As an enhancement to its Spanish Language curriculum, the College of Arts and Humanities has developed a study abroad program for students interested in an intensive study of Spanish Language and Culture.
This program offer students a unique opportunity for full linguistic and cultural immersion intended to develop their Spanish language skills. For this program, students will have the opportunity of registering for SPN 3955 and/or IDS 3955. Spanish language courses are available for multiple levels of proficiency and placement will be determined by an electronic pretest.
The Intensive Spanish Language Program will be hosted by the Escuela de Idiomas in Nerja, Spain. The language portion will be taught by Escuela professors and the cultural course will be taught in English by Dr. Consuelo Stebbins of UCF. Language classes will be held Mon-Fri, averaging 20 hours a week for two weeks. The cultural class will include evening activities, cultural and historical excursions, and an optional weekend trip to Morocco.
While abroad, students can expect a formal classroom setting for the language class. The cultural class will utilize a combination of formal seminars, cultural immersion, and visits to local sites.
Students on this program should plan to arrive in Malaga, Spain by noon on the starting day of the program in order to be in country to transfer to the hotel. Please note, check flight schedules carefully before booking. To arrive by noon on the starting day of this program, fights must depart the USA the day before the start of the program. Students are encouraged not to purchase their flights until after the application deadline and the applicants have been informed that the program has met its minimum numbers.
Participants will stay in Nerja, Spain for two weeks of classes. As part of the program, student will have the option of participating in a weekend excursion to Morocco, including visits to Tetuan, Tanger, and Chef-Chaouen. While abroad, students are expected to remain engaged in the program’s experiences and try new things.
Payment Breakdown based upon the minimum number of students:
Payment 1: $100 (non-refundable)
Payment 2: $1000
Payment 3: $537.5
Payment 4: $537.5
The following services are included as part of the program fee:
The following services are not included as part of the program fee:
Premium housing accommodation options and excursion to Morocco are priced separately.
Please note optional housing upgrades are available on a first-come/first-served bases at an additional fee, see information below for the two options.
The trip to Morroco will be an optional excursion offered by the Escuela de Idiomas for program participants. The fee of approximately €200 (approximately $310) for the Morroco excursion will be paid while in country, directly to the Escuela de Idiomas if chosen.
The following services are included as part of this excursion:
The following services are not included as part of this excursion:
Single Room Housing Upgrade
$2175 Program Fee + $305 Single Room Housing Upgrade = $2480
Premium Single Room Housing Upgrade
$2175 Program Fee + $435 Premium Single Room Housing Upgrade = $2610
Program Cost Disclaimer: The program cost does not cover UCF tuition, airfare (unless a program expressly and specifically includes this), independent travel, or personal expenses. Cost is approximate and may fluctuate due to changes in foreign currency or unforeseen circumstances. UCF reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the university shall not be liable for airfare, transportation costs and/or any other costs incurred by the student. UCF, Office of International Studies will make reasonable efforts to notify students through reasonable means to inform the students to reserve their flights. Students should consult their travel agent about buying travel insurance to defray unanticipated costs in the event travel plans change. UCF will make reasonable efforts to notify students via Knights email when any significant changes are being made to the program. It is entirely within UCF's discretion as to what changes are considered significant.