University of California, Riverside

UCR Study Abroad - UCR Summer Abroad Program




2017 Madrid-Gijón, Spain



Spain Through Time: Culture, Literature and History

PLEASE NOTE: This program information is from Summer 2016. Please check back for 2017 updates COMING SOON!

Enjoy your next Summer in Spain visiting Madrid, Córdoba, Seville, Mérida, Toledo, Segovia, Medina del Campo, León, Oviedo, Bilbao, Comillas and Gijón while you study the culture and civilization of a millenary country. This is a hands-on experience, where you will touch a Roman aqueduct, roam around a medieval city and understand what a cathedral is from looking through its windows. You will seat in the same theater that Roman citizens built in 15 B.C. and, on the next week, you will be staring at the Guernica, Picasso´s masterpiece about Nazi bombings in Spain in 1937.

The content of the courses focuses on the understanding of culture, and also on the production of digital culture. How do we process culture, or process our cultural experiences, using digital devices and applications? This program is designed for proficient speakers of Spanish who might benefit from a deeper understanding of the Spanish culture, but also for those interested in the field of Digital Humanities. At the end of the Summer program, the student group will edit a collaborative digital book about their experience.

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  • General Program Information

    Click here for a presentation about the Madrid-Gijón program.

    Note: This a four-week course, which requires Spanish language proficiency in order to participate.

    Professor:
    Covadonga Lamar Prieto, Hispanic Studies (covadonga.lamar-prieto@ucr.edu)

    Program Locations:
    Colegio Mayor Universitario TBA
    Madrid, Gijón and Seville, Spain

    Courses:
    Spanish 103 Spanish Culture and Civilization in Spain (4 units)
    Spanish 190 Directed Studies: A Brief History of Spanish (4 units)

    Dates (two sessions to choose from):

    Summer Session A: June 26 - July 29, 2017

  • Accommodations in Madrid-Gijón

    TBD

  • Detailed Program Fees

    Please note that Program-Related Fees will be paid to UCR (see payment instructions). Airfare and most meals are included in the "Estimated Additional Costs" section in the bottom half of the table; each program is designed individually and may or may not include the same amenities or cover the same expenses as other UCR Summer Study Abroad programs. Students are responsible for understanding program-related fees for their program.

    Accommodations and Service Abroad Fees included in “Remaining Program Fees” is subject to change based on fluctuating exchange rates, unexpected changes in activities and local prices. Fees estimated below do not include personal travel, entertainment, out-of-pocket medical expenses, special medical needs, and other emergencies, as well as other personal needs items not required by the program.

    Program Fees

    Program-Related FeesUndergraduates Graduates 
    Course Fees – 8 Units of UC credit $2446.54* $2918.08*
    Course Materials and Services Fees (CMSF) $645.59* Same as undergraduate
    Programming Fees (Lodging, Excursions & Misc Fees) $2582.34* Same as undergraduate
    Estimated Round-Trip Airfare $1000.00* Same as undergraduate
    Estimated Total Cost*$6674.47*$7146.01*

    *UC Riverside’s Per Unit Course Fee is subject to Regental, legislative, and gubernatorial action and may change without notice.

    The tuition, fees, and charges posted here are estimates based on currently approved amounts. These figures may not be final. Actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California and could be affected by State funding reductions. Accordingly, final approved levels (final balance due) may differ from the amounts shown. The amounts shown here represent, for planning purposes, estimates of the Per Unit rate for Summer 2017. Actual charges for 2016-17 have yet to be determined by The Regents of the University of California and are not yet available at this time. Final figures are subject to change and may differ from the amount shown.

  • Courses & Syllabus

    Courses:

    Spanish 103 Spanish Culture and Civilization in Spain (4 units)
    Spanish 190 Directed Studies: A Brief History of Spanish (4 units)

    Syllabus

  • Tentative Program Itinerary (from Summer 2016)

    Total direct contact hours: 114. Students are expected to study at least three hours a day, to a total of 84 hours

    Week 1 Days: 7, 6 nights in Madrid and 1 night in Seville, Direct contact hours (estimated): 44 hours

    DAY 1, Sunday.- 19.00 Welcome. Meeting at the hotel (1 hour)

    DAY 2, Monday.- 9.30 – 14.30 (5 hours) Walking tour of the city. Free evening

    DAY 3, Tuesday.- 9.30 – 15.30 (6 hours) Day trip to Toledo

    DAYS 4 and 5, Wednesday and Thursday.- Trip to Córdoba, Sevilla and Mérida (16 hours, see whole plan below)

    DAY 6, Friday.- 9.30 – 12.30 (3 hours) Visit Prado Museum. 15.00 – 18.00 (3 hours) Visit Thyssen Museum.

    DAY 7, Saturday. 9.30 – 14.30 (5 hours) Visit The Reina Sofía Museum

    DAY 8, Sunday.- Leave for Asturias, three stops alongside the route

    Segovia: Visit the acqueduct (1 hour)

    Medina del Campo: Visit to the Castillo de la Mota (2 hours)

    León: Visit the Cathedral (2 hours)

    Week 2 Days: 7 nights, 7 in Gijón, Direct contact hours: 23 hours, Field trips: Roman baths, Oviedo, Invited speaker: Dr Erin Hogan, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

    DAYS 9, 10, 11, 12, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

    9.00-12.30 Classes (14 hours)

    Tuesday: Invited speaker (2 hours)– Dr Erin Hogan

    Wednesday afternoon– local trip – Roman Baths (3 hours)

    Office hours: 16.30-17.30, Monday and Thursday, or by appointment

    DAY 13, Friday.- Day trip to Oviedo (6 hours, see whole plan below)

    DAYS 14, 15.- Unsupervised activities. Suggestions provided

    Week 3 Days: 7 nights, 7 in Gijón, Direct contact hours: 25 hours, Field trips: Ethnographic Museum of Asturias, and Bilbao, Invited speaker: Prof. Ana Cano, University of Oviedo

    DAYS 16, 17, 18, 19, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9.00-12.30 Classes (14 hours) Tuesday: Invited speaker (2 hours)– Prof. Ana Cano Wednesday afternoon – Ethnographic Museum of Asturias (3 hours) Office hours: 16.30-17.30, Monday and Thursday, or by appointment

    DAY 20, Friday.- Day trip to Bilbao (8 hours, see complete plan below)

    DAYS 21, 22.- Unsupervised activities. Suggestions provided

    Week 4 Days: 7 nights, 7 in Gijón, Direct contact hours: 18 hours, Field trip: Jovellanos Home, Invited speaker: Prof. Jorge Uría, University of Oviedo

    DAYS 23, 24, 25, 26, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9.00-12.30 Classes (14 hours)

    Tuesday: Invited speaker (2 hours) – Prof. Jorge Uría

    Wednesday afternoon– local trip – trip to Jovellanos old home (4 hours)

    Office hours: 16.30-17.30, Monday and Thursday, or by appointment

    DAYS 27, 28 Unsupervised activities. Suggestions provided for the big group or for smaller groups. Reception. End of the program

    DAY 29 (morning) Leave the hotel

  • Pre-Departure Orientation

    DATE & TIME TBD



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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Tel: (951) 827-4113
E-mail: educationabroad@ucr.edu

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