2011 SU Summer Program in Spain Pictures from Last Year's Program

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(This report reflects a typical program experience.)

Twenty-five  (twenty-three from SU, one from Frostburg State University, and one from Towson University), under the guidance of director Dr. Keith Brower and assistant director Dr. Gerry St. Martin, participated in the SU Summer Program in Spain from May 23 through June 28, 2004.

During the five-week program, each student experienced Spanish culture first-hand by living and taking meals in a private Spanish home in the city of Málaga, on the country's beautiful Costa del Sol.

Students met each weekday for classes in Spanish on the language, culture, history, and art of Spain at the Universidad de Málaga's Cursos para Extranjeros center in downtown Málaga.  Local university faculty conducted in-class instruction.  Drs. Brower and St. Martin also met regularly with students for "cultural brokering" sessions and cross-cultural discussions.  Participants also wrote several essays on Spanish culture, as well as intercultural themes.

Students also met about two times a week in small groups with Spanish "cultural tutors," from the Universidad de Málaga, who took the groups on cultural immersion experiences in and around the city.

The Program included trips to the historic cities of Granada, Córdoba, and Sevilla, where students toured Roman ruins, Moorish castles, and Catholic cathedrals under the guidance of Drs. Brower and St. Martin and professors Cristina Ortega (art history) and Isabel López (archeology) of the Universidad de Málaga.

Participants received four SU credits through Spanish 309: Summer Program in Spain. All work was conducted in Spanish.

Dr. Brower designed and organized the Program, which is offered on an annual basis.

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