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|APA Program Type:||Summer Programs||APA Advisor:||Jill Clemmons|
|Language of Instruction:||Spanish||Minimum GPA:||2.75|
|Housing Options:||Homestay||Language Prerequisite:||5 semesters of language|
|Credit Type:||LSU courses & credit|
¡Bienvenidos a España!
Study abroad is an important aspect of learning the language and culture of another country. It is also an excellent way to broaden your horizons and to develop another perspective on yourself and your culture. Spending a month in Spain will transform you!
LSU in Spain will whisk you away from Baton Rouge to the beautiful city of Granada, located in sunny southern Spain. The city of Granada is world famous, as is the Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, that draws tourists from across the globe. Granada plays host to an international music and dance festival and is located less than an hour’s drive from the stunning Spanish Mediterranean coastline.
Classes will be taught at the historical University of Granada, an institution founded in 1531, at the Centro de Lenguas Modernas. The Centro offers a library, a language laboratory, a multimedia room, and a sports club to enrich your experience while abroad.
Dates & Costs
|Start Date||End Date||Program Fee||LSU Tuition & Fees
(Undergraduate, 6 hours)
|June 4||July 10||$4,150||instate: $2,509
out of state: $6,613
Program Fee Includes
- Housing with host families
- 3 meals/day while in Granada, breakfast every day while in Madrid
- Bus between Madrid and Granada
- Ground transportation in Spain
- Fieldtrips and cultural events
- Health insurance
Housing: In Granada, students will live with experienced host families selected by the Centro de Lenguas Modernas de la Universidad de Granada. The homes used for homestays will vary, but you can expect to have a room either to yourself or shared with another person from LSU in Spain (you will not share a bedroom with members of your host family).
While in Granada, you will have your meals with your host family. Please do not help yourself to food/drinks in the home outside of meal times without asking. You should purchase your own snacks to have between meals. Your host family will give you a key to the apartment and will not set a curfew.
You are expected to be considerate and courteous towards your host family. Please do not invite guests into the host family's home without permission. Your host family will do your personal laundry and change your linens once a week.
Housing during the week in Madrid will be in the Hotel Regina. You will be housed in a double or triple room, with other students from the LSU in Spain program. Each room has a private bath and air conditioning.
Program Fee Does NOT Include
- LSU Tuition and Fees
- Airfare to/from Spain
- Spending money
Tuition: You must pay tuition and fees for all courses you take through LSU. The tuition you pay is based on whether or not you are a resident of Louisiana. If you are an out of state student, you will pay out of state tuition for all courses you take through LSU, including courses on the LSU in Spain program.
Airfare: Each student arranges his/her own roundtrip airfare. You should book your flight so that you arrive in Madrid on June 5 before 11:00am. This means that you will need to leave the US on June 4 because flights to Europe are usually overnight. Double check that your arrival in Madrid is on June 5! Your program ends on July 10, and you can book your return airfare for that date (July 10) out of Madrid, unless you plan to stay in Spain and explore on your own.
Spending money: Although most meals are provided, you should plan for additional expenditures, such as lunches and dinners in Madrid and snacks and souvenirs. You should plan to bring your spending money to Spain on a debit or credit card. Do not bring travelers' checks! Don't forget to call your bank and let them know that your card will be used in Spain and the dates you will be there, so that they don't block your card for suspicious charges once they see purchases from Spain showing up on your card. In the past, some students have gotten by on $500 in spending money, while others have brought as much as $2,000. The amount you need in spending money will be based on your own, personal spending habits.
Suggested Packing Items:
- Pocket Spanish-English dictionary or translator
- Pocket calculator
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Light jacket or windbreaker
- Jeans, casual clothes, and at least one dressy outfit for a night out in Madrid
- Towel and wash cloth
- Bathrobe and slippers
- Any prescription medication you will need - enough to last the entire trip; you will also want to carry a copy of the prescription signed by your doctor
- Dual-voltage appliances and adapter plugs (you may do better to purchase a hair dryer in Granada, as these can be problematic)
CoursesStudents must take two courses (six credit hours).
You must meet all pre-requisites for the courses you sign up to take in Spain. Prerequisites are listed in the LSU Course Catalog.
The courses will have pre-departure assignments that you will need to complete before arriving in Spain. Textbooks and course supplies should be purchased before you leave for Spain. The pre-departure assignments will be emailed to program participants.
|SPAN 2155||Spanish Textual Commentary||SPAN 2102||10:15am - 11:45am|
|SPAN 2156||Intermediate Conversation||SPAN 2102, 2155||12:15pm - 1:50pm|
|SPAN 3010||Grammar and Composition||SPAN 2102, 2155||10:15am - 11:45am|
|SPAN 3073||Culture and Civilization||SPAN 2102||9:00am - 10:15am|
|April 29||12:00pm Parents' Orientation (143 Coates Hall)|
|May 3||Summer fee bills available via myLSU|
|May 18||Summer fee bills due|
|June 4||Depart the US|
|June 5||Arrive in Madrid; bus to Granada leaves at 11:00am; meet host families|
|June 6||Orientation to Centro de Lenguas Modernas|
|June 10||Fieldtrip to Cordoba|
|June 22||Weekend trip to Alicante|
|June 23||Weekend trip to Alicante|
|June 24||Weekend trip to Alicante|
|July 6||Depart Granada; travel to Madrid; check into Hotel Regina|
|July 10||Check out of Hotel Regina; fly home or travel on your own|
|Aug 2||Grades available via myLSU|
Please note: Itinerary is tentative and subject to change
|Ms. Jamie Greer
|Foreign Languages and Literatures|
Eligibility & Withdrawal
In order to be eligible for LSU in Spain, you must:
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 (undergraduate) or 3.0 (graduate students)
- Have completed SPAN 2102
- Be at least 18 years old by the first day of the program
- Not be on disciplinary or scholastic probation
- Have the prerequisites for the courses you take
|March 31, 2017|
Although the application deadline is March 31, you are advised to register early in order to secure a spot in the program. The program will fill on a first come, first served basis from those who meet the eligibility requirements.
Deposit: A $500 deposit will be placed on your LSU billing statement at the time that you apply to the program. Students at other universities must send in a check or money order (made payable to "Louisiana State University") for the $500 deposit along with their applications.
The $500 deposit is nonrefundable after February 3, 2017.
Payment Deadlines: the $500 deposit is put on your billing statement and is due at the time that the charge appears. The rest of the program fee (minus the $500 deposit) and the tuition/fees for the courses will appear on your summer fee bill. Those fee bills are available via myLSU on May 3 and are due on May 18.
If you withdraw from the program: After January 29, you will be responsible for making payments on your study abroad program, even if you do not go on the program. The amount that you will owe is based on the date on which you withdraw. The schedule of payments for withdrawals is:
|Withdrawal after February 3, 2017||$500 deposit is non-refundable|
|Withdrawal after March 3, 2017||$500 deposit and $500 payment will be paid|
|Withdrawal after March 31, 2017||$500 deposit and $1,000 payment will be paid|
|Withdrawal after April 21, 2017||$500 deposit and entire program fee will be paid|
Parents: Have questions about the study abroad process? Want to ask questions? We have a Facebook group just for parents of students going on our summer programs! Join us here.