Summer in Spain
The Spain Summer program is an unforgettable, life- changing experience designed to give students the opportunity to improve and practice the Spanish language intensively while emerging in the Spanish culture. Students will gain a rich knowledge and understanding of the Cultures of Spain. The program will allow students to accomplish the following: Take their Spanish to a new level and earn confidence. Get ahead in their Spanish minor or major. Live with a caring host family. Travel with an experienced and caring professor. Live in a beach town surrounded by mountains. Make unique memories. Make life-long friends. Boost their resume. Visit many beautiful sites and cities. Participate in many fun, extracurricular activities.
Santander is one of Spain's most fashionable resort destinations during the summer in winter, being located on the northern coast. It is a beach town with a population of around 200,000 people, but also offers the beauty of the mountains. There are many important cultural, historical and intellectual offerings in Santander, and the city offers many activities throughout the year.
The program offers week and weekend excursions and many professional guided tours in the cities of Burgos, Santander, San Sebastián, Santillana del Mar, Comillas, Cabárceno, Soplao, Asturias, Potes, Segovia and Madrid. In addition, there are also many fun, extra- curricular activities such as the following: Burgos: Visit to the Cathedral and Castle. Santander: Walking tours of downtown and the beaches. Visit to the local market and museums, churros breakfast, tapas and conversation with local students, flamenco class and show, visit to the city’s mall and movie, local music festival and boat tour of the Bay. Cabárceno: Visit to the natural habitat zoo. Comillas: Visit to the Sobrellano Palace and the Gaudi’s Capricho. Santillana del Mar: Visit to the Altamira Pre-historic Museum, the town and la Colegiata convent. Soplao: Visit to the Soplao Caves. Potes: Visit to the amazing Picos de Europa mountains. Asturias: Canoe trip of the Sella River. San Sebastían: tour of the old town and La Concha beach by bicycle, plus a free day to enjoy on your own. Segovia: Tour of the old town to include the cathedral, the palace and the castle. Madrid: Walking tour of the Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol, visit to the Royal Palace, musical or play and tourist bus pass to enjoy a free day on your own.
- Degree-seeking student
- Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation
- Good academic & judicial standing
- 2.5+ GPA at time of application
- Successfully completed SPN 202 or 215, or placed in SPN 302 or 303
- Personal interview with Professor Jara if student has not taken a course with her
- Be able to do a lot of walking in areas that have steep hills, and feel comfortable going into an underground cave with no elevator present
SPN 303: Conversation (3 credits)
SPN 394: Culture & History of Spain & Santander (3 credits)
This program also satisfies the “Explorations Beyond the Classroom” requirement from University Studies and The “Applied Learning” requirement from the Spanish major.
March 16, 2020
Tentative Program Dates
June 24 - August 3, 2020
Estimated Program Fee: $4,500
Program Fee Includes:
- Overnight and day excursions
- Admission tickets to attractions
- Guided tours
- Most meals
- Transportation to all excursions
- Health insurance
(not included in program fee)
- International airfare
- UNCW tuition
- 3 lunches
- Textbooks and supplies
- Public transportation
- Emergency fund
- Passport, if needed
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding.
UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at https://uncw.edu/international/abroad/aid.html