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  • Locations: Granada, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
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Fact Sheet:
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Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.00
Field of Study: Education, Liberal Studies Housing Options: Homestay
Program Type: Faculty-Led Program
Program Description:

Liberal Studies in Granada, Spain


My host family was amazing and Granada was amazing. I loved the program I was in and everything was perfect. I wish I could've stayed longer.
- Summer 2017 Participant 


Summer 2018 - Application CLOSED - Add your name to the Inquiry List below
Dates Abroad: May 27-June 23, 2018
Course Dates: May 27-June 23, 2018
Price: $3,897
 
NOTE: Information listed below is for 2018. Subject to change for 2019.

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT
 
This program offers international experience in Granada, Spain. Students will attend class with their SDSU professor Monday through Friday. Participants will also interact with teachers and students at Colegio Virgen de Gracia, a semi-private bilingual Catholic school serving local K-12 students. SDSU students will make observations, participate in lessons, and take away experiences to enhance their futures as elementary and middle school teachers. Additionally, participants will engage with unique aspects of the locale with an emphasis on local culture and history. These experiences are designed to be personally enriching as well as useful to their future careers as teachers. See the itinerary for more information.

View a VIDEO of SDSU Liberal Studies major, Cierra Gray, about her experience on this program in the summer of 2016!
 
  • This program is only open to SDSU Liberal Studies majors and pre-major students. They have the opportunity to earn credit for a 3-unit major course plus one additional ED 450 unit! 
  • For Summer 2018, students choose to enroll in one of two cohorts: Teacher Education or Math. Each cohort has a 3 unit course associated with it (see COURSES below), along with a required 1 unit ED 450 course. 
  • View a tentative itinerary for the Summer 2018 program 

LOCATION

This 4-week program is based in Granada, in the Andalucía region of southern Spain. Granada is known for its unique historic, artistic and cultural heritage, and is located only an hour's drive from the beaches of the Mediterranean. 


COURSES

All students are required to enroll in one of two program tracks and enroll in two courses, for a total of 4 SDSU resident credit units.  All courses are offered as SDSU College of Extended Studies (CES) “Special Sessions” courses.  After you apply and are officially enrolled in the program, you will receive instructions on how to register for the course from the College of Extended Studies.

Each applicant must choose between one of the following program tracks, either Teacher Education or Math, with two courses in each track (NOTE: You cannot move from one track to the other after applying so you are required to decide which course group you want to be part of before applying):
 
1. TEACHER EDUCATION Program (4 total units):
  • ED 451: INTRO MULTICULTURAL EDUC (3 units)(Cristian Aquino-Sterling)
  • ED 450: LIBERAL STUDIES IN SPAIN (1 unit)
- OR -

2. MATH Program (4 total units): 
  • MATH 312: TOPIC ELM MTH: STAT &PROB (3 units)(Daniel Reinholz)
  • ED 450: LIBERAL STUDIES IN SPAIN (1 unit)

HINT for SDSU students: Log in to your WebPortal account and check your Degree Evaluation to see if the course fulfills your graduation requirementsOtherwise, meet with an academic advisor to discuss your options; click HERE for more information.  
 

HOUSING AND MEALS

Housing for all SDSU students will be provided with local host families who live within a short walk of the Colegio where SDSU classes and K-12 classroom work will take place.  Homestays offer students a chance to engage with a Spanish family and live like a local!  Homestays typically accommodate 2-3 students, with 1-2 students per bedroom.  Bed linens and towels are included.  Meals are included daily, 3 times per day, with the host family. 

Typical commute to the CEA Granada office and academic facilities is 10-25 minutes walking; it does not exceed 35 minutes maximum. This is the equivalent of a distance of 0.5-1.25 miles. 

To ensure an optimum housing and roommate placement, students will be asked to complete a Housing Preference form through their MyCEA account during the pre-departure stage (CEA is the program provider company for this program).



ACTIVITIES

The following excursions, visits, and tours will be included in the program:
  • Overnight excursion to Seville and Córdoba or Seville & Ronda (2 days/1 night)
  • Day trip excursion to Nerja
  • Tour of Albaycin and Sacromonte
  • Guided tour of the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens
  • Guided visit to the Caves Museum
  • Guided tour of the Royal Chapel and Cathedral
  • Flamenco dancing workshop & flamenco show
  • 2 cultural adaptation seminars - dependent on speaker availability
  • Farewell event


FACULTY LEADERS
 
Dr. Cristian Aquino-Sterling, Associate Professor, School of Teacher Education, College of Education, SDSU
Dr. Daniel Reinholz, Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics, College of Sciences, SDSU
 
  • For course content, requirements, and specific information about the program contact Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan, Director of the Liberal Studies Program, at 
    vloh-hagan@mail.sdsu.edu 
 

