Intensive Language & Culture in the heart of Spain
Amizade offers two summer language programs in Valladolid, Spain with the opportunity to receive 6-10 credits, depending on your session. While each session offers its own unique opportunities, students can study business, education, medical Spanish, art history, literature or Spanish language and culture. Valladolid, the former capital city of Spain, is a vibrant and artsy city perfect for students to soak in a summer of Spanish culture
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Language Requirement: 1 semester of college-level Spanish or equivalent
GPA Requirement: 2.5 or higher
Internships: available in health professions, business
Amizade’s academic partner, Universitas Castellae, is a specialized educational center in Valladolid that is dedicated to the study of Spanish language and Hispanic culture for students from the U.S. and around the world.
Each Amizade Valladolid summer program has its own unique course offerings, although all help students expand language proficiency and engage in Spanish culture. As a part of the intensive Program, Business and Medical Spanish courses include practicums which offer a great opportunity to interact with local practitioners. You can learn more about the available courses in each program, and any required courses, at the links below.
June Language & Culture Program (6 credits, 4 weeks)
Students spend four hours each day in class and participate in mandatory cultural events and activities and one excursion per term. Students can study at beginner or advanced levels as listed below:
Beginner Level Curriculum: Students take 4 hours of classes each day in the following courses.
Advanced Level Curriculum: Students take the following three courses for a total of 4 hours of class each day.
Intensive Language & Culture Program (9 – 10 credits, 6 weeks)
Students take courses during the July and August International Program terms. Students take 3 courses for 9 – 10 US semester credit hours (depending on individual course enrollment). All courses meet for 1.5 hours daily. Courses are offered from the following list, however, availability is dependent upon sufficient enrollment. Students can study at beginner or advanced levels as listed below.
Beginner Level Curriculum (One college-level Spanish course or equivalent required)
Students take the following three courses:
Begin your day with breakfast with your host family and walk to the historic bullring where your Universitas courses are held. Enjoy the afternoon family meal, coffee or rest before exploring Valladolid’s historic city center. Take in a local concert or dance performance and don’t forget to study for your courses!
CULTURE & RECREATION
Enjoy plenty of recreational and cultural activities, including ceramics workshops, live theater, regional dance, concerts, and various other performances.
You will participate in excursions to new environments, visiting historic sites and famous landmarks designed to enhance and deepen your understanding of Spanish life, history and culture. One excursion per course is organized for the June Spanish Language & Culture Programs. Two excursions are organized for the 6-week Intensive Spanish Language & Culture Program. Excursions are typically day trips to regional locations, such as Segovia or Salamanca.
DATES & FEES
Homestay accommodation with all meals
Museum visit and other educational activities
International medical insurance and emergency evacuation services
Pre-departure orientation and services
On-site Resident Director