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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA (Undergraduate): 2.25 Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Housing: Homestay Number of Credits Offered: 6
Eligible Population: 01 Freshman, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior Prerequisite: Yes
Type of Program: Faculty-led Language Courses Offered: Spanish
Click here for a definition of this term Area of Study: Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Host: Global Education Office
Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Program Description:

Spanish Language in Granada

Spain, Summer 2020

Granada Spain
Study abroad and learn Spanish in one of the most ancient and diverse cities in Spain! Discover Granada, overflowing with historical and architectural remnants of an illustrious past, a small city that provides an ideal setting for studying Spanish language and culture. Stroll the winding, cobble-stoned streets of the Albayzín; peek into Gypsy caves; wander the passageways of the Alhambra; or experience the flair of flamenco. Granada's tremendous history and culture transform the city into a veritable extension of the classroom. Its strategic location in Andalusia at the foot of the Sierra Nevada makes it an excellent hub for exploring Southern Spain. Don't miss this great opportunity to discover Granada, a city whose vibrant nightlife ranks it among the 3 most popular cities in all of Spain for college students studying abroad! Students will take Spanish classes at the Universidad de Granada. Field trips are planned to Alhambra and Generalife, Albayzin, Malaga, Royal Chapel and Cathedral, Seville, Sacromonte, and walking tours around Granada.
 

Program Highlights

  • Granada's tremendous history and culture transform the city into a veritable extension of the classroom.
  • Students take Spanish at the Universidad de Granada.
  • Field Trips: Alhambra and Generalife, Albayzin, Malaga, Royal Chapel and Cathedral, Seville, Sacromonte, and walking tours around Granada.

Eligibility

This program is open to all undergraduate students including students who do not attend George Mason University.
  • Minimum GPA: 2.25
  • Course prerequisite: completion of SPAN 102, 110, 115, appropriate placement score, or permission of department.

Credits

6 credits

Students will enroll in two 3-credit courses, but placement will be based on proficiency and previous language study. Final enrollments will be determined after a placement exam taken in Granada. A maximum of 3 credits can be earned at the 400 level.


Course Options

These courses are normally taken in sequence (adjacent courses may be taken simultaneously):
  • Spanish- SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish I
  • Spanish- SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish II
  • Spanish- SPAN 305: Spanish in Context I (pre or co requisite: SPAN 202 or equivalent)
  • Spanish- SPAN 306: Spanish in Context II (pre or co requisite: SPAN 305 or equivalent)
  • Spanish- SPAN 324: Study Abroad in Spanish (this course must be taken simultaneously with either 305, 306 or 315)
This course is designed for students with some home knowledge of Spanish:
  • Spanish- SPAN 315: Spanish for Heritage Speakers 
These courses may be taken in any order after 306, 309 or 315:
  • Spanish- SPAN 335: Latin American Culture and Literature
  • Spanish- SPAN 336-1: Culture and Art of Spain (students may take two sections of 336, as content will be different)
  • Spanish- SPAN 336-2: History and Geography of Spain
  • Spanish- SPAN 336-3: Business Spanish
The following courses have a prerequisite of 370 AND either 385 or 390:
  • Spanish- SPAN 461: Spanish Civilization and Culture*
  • Spanish- SPAN 481 Sexism and Gender-inclusive Language in the Spanish Media*
*Permission of the Academic Director is required to take SPAN 461 and 481. Students may not take more than one 400-level course.
 

Program Dates

May 28, 2020 - July 1, 2020

 

Sample Itinerary*

May 28 Arrival in Granada. Students will meet their host families.
May 29 Spanish language placement exam. Orientation at the Centro de Lenguas Modernas (CLM).
June 1 First day of classes!
June 2-5 Classes
June 6 Excursion Day! (to Seville or Málaga - students can opt to stay overnight at their own expense)
June 8-10 Classes
June 11 No class (Corpus Christi holiday)
June 12 No class (Corpus Christi holiday)
June 15-19 Classes
June 20 Excursion Day! (to Seville or Málaga - students can opt to stay overnight at their own expense)
June 22-26 Classes
June 27 Activity to be determined
June 29 Classes
June 30 Last day of classes (you may choose to depart in the afternoon or evening)
July 1 Departure from host families
There are also 4 afternoon excursions within Granada (approximately 4PM), (dates TBD):
  • Albaicin
  • The Alhambra & Generalife 
  • Cathedral and Royal Chapel 
  • Sacromonte
 * Dates and itinerary subject to change. The Global Education Office reserves the right to make changes to a program in light of currency fluctuations, changing security and safety conditions, and/or any other unforeseen circumstances.

