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  • Locations: Cadiz, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Who can apply: Non-UMass Boston/Dartmouth/Lowell Students, UMass Amherst Students, UMass Boston Students, UMass Dartmouth Students, UMass Lowell Students Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Class Status: 1-first year, 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior, 5-grad student, 6-other Housing Options: Homestay
Areas of Study: Culture, European Studies, Geography, Other Language & Literature, Political Science/International Relations, Service Learning, Spanish Studies Program Category: Study abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Description:

Go with the FAST-TRACK in Intensive Spanish Language & Culture!
Quick facts:
  • Complete the College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences language requirement:
    • World language option
    • World ready option
  • Majors/Minors - earn 3 additional credits in Session II, totaling 9-15 credits in just 3-6 weeks
  • Advanced-level - options available in Session II
  • Earn 6-12 credits Arts & Humanities, General Education requirement
Bell group photo cadiz

Session Options (see dates above):
  • Session I: Level 1 & 2 transfer credit equivalency at UML:  WLSP.1040, 6cr
  • Session II: Level 3 & 4 transfer credit equivalency at UML:  WLSP.2040, 6cr
  • Session II: Advanced-level (for students who have completed or tested out of level 4,) transfer credit equivalency at UML:  WLSP.3990, 6cr
  • Session II: Optional Elective-open to majors/minors in Spanish/World Languages: UML instructed course, “Contemporary Spanish Culture & Society,” WLSP.3110, 3cr
  • Session II: Cultural course elective-can be used for world ready language requirement, transfer credit equivalency at UML: WLAN.3050 + WLAN.3990, 6cr
  • Session II: Spanish for the Healthcare Professional - 3cr, transfer credit equivalency, WLSP.1030 - see more HERE
Overview: Reside in the most ancient city still standing in western Europe. Through living with a local family (homestay), attending class, and taking advantage of the University of Cádiz resources students can expect to increase their language skills substantially. To enhance the experience, students will have the opportunity to travel to local cities for day trips/overnights,  learn cooking of local recipes through a class,  view emblematic monuments on a boat tour to a local winery, guided tours through local museums, observing the traditions of the Foundation Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, participating in Flamenco Seminar/workshops, and much, much more.  In addition, all students will receive a pre-departure and on-site orientation including a walking tour of the area.

Resources on previous sessions and information on Cadiz, Spain:
Group Cadiz2

What's Included:
  • Tuition:
    • Summer - 6-12 credits of transfer course (if needing in-residence this is possible please let the study abroad office know)
  • Books & supplies
  • Accommodations in homestay (1-3 students per family).
  • 3 meals per day and laundry services once per week.
  • Local cell phone
  • Local health insurance and international emergency & accident insurance
  • Local bus pass (1 week courtesy rides)
  • Airport transfers Jerez to Cadiz & return
  • On-site orientation: Guided walking tour of the city through the most emblematic areas of the historical city.
  • Farewell gathering:  Celebratory gathering with full dinner.
  • Cooking instruction: (Activity & location will vary between sessions).  Demonstration of typical plates of the region with meal to follow.
  • 1 in-class music/dance culture seminar on Flamenco
  • Las Salinas San Vicente: (Session I) Travel by private bus to explore this region famous for its Mediterranean salts, including tapas using the varieties.
  • Seville: (Session I)  Visit by private bus to the capital of the Andalucia region to experience guided tours of the city’s sites such as Reales Alcazares, the Cathedral and Barrio de Santa Cruz, the former Jewish quarter
  • El Puerto de Santa Maria: (Session II)  Travel by catamaran passenger boat to visit a local winery, the medieval castle “Castillo San Marcos”, for wine tasting (Sherry wines)
  • Vejer de la Frontera: (Session II) Travel by private bus to see the scenic city overlooking white washed homes and cobblestone roads, the sea, the castle and more.  Visit the local Roman ruins and sepnd the afternoon in Tarifa for shopping and eating near the beach.
  • Local visits to Cadiz museums
What's not included:
  • Round trip airfare is purchased on your own. Please talk with the Office of Study Abroad for futher info.
  • Recommended travel money to bring: $500-800 for personal spending money per session
  • WLSP 3110 course option in session II is an additional $1050 billed via SIS in mid-summer - optional add-on for majors/minors
Scholarships Available for students in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences:
1. Awards up to $1000 towards the program fee (see budget sheet linked above for full description of program fee inclusions and other costs)
2. Complete the following application and return to study abroad by email or in-person by February 15, 2020:AY19-20 World Ready Scholarship Application.doc