Spanish Language, Literature & Electives in English

Universidad de Málaga
Málaga, Spain
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    Spanish Language, Literature & Electives in English

  • Location

    Málaga

  • Host University

    Universidad de Málaga

    The Universidad de Málaga (UMA), founded in 1972, attracts students from all over the world, including Asia, Europe, and the United States. The UMA offers courses in Spanish language and culture to international students at its Centro Internacional de Español, located five minutes from the beach in the beautiful El Palo neighborhood. Courses with local Spanish students are held at the Teatinos campus in the northwestern part of the city, about 15-20 minutes from downtown. The campus has computer labs, libraries, an athletic gym, and intramural sports. The UMA is fully accredited and recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education (Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia).

  • Term

    Summer 1 2019

  • Program Dates

    May 29, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019

  • Program Length

    Summer

  • Application Deadline

    Mar 25, 2019

  • Credit

    90 Contact Hours

  • Eligibility

    2.50 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $4,975

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Program Description

This program accommodates students at all levels of Spanish proficiency. Courses are taught by host university faculty at the Universidad de Málaga’s Centro Internacional de Español. Beginning and intermediate level Spanish courses are held with international students, while advanced Spanish and courses in English are held with ISA students only. Students will complete a placement test upon arrival in Málaga to confirm their language level and Spanish courses.

You may combine the Summer 1 and Summer 2 sessions for a discounted price by selecting both sessions when submitting your online application. For more information about this option, please contact your Málaga Program Manager.

*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.

 

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University

Housing

Meals and Laundry Service

Bridging Cultures Program

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Subscription to The New York Times

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities

Academics

Credits

Contact Hours

90

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

6

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

9

Academic Information

Course Selection and Placement

  • Students enroll in 90 contact hours. Course enrollment and final schedules are confirmed onsite following a required placement exam.
  • Students at the Beginning, High Beginning, or Intermediate levels of Spanish will be able to take either a Spanish language course OR electives in English.
  • Students at the Advanced level of Spanish will be able to choose from Spanish language coursework and/or electives in English.

Language Requirement Policy

  • There is no language requirement for this program.

Course Credit

  • The transcript from the Universidad de Málaga will reflect contact hours for each course listed below. Please be in touch with your U.S. university regarding transfer credit for this program.

Courses

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Universidad de Málaga
International Students
Beginning
90 Contact Hours
High Beginning
90 Contact Hours
Intermediate
90 Contact Hours
ISA Students Only
Advanced
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
Course Disclaimer
  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
  • Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Erin Haas

Program Advisor, Spain

Lauren Dungan

Program Manager, Spain

Tara Nair

Site Specialist, Spain

MÁLAGA TEAM

Heidi Doerr

Resident Director, Spain

Eugenio Aguilar

IT Director - Europe, Spain

José Manuel Garrido

Systems Administrator, Spain

Funding Your ISA Program

As an ISA participant, you will have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Funding Your Program page. 

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Housing

Living in ISA housing will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the Spanish lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor. Uncovering the uniqueness of your neighborhood and the surrounding areas will help you to feel right at home. No matter which type of housing you choose, you will have a short commute to class. Travel times to the various university buildings generally range between 15 and 40 minutes depending on housing and class locations. With an open and adaptable mind, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.

We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations, however, housing requests cannot be guaranteed.

Homestay

Homestays are best if you are seeking full linguistic and cultural immersion during your time abroad. Each host family has been carefully selected by ISA's resident staff in order to best accommodate your needs and to ensure a comfortable living situation. Homestays will provide three meals a day (except on ISA excursion days) and laundry service once a week. You will typically share a room with another ISA student of the same gender. Single rooms may be available for an additional fee.

Student Residence

The student residence (residencia in Spanish) is similar to a small dorm and is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The residencia houses Spanish and international students, giving you the opportunity to meet Spaniards and practice your language skills. Please note that the residencia is a private business and does not have a direct affiliation with the University of Málaga. Three meals per day are included (with some exceptions) as well as laundry service once per week. Students usually share a room with another ISA student but have the option of paying extra to secure an individual room. This option is only available for semester or year program students. A $500 refundable housing deposit and a $100 per month surcharge is required for this option. ISA may retain some, or all, of the housing deposit in the case of damage to property.

Independent Housing

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

Excursions

THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA

ISA excursions allow you to explore the diverse, distinct, and gorgeous landscape of Spain that you may not have the chance to visit on your own. While abroad, you will have the chance to go on one weekend trip and one day trip to the following destinations.

Granada

Granada is a picturesque and mountainous university town. It has always been a multicultural city and was the last Moorish stronghold during the Catholic reconquest of Spain. You will explore Granada’s multicultural past through visits to historic neighborhoods like the Albaicín and Realejo. You will also visit important cultural sites including the Alhambra fortress, Spain’s most popular tourist attraction.

Madrid

Madrid, Spain’s capital, will be your first taste of Spanish culture while also being introduced to key information about health and safety through the Bridging Cultures Program. With visits to the Puerta del Sol, the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, and more, you will be able to expand your knowledge about Spanish history, culture and politics.

Ronda

On this trip you will visit one of Andalusia's most unique ancient towns and one modern coastal city. Founded by Romans, Ronda is perched atop a canyon that gives way to a gorge known as the Tajo, providing spectacular views of the Guadalevin River below. You will get to see ruins of the hammams, or ancient Arab baths, as well as Spain's second-oldest bullring.

Toledo

As the second stop of the Bridging Cultures Program and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, your visit to Toledo will begin with a panoramic bus tour of Toledo's unique hilltop then will continue on to the monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, El Tránsito, Santo Tomé Church, and the Cathedral of Santa Maria.