Concordia in Spain
Offered by the Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics (CMLL), this prigram offers Concordia students the opportunity to participate in an educational and cultural immersion at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC) while earning 9 Concordia credits in Spanish language and culture courses.
About the progran
There is no better way to learn a foreign language than by immersing yourself in the country’s culture and surrounding yourself with the language on a daily basis. Hosted by the Concordia's partner university, the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC), Concordia’s Summer in Spain program offers Spanish language classes for students of all levels of Spanish language proficiency. This program combines three hours of daily Spanish language instruction along with special activities and lectures. The courses are Concordia courses that will allow students to earn nine credits toward their Concordia degree. The program will be lead by Prof. Luis Ochoa.
Dates & courses
Dates: June 5, 2022 - July 1, 2022
Courses: The program consists of 9 credits. Students will be placed into a group according to their proficiency level, and will follow the corresponding courses:
Group A: SPAN 200: Introductory Spanish: Intensive Course (6 credits)
SPAN 298: Introduction to Spanish Language & Culture (3 credits)
Group B: SPAN 240: Intermediate Spanish: Intensive Course (6 credits)
SPAN 398: Hispanic Culture and Literature I (3 credits)
Group C: SPAN 301: Grammar and the Process of Writing I (3 credits)
SPAN 398: Hispanic Culture and Literature II (3 credits)
SPAN 398: Advanced Oral Communication (3 credits)
Estimated costs and bursary
Program fee: Concordia will charge program participants for 9 credits of undergraduate tuition and a program fee of $3250 to cover
- tuition at the host university
- most mealssome cultural activities
- course materials
Additional costs: Students are responsible for paying for and selecting their transportation to/from Santiago de Compostela, Spain, mandatory health and travel insurance, some meals, any travel documents you may need and spending money.
Bursary: To offset costs, Concordia offers a bursary of $1350 to students who qualify. To qualify, you must meet the following requirements:
- You are a Concordia student enrolled in a Concordia Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree program whileparticipating in the program.
- Undergraduate students must have completed a minimum of 24 credits toward their degree. Graduate students must have completed at least 9 credits towards their degree; these must be credits earned fromthe current program. Transfer credits, whether internal or external, do not count.
Please note that the above mentioned bursary cannot be combined with any other in-house mobility scholarship, mobility bursary or mobility award.
The Universidad de Santiago de Compostela is located in the city of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain. Founded in 1495, it is one of the world's oldest universities still operating today. USC has 42,000 students and has been ranked as the fifth best university in Spain according to the Complutense University of Madrid. While at USC, students will take Spanish as a second language courses through the Centro de Linguas Modernas.
Santiago de Compostela, or just Santiago, is located in the Spanish autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain. It has a population of approximately 95,000 people, traces its origins back to the 4th century and has a well-preserved old city centre. According to legend, the Cathedral of Santiago is the resting place of St. James the Apostle and is one of the stops on the Way of St. James or El Camino de Santiago.
Students will reside in university residences in single rooms on the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela's campus.
- Preference will be given to students who have a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA, are registered in Concordia degree programs (Bachelor's, Master's or PhD) and are first-time applicants. Students who have between a 2.5 and 2.69 GPA are also eligible to apply.
- Students who have no background in Spanish/who are absolute beginners to learning the language are encouraged to apply.
- The selection committee reserves the right to interview applicants.
Preference will be given to students who have a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA, are registered in Concordia degree programs and are first-time applicants. Students who have between a 2.50 and 3.00 GPA are eligible to apply.
The selection committee reserves the right to interview applicants.
Submit the Concordia Field School Abroad Application by the application deadline of February 18, 2022. The application can be accessed through the Concordia International CSEP Mobility Portal.
Your application must also include:
- A copy of your most recent unofficial transcript (whether from Concordia or another institution).
- A letter of intent of 500-750 words describing why you wish to participate in the Concordia in China program. You should mention what strengths or contributions you think you will bring to the group.
- Admissions decisions will be communicated by e-mail after the application deadline.
- Students admitted to the program will have to make a $500 deposit to Student Accounts (by March 7th). Please be aware, however, that any deposit you make will first be applied to any outstanding balances you owe to Concordia. If a student withdraws from the program, the $500 deposit will be credited to their student account and applied against their future tuition.
- Graduate students and students from other universities must first register as “Independent Undergraduates” to be able to register for these courses. If admitted to the program, you will be prompted to complete this step after your have received your admission letter.
- The courses offered on this program are subject to change based on final enrolments.
- Due to the structure and intensive nature of this program, students must be able to take all 9 credits included in the program.
- Attend a pre-departure session on May 3 2022 at 11:00 through the following Zoom link: https://concordia-ca.zoom.us/j/3654810697
All information on this website is subject to change without notice. The program is subject to a minimum enrollment of twelve students to take place, and it may be cancelled at any time and for any reason.