Fall Semester in Spain
For four decades, the program has been an integral part of the Spanish major and has served non-majors who present sufficient linguistic proficiency to justify their participation. Three of the four courses will be taught by faculty of the Universidad Antonio de Nebrija: an intensive language course, a cultural course on contemporary Spain, and a civilization course taught through art and architecture. Two of these courses meet requirements in the Spanish major, one carries VP credit, another carries TA credit, and a third carries elective credit. The fourth course, taught by the Furman faculty, will also meet a major requirement. While study abroad is not required of majors in Modern Languages, it is strongly recommended. An immersive educational experience in a Spanish-speaking country accelerates language and cultural-learning objectives and helps students to achieve the proficiency they will need in order to use Spanish in their professional careers and with native speakers.
SPN 301: TRAVEL STUDY IN SPANISH LANGUAGE
Instructor(s): Spanish Language Instructors at Universidad Antonio de Nebrija
Part of the study away curriculum.
SPN 320: TRAVEL STUDY IN SPANISH CIVILIZATION
Instructor(s): Prof. Marisa Marina (Universidad Antonio de Nebrija)
Part of the study away curriculum. Cultural history of Spain, with emphasis on Spanish art and architecture. Visits to museums and historic sites in Madrid and throughout Spain.
SPN 325: TRAVEL STUDY IN CONTEMPORARY SPAIN
Instructor(s): Prof. Juan Lázaro (Universidad Antonio de Nebrija)
In-depth consideration of the structure and problems of contemporary Spanish society through lecture, discussion, written work, and site visits. Research on a specific topic will culminate in a written project.
SPN 310: TRAVEL STUDY IN SPANISH LITERATURE
Instructor: Ron Friis, Jeremy Cass, & Bryan Betancur
Part of the Study Away Curriculum. Overview of contemporary Spanish literature. Reading and discussion of modern plays with viewing of selected works in Madrid theaters.
Semester faculty-led programs are open to Furman University students of all majors, subject to any course prerequisites. Successful applicants will demonstrate a marked academic, vocational, or personal interest in the program. The faculty directors of this program will read all applications and admit the most qualified individuals.
HEALTH & SAFETY
The Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education reviews all study away programs on an annual basis, and more frequently as needed, to plan for and mitigate risks associated with the health and safety of participants while traveling. In this day and age, nothing is risk-free. Students and faculty are instructed to remain vigilant and cautious at all times and will receive additional instructions during a mandatory pre-departure orientation session and on-site orientation programming. When students commit to a study away program, they are asked to self-disclose personal information - which may include allergies, medications, disabilities, mental health conditions, medical concerns, and past medical histories. This information is shared with the faculty directors and study away staff for use during medical emergencies, and in an effort to be aware of and plan for situations that may arise or accommodations that are needed while students are away from Furman's campus resources. It is extremely important for students to be transparent and forthcoming about their concerns, needs, and medical histories prior to the start of the program as well as during the program. Furman University contracts with Educational and Institutional Insurance Administrators (EIIA)
to provide medical and emergency services to students while traveling abroad on Furman study away programs. Students participating in study away programs in the United States are required to show proof of medical insurance.
Students will pay 2017-2018 semester tuition, room, and board plus a $250 study away program fee. Federal, State and Furman financial aid that a student normally receives will apply. Questions about financial aid should be directed toward the Financial Aid Office.
To confirm participation in a study away program, a non-refundable $500 deposit (which applies toward the study away program fee) is due two weeks after acceptance. The final payment deadline will be specified in the Financial Agreement associated with the program.
STUDY AWAY NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS
Need-based study away scholarships are available. Priority is given to students who have not previously participated in a study away program. Townes, Duke, and Hollingsworth Scholars should alert the Rinker Center for Study Away to apply their one-time study away stipend to their study away program.
STUDY AWAY PROGRAM FEE INCLUSIONS
Roundtrip airfare from a designated city to program location*
Lodging for the duration of the program
Meals for the duration of the program*
Transportation for program-related activities/events
Entrance fees to programmed activities/events/venues
Tours included in the study away program
Group meals (students will know ahead of time how many group meals will be provided)
Emergency Medical Insurance (on international programs)
International phone plan allowance for basic communication purposes*
*may be in the form of a program fee credit
PROGRAM FEE EXCLUSIONS
Transportation to the designated departure city (for international programs)
OPTIONAL PROGRAM EXPENSES
International cell phone charges above the provided allowance
Trip cancellation or interruption insurance
Personal expenses and souvenirs
Transportation, meals and lodging for independent travel