The core month-long program is centered in Madrid, Spain's cosmopolitan capital-- a city of rich cultural, artistic and architectural heritage. It consists of a full-range of curricular options for the student of Spanish language, culture, literature and film. Students may select courses from every level, something not typically available through on-campus summer offerings. There are two study plans: a four week program, based in Madrid, and a six week program, based in Torremolinos, Málaga for the first two weeks, followed by the four week program either in Madrid. The Costa del Sol is a world renowned stretch of Spanish coastline. Historic Malaga, in Andalucia, is the gateway to the Costa del Sol. Courses in Spanish language are available in Madrid from Beginning II to Advanced Hispanic Literature. Courses are offered at the undergraduate and graduate level. Content courses also include History of Spain (in Spanish) and (in English) Spanish Art, Culture, Film, Music, Traditions and Folklore of Spain. Courses in Torremolinos-Málaga start at Beginning Level I and include a variety of other language and literature offerings. The teaching staff is made up almost entirely of professors from accredited American colleges and universities.
A variety of optional features in Madrid include: arts, concerts, and a package of museum visits and day-out excursions as well as an extended excursion to Barcelona or Lisbon, Portugal. Torremolinos also features optional day-out and longer excursions to other locations in Spain.
Additionally, for the first time the USF in Spain program will be offering the course, PHC 6000 - Epidemiology, taught by Dr. Aurora Sanchez-Anguiano from USF's College of Public Health during the 6-week version of the program
. Though listed as a graduate level course, this course is also open to undergraduate students with an interest in increasing their understanding on how to evaluate health and disease events (qualitative and quantitative methods) and how to study outbreak investigations. A minimum level of mathematics is required for this course, and interested students should consult with their academic advisors regarding their qualifications for this course.
4-Week Program (Madrid/Barcelona)
The main study portion of this program takes place in Madrid. It is the place where our journey begins. Madrid is the political, legal, and economic center of the country, as well as one of the leading capitals in Europe. The city, with its many leisure activities, museums, and monuments, provides a great setting from which to learn the language and culture of Spain. Our last stop takes us to Barcelona where you can relax, enjoy and experience a different region of Spain. Barcelona is a city of world importance and the historic, intellectual, educational, and artistic environs serve serves as the perfect place in which to end our cultural journey.
6-Week Program (Malaga/Madrid/Barcelona)
The program's location at Malaga's Costa del Sol provides the opportunity to explore Andalucia and learn about one of Spain's most picturesque areas. Andalucia is a land which has inspired great writers, poets, actors and painters. It is the birth place of Pablo Picasso and the 17th century royal painter Velasquez. It's the setting for one of the most famous operas of all time, Bizet's Carmen. It is a unique place where east meets west in an exotic melting pot of Jewish, gypsy, Moorish and Christian cultures. It serves as a great place from which to further your knowledge of Spain.