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Education in a Multicultural Context - ISA Study Center with Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo

ISA Study Center with Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo-Sevilla

Academic Year 5 2016-2017 (Sep 18, 2016 to Apr 28, 2017)
Catalog Code: ISVY1216

The Academic Year program is designed to enhance student acquisition of teaching skills while immersing in the local culture. This is achieved by incorporating an academic internship at a local school teaching English as a foreign language in addtion to taking a full courseload at the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo. This program is divided into two sections by semester: the first focuses on theoretical aspects of the classroom and the second targets student integration in the Sevillan community.

During the fall semester, which focuses on theoretics, students are required to enroll in the Second Language Acquisition: Theory and Practice course as part of a full courseload and participate in an academic internship at a local school teaching English as a foreign language for two hours a week. The rest of their classes can be selected from Education Courses in English or from the full course offering in ISA's International Studies, Business & Spanish Language semester/year program. Students are responsible for transportation to and from the local school.

During the spring semester, which focuses on student integration, students are required to take the Multiculturalism and Education course, in addition to selecting a total of two or three courses from Education Courses in English or from the full course offering in ISA's International Studies, Business & Spanish Language semester/year program. Courses are taught by host university faculty at the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo. In addition to their course work, students will complete an academic internship for up to 20 hours a week in a local school set outside of the Sevilla city center to provide for a more comprehensive integration into Sevillan culture. Students are responsible for transportation to and from the local school.

Alongside their internship and coursework, students will attend regular round-table group sessions with their peers and professors to enhance their experience in the classroom. Students will have the logistical support from an assigned professor to assist them during the year.
All students will take a language placement exam upon arrival to determine their Spanish language proficiency level. Exam results may determine eligibility for course enrollment.

Students who have not completed a college semester/quarter or the equivalent must choose language as one of their courses.

Advanced level Spanish speakers may choose to add on a Two-Week Intensive Spanish Language course for an additional fee. Students must have completed at least 4 semesters, 6 quarters, or the equivalent of college-level Spanish prior to enrolling. The Intensive Spanish Language course consists of 45 hours of advanced-level Spanish language instruction. Please note that adding this course will alter your program dates and require you to arrive earlier to Spain. You can add this additional program when submitting your online application, or by emailing your ISA Program Manager if you have already submitted one. For more information, click here.

Please note that a student visa is required for programs over 90 days. Please reference the Student Visa & Embassy page for more information.

Prices & Dates

September 18, 2016 - April 28, 2017

Session Dates:

ISVY1216

Catalog Code:

$19,750*

Price:

June 1, 2016 Extended to June 10, 2016

Application Due Date:

June 15, 2016

Final Forms & Payments Due:

Program in Progress

Admissions Status:

*prices and dates are subject to change

Eligibility

Minimum GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

Minimum Admissions Prerequisites

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

Additional Program Options

Mission Work

ISA's Veritas Christian Study Abroad division adds ministry service opportunities and spiritual support to existing ISA programs. Students interested in participating in missions while studying abroad must apply to a Veritas program (Visit veritasabroad.com to view program options). Veritas programs promote spiritual growth through the on-site support of a Mission Mentor as well as engaging academic and mission experiences. Speak with a Veritas representative at 512-215-3797 or email info@veritasabroad.com.

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