Romance and Classical Studies
Graduate Studies in Spanish: Study Abroad - Spain
The Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Bowling Green State University offers an innovative Master of Arts degree in Spanish which combines the cultural and linguistic benefits of study abroad with the guidance and academic support of our graduate faculty at BGSU. Our program offers students a unique opportunity to pursue graduate study in Spain or Mexico, and on the campus of BGSU over a two-year period. At BGSU, we feel foreign residence and study are so important that we make it possible for our graduate students to spend the ENTIRE first year of our two-year program in Spain or Mexico.
Our larger first-year program is located in the city of Alcalá de Henares, Spain. Students attend the Escuela Universitaria de Magisterio Cardenal Cisnernos, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, an innovative, historically rich institution founded in the late fifteenth century. Besides being a growing center of culture and activity, Alcalá is also within easy reach by commuter train or bus to Spain´s capital of Madrid. Graduate students may choose to live with a host family or in a Residencia Estudiantil, or may arrange their own housing. Our undergraduate program organizes special excursions several times each semester to places of cultural importance throughout the country. Graduate students may join these excursions upon payment of an excursion fee.
Some of the courses available during the first year in Spain may include but are not limited to:
- SPAN 5500 - Advanced Grammar and Composition
- SPAN 5700 - Hispanic Studies (rotating topics)
- SPAN 5800 - Seminar in Hispanic Studies (rotating topics)
- SPAN 6200 - Contemporary Spanish Civilization
- SPAN 6420 - Cervantes
- SPAN 6560 - Research, Writing & Theory in Hispanophone Studies
In addition to possible outside sources of financial aid, our program offers Graduate Assistantships. The recipient may receive a full or partial tuition waiver during the first year and also a taxable stipend of up to $5000 which may be used to help defray housing costs. Second year assistantships receive up to $9000 plus a tuition and non-resident fee waiver (if applicable) in return for serving as an instructor of a first year language course in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies at BGSU.
- for their transportation to and from Spain.
- a $25 non-refundable AYA application fee.
- university and general registration fees.
- $500 Administrative fee.
- miscellaneous graduate college application, admission and registration fees, and incidental expenses including entertainment, books, etc.
- Students in Spain who choose the family housing option also pay the difference between its cost and that of the stipend amount reduced by taxes.