BCA Valladolid - Universitas Castellae

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WHY BCA VALLADOLIDFocus on your Spanish-language development by studying in a city with few U.S. students or English-language speakers. Situated in the beautiful Castile and León region and only an hour via train from Madrid, Valladolid is an exce... read more

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WHY BCA VALLADOLID


  • Focus on your Spanish-language development by studying in a city with few U.S. students or English-language speakers. Situated in the beautiful Castile and León region and only an hour via train from Madrid, Valladolid is an excellent city for you to improve your Spanish skills during your daily interactions around the city and with your host family.

  • Pursue volunteer or internship opportunities to learn more about and support organizations doing important work in the city. Your resident director can help to connect you to organizations dedicated to education, immigration services, language instruction, physical therapy, services for the homeless and other services. 

  • Enroll in the course Human Rights in Global Spain to explore the concepts of culture, human rights and social justice in a multi-regional, globalized Spain. 

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS
Your BCA Valladolid Resident Director was born and raised in the city and is committed to helping you find all the treasures it offers – even some unknown to many residents! Your RD helps you learn about festivals and activities going on in area. You’ll also venture outside of Valladolid with your RD as a guide. Excursions vary each semester but in the past have included Segovia, known for its iconic ancient Roman aqueduct; and Salamanca, home to one of the most beautiful plazas mayores in Spain.

ACADEMICS
As an educational center focused entirely on Spanish language and culture, Universitas Castellae offers individualized attention to students. The school hosts a small number of U.S. and other international students each semester. Universitas is in the heart of Valladolid with classrooms in the historic and culturally significant Plaza del Viejo – the city’s first bullring. Classes usually occur in the morning, so you can use the afternoon to pursue volunteer or internship opportunities in a variety of disciplines or interact with native speakers and explore the city independently.

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
Enjoy churros and hot chocolate – a favorite snack in Valladolid – as you meet with your language exchange group which includes study abroad students and local English-language learners of all ages. You’ll quickly share your country’s customs, traditions, slang words and sense of humor with each other. Spend time with your host family sharing meals, learning about their traditions and experiencing some of Valladolid’s celebrations such as La Feria, a fall celebration dedicated to the patron saint of Valladolid, or the spring celebration of Semana Santa, one of the largest holy week celebrations in the world. You can also volunteer with organizations working in the community.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Education
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • History
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
2012
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BCA Study Abroad Scholarships

BCA Study Abroad has committed to increasing the number of study abroad students from diverse ethnic, faith, sexual orientation & gender identity and socio-economic backgrounds. As part of this mission, we strive to make studying abroad affordable for all students by offering various scholarship opportunities for BCA students. The BCA Summer Scholarship offers a $500scholarship toward the cost of a BCA summer program.

500

Deadlines:
Summer Abroad: March 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
To be considered, you must: Currently be enrolled at a U.S. college or university; Be accepted into a BCA program; Complete the BCA Scholarships Application Form; Submit a Financial Aid Letter; and Complete a Short Essay (250 – 500 words). Please see the BCA website for more details.

BCA is committed to supporting students from diverse ethnic, faith, sexual and gender identity and socio-economic backgrounds, including first-generation college students. Diversity Scholarships provide $1500 towards BCA semester programs and $1000 towards summer programs.

$1000 or $1500

Deadlines:
Fall Semester Abroad: March 15 (Award Notification: April 1) Spring Semester Abroad: October 15 (Award Notification: Nov 1) Summer Abroad: March 1 (Award Notification: March 15)

Guidelines/Requirements:
To be considered, you must: Currently be enrolled at a U.S. college or university; Be accepted into a BCA program; Complete the BCA Scholarships Application Form; Submit a Financial Aid Letter; and Complete a Short Essay (250 – 500 words). Please see the BCA website for more details.

BCA Study Abroad has committed to increasing the number of study abroad students from diverse ethnic, faith, sexual orientation & gender identity and socio-economic backgrounds. As part of this mission, we strive to make studying abroad affordable for all students by offering various scholarship opportunities for BCA students. The BCA Semester Scholarship offers a $1,000 scholarship toward the cost of a BCA semester program. Students who are applying to study abroad for a year are eligible to apply for both semesters.

$1000

Deadlines:
Fall Semester Abroad: March 15 Spring Semester Abroad: October 15

Guidelines/Requirements:
To be considered, you must: Currently be enrolled at a U.S. college or university; Be accepted into a BCA program; Complete the BCA Scholarships Application Form; Submit a Financial Aid Letter; and Complete a Short Essay (250 – 500 words). Please see the BCA website for more details.

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