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  • Locations: Chefchaouen, Morocco; Cordoba, Spain; Seville, Spain; Tangier, Morocco; Tetouan, Morocco
  • Program Terms: Summer A
  • Restrictions: MDC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
MDC Students Flamenco Show
Are you fluent in Spanish or have you taken SPN 2221? 
Join Professor Myra Medina as she explores Spanish language, culture and society!

MDC Professor  Myra Medina will offer a 3-credit, Spanish for Native Speakers course (SPN 2340) in Seville, Spain and during Summer A, 2018. The course will emphasize speaking and writing skills, reading selections related to culture, literature, and history for vocabulary expansion. The program also includes a 20-hour course on Culture & Society of Spain taught on site at the International College of Seville. Students will also be visiting Cordoba, Spain as well as Tangier, Tetouan, and Chefchaouen, Morocco!

In order to apply, you must meet the participant requirements below: 
At least 18 years of age
A minimum 2.5 GPA
A minimum of 12 college credits completed
A minimum of one semester of college completed
Not in violation of student code of conduct
Good standing at MDC at the time of application:

Clear of academic probation or other academic holds
Clear of financial default
Clear of disciplinary violations 

**NOTE: In addition to the application, this program has two additional requirements: 
1) You must provide a recommendation letter by an MDC faculty member.
2) You must have taken SPN 2221 or take a Spanish proficiency test to assess your Spanish language skills. 

Housing:
In order to help students practice their Spanish skills and encourage total cultural immersion, all students will be placed with Spanish families in local homestays. 

Host Institution:
Courses will be held at the International College of Seville, which is a private, independent, cultural association in Seville, Spain. MDC has worked with ICS for many years. Students will meet with ICS faculty, take a Cultural & Society of Spain course at ICS and participate in many optional activities with ICS colleagues, who will help coordinate the program while students are in Spain. 

Tentative Itinerary of Cultural Activities:
Students will visit the Archeological Museum, Alcázar, Cathedral, and Islamic & Jewish Quarters (including official guides and ICS professor). The group will also take trips to Córdoba, Spain and Tangier, Tetouan, and Chefchaouen, Morocco and participate in other optional cultural activities. In past years, optional cultural activities have included a cooking course (learn to make Paella and Tortilla Española!), a Flamenco show at Museo del Baile Flamenco and an introduction to Flamenco course, a boat ride along the Guadalquivir river, a guided walk of downtown Seville (including churros and chocolate breakfast!),  excursion in metro (to the Metromar mall in the town of Mairena del Aljarafe), and an end of the Program party.

Program dates:
The program will take place during Summer A: 
Classes at the North Campus: May 8-17, 2018
Classes in Spain and Morocco: May 18 - June 2, 2018
Classes at the North Campus: June 3-15

Estimated price: $2,454.00
Estimated price includes airfare, housing, three meals a day, excursions to Cordoba and Morocco, free Wi-Fi access, Cultural Course at the International College of Seville, and cultural site visits. Miami Dade College tuition, passport and visa fees are additional.

For additional information on academics and program-specific information, please contact:
Professor Myra Medina: mmedinac@mdc.edu 

Professor profile:
Dr. Myra M. Medina from the Department of World Languages at the North Campus will teach SPN 2340. Professor Medina holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership (University of Phoenix), Master's in ESL (Rhode Island College- RIC), and graduate work in Spanish Literature (FlU, and the University of Salamanca). Professor Medina is the recipient of the following recognitions: American Express Endowed Teaching Chair, NISOD Award from the University of Texas at Austin, Modem Language Honoree from RIC, Academic Excellence Award given by the Critica Literaria Dominicana sobre Escritoras Hispano-Americanas, Distinguished Professor promotion, Outstanding Educator of the Year awarded by Sunshine State TESOL, and Fulbright grantee and Fulbright peer reviewer in the Fulbright Specialist Program. Professor Medina is a Salzburg Global fellow and a Contributor for the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE).

For application questions or any other study abroad inquiries, please contact:
Carol Reyes, Director of Global Student Programs: creyes7@mdc.edu 
Luis Quijano, Program Coordinator: lquijano@mdc.edu 


MDC Students Seville Photo
Morocco Camel Riding

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.