be March 30, 2013 - June 8, 2013.
While enrolled in this program, students will complete the following
courses (all courses are required, taught in Spanish, and receive a numerical grade):
SPAN 394/ENGL 477 - Spanish Children's Literature: Survey (5 credits)
SPAN 393/ENGL 474 - Spanish Children's Literature in the (second) language classroom (5 credits)
SPAN 299/393 - Spanish Language Instruction
& Other Activities
One 4-day trip to Galicia will be included in the program. Students will be able to participate in other excursions and activities arranged by the University of León Language Center, if desired.
Participants will be placed individually with local families within
walking distance of the UW Leon Center. 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
The pre-requisite for the program is Spanish 203, though preference will be given to those students who have completed 301. The program is designed for:
The program is geared primarily towards undergraduate students working at the third and fourth year level, but graduate students with a strong interest in program content will also be considered.
- Students seeking to improve their Spanish reading, writing and speaking skills.
- Students particularly interested in enriching their knowledge of authentic reading materials for children in the Spanish language or bilingual classroom.
- Students seeking educational outreach opportunities in a Spanish language setting.
Priority will be given to applications received by Friday, November 9, 2012. Applications received between November 9th and November 17th will be considered on a space available basis. The final deadline is November 17, 2012.
To apply to the program, please visit IPE's webpage for the program and click on the Apply Now button.
The application includes a Personal Statement, 3 short answer questions, 2 Faculty recommendations and electronic signature documents related to University policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the on-line application process students may be contacted by the Program Director for an in-person interview. Once admissions decisions have been regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.
There will be an informational session on Wednesday October 17, 2012 from 3:00-4:00pm, in Parrington 120.
FINANCIAL & ENROLLMENT INFORMATION
The total cost of the program (including a room, three meals a
day with a Spanish family, and program overhead) will be approximately $7,000. This amount includes everything EXCEPT round-trip airfare*,
local transportation (except for the group excursion), textbooks,
passport, health insurance,
$300 IPE fee, and pocket
*The average cost for round-trip airfare is $1,000-$1,500, depending on when and where you buy your ticket.
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-224
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