First and foremost, this course is designed to equip students with intercultural skills and knowledge to be successful global citizens. This experience is designed to allow students to compare two educational systems, and to enhance their knowledge of the Spanish culture. Additionally, the course will expose students to famous cultural and historical sites in Madrid and Oviedo. Notably, the bulk of the course will take place in Oviedo, a city that typically is not visited by Americans. Therefore, BGSU students will be immersed in a unique and authentic Spanish experience.
The students will arrange their own international travel and will arrive in Madrid in the morning of January 4, 2019. There will be a mandatory orientation period in Madrid where students will be first introduced to Spanish culture. During our visit to Madrid, we will tour the city with stops at the Palacio Real de Madrid (Royal Palace) and the famous Museo del Prado (Prado Art Museum). We will also visit Toledo, “The City of Three Cultures,” where Jews, Christians, and Muslims once co-existed peacefully, producing a rich and varied mixture of architecture and foodways. From Madrid, we will travel north to Oviedo (Asturias), a city founded in the VIII century that is known for its medieval old town, its Gothic Cathedral, museums, excellent gastronomy, and a lively student population. In Oviedo, we will spend 4-5 hours per day at Colegio Internacional Meres (http://www.colegiomeres.com/), a premier educational facility in Asturias where BGSU students will observe, plan, and teach lessons to local students. In the afternoons, we will be visiting many of the intriguing sites in the region with emphasis in the local culinary offerings.
Students will have the opportunity to visit several locations in Spain. Including, Madrid and Oviedo.
Learn about your destination by visiting the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs web page at https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country.html
to find country specific information about visa, safety and security, local laws, health, and more.
Students will stay in hotels coordianted by BGSU
EDTL 4900/6800 Spanish Wonderment (3cr)
The course is meant to provide an authentic experience in Spain in a city typically not visited by US tourists. Furthermore, BGSU will become a big part of the educational system in a local high school by observing, planning, and teaching lessons in the school.
Because this program is part of Bowling Green State University study abroad options, financial aid that could be applied to study on BGSU’s main campus can usually be applied equally to study in the program abroad.
To determine eligibility for Financial Aid, please contact:
Costs billed directly through BGSU Bursar's Office*
*Fees listed are subject to change at any time
Possible Additional Expenses (not billed through BGSU)*
|BGSU Tuition and Fees (3cr)
||BGSU tuition rates can be found on the bursars website
||$2,604 (this includes room & board (all meals), most in country transportation & activity fees
A non-refundable $500 deposit is due to the Education Abroad office by October 1
|Education Abroad Fee
|International Health Insurance
||$1.46 per day of program
* Please note that these costs are estimated and should be used as guidelines only!
Education Abroad, International Programs and Partnerships
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