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  • Locations: 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:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Spanish NC State Students Only: No
Minimum GPA: 2.0 Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Sophomore
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: FLS 102 or equivalent Additional Requirements: None
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Group Click here for a definition of this term College or Unit: College of Engineering, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Duration: Short Term Click here for a definition of this term Provider: NC State
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

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
This excursion-based program is sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) and the College of Engineering (COE). Segovia, Spain has a unique history which stems from the blending of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim cultures. Throughout this program, participants will visit several different cities, including Madrid, Toledo, and Salamanca. While in Spain, students will visit the famous Roman aqueduct of Segovia, textile factories, and other places to experience technology past and present. To learn more about the program, click here
 
ACADEMICS
This program is open to all students, and it is ideal for Engineering majors or minors who seek to understand the relationship between technology, culture, and a global society. As part of the program, students will be immersed in the Spanish culture and utilize language skills to study and experience the relationship between culture and technology in authentic settings. Below are brief course descriptions:
 
FLS 212 - Spanish: Language, Technology, Culture - Instructor: James McConnell, Program Director 
This course will teach the structures inherent in a beginning/intermediate language class by integrating vocabulary, cultural issues, and projects that are of special interest to engineering students. 
(Fulfills the GEP Global Knowledge co-requisite requirement. May fulfill the Interdisciplinary Perspectives GEP requirement in the College of Engineering- check with your academic advisor)

FL 395 - Spain: History, Art, Culture - Instructor: Luis Encinas, local Art Historian
This course will provide a 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. 
(Fulfills the Philosophy, Religion, Visual Arts requirement in the College of Engineering)
  
PROGRAM FACTS
  • Courses
    • FLS 212: Spanish Language, Technology, and Culture (3 credits, Spanish-taught)
    • FL 395: Spanish History, Art, and Culture (3 credits, Spanish-taught)
  • NC State Program Cost
  • Program Dates
    • May 12 - June 11, 2019
  • Locations
    • Various locations throughout Spain, including Segovia; excursions to Madrid, Salamanca, Toledo, and possibly Barcelona
  • Contact
    • James McConnell, Senior Lecturer, jdmcconn@ncsu.edu
  • Eligibility
    • 2.0+ GPA
    • Not on active disciplinary probation
    • Not on Academic Integrity Probation currently or during the prior semester
    • Prerequisite: FLS 102

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LOCATION
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, the model for the Disneyland castle). 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.


FLIGHT INFORMATION
The Program Director will notify students of the required arrival date and time. Transportation will be arranged on site for students, so it is highly recommended students arrive when requested. Additionally, the Program 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.

ACCOMMODATIONS
Students live in local homestays for the majority of the program. On overnight program excursions, students will stay in hotels that reflect the simplicity and beauty of Spain. All meals will be provided as part of the housing arrangement. Note: Special dietary needs can be accommodated on this program, but please notify the Program Director in advance. Program participants will dine together for the main meal on excursions.

EXCURSIONS & EVENTS
Participants will travel to various cities and historic/cultural sites to experience medieval, renaissance, baroque and modern Spain. In recent years the group has traveled to Avila, Toledo, and Madrid.

FINANCIAL AID
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.

PHOTOS

To view photos from Summer 2018, click here

Segovia 2018Segovia 2018 groupSegovia 2018 kayak
 
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 Withdrawal and Refund Policy for details. Questions may be directed to: study_abroad@ncsu.edu. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/15/2019
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Rolling Admission 05/12/2019 06/11/2019

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This program is currently not accepting applications.