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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
Term Application
Deadline
Program
Start Date
Program
End Date
Cost-
Ohio
Resident
Cost-
Non Resident
Fall 3/15     $10,153.00* $13,807.00*
Spring 10/15 1/7/2015 4/30/2015 $10,153.00* $13,807.00*
Year 3/15     $20,256.00* $27,564.00*
Summer
(undergraduate)
4/15        
Summer
(graduate)
5/15        

* Fees include room, board, cultural excursions as well as tuition & are subject to change by the BGSU Board of Trustees.

Program Information
GPA 2.5 for undergraduates Open to BGSU and non-BGSU Students Credit type BGSU direct credit (i.e. courses count toward your minor/major in Spanish)
Class Eligibility Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors & Graduate Students Housing - undergraduates Homestays Program Type Led by BGSU faculty
Language of Instruction Spanish Housing - graduates Homestays or self-arranged Discipline Eligibility Open to all - majors, minors and non-majors/minors

 

Program Overview

Bowling Green State University’s longstanding commitment to cultural and language study is evident in the fact that our Academic Programs Abroad in Spain celebrate over five decades in the greater Madrid area. Over the course of those decades, the program has grown to include a wide range of opportunities not just for BGSU students or Spanish majors, but also for all interested students.

The program is located in the city of Alcalá de Henares, on the outskirts of Madrid, Spain's capital. Students attend classes at the Centro Universitario Cardenal Cisneros which is affiliated with the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, an artistically, historically, and educationally rich institution founded in the late 15th century. Besides being itself a growing and flourishing center of culture and activity, Alcalá is also within easy reach of Madrid, a lively, cosmopolitan city of 4.5 million people.

During the Academic Year you'll find all the courses you need to complete your Spanish major or minor.

Academic Year Abroad Course offerings (undergraduate)

  • SPAN 3510 Spanish Composition and Conversation 1
  • SPAN 3520 Spanish Composition and Conversation 2
  • SPAN 3660 Foundations in Hispanic Literature
  • SPAN 3760 Foundations in Hispanic Culture
  • SPAN 3800 Topics in Hispanic Studies
  • SPAN 3820 Topics in Hispanic Literature and Culture
  • SPAN 3830 Topics in Hispanic Film and Culture
  • SPAN 3840 Topics in Hispanic Culture
  • SPAN 3850 Topics in Hispanic Language and Culture
  • SPAN 4440 Contemporary Spanish Literature
  • SPAN 4500 Advanced Grammar and Composition
  • SPAN 4890 Hispanic Studies

Summer Course Offerings (undergraduate)

  • SPAN 3510 Spanish Composition and Conversation 1
  • SPAN 3520 Spanish Composition and Conversation 2
  • SPAN 3760 Foundations in Hispanic Culture
  • SPAN 3800 Topics in Hispanic Studies
  • SPAN 3840 Topics in Hispanic Culture
  • SPAN 4890 Hispanic Studies

Summer Cluster Offerings (undergraduate, novice/beginning level Spanish)

  • SPAN 1020 Elementary Spanish II
  • SPAN 2010 Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 2020 Intermediate Spanish II
  • ROCS 2950 Field Experience: Spain

Graduate Course Offerings *

  • SPAN 6200 Contemporary Spanish Civilization
  • SPAN 6410 Spanish Medieval Epic and Romancero
  • SPAN 6420 Cervantes
  • SPAN 6440 Seminar in Golden Age Drama and Poetry
  • SPAN 6550 Hispanic Linguistics
  • SPAN 6980 Readings

    *Subject to change depending on faculty expertise and on student interest. Consult with the Spanish M.A. Coordinator for details.

In one academic year abroad you can complete a Spanish minor! In fact just one semester will almost get you there.

The following courses offered in Spain during the Fall/Spring semesters count toward a minor in Spanish

  • SPAN 3510, 3520, 3660, 3760, 3820, 3840, 4440, 4890

The following courses offered in Spain in the Summer also count toward a minor in Spanish

  • SPAN 3510, 3520, 3760, 3840, 4890

Contact the Spain study abroad advisor for more details to see how you can quickly and easily complete your Spanish minor in one or two short semesters in sunny Spain.

To make the experience of living abroad complete through immersion in the language and culture, students are housed with carefully selected families in Alcalá, many of whom have been working with our students for 20 years or more. While enjoying personal freedom, students are able to discover a new culture by joining the customs and meal hours of the host family.  All host families are conveniently located either within walking distance of the school or within an easy bus ride to classes.  The host family experience includes not only full room and board, but also the invaluable opportunity to interact in Spanish on a daily basis. 

Because the culture of Spain is so rich and varied, the program organizes special educational excursions several times each semester to places of cultural importance throughout the country. The entire cost of these excursions – including all lodging, meals, group transportation, and admissions – is included in the overall cost of the program.  Recent excursions have included trips to:

  • Madrid
    • Madrid, walking tour
    • El Museo Nacional del Prado
    • El Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
  • Optional Excursions
    • Palacio Real
    • Real Madrid futbol matches
    • Bull fights
    • Theatre
    • And other cultural events
  • Weekend excursions
    • Toledo
    • Segovia
    • Granada
    • Asturias

      - Please note, trips vary from semester to semester, this is just a sample list. Please see your study abroad advisor for details.