Spend fall or spring semester in Spain! The Valladolid program immerses you in intensive Spanish language and literature. Courses are small and taught at various levels depending on your proficiency. You will take classes at the University, which are designed for UW-Eau Claire Spanish language students. You will not have any classes with Spaniards. Excursions to several near-by cities are included in the program cost.
Valladolid (pop. 350,000) is located 120 miles north of Madrid in Castilla and León. Many historic events have taken place in the city: the proclamation of Fernando III 'El Santo' as King of Castile, the wedding of Isabel de Castilla and Fernando de Aragón, Christopher Columbus's death, and Felipe II's birth.
Today, Valladolid is an agricultural and industrial center with an active cultural life. The Pisuerga River passes through the city, providing opportunities for fishing, boating and swimming. Valladolid houses the National Museum of Sculpture, famous Holy Week processions, museums of Cervantes and Zorrilla, and diverse architecture. Since the city is off the beaten tourist track, it is an ideal location for practicing your Spanish!
HOUSING & MEALS
You will live with a host family, usually with another U.S. student. This is a great opportunity to learn about family life in Spain as well as practice your Spanish! Past students say that living with a family is one of the most valuable parts of their study abroad experience. You will learn as much at the dinner table as you do in the classroom. You will receive three meals a day from your host family.
To learn about eligibility requirements, academic offerings, and the academic calendar click here: Academics - Valladolid
Questions? Ask our Fall 2013 Peer Advisers - Telma and Sarah would love to meet you during their office hours in the CIE, Mondays 11am-1pm or Thursdays 8:30-10:30am. Stop by or call to make an appointment. Schofield 3, 715-836-4411.
Below you will find more information on program costs: Fall 2013 , Spring 2014.
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The Centro de Idiomas sets up language exchanges and other cultural events for students to get more involved. Consider volunteering to teach English, or being part of the Spanish language intercambios, where you will have the opportunity to practice your Spanish and help a Spanish student practice their English!
I came back to the United States with a greater appreciation of the Spanish culture, enhanced Spanish language skills, lifelong friends from other countries, thousands of pictures, unforgettable experiences from travels across Europe, a better understanding of my strengths and weaknesses, and a greater idea of the role I play in our world. –Amanda, Spring 2013
My time abroad was enriching in my personal life and my academic studies. Learned a lot both in and outside of classes. Most importantly, I learned all about a brand new culture and life style different from my own which has allowed me to see the world in a new light. – Nik, Spring 2013
Studying abroad is definitely a growing experience, and I’m sure I will contribute to learn from it even after I return. –Makenzie, Spring 2013
Excursions to cities such as Segovia, Avila, El Escorial, and Madrid are included in the program cost. In addition, Valladolid is an ideal starting point for exploring Spain, Portugal and North Africa, as well as other parts of Europe. France, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, or Germany are all within a day's travel time.
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HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, read the application instructions on the How to Apply Page. Then return to this program brochure page, and click the 'apply now' button at the top of the page.