Participants will attend the following university if they are participating in an ISA program in conjunction with their service-learning program:
*Universidad de Salamanca Cursos Internacionales en Cusco
Students participating in a full-time service-learning program will serve 15?35 hours per week at a local organization. All participants will develop a Portfolio throughout the program which includes reflective essays, group discussions, logs of hours, a supervisor evaluation and a certificate of completion.
Students participating in an ISA academic program and service-learning during the semester will work 5-10 hours per week at a local host organization while attending classes at the host university. The service-learning placement will begin 1-2 weeks after the first week of classes and end the week prior to final exams.
Students participating in an ISA academic program during the summer will begin their service-learning program after the ISA Summer academic program ends. Participants will spend between 15-35 hours per week at a local organization.
Participants can earn 1-6 credits based on the number of contact hours accrued at the host organization and successful completion of the Portfolio. Visit theof the ISA Service-Learning website for more information.
The University of Salamanca is a state institution that operates under the jurisdiction of Spain's Ministry of Education and Science. Founded in 1218 by Alfonso IX of León, it is the oldest university in Spain. Some of the greatest names in Spanish literature and humanism appear on the university's list of past students and professors. Fray Luis de León, Antonio de Nebrija and Miguel de Unamuno are among the great figures who taught at the university. The university is fully accredited and recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education (Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia).
The University of Salamanca's Cursos Internacionales department (est. 1929) has for decades, set the standard for the offering of Spanish language and culture courses for foreign students. No U.S. organization enrolls more U.S. students in Cursos Internacionales than does ISA. The relationship between ISA and the Cursos Internacionales department is one of ISA's most valued institutional relationships. Approximately 40% of the students enrolled in the Cursos Internacionales department throughout the year are from North America.
The Universidad de Salamanca Cursos Internacionales en Cusco is located at the ISA Study Center, and was developed in partnership with the Universidad de Salamanca to meet the ever-growing interest in studying abroad in Cusco. Students take classes at the study center with other ISA students, and classes are taught by local, visiting and US faculty. Students can take courses in Spanish, English and/or Quechua, culture, history and literature, and students engage in learning that promotes understanding of their new culture and surroundings. All students will receive an official transcript from the Universidad de Salamanca, upon successful completion of the program.
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