May 23-June 20, 2015
Gordon State College will be offering 6 hours of credit for language study in Barcelona. You can receive credit at the beginning or intermediate level or in conversation at the 2000 level. If you've had no college Spanish, you'll get six hours of Beginning Spanish. If you have had one year of Beginning Spanish at the college-level and earned a C or higher, you will receive 6 hours of intermediate credit. If you have had Intermediate Spanish, you'll be registered for Spanish 2201 and 2202, Spanish Conversation. (Credit is contingent, of course, on satisfactory completion of the course of study.) You will take Spanish courses 20 hours a week.
You'll be taken on afternoon excursions twice a week, to museums, parks, cathedrals, or buildings of architectural interest, and on Saturday or Sunday, if you stay in town, you may be taken on longer excursions to places like Montserrat, a monastery hidden away in the mountains, or Tibidabo, the highest point in Barcelona. The rest of your time is your own.
The city also has two amusement parks. One is on Montjuïc, where the 1992 summer Olympics were held, and you
can tour the stadium. The Ramblas, the most famous
Your four weeks in
The cost is $3390; this includes lodging with a Spanish
family, 2 meals a day, tuition, and insurance. Please note: this does not
include airfare, because individual airfare in February is cheaper than group
airfare earlier in the school year. But
also note that it DOES include tuition, which most programs do not include in
their price, & airfare is cheaper than tuition. Do some comparison shopping. You will
probably find that there is no program in which you can spend 4 weeks in
Classes are from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 2:00 is the
normal lunch hour in
Below is a summary of the information. Consider learning
Cost: $3390 (for Georgia residents; non-residents pay an additional $250)
lodging with a Spanish family, two meals a day, tuition, insurance
Not included: air transportation, ground transportation in the U.S. and Europe, passport, lunches, spending money, entrance fees to sites of interest, books, extra excursions required of colloquium students
Dates: May 23-June 20, 2015
Courses: Beginning Spanish (SPAN 1001 and 1002)
Intermediate Spanish (SPAN 2001 and 2002)
Spanish Conversation (SPAN 2201 and 2202)*
Colloquium in Spanish Art &
Architecture – a two-hour course that requires a level of fluency in Spanish
Credit: 6 semester hours (5 if the colloquium is taken)
Application deadline: February 2**
Payment schedule: February 2 $650 non-refundable deposit ($700 for non-residents)
March 2 $1370 non-refundable payment ($1470 for non-residents)
April 2 $1370 non-refundable payment ($1470 for non-residents)
See note on application regarding penalties for late payments.
NOTE: Airlines now allow only ONE PIECE OF LUGGAGE per customer. An extra suitcase costs around $200 more. Suitcases may weigh no more than 50 pounds each.
If they weigh over 50 lbs., you will be charged for the extra weight.
*Some of the four-year institutions in the University System of Georgia have allowed SPAN 2201 and 2202 to transfer as 3000-level courses.
**Applications may be accepted after this date if there is space available.
419 College Drive
Barnesville, GA 30204
to go to grammar Power Point presentations over material due both before departure
Pre-departure survey (to be completed only when instructions are received from the program director)
Note: You MUST be accepted to Gordon College as a transient student by February 23.
If you are not accepted to Gordon College by February 23, you lose your spot
in the program and forfeit your deposit. If you are eventually accepted by Gordon,
you may reapply (no extra deposit required), but your spot will not be held for you,
and you may very well have lost it by the time you’re accepted. Getting accepted is
a matter of getting the required paperwork done.
Important note: This is NOT a party program! While students normally go to clubs in the evening,
they are still expected to be in class and alert at 9:30 each morning.
Program alumni (may be contacted for information about program from previous years):
West Georgia Students
Georgia State students
Financial aid web sites:
(available only to students enrolled at Gordon College Fall 2014)