PROGRAM FEE, REFUND POLICY, AND FUNDING INFORMATION

Payment Schedule:
$1,037    Deposit due with application, paid to the College of Extended Studies (CES), to reserve your space 
$1,400    Second program payment due to CEA (independent program provider company) by April 25
$1,460    Tuition due to CES with course registration, which takes place between April 15 and 25
$3,897    Total Program Fee 
 
Included in the Program Fee:
  • 4 units of SDSU resident credit
  • Travel Medical & Repatriation insurance through SDSU
  • CEA will provide airport pick-up at Federico Garcia Lorca Airport – Granada (Airport code: GRX) for students arriving on the official program arrival date between the hours of 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM
  • Transportation to activities and excursions by private and public transportation
  • Shared (double or triple occupancy) accommodation with a host family
  • All meals
  • Excursions, visits, and tours as described in the activities list, including:
    • Overnight Trip - Seville & Córdoba (2 days/1 night): Includes roundtrip transportation via bus; hotel shared accommodations for students; guided visits to the historical centers of Seville & Córdoba, including entries to monuments; and breakfast and dinner. 
    • Daytrip - Nerja: Includes roundtrip transportation via bus. 
  • Local staff support for group 24/7 during the entire program
Not included in the Program Fee:
  • Roundtrip airfare to Granada, Spain
  • Return ground transportation to Granada (GRX) airport
  • Students will be invoiced a $300 housing deposit to be paid directly to CEA (independent program provider company) through their MyCEA account.  Barring any charges, deposits will be returned 90 days after the program has ended.
  • Passport and visa fees (visit Students Abroad for more information)
  • Vaccinations, if necessary (visit CDC website for more information) 
  • Extra drinks and snacks not listed as included
  • Costs for acquiring an activated cell phone that connects to a local or roaming cellular network for the program duration (required of each participant); information will be provided by CEA
  • Personal expenses
 
Refund Policy:
Program Costs Refund:
Withdrawals are effective on the date that the CES Faculty-Led Program staff receives written notification from you, the student.  Email notification is acceptable.  The following withdrawal dates and refunds apply to this program: 
  • April 1, 2018: 50% of program fee non-refundable
  • April 15, 2018: 75% of program fee non-refundable
  • April 20, 2018: 100% of program fee non-refundable
  • As of April 20, 2018, students are 100% financially committed to the program regardless of participation
Course Tuition Refund:

Funding and Scholarship Information:
  • Visit the CES Study Abroad website for more information about financial aid, scholarships, military and veterans benefits, and other funding sources. 


NOTES REGARDING THIS PROGRAM
  • Students will be invoiced a $300 housing deposit to be paid directly to CEA (independent program provider company) through their MyCEA account.  Barring any charges, deposits will be returned 90 days after the program has ended.
  • CEA will provide airport pick-up at Federico Garcia Lorca Airport – Granada (Airport code: GRX) for students and faculty arriving on the official program arrival date between the hours of 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM.
  • Students must submit flight information 21 days prior to the program start date and arrive within the specified times above in order to be eligible for CEA airport pick-up.
  • Return transportation on the program end date is not included.
  • Homestays offer students a chance to engage with a Spanish family and live like a local. Homestays typically accommodate 2-3 students, with 1-2 students per bedroom. Bed linens and towels are included. Meals are included daily, 3 times per day. Typical commute to the CEA Granada office and academic facilities is 10-25 minutes walking; it does not exceed 35 minutes maximum. This is the equivalent of a distance of 0.5-1.25 miles. To ensure an optimum housing and roommate placement, students will be asked to complete a Housing Preference form through their MyCEA account during the pre-departure stage.


PREREQUISITES AND ADMISSION INFORMATION
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.0 
  • Open only to SDSU Liberal Studies majors and pre-majors.
  • SDSU students cannot be on academic probation (less than 2.0 GPA) or disciplinary probation (expulsion, judicial, or suspension) at the time of application and/or at the time of course registration. The standard CES refund policy for study abroad applies if you are found to be on probation after applying to the program.
  • Minimum age to participate is 18.
  • NOTE: You will not be able to switch from one cohort to the other after you apply and pay your deposit. You will need to withdraw from your first cohort first, following the same withdrawal and refund policy procedures (see below), and then enroll in the second cohort.
  • After applying and being accepted into the program, all participants must complete BOTH a mandatory pre-departure orientation sponsored by the College of Extended Studies (CES) as well as a program-specific orientation(s) with their faculty leader(s) prior to departure. Details about both will be sent after acceptance into the program.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
 
Summer 2018: Application CLOSED

If you are interested in attending this program in the future, add your name to the Inquiry List below and you'll receive email updates when available.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION
  • Click HERE for a list of Frequently Asked Questions about College of Extended Studies (CES) study abroad programs.
  • For general information about this program, contact Dr. Loh-Hagan, Liberal Studies Program Director, at vloh-hagan@mail.sdsu.edu 
  • For more information about the program application and payment process, contact Phil Hoog, Study Abroad Advisor, in the College of Extended Studies, Faculty-Led Study Abroad office: phoog@mail.sdsu.edu, (619) 594-0638.


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

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