Program Cost

Summer 2020: $4,818


Included: Tuition for 6 credits, accommodations (homestay), 3 meals per day, laundry one time per week, guided tours, cultural excursions, international emergency medical insurance.

Not included: Airfare*, passport and visa fees, other transportation, personal spending, required textbooks and/or course materials.

*Participants must arrange their own airfare once instructed to do so by the Mason Global Education Office.

Program Payments

Students on MasonGEO programs must pay the advertised program cost in order to participate. This cost will be made in three payments (Deposit + First Payment + Final Payment). Students using financial aid can provide additional paperwork in lieu of deposit and final balance payments.

Application Deposit: A non-refundable program deposit $200 must be received by the application deadline. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system and is included in the program fee.

First Payment: A non-refundable payment of $1000 must be received by March 22, 2020. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system and is included in the program fee. Students who are using financial aid may have this payment deadline extended. See "Financial Aid" information below.

In the event that a student’s financial aid or VA Benefits is estimated to cover the entire costs of the study abroad program, the entire charge will be posted to their student account, since that is where the aid will be applied. In this case students do not pay their first payment through MasonAbroad. However students must submit their “Intent to Use Financial Aid” form by the first deposit deadline.​

Final Payment: The final balance payment is due by April 19, 2020. This is the difference of your Program Cost minus the $1200 you've already paid (Deposit + First Payment). Students who are using financial aid may have this payment deadline extended. See "Financial Aid" information below.

Financial Aid and VA Benefits: Students who intend to use financial aid or VA benefits to fund their program fees (partially or in full) must have the "Intent to Use Financial Aid" or "Intent to Use VA Benefits Form" completed and on file with the Global Education Office by the First Payment deadline. The "Intent to Use Financial Aid" form is available in the MasonAbroad application system once you have started your application for this program. If you are using VA Benefits please contact your program officer to request the "Intent to Use VA Benefits Form."

Withdrawal and Refund Policy: All participants are bound by the Mason GEO Withdrawal and Refund Policy.


Payment Instructions

For more information on payments, financial aid, and information for non-Mason students:
Payments

Scholarships

GEO offers a number of need- and merit-based scholarships. All Mason students are welcome to apply:
Scholarships

Application Deadline:

March 8, 2020

 

Application requirements:*

Program Deposit: $200 for all applicants.

Course Selection Questionnaire: You will choose the course(s) you would like to be receive credit for on this program. Check the "Academics" tab to see what courses are offered on this program. If you need help selecting your course, check with your academic advisor.

Passport Status Questionnaire: You do not need a passport to complete this questionnaire or the application. However, if you do not have a valid passport, you should begin applying for one now. The Global Education Office offers Passport Grants to help.

Signature Documents: Read and electronically "sign" the documents regarding the acknowledgement of risk, the pre-departure orientation, and your financial responsibility.Application requirements:* 

Additional requirements for non-Mason applicants:

Official transcript: To be mailed or emailed to the Global Education Office at George Mason University.

Non-degree Contract Course/Admission Form: Please complete the form and upload it into the questionnaire.

* Additional application requirements may apply to individual programs. Once you open your application, you will see all application requirements.
 

Application instructions:

Academic Director

  Jennifer Lehman Headshot
Name Jennifer Leeman
Email jleeman@gmu.edu
Phone 703-993-1220

GEO Program Administrator

  andrew
Name Andrew Miller
Email masonled@gmu.edu
Phone 703-993-5013


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/08/2020 ** Rolling Admission 05/28/2020 07/01/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.