RSU graduates are worlds ahead in global citizenship.
We’re not just a foreign language program to get your general credits in order to earn your diploma; our courses are
communities of students and professors, diverse learners, diverse professors, diverse in ideas, experience,
opportunities and cultures.
Let’s go discover the Old World”
We’re nationally community-focused and so are our students.
Students of Spanish and / or Hispanic culture desire to create a better life, not just for themselves, but for their
national and regional communities. Whether in Claremore or elsewhere, our students want a high-quality education to
help them become world citizens, capable of making a difference.
With an RSU degree containing courses in global education you will be prepared not only to get a good job, but to
create great jobs. This, along with expanded studies abroad, 21st-century instruction, more international exchanges,
internships and job placements in other countries, will ensure that you will be able to compete in our evolving world.
Find your place. Join us in our Studies of Spanish, Hispanic Literature & Culture, and Humanities in Spain –
Total credits: 9
Courses for all RSU students
Financial Aid: Scholarships available (for students who qualify)
Application Deadline: start mid October, close mid-February
Dr. Guido Arze – Coordinator of Program: Spanish and More in Spain (email@example.com)
RSU SUMMER SESSION IN
SPAIN SCHOOL OF
May 20 — June 18, 2011 (tentative)
SPANISH LANGUAGE AND HISPANIC CULTURE STUDIES IN SPAIN FOR RSU STUDENTS AND PROFESSORS
I. A manner of introduction:
The organization of the SPANISH LANGUAGE AND HISPANIC CULTURE STUDIES IN SPAIN (ABROAD PROGRAM) is based in the
information of the ADE International EXCAL. It is a non-profit government and private commerce organization in charge of the international
promotion of schools that specialize in the teaching of Spanish as a second language and have been accredited by the Instituto Cervantes, one of
the two highest institutions in the world about Spanish language, and the Government of the Autonomous Region of Castile and Leon.
There are in Spain many particular programs for North American students. We can summaries in two:
1.) Study abroad programs in some of the most well known universities of Spain; and,
2.) Study in other academic centers of Spain.
Among the high prestigious universities is the famous Universidad de Salamanca (was founded in 1210), it is the third oldest European
university. Universities offer Spanish courses, and also a myriad of diverse subjects (medical, business administration, history, sociology, etc) in
both languages Spanish and English. Prices of programs are variable in function of programs, duration, internships, housing, alternative plans
and cultural extra activities.
Why Study Spanish or/and Hispanic Culture in a Spanish Speaking Country?
For RSU students and Oklahomans in general, it is the easier and quicker way to learn, Spanish, the second languages of the US. Our students, at
RSU, do not have the minimum conditions for learning foreign languages (no language laboratory, very short weekly period of time in classroom,
no opportunities for interact with Hispanic people, no mass media programs in Spanish). The best way for learning a second language is to
communicate with people that speak that language.
Another positive factor is total immersion in Spanish and the contact with Hispanic culture which facilitates practice and continuous
communication in the target language. Our students will live everyday immerse in Hispanic culture, and interacting with Spanish people in their
native homes, streets, cafeterias, plazas, and cultural places.
The region of Castilla and Leon has over 25 years of experience. Its institutions have been dedicated to teach Spanish as foreign language. They
have good resources in order to offer a high quality of educational services. Each year they serve 25,000 students from 60 countries.
We think that one of the best characteristics of those programs are the opportunity for our students to stay in a Spanish family home, and to earn
the experience, to live the opportunity to be in a typical and real Spanish environment all the time during four very interesting and intensive
II. Program Overview:
This studies abroad program will develop in summer 2011, in Salamanca-Spain, one of the highest cultural centers of the European Union.
The tentative dates for traveling are: Departure from Tulsa to Madrid: Friday, May 20, 2011, and return from Madrid to Tulsa: Saturday,
June 18, 2011.
Global Studies Classes Schedule in Salamanca - Offer up to 9 credits in summer 2011
Spanish. 3 credits. (RSU students will attend to one among six levels of language. The three credits will be transfer as SPAN 1113
requirement or for other levels of Minor in Spanish) classes: 4-week / 80 intensive hours (classroom during morning hours, Monday-
Friday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm). In addition, all weekends, cultural trips and visits.
There is no language requirement. Students will take in Salamanca a placement test before decide which is the appropriate level for
them. The regular classes will be complement with many cultural and social activities (example: cultural travels, visit museums, dance and
Art (HUM) 1113. Art Appreciation. 3 credits. (RSU students will take classes during afternoon hours, Monday – Friday, and during
weekends they will visit to relevant cultural landmark of Salamanca, Madrid, Segovia, Toledo, and others, explore the art in Madrid in the
world famous Del Prado Museum).
HUM 2223. Humanities II. 3 credits. (A blended course, six weeks: four in Spain and two in the US (Claremore RSU campus). This
course will develop via lectures, seminars, living cultural experience, films, online supplementary support before or after travel in order to
help students to write a research paper).
For Spanish language courses the professors are Salamanca’s college professors, and for other two courses (Art Appreciation and
Humanities II the instructors are Dr. Guido Arze and other RSU professor).