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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain; Madrid, Spain; Salamanca, Spain; Segovia, Spain; Toledo, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Program Description:

Segovia has a unique history bstemming from the lending of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim cultures. Students will be immersed in this culture and utilize Spanish language skills to study and experience the relSpain - Language, Technology, and Culture in Segovia
This excursion based program is sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the College of Engineering. Segovia has a unique history stemming from the blending of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim cultures. Participants will visit several different cities including Madrid, Toledo, and 
Salamanca including cathedrals, glass factories, and more.

The program is open to all students but is ideal for engineering majors or minors who seek to understand the relationship between technology, culture, and global society. As a part of the program, students will be immersed in this culture and utilize Spanish language skills to study and experience the 
relationship between culture and technology in authentic settings.


    • FLS 212: Spanish Language, Technology, and Culture (3 cr)
    • FLS 395: Spanish History, Art, and Culture (3 cr)
    • $3,750
Total Estimated Cost of Attendance
    • May 13 - June 12, 2018
  • Various locations throughout Spain including Segovia with excursions to Barcelona, Madrid, Salamanca, and Toledo
    • Dr. James McConnell
    • 2.0+ GPA
    • Not on active disciplinary probation
    • Not on Academic Integrity Probation currently or during prior semester
    • Prerequisites: FLS 201


Check out what goes on during the Segovia program!
Professor McConnell's blog from 2016
Professor McConnell's blog from 2015

Segovia, a small city 55 miles northwest of Madrid, boasts, among other things, a Roman aqueduct, a Gothic cathedral, and castles (most notably El Alcazar). It is a perfect introduction to the richness of Spanish artifacts and will also introduce students to the lifestyle of the Spanish people. The history, urban layout, historic sites and scenery of Segovia have been awarded a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list and the city is no doubt one of the most beautiful in Spain.

Segovia, because of its unique historical mixing of Christian, Jewish and Muslim cultures, is an ideal focus for students who are considering questions of the relationship between technology and culture and in finding their place in our global society.


The Segovia program is sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) and the College of Engineering (COE) at NC State and is designed for engineering majors/minors. Although preference is given to engineering majors, non-engineering majors may also apply.

In Segovia, students will utilize the city and surrounding area to explore language, technology, and culture. The classes, excursions, and field trips offered will encourage the ability to use the language in authentic settings and will allow the student to study and experience the rich culture of Spain.

As part of the class work, students will visit the famous aqueduct, textile factories and other places to experience technology past and present.

For program cost information, see the above Summer Budget Sheet.

Early application is advisable for all NC State Summer Programs.
Students must have completed FLS 201 or the equivalent prior to the start of the program to be eligible. (Coursework is taught in Spanish.)  Students must take two courses for a total of 6 credit hours.Both courses meet the Humanities/ Social Sciences requirement for the College of Engineering. 

FLS 212 - Spanish: Language, Technology, Culture
This course will teach the structures inherent in a beginning/intermediate language class by integrating vocabulary, issues, and projects that are of special interest to engineering students. (Fulfills GEP Global Knowledge co-requisite requirement. May fulfill the Interdisciplinary Perspectives GEP requirement in College of Engineering- check with your major department.)

Taught by James McConnell, NC State faculty.

FL 395 - Spain: History, Art, Culture
This course (which fulfills the Philosophy, Religion, Visual Arts requirement in College of Engineering) will provide an historical and aesthetic focus necessary to understand the virtual museum in which students live in Segovia and will study the artifacts that represent the culture. 
Taught by Luis Encinas, local Art Historian and Instructor. 

The Director will notify students of the required arrival date and time. Transportation will be arranged onsite for students, so it is highly recommend students arrive when requested. Additionally, the Director will reserve seats on a specific flight, which students are encouraged to book. However, students will be required to make any deposits/payments for airfare directly to the travel agent by the set deadlines. Students may also choose to make their own arrival arrangements, in which case they will be responsible for transportation from the airport or any additional nights of lodging required.

Students live in homestays for the majority of the program. On trips, student will stay in hotels that reflect the simplicity and beauty of Spain. At least one meal per day will be provided as part of the housing arrangement.

Special dietary needs can be accommodated on this program but please discuss these with the Director before you apply. The group will dine together for the main meal on excursions.

The group will travel to various cities and sites to experience medieval, renaissance, baroque and modern Spain. In recent years the group has traveled to Avila, Toledo, and Madrid.
AND, it'll improve your resume!  Upon graduation, Steven Frost, a recent program participant, already had a job lined up in Raleigh as a financial advisor at John Hancock. In a News and Observer article, Steven noted "These job fairs, résumé workshops and networking opportunities teach you how to present yourself," Frost said. "And that makes a big difference. The other big difference is study abroad." He went on to say, "Studying abroad says that you're willing to try new things and go outside the box."

Financial aid is generally available to help qualified NC State students meet the expenses of NC State study abroad programs. Students from other institutions should contact their home institution study abroad and financial aid offices for information. For additional funding, NC State students should consider applying for a study abroad scholarship from the Study Abroad Office.

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The University reserves the right to alter the program format and/or costs in case of conditions beyond its control. If the program is canceled or a student withdraws, a refund of program costs may not be available in all cases. Please refer to the Study Abroad Office Refund Policy for details. Contact us at:

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/15/2018
Rolling Admission 05/14/2018 06/30/2018

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This program is currently not accepting applications.