This program is designed for both graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in learning more about Spanish culture, food, music, traditions and environment. the difference in age and experience of the graduate and undergraduate student travelers allows for a unique mentoring opportunity. The goal of the program is to help students develop a mutual mentoring relationship, that is, a relationship where they can learn and guide each other as they prepare for their travels and while they are immersed in another culture. Further information is available from Dr. Christine Pease-Hernandez as well as the Office for Global Engagement which is located in Spotts World Culture Building-Room 002C. This program is not associated with an academic course. As such, participants are not eligible to use financial aid to pay for program costs noted below.
Faculty Leader Information
Dr. Christine Pease-Hernandez
223B Eisenberg Classroom Building
|Fall publicity for Spring Break-Faculty Led Programs begins
||September, October, November
|Apply for your passport
||Immediately upon application (a photocopy of your passport will be due in December 2019)
|Student applications & application fee due
||Last day of Spring registration (November 15, 2019)
|Official acceptances announced
||Last week of November/First week of December
|Students billed for program fees
|Airline reservations confirmed
||Mid January (airline fees are non-refundable once the reservations are confirmed in January 2020)
|Pre-Departure meetings with Directors
||Wednesday/Thursday/Friday before Spring Break (exact dates TBD)
||Friday/Saturday/Sunday of Spring Break (exact dates TBD)
A non-refundable application fee of $125.00
will be paid at the time of application. The application fee covers the cost of an international student identity card ($25.00)
and $100.00 non-refundable administrative fee. This program is not associated with an academic course. As such, participants are not eligible to use financial aid to pay for program costs noted below.
Estimated Costs: $2099.00
- International airfare
- Most program activities/site visits and excursions
- Shared accommodations
- Most breakfasts
- In-country transportation
- Basic International Travel Insurance (via the ISIC card noted above)
** We recommend an estimated $500.00-$600.00
in personal spending money to cover meals beyond breakfasts and incidentals including personal shopping. This estimate is determined by previous student reports of personal spending and may vary by participant.**
Health and Safety
For general safety and security information for students abroad visit U.S. Students Abroad.
For information regarding vaccines and medicines visit the CDC.
**Vaccines are the financial responsibility of the program participants and not covered in the above costs.
To learn more about international travel in this country, click here.