Spain: Revolving Door of Europe!-
España: Puerta Giratoria de Europa!
Program Leaders: Maria Gillman, UW Spanish & Portuguese Studies, and Aurora Sanchís, UW Center for Spanish Studies
The seminar will take place in three Spanish cities, focusing on immigration as a global phenomenon. The course will cover three aspects of immigration in Spain, and classes will take place in two cities: Salamanca and Madrid. The first phase will date back to 1492 and all the implications of massive emigration to the Americas and the relations between dominant and subordinate ethnic groups, as well as the struggle for political and economic power. The second phase will talk about Spain as a country of exiles forced by economic or political reasons to emigrate to Latin America and Northern and Central Europe. The third phase will cover Spain and its role as a country of transit to the rest of Europe and as a recipient of immigrants with all the social, economic and political implications for this new model.
In Madrid we will visit centers of attention to immigrants. These NGO's are working toward the incorporation of immigrants into the social fabric of Spanish society. The last part of the course will be a comparative study between the US and Spain and their historical practices in regards to immigration and the new policies they have crafted to deal with this new social order. All classes will be taught in Spanish by specialists in immigration.
Besides all the hard work, students will also have the opportunity to live with families and to take excursions and day trips to different sites and cities, such as Avila, Toledo, etc; as well as have the opportunity to do a walking tour of old Madrid, the Madrid of the Hapsburgs and on another afternoon, the Madrid of the Asturias. We will visit El Prado Museum and Parque el Buen Retiro, the capital city's equivalent to Central Park. And of course students will eat great bocadillos at Museo del Jamón.
Dates of the program will coincide with Early Fall Quarter at the
UW - August 18 - September 17, 2012.
Students will earn 5 UW credits in SPAN 393.
This course will examine Spain on the global historical context of migration, and the relations between dominant and subordinate ethnic groups, dating from 1492 in the Americas up to the present. The Seminar will focus on the emergence of Spain, in the 19th century particularly a source of emigrants, as a receptor country of immigrants, documented and undocumented, and the social, ethnic and economic changes that it is going through to create a model to integrate its immigrants as transnational citizens.
Excursions & Other Activities
Students will also have the opportunity to take excursions and day trips to different sites and cities, such as Avila andToledo, as well as have the opportunity to do a walking tour of old Madrid, the Madrid of the Hapsburgs and the Madrid of the Asturias. We will visit El Prado Museum and Parque el Buen Retiro, the capital city's equivalent to Central Park.
Housing will be arranged in youth hostels and in homes.
ELIGIBILITY & APPLICATION
This program has been designed primarily (but not exclusively) for heritage learners. Students should have 300-level or high proficiency in Spanish.
To apply please visit: http://studyabroad.washington.edu/
The deadline to submit applications is March 1, 2012. Applications will be considered on a first come and on a space available basis so students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
To be eligible to study abroad, all program participants must attend an in-person pre-departure orientation facilitated by the Study Abroad Office.
You must register for this general orientation through your online study abroad account in order to attend a scheduled session. You can visit the Orientation Section of our website to view the current orientation schedule.
Orientation must be completed prior to the Exploration Seminar enrollment deadline of July 1st.
In addition to the general orientation, you must also attend the program-specific orientations offered by your program directors.
The application includes a personal statement, three short answer questions, faculty recommendations (in the form of a short survey) and electronic signature documents related to University of Washington policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the online application process, students are contacted by their Program Director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.
Estimated Program Fee: $3,490
This does not include the UW Study Abroad Fee ($300), airfare, most food, UW Study Abroad Insurance (~$40/month), other health expenses such as immunizations and personal spending money.
Program fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. A $350 non-refundable program deposit and the $300 non-refundable UW Study Abroad Fee will be charged to your MyUW Account once your signed contract has been received by the Study Abroad Office.
Payment Due Date
Non-Refundable Program Deposit
Charged Upon Receipt of Contract
Non-Refundable UW Study Abroad Fee
October 12, 2012
Program Fee Balance
October 12, 2012
TOTAL FEES CHARGED
Most forms of financial aid can be applied to study abroad. You can verify that your financial aid award will apply to your program costs by contacting the UW Financial Aid Office. Financial aid or scholarships awarded as tuition waivers or tuition exemptions may not apply to faculty led programs (like Exploration Seminars) as these type of opportunities have program fees in lieu of tuition. If you receive this kind of aid, you will need to verify that the funds are eligible to use for foreign study programs by contacting the funding office.
Financial aid and most scholarships will be disbursed according to the UW Academic Calendar. Exploration Seminars take place in early fall, but have payment and financial aid disbursement schedules that mirror autumn quarter. Since Exploration Seminars start before the start of the UW Autumn Quarter, your fall financial aid will not be available to you prior to your departure. This means you will have to finance any upfront costs such as airfare, health insurance at the start of your time abroad on your own. Please take this into consideration when you plan for your time abroad.
Student short-term loans are available from the UW Financial Aid Office during quarters that you are enrolled. If you do not plan to take summer quarter coursework and are interested in taking a loan to cover upfront costs, you will need to apply before spring quarter ends. The bulk of the program fee for Exploration Seminars is not due to be paid until October after the program has ended.
You may qualify for an increase in your financial aid award (typically in loan funds). Check with the Financial Aid Office about your options. To request a revision to your aid, you will need to submit the following paperwork to the Financial Aid Office:
- A Revision Request Form (these will be available online via the UW Financial Aid Website in April).
- A budget of student expenses for your program. The Study Abroad Office will upload this budget to your study abroad account after a signed contract has been submitted to the Study Abroad Office.
Visit the Finances Section of our website to learn more about disbursement, revising your aid package, short-term loans and scholarships.
more information go to IP&E's Financial Aid webpage.
The $350 program deposit and $300 UW Study Abroad Fee are non-refundable once a contract has been submitted. In addition to the non-refundable fees, students withdrawing from a program will be responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee based 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 Study Abroad Office. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing, completing the following steps:
- Provide notice in writing to the Program Director that you will no longer be participating in the program for which you have signed a contract.
- Submit a signed UW Study Abroad Office Withdrawal Form to 459 Schmitz Hall.
Visit the Withdrawals Section of our website for more information.
Further questions about the program can be answered by
María Gillman firstname.lastname@example.org and UW Study Abroad Advisor Tim Cahill: email@example.com.
María Gillman is the Third Year Language Program Coordinator and Director of Experiential Learning in the Division of Spanish & Portuguese Studies. She has directed UW Study Abroad programs in México, Ecuador, and Guatemala.
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UW IP&E Office
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