|Dates / Deadlines:|
Applications for Fall 2015 will be available January 15 - March 1.
The application for Summer 2015 will not be available until December 1.
|Language of Instruction:||Spanish||Minimum Cumulative GPA:||2.5|
|Minimum Class Standing:||Sophomore||Pre-requisite Subjects:||4 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent|
|Field of Study:||Language: Spanish||Program Director:||Olga Colbert, email@example.com|
|SMU Abroad Application Cycle:||December 1-February 1||Deposit Deadline:||March 1|
|Summer 2015 Program Dates:||June 15 - July 18|
SMU-in-Madrid: Advanced Spanish, Literature and Culture
Fundacion Jose Ortega y Gasset y Gregorio Maranon
June 15-July 18, 2015
SMU Abroad programs are eligible for all proficiencies, including Global Engagement. Students who wish to receive credit for proficiencies must petition the course through the UC office located in Clements Hall G02.
SMU-in-Madrid: Advanced Spanish, Literature and Culture is a 5-week immersion program held during SMU's first summer session. It is recommended for students who have completed SPAN 2302 and for advanced or bilingual students with a strong interest in Spanish culture and literature. Students take two courses and earn six credit hours.
Program Faculty: Dr. Olga Colbert, Associate Professor of Spanish, is the Program Director. She is a faculty member of SMU's Department of World Languages and Literatures and has been teaching at SMU since 1999. A native of Madrid, Dr. Colbert received her Ph.D. in Spanish Literature from Stanford University.
Contact Information: Dr. Olga Colbert, 214-768-4206, firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for a list of Summer 2015 courses and corresponding UC Foundations, Pillars, Proficiencies and Experiences.
Students will receive a list of texts after acceptance into the program. Textbooks will be purchased (at the SMU Bookstore or in Madrid). Details will be provided at the Mandatory Orientation Meeting.
Program Activities and Excursions
A 3-day trip to Granada and Córdoba and two 1-day excursions to Toledo and Segovia.
In order to experience Spanish life firsthand, the students live with Spanish families. One, two, or three students may be assigned per family, depending on availability.
The families are carefully selected and evaluated to ensure the complete immersion of each student within the Spanish language, culture, and traditional social environment. Information about host families will be provided upon acceptance to the program.
Program Fee Information
Summer 2015 Estimated Student Budgets can be found here.
PROGRAM FEE INCLUDES
Room and partial board (Breakfast and Dinner)
Admission to museums and cultural sites during program activities
Welcome dinner and farewell reception
Airport transportation (arrival and departure) for group flight, to/from the Fundacion
Bus transportation during the trip and excursions
International Travel Health Insurance
Spanish Health Insurance
ITEMS NOT COVERED BY THE PROGRAM FEE
International travel to/from program location
Travel documents, including passport and visas
Lunches, not included in board above
Personal expenses, entertainment and travel
*Students are required to have a cell phone that works in Spain, as well as in other countries where they plan to travel. Students should check with their current carrier for service or plan on purchasing a phone upon arrival.
Application and Acceptance
Students may submit an application to the SMU Abroad Office during the application cycle: December 1 - February 1. It is possible this program may be full before the deadline; therefore, students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applications may be submitted after the deadline only if places are available in the program.
Once the application is complete, the student will be contacted for an interview by the program staff.
Program Admission and Pre-departure Orientation
Admission: Admission is competitive. Admitted on a rolling admissions basis, program directors and faculty select participants based on application materials, admission requirements and student interviews.
Orientation Sessions: To prepare students for a smooth, safe and enriching experience, admitted SMU students are required to attend the scheduled program orientation meetings prior to departure. Session dates are organized by the program director.
All students receive a pre-departure guide and program-specific materials. Topics discussed are culture and course questions, as well as a review of required forms, travel plans and documents, currency and money issues, packing, insurance and safety. Students from other universities receive orientation summaries, including the guide and materials, by email.
There is a non-refundable deposit of $1,000 due by the deposit deadline of March 1. This deposit confirms acceptance, holds the student's place in the program and is applied towards the balance of the program fee. Students will make the deposit payment in Access.SMU using the regular University payment procedures.
Final Payment should be made as soon as possible, but no later than April 1. After students have paid the non-refundable program deposit and returned your Course Enrollment Form (signed by you and your academic advisor) to the SMU Abroad Office, students will be registered for courses in Access.SMU. Once students have been registered, students can make final payment in Access.SMU using the regular University payment procedures.
Students who receive financial aid or scholarships may be able to apply their aid package to SMU Abroad programs. All aid should be confirmed with the Office of Financial Aid.
SMU Abroad Cancellation and Refund Policy
A student who cancels enrollment or withdraws from an SMU Abroad program must notify the SMU Abroad office in writing. The effective date of cancellation is the date that SMU Abroad receives the written notification. It is not sufficient only to withdraw an application on-line.
A student who cancels enrollment or withdraws from a program forfeits the program deposit. The student may also be charged either a cancellation fee or the remainder of the published program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. These fees cover expenses incurred on behalf of the student up to the effective date of the cancellation (see below).
|Remainder of Program Fee|
|Prior to the payment due date||$1000||-0-||-0-|
|On or after payment due date, but before published start date||$1000||$1000||-0-|
|On or after published program start date||$1000||-0-||100%|
Undergraduate SMU Abroad Programs are managed by:
Blanton Building, Suite 216
6185 Airline Drive
Dallas, TX 75205
SMU Abroad reserves the right to change, at any time and without prior notice, any provision or requirement, including but not limited to, requirements, itineraries, courses, cancellation and refund policies. Fees are subject to change due to inflation and/or fluctuating exchange rates.
SMU Abroad reserves the right to recall participants from international programs and to close programs whenever it determines that the health or safety of its participants may be of risk.
SMU Abroad is not responsible for any loss or damage that may occur when participants travel outside of scheduled program activities. In addition, independent participant travel before the start or after the conclusion of SMU Abroad programs is entirely at the individual's own expense and risk.