Language for Business and Technology: Spain

Program Contacts

  • Cecilia Montes-Alcalá
    cecilia [at] gatech.edu
    404-385-6721
    Swann 223
  • Kelly Comfort
    kcomfort [at] modlangs.gatech.edu


    678-877-1659
    Swann 224

Program Links

Description

Live in Madrid (June 21 to July 8), a city famous for its culture and nightlife, and in Granada (July 9 to July 26) and earn 6 credit hours of 3000-level Spanish, applicable towards a certificate in Spanish. Learn about current issues in politics, socio-economics, and sustainability in Spain and the European Union. Also, visit global Spanish companies and institutions. Experience a varied cultural program including an excursion to Alcudia de Guadix in Granada.

This is what the LBAT Spain looks like:

Locations

Madrid and Granada, Spain.

Dates

June 21 - July 27, 2018

Host Institutions

Accommodations

  • In Madrid, live in a fully-equipped residence with three meals/day, laundry service and free wi-fi. Walk to all major Madrid downtown sites (http://www.residenciasanlorenzo.com/).
  • In Granada, live with Spanish home-stay families in centrally located apartments with three meals daily, free wi-fi and weekly laundry service.

Courses

  • SPAN 3694: Spain and the EU in the 21st Century
  • SPAN 4693: Sustainability in Spanish

Total credits: 6 

*Note: Students may participate in both LBAT Spain and the LBAT Mexico City during the same summer for a total of 12 credits.

Prerequisites

SPAN 2002 or intermediate-level equivalent and good academic standing. Coursework is at the 3000 level and this program is conducted entirely in Spanish.

Cost

The Program Fee is $4500.  

  • For Madrid, fee includes airport transfer, classes at first-rate centrally located school, nearby housing in double rooms with private bath, laundry services, three meals/day, and free wi-fi as well as corporate visits, cultural excursions, and insurance.
  • For Granada, fee includes classes at the University of Granada’s Centro de Lenguas Modernas, housing in pairs with homestay families, three meals per day with family, a three-night trip to Alcudía de Guadix, industry and non-profit visits, cultural excursions, and insurance.
  • Program Fee does not include: 6 credit hours tuition, internationall airline tickets, independent ground transportation and meals.
  • HOPE scholarships apply. The School of Modern Languages also offers a small, competitive Campoamor Scholarship.

Cancellation Policy

Students who choose not to participate in the program after being accepted in the program will be subject to the following non-negotiable fee schedule:

  • Students canceling before January 15th will lose their $500.00 deposit.
  • Students canceling after January 15th must pay 25% of the program fee.
  • Students canceling after February 15th must pay 50% of the program fee.
  • Students canceling after March 15th must pay 100% of the program fee.

Program descriptions and fees are subject to final approval by educational units and the Office of International Education. Georgia Tech reserves the right to alter or cancel this program due to low enrollment, unavailability of a professor to teach a planned course, or other unforeseen circumstances.  Once Georgia Tech has made payments to service providers, or if Georgia Tech cancels the program before departure or while the program is in progress for reasons beyond its control, such as political unrest or danger to participants' safety, only those fees that Georgia Tech is able to have refunded by service providers will be returned to participants.  If a student withdraws from the program, the student will be responsible for the payment of all fees.

Informational Meetings

A pre-departure meeting will be scheduled in the spring semester for all accepted students.