|Restrictions:||OU applicants only|
|Program Type:||College Sponsored||OU Sponsoring College:||College of Arts & Sciences|
|Language of Instruction:||English, Spanish||Non-English Language Prerequisite:||2 Semesters|
|Housing Type:||Host Family, Hotel or Guesthouse||Minimum GPA:||2.5|
|Study Abroad Adviser:||Karen Elmore||Language Category:||Language Category B|
Location: Seville, Spain
Faculty Leader: Jennifer Jarvis-Denny
Housing: Home stay with Spanish family
Excursions: Granada, Cordoba, Itálica, a bullfight, and sites within Seville
This program works well for students wanting to complete their language requirement in Spanish by taking SPAN 2113 abroad.
2018 DatesMay 25 Depart U.S.
May 26 Arrive in Spain
June 22 Last day of programming
June 23 Check out of host family homes
Participants will earn three credits in the course listed below. The College of Arts and Sciences International Programs Office enrolls the students by April 1.
- SPAN 2113 Intermediate Spanish
- General study abroad eligibility requirements
- 2.5 OU cumulative GPA at the time of application
- SPAN 1225 or the equivalent completed before the program begins
- One faculty recommendation, submitted electronically as part of the application process
- A passport at the time of application, or a copy of a receipt showing that an application has been submitted. (U.S. passport application)
- Attendance at a Study Abroad 101 session
The 2018 Spain Information Sheet provides program details. This experience is based at Texas Tech University's Center in Seville, but students are enrolled in OU credit hours and are taught by an OU instructor on site. The staff at the Center organize all the excursions and will also assist Professor Jarvis-Denny with any student issues or emergencies during the program. Classes meet every week day, but some excursions may also be on weekdays. Students completing this program should be ready for the next level of Spanish on campus in Norman, if they choose to continue in the language.
HousingParticipants live with Spanish host families that have been screened and carefully selected by the Texas Tech Center staff. Three meals a day and the ability to do two loads of laundry per week are provided by the families, and those costs are part of the program fee. The number of OU students housed with any one family varies depending on the number of participants and the gender distribution of the students. Part of the arrival orientation includes suggestions and guidelines for living with a host family while on study abroad.
It is each applicant's responsibility to share information about costs with family members who need to know and understand how the payment system works. The 2018 Spain Estimated Budget will help students compare programs and plan for study abroad. It will be linked here by October 15, 2017. Costs are subject to change based on the currency exchange rate and the number of participants. All Arts and Sciences study abroad programs require a $200 non-refundable deposit at the time of application. That is considered the first program payment and is deducted from the program fee. It is not an application fee.
Except for summer tuition and fees billed through the Bursar’s Office, all payments for this program are due before the end of the Spring 2018 semester.
There are a number of scholarships available for study abroad students. A few opportunities are listed below to get you started.
- Presidential International Travel Fellowships, an OU need-based scholarship for airfare.
- CASH - Arts and Sciences study abroad scholarships are located in OU's CASH site for the first time this year.
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - a nationally competitive award for PELL Grant recipients. Summer applicants now may apply by October 3, 2017 for early notification of summer awards or by March 6, 2018 for the second round.
When applications are open, students can click on the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this brochure. Applicants must schedule an appointment with Karen Elmore, Director of Arts and Sciences International Programs, and attend a Study Abroad 101 information session to learn the basics about study abroad. Both an advising appointment and attendance at Study Abroad 101 are required.
A College of Arts and Sciences Faculty-led Program
Karen L. Elmore, Director, Arts and Sciences International Programs
210 Ellison Hall
For an advising appointment, go to: http://iadvise.ou.edu/casip
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer||2018||02/18/2018 **||Rolling Admission||05/26/2018||06/23/2018|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Indicates that deadline has passed