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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain; Bilbao, Spain; Cordoba, Spain; Granada, Spain; Madrid, Spain; Mougas, Spain; Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Seville, Spain; Toledo, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:
Discovering Spain

Experience a deep sense of place in beautiful, sunny Spain.  Visit four distinct regions during this three-week International Faculty Led course and explore the intimacies of place and human geographies. 
In this course, we will examine the diverse cultures, people, traditions, landscapes and places of Spain.  On our journey, we will visit the following regions-cities of Spain:  Andalusia – Seville, Cordoba and Granada, Castile La Mancha - Madrid, Galicia – Santiago and Mougas, and Catalonia – Barcelona.  We’ll watch, dance and play flamenco, Galician foot gigs and Txalaparta, visit awe inspiring sites, eat delicious Spanish cuisine, talk, walk and explore the four corners of this incredible place.
While we explore these cultures and histories, we will also make connections to our stories and culture, and play with narratives in an exchange with our community partner in Spain. This class will give us a distinctive opportunity to engage in this work on both the intimate and global level.
Using creativity as a means of expressing place and identity, we’ll tell our new and changing stories as the final project. Creative mediums will be identified and discussed on a per student basis, giving students the chance to find a medium they can and want to work with:  these can include film, music, written narratives, art and design and more.    Projects will allow us to tell the story of our identities here and now, with the inspiration from Spain and its global reach.  The process of building and defining the final projects will be part of the learning experience.
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Want to Learn More?
Attend and Info Session!
Friday, October 22nd, 2021
2:00 - 2:50 PM
Lincoln Hall 205
Thursday, October 28th, 2021
3:00 - 3:50 PM
KMC 605 
(Karl Miller Center)
Tuesday, November 16th, 2021
2:00 - 2:50
KMC 605
Thursday, November 18th, 2021
3:00 - 3:50
KMC 605
Education Abroad Advisor Make an appointment with Hannah Marrs at any time!
Get Started Watch Ed Abroad 101
Faculty Leader Suzanne Savaria,  MAT, NCTM
Travel Dates June 14th - July 4th, 2022
Areas of Study While this program is designed for most majors, the following fields of study are particularly relevant:
  • Anthropology
  • Capstone
  • Earth Sciences
  • Education
  • English
  • Film
  • History
  • Music
  • Music History
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
Required Pre-Departure Meetings Yes, dates and times TBD Summer 2020
Course & Credit UNST 421: Discovering Spain Capstone, 6 credits
  • This course satisfies the PSU Capstone requirement
- OR - 
MUS 399: Elective Credit, 4 credits and
MUS 411: Music in Spain: A Sense of Place, 2 credits
Language of Instruction  English
Host Country Language  Spanish
Housing Hotel / Hostel / Shared Apartment
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
  • Graduate
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate: 2.75
Graduate: 3.00
Previous Coursework None required
Language Requirement No previous language study required, 
though some Spanish will help
Application Process
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Unofficial Transcript (from banweb)
  • 2 short essays
  • 1 Recommendation Form (submitted electronically via VikingsAbroad)
    • This is not a formal letter of recommendation, rather your recommender will need to fill out a short questionnaire about you with space for comments. 
    • This cannot be submitted by the program leader
    • These must be Professional or Academic in nature
  • Interview
$6,125 $2,270 $8,395

(Awards are up to $3,000!)

  • Accommodations
  • Some meals
  • Excursions 
  • Transportation between cities
  • International Health Insurance
  • 24/7 student support
  • Education Abroad Fee
For a complete description of the program, click here!
  • International round-trip airfare (estimated at $1400)
  • Additional meals (estimated at $510)
  • Additional transport (estimated at $100)
  • Personal spending money (estimated at $200)
  • Passport or visa 
    • US passport holders will not need a visa to participate in this program
*Please note, all students enrolling for PSU credit are charged an additional PSU Rec Center Fee. For a current listing, please refer to PSU Fees.

*Application Fee: All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will be assessed to the students' account. 

This program is currently not accepting applications.