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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

For students pursuing careers in education or teaching, this program allows students to take education-specific courses alongside completing an internship at a local school in Sevilla. In addition to taking a full courseload at the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, students will participate in an academic internship teaching English as a foreign language for two hours a week gaining hands-on experience working with students and faculty. Courses are taught by host university faculty at the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo.

Semester Students:

Students are required to enroll in the Second Language Acquisition: Theory and Practice course. 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. Alongside their coursework, they will complete an internship for two hours per week at a local school and/or a public library. Students are responsible for transportation to and from the local school.

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

All students take a placement exam upon arrival to determine their Spanish language proficiency level. Exam results may determine eligibility for course enrollment.

Academic Year Students:

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 the Education Courses in English section of course offerings or from the full course offering in ISA's International Studies, Business & Spanish Language semester/year program. 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.

A National Visa is required for programs that are 91 days or longer.

Courses are held at the UIMP satellite campus and are taught by host university faculty. Classmates are international students, the majority of whom are ISA students.

For either the semester or academic year program, advanced level Spanish speakers may choose to add on a Two-Week Intensive Spanish Language course for an additional fee. For more information, click here.

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.

Course Information

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.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

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