The theme for the Spring 2014 Study Abroad Program will be "Transatlantic Borders & Identities." Below you will find information on classes, dates, and application procedures. If you have any questions, please contact the Study Abroad office at your institution. Because this program is less than 90 days, you do not have to get a Spanish Student Visa. If you decide to stay beyond 90 days, however, you will need to apply for a Student Visa through your regional Spanish Consulate.
PROGRAM DATES FOR SPRING 2014
January 8: Arrival & Airport Pickup
January 9-10: Mandatory Orientation
January 13: Classes Begin
January 13-30: First Block
February 3-20: Second Block
February 24-March 13: Third Block (Watch video teaser for course! Click here.)
January 8-March 13: Mandatory Spanish Culture Course
March 13: End of CTSS Program for Students on short, 90-day program (does not require student visa)
April 30: End of Regular Semester (for students doing Service Learning or taking Spanish Language Courses at UAH)
SPRING 2014 COURSES
Block 1: 13-30 January 2014
Instructors: Dr. Mary McCord, University of Central Missouri
Course Title: “Project Service Management"
Description: This is a broad, hands-on course that requires student involvement, interaction, and community involvement. This course requires students to interact with a Spanish charity or service group. The students will decide on the project, as influenced by their own Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. Students will master fundamental concepts and terminology related to the practice of management, learn to apply those concepts in solving the kinds of problems they will face in future employment situations, and develop the interpersonal and team skills necessary for successful home, work, and extracurricular relationships. This course is designed for non-business majors, with the theories and practices applicable to any major and career.
Block 2: 3-20 February 2014
Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Carson, University of Central Missouri
Course Title: “Comparative Legal Systems”
Description: This course will provide an overview of the various criminal justice systems around the world, with a focus on applying criminological theory to explain crime across different settings. We will discuss international crime trends with a focus on the issues inherent to comparing crime data between countries. This course will also cover the differences in policing, courts, and corrections in England, France, Japan, South Africa, Russia, and China.
Block 3: 24 February-13 March 2014
Instructor: Prof. Jack Sholder, Western Carolina University
Course Title: “Alfred Hitchcock: British Director/American Director”
Description: Alfred Hitchcock was not only “The Master of Suspense,” but also one of cinema’s greatest filmmakers. As a director, he formulated many of the accepted rules of filmmaking, and virtually every thriller that has come after him bears his DNA. There is a noticeable difference between the films of Hitchcock’s English period and his American period, and it is this difference that we intend to explore in this course. We will watch representative films from both periods, and we will discuss them from a cultural and a filmmaking point of view. Professor Sholder has directed several feature films and TV shows, among them "Nightmare On Elm Street II: Freddy's Revenge," "The Hidden," and "Alone In the Dark."
Full Term: "Introduction to Spain" - Professor Stephen James Mullan, Instituto Franklin-University of Alacá
Course Description: This course will provide a broad overview of Spanish civilization and culture, from its prehistory to the present day. Spain’s significance in the history of thought and deed will be examined in wider international contexts, particularly those pertaining to Western Europe and America. Students will survey Spanish culture in its many diverse representations, examining cultural expressions in terms of their perceived universality and authenticity.Topics will be linked to questions of politico-cultural identity in contemporary Spain.
Service Learning Project: Students may also participate in a for-credit Service Learning project as part of the CTSS Alacá Study Abroad program. International Center staff at the Instituto Franklin (University of Alacá) will work to find a project that meets your personal and academic interests and goals. There is an additional cost for participating in the Service Learning component. (See below.)
Spanish Language Courses: Students interested in taking Spanish language courses or other elective courses at the University of Alacá (taught in Spanish) may do so as well. If you wish to enroll in any of these courses, you will be required to stay for the full semester, 8 January-30 April, and obtain a Spanish Student Visa. Spanish lanuage courses are available at the Beginning through Advanced Levels. Please visit with your campus's Study Abroad Adviser to see list of available courses, dates, and times.
APPLICATION INFORMATION & DEADLINES
Each Consortium Member institution has its own Study Abroad office and application process and criteria. Please meet with the Study Abroad staff on your home campus to learn more about this program and application deadlines. After you apply through your home institution, you will need to submit additional materials--medical information, flight itinerary and passport information, a housing questionairre, and a program registration form--to the University of Alacá. You may get these documents from the Study Abroad Office on your home university campus.
Students from Non-Member Institutions: If your university is not a member of the CTSS, please contact Dr. Philip Hull at the University of Central Missouri for information on how to apply.
PROGRAM COSTS & FINANCIAL AID
Some program costs may vary, and each university may have its own policies and provisions for internal application fees, home university tuition, other associated fees and inclusions, and application of financial aid. The costs below reflect only those program costs in Alacá.
Program Cost: 4000 Euros (approx. $5300 USD) - Non-Service Learning Option
Program Cost: 4600 Euros (approx. $6100 USD) - Service Learning & Spanish Language Course Options
Program Cost Includes:
- Airport pickup (if you arrive on published date)
- Accommodations in apartment-style housing
- On-site support from Institute International Center staff
- Administrative costs
- Spanish Culture course
- Access to library and computer lab facilities on campus
- Bus transportation in Alcala: 120€ (approx. four months)
- Food: 800€ (approx. four months)
- Extra-curricular travel (if you wish to travel around Spain or other destinations)
- Airfare to Madrid-Barajas airport: $800-$1200 (approx)
- Books and class supplies: 120€ (approx. four months)
- Laundry: 10€ (approx. per week)
Financial Aid & Scholarships: CTSS does not provide scholarship assistance. Please visit with your home institution's Study Abroad advisor to discuss scholarships and whether your current aid packet may apply to this program.
*Students wishing to stay in Alacá after the end of the Third Block are not guaranteed housing and may be subject to additional charges and fees for services beyond that date.