Pre-Departure Course and Post-Return Course
Students accepted for participation in the program are required to participate in the Cross-Cultural Explorations I course prior to departure. CCEI will prepare the students for the cross-cultural experience and will include readings, lectures, and discussions with faculty and former participants of the program. Upon returning to campus, students will participate in Cross-Cultural Explorations II, a 7-week course that will guide them in processing, analyzing and building upon their off-campus experience.
Students receive one credit hour each for the CCEI and CCEII courses, and credit is dependent upon successful completion of the semester program.
Courses and Credits
All students will participate in an intensive language course in January. Students will then be evaluated and placed into appropriate courses for their level of proficiency in Spanish. All students will take an Andalusian Literature and Cultural Studies course, and all will participate in a Socratic "Tertulia Intercultural" (intercultural colloquium) that includes a required internship, field study or ethnographic project. In addition, students will be able to choose courses which are offered through the Modern Languages Center. Students who demonstrate a superior language proficiency may be allowed to take one course directly from the University of Granada. All students will receive AWPE credit for walking. Students who enroll in an Art or Music course will fulfill the Earlham College A-HT General Education requirement. Courses that may fulfill other General Education requirements must be petitioned prior to the program.
The program will cost the same as one semester of on-campus charges. The program covers academic and educational costs, and includes field excursions and other group activities as well as room and board while on the academic portion of the program. A deposit of $350 is required after acceptance into the program, which is a part of the total cost. Students on financial aid may apply their aid to one Earlham or GLCA-recognized off-campus program during their college career.
Each student will need to plan for additional money to cover round-trip airfare, visa expenses, personal expenses such as books, passport, and costs for the independent travel period during breaks. A passport is necessary for travel to Spain.
Students are responsible for arranging flights to and from Spain.
The language requirement for the program is Spanish 301 or the equivalent. It is strongly suggested that students take or audit Spanish 456 (Peninsular narrative) offered in the fall semester. Undergraduate students in good academic standing may apply. Majors from all disciplines are welcome.