The Department of Foreign Languages is sponsoring a summer program at La Universidad de Castilla - La Mancha
in our sister city of Toledo, Spain. The program offers a four-week long intensive study of Spanish language and culture. Included in the program are excursions to the cities of Segovia and Candeleda.
There is no more ideal place for studying Spanish culture than Toledo. Toledo affords students the richness of Spain's past while being conveniently close to Madrid and its world-class cultural events and shopping. With the addition of a new high-speed train line, a mere twenty minutes separates Toledo from Spain's capital. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1986, Toledo, Spain has been Toledo, Ohio’s sister city since 1931.
- Students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and at least one successful semester of 2000-level Spanish, or the equivalent, are eligible to apply. Students must demonstrate a desire to learn about the Spanish language and culture and have a flexible attitude toward living in a foreign culture. In addition to undergraduates, teachers or others who would like to revive or advance their language abilities in Spanish may apply. Students are required to attend a short pre-departure workshop with the Center for International Studies and Programs (CISP).
- Students selected to participate in the program will earn 3 credits for the course. Language courses ranging from beginning to advanced are offered. Credit may be applied to the various UT college language requirements and/or a Spanish major or minor program. A placement test will be administered on site to determine the level of language study.
- The complete cost of the program should be approximately $4750 for those staying in the residence hall and $4950 for those in a homestay (final price may vary due to changes in euro-dollar exchange rate.) The cost includes tuition, room and board, and round-trip airfare from Detroit to Madrid. Board consists of three meals a day (no meals provided on the weekends in the residence hall). Students are required to pay for their own personal expenses. Students can apply for a Study Abroad Travel Grant from CISP, an Association of Two Toledos scholarship, and a Phi Kappa Phi study abroad grant to help defray the cost of the program.
- Participants normally are housed in double rooms in the Residencia Santa Maria de la Cabeza of La Universidad de Castilla - La Mancha. The residence hall is air-conditioned. Linen is provided. There is a housekeeping staff who clean the rooms. All dorm rooms have their own private bathroom, including shower. Meals are eaten in the residence hall. There are laundry facilities, a TV room, Wi-Fi access, and a small computer lab in the residence hall as well. Students from other countries and American universities also live in the dorm. For a higher cost, students may stay in single rooms or with a family.