THE CAPITAL OF SPAIN IS A GOLDEN METROPOLIS WHERE LONG, SUN FILLED DAYS OF PARKS AND WORLD-CLASS MUSEUMS STRETCH INTO LONG NIGHTS OF TAPAS AND DANCING ALL SET AGAINST A GLORIOUS BACKDROP OF ROYAL PALACES, THE SLATE SPIRES OF MADRID BAROQUE AND THE EXTRAVAGANT CONFECTIONS OF THE BELLE ÉPOQUE. IT IS ONE BEAUTIFUL CITY.
This summer program is a once in a lifetime opportunity to gain cultural insight and build Spanish language skills through immersion by living and breathing the life of the Madrileños and maybe figure out the meaning behind the saying, "De Madrid al cielo."
The Summer in Madrid study abroad is a six-week immersion program that takes place at the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, in Madrid, Spain. The Universidad Antonio de Nebrija is a private university, accredited by the Spanish Ministerio de Educación, that specializes in Spanish as a Second Language. This program is an ideal opportunity for students who want to improve their language skills, develop cultural knowledge, and engage with native Spanish speakers.
Madrid, the capital and economic center of Spain, is home to nearly 3.5 million people. Madrid embodies the balance of old and new, combining a rich cultural history with a modern metropolitan feel. Students can explore world-class museums, such as the Prado and Reina Sofia, experience theater and dance productions, and watch some of the best sports teams on the continent. Madrid offers a vibrant social and gastronomic scene. The city is famous for its lively street culture and nightlife. Restaurants, bars, and cafés serve traditional Spanish staples and a wide variety of international cuisines. Madrid’s public transportation puts the entire city within easy reach. The city’s central location allows students to reach all corners of Spain and can serve as a gateway to the rest of Europe.
Adding to the immersion experience, this program includes room, board, and laundry services with a Spanish host family.
Students will receive 6 credits from Purdue University.
All courses offered will count towards the Spanish major and minor.
Students may choose two (6 credit hours) of the following courses:
Courses are taught in Spanish by faculty from Purdue University and the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija. Credits count towards the Spanish major and minor. Instruction takes place both in a traditional classroom setting (Monday through Thursday), as well as via excursions to the historic and cultural sites in and around Madrid. Past excursions have included visits to the Royal Palace and Senate in Madrid, and trip to the cities of Salamanca, Segovia, Toledo, and Granada. Excursions are included in the program cost. Moreover, the SPAN 498 Arte del Prado course includes weekly visits to the world-famous Prado Museum with a faculty guide.
This program is open to Purdue University students who have completed 5 semesters of Spanish, or the equivalent.
Students will be expected to critically analyze cultural differences and adapt to the host country norms as appropriate. It is expected that students will have the maturity to travel internationally.
May 28 - July 9, 2020
Arrival in Madrid on May 29
January 15, 2020.
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