Spanish-Immersion Programs

 

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Merida, Mexico

Spanish-Immersion Programs: Marista (Fall 20­­­16) and Segovia(Spring 2017)

Marista University in Merida, Mexico

Centre’s Spanish-immersion program at Marista University is based in Mérida, Mexico, a vibrant, historic, and beautiful city of one million people on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. Its location near both Maya ruins and the Caribbean has for many years made it the ideal spot for Centre’s term program in a Spanish-speaking environment. Mérida was named a “City of Peace” by the United Nations in January 2011.

Cost

The comprehensive fee (for tuition & fees, room, and board) is the same as for study in Danville, except that (1) there is a $375 non-refundable deposit/surcharge due by Wednesday, March 9, and (2) students pay for their own airfare to and from Mérida, which currently costs $350-$600. (Some students have found it less expensive to fly into Cancun and take a bus across to Merida.) Fifteen dollars of the deposit/surcharge will go into the Centre carbon mitigation fund; there will also be a $20 fee for the Travel Clinic, which all students studying abroad must attend. All financial aid arrangements in Danville continue in Mexico. Students with remaining loan eligibility are eligible to borrow additional money for educational expenses. Also, remember that you may be able to save some money by canceling your automobile insurance while away.

Housing

As part of the Marista program, students live with carefully selected Mexican families in upper-middle-class neighborhoods.

Dates, Deadlines & Requirements

• The Fall 2016 program dates will be announced soon but will most likely begin in early August and conclude in mid-December.
• Application and faculty recommendation forms may be picked up at one of the campus-wide informational meetings on November 19, December 1, or January 7—or on the bookshelf in the Davidson Room of Old Carnegie. Turn in your completed application at the study abroad office no later than noon on February 9. Students who are selected must pay the non-refundable $375 deposit/surcharge to the Cashier’s Office in Horky House by March 9 to hold their spot in the program.
• This program is designed primarily for Spanish majors or minors, as courses in Marista are taught in Spanish. Student must be approved by Centre’s Spanish faculty in order to participate in this language-intensive program..

K.I.I.S. Spanish Program in Segovia, Spain

Centre’s spring Spanish-immersion program is run by the Kentucky Institute for International Studies. Students no longer have to take a leave-of-absence from Centre in order to participate in this program. Course offerings include Spanish language, literature, writing, art, and culture.

The Spring 2017 program dates will be announced soon but will most likely begin in mid-January and conclude in mid-April. Students attending this program will not take a CentreTerm course that year.

For more information, visit kiis.org.

Housing

Students take classes in the heart of Segovia and learn firsthand about daily life in Spain while living with a homestay family.

Cost

The comprehensive fee (for tuition & fees, room, and board) is the same as for study in Danville, except that (1) there is a $375 non-refundable deposit/surcharge due by Wednesday, March 9, and (2) students pay for their own airfare to and from Segovia. Fifteen dollars of the deposit/surcharge will go into the Centre carbon mitigation fund; there will also be a $20 fee for the Travel Clinic, which all students studying abroad must attend. All financial aid arrangements in Danville continue in Spain. Students with remaining loan eligibility are eligible to borrow additional money for educational expenses. Also, remember that you may be able to save some money by canceling your automobile insurance while away.

Deadlines & Requirements

• Students wishing to participate in the Segovia semester program must have at least 12 hours of college-level Spanish or the equivalent at time of departure. All Segovia courses are taught in Spanish and students are expected to speak Spanish at all times.
• Application and faculty recommendation forms may be picked up at one of the campus-wide informational meetings on November 19, December 1, or January 7—or on the bookshelf in the Davidson Room of Old Carnegie. Turn in your completed application at the study abroad office no later than noon on Tuesday, February 9. Students who are selected must pay the non-refundable $375 deposit/surcharge to the Cashier’s Office in Horky House by March 9 to hold their spot in the program.

Spend a semester in one of eight countries:

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flags_of_JapanJapan flags_of_MexicoMexico flags_of_FranceFrance
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