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Class Standing: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior, 5-Graduate Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Field of Study: European Studies, International Studies, Spanish
Housing Options: Apartment or Flat, Homestay Credit Type: Resident Credit
Program Type: CSU International Program SDSU Office: 1-Study Abroad (ISC)
Program Description:

SPAIN: LANGUAGE & CULTURE AT UNIVERSIDAD DE JAÉN  

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Academic Year Applications
February 1: Priority Deadline
March 1: Secondary Deadline 
April 1: Late Applicant Deadline

Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline as available spaces may be limited on popular programs.
 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

GPA Requirement
2.75 Cumulative GPA
 
CSU Class Standing
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior.
 
Pre-requisites
One term of college-level Spanish, but not more than 2 terms.

Special Note
This program is not open to students with intermediate or advanced Spanish language abilities.
 

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

Subjects Available 
European Studies
International/Global Studies
Spanish

CLICK HERE to view the online course catalog. 
 
Academic Credit
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.

CLICK HERE to view the Academic Bulletin for this program for further details regarding course credits and academic policies.  

Cost
Students pay the same tuition for Spain: Language & Culture at Universidad de Jaén as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Estimates above.
 
Program Dates
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year abroad on this program. The traditional Spaniard academic cycle begins in Late August and May. 

Academic Year: August to May.
 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Spain: Language & Culture at Universidad de Jaén program is affiliated with the University of Jaén, a new, modern campus which enrolls approximately 18,000 students. The program is designed for students at the beginner level of Spanish, and provides students with the opportunity to make rapid progress learning Spanish as well as providing a deeper understanding of the country and culture of Spain.
Spain - Learn Spanish
Upon arrival, students take a placement exam to determine the level of Spanish they will be placed in for the fall semester. After the winter break, in late December/early January, students enroll in an intensive Spanish course which is required for all students. During the spring semester, students will continue their study of the Spanish language, but will also take elective courses such as Spanish literature, Spanish culture and society, and the economy of Spain. Students who have made sufficient progress in the Spanish language may be able to take one course in the Facultad during the spring semester.

For more information about the academic program, students may refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for the previous year. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.


LOCATION

The Spain: Language & Culture at Universidad de Jaén program is located in Jaén, a city in Southern Spain and in the heart of Andalucía. With a modest population of 116,000 residents and unspoiled by mass tourism, Jaén is an ideal location for Spanish language study and cultural immersion. Jaén is an easy bus or train ride to Granada (about one hour) or the beaches of Malaga (about three hours).


HOUSING

Upon arrival in Jaén, all students are provided with temporary hotel accommodations for the first few days during the arrival orientation. Then, the host university arranges for students to live with a host family for one month. Occasionally, students may continue to live with the host family for the remainder of the academic year (if mutually agreed upon by the student and family), however, most students typically choose to rent a local apartment after their month with the host family. The host university staff will provide assistance to students in their search for local apartments.



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/20/2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA