PRESHCO: Study Abroad in Córdoba, Spain

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PRESHCO (Programa de Estudios Hispánicos en Córdoba) will provide you with opportunities to develop your knowledge of Spanish language, literature, and culture in one of the most picturesque and historically diverse cities in Spain. You will be en... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.3
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It was worthwhile! I improved my Spanish and confidence in the language. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot in the classroom and even more being immersed in the culture of day to day life. It was definitely a worthwhile and once in a lifetime experience. I met new people (from spain and other european countries), ate new foods, learned about traditions and different ways of life all while speaking in a different langua... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained important independence and language skills, which were very worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was 100% worthwhile and I think that I’m more confident now, both language wise but also on a personal level. I’ve definitely started to adopt the more carefree lifestyle of the locals and I’m glad I am! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained confidence in my Spanish and met amazing new friends. I also was given the time to reevaluate what is important to me and find the right balance for my life. Being able to thrive in a country with a different pace, culture, and language was incredibly rewarding for me and gave me motivation to continue getting out of my... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
gained language skills, confidence, new friends - Wellesley College View Entire Review
language, friends, culture - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained independence, self-confidence, and language skills, and made connections with many people from other cultures. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A lot of global experience/language improvement. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
June 05, 2022 Enriching
I gained much more confidence in my language ability and many new friends. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My language skills improved quite a bit--especially my vocabulary and ease of speaking in Spanish. I also met some really cool people, both other European study abroad students and Spanish students that I will definitely be keeping in touch with. I left feeling fulfilled and grateful for the experience. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
February 23, 2022 An Experience
International perspective - Wellesley College View Entire Review
July 25, 2021 Siesta In Spain
I learned so much about how different life is in Europe from fashion trends to just like the pace. I don't know if it was because I felt like I was on vacation, but there was just less pressure and stress. Everything I did felt very much about being in the moment and just enjoying it. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I improved my Spanish writing and my comfort in speaking Spanish with others outside my family. I appreciate the program's opportunities to travel and grow my Spanish proficiency. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 08, 2024 Life Changing
I learned a lot about Spanish culture and about myself. It was a worthwhile experience. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained: - Improved Spanish skills - Cultural art training (guitar and dance classes) - A love of Cordoba! I definitely think it was worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I loved meeting new people, learning from different professor, and being engrained in a different lifestyle. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
August 02, 2023 A Change Of Pace
I learned how to be an adult. Not only have I taken these skills back home with me, but it made me realize how much easier adulting would be than I realized. It could be fun and is not as scary as some may think it to be. Being "alone" in Spain allowed me to really hone my social skills and start making friends from "scratch." - Wellesley College View Entire Review
April 24, 2023 My Spanish Improved!
Full immersion really is the best way to learn - Wellesley College View Entire Review
February 08, 2023 Life Changing
Life perspective, independence, confidence. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I definitely improved my academic Spanish and learned lots about the Spaniard culture and history - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I became more confident in Spanish, I also became more confident in myself. Having to navigate a completely new culture I was in uncomfortable situations that I was able to navigate and I therefore became more confident. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My Spanish improved drastically, and I enjoyed learning a lot of colloquial Spanish. As someone who wanted to go abroad for my Spanish major and for language acquisition purposes, it was definitely worthwhile! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
February 24, 2022 Personal Whirlwind
I learned a lot about culture and language but also a lot about myself. I think it was worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My experience abroad allowed me to gain an international lens and wider perspective on all issues. The experience of living with a host family was invaluable and the cultural and language immersion was key to my success, growth, and enjoyment during my time. - Wellesley College View Entire Review

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PRESHCO (Programa de Estudios Hispánicos en Córdoba) will provide you with opportunities to develop your knowledge of Spanish language, literature, and culture in one of the most picturesque and historically diverse cities in Spain. You will be engaged through your coursework, site visits, excursions, conversation partners, cultural program, and homestay. Options to volunteer or intern, participate in sports, cooking, and studio and performing arts will further integrate you into the local culture and enhance your Spanish. The program’s comprehensive program fee leaves nothing out and even includes airfare and a $500 cultural reimbursement fund. 


Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Volunteer
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Agriculture Business, Agricultural Management
  • Latin American Studies
  • Near Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Education
  • Linguistics
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Legal Studies
  • Literature
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Sciences
  • Global Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • Political Science and Government
  • Sociology
  • Drama, Theater, Theatre Arts
  • Film, Video, Photographic Arts
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • Business Administration and Management
  • History
Minimum GPA:
2.8
Year Founded:
1981
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PRESHCO Scholarships

PRESHCO offers students the opportunity to work in a laboratory at the University of Cordoba during the summer. The scholarship is available only to students who have been in Spain with PRESHCO for either semester of the year preceding the summer.

$2500 per student for summer support

Deadlines:
March 15 for any given summer

Guidelines/Requirements:
Students should write a letter expressing interest in a particular lab, and their qualifications for the position, to be submitted to the Resident Director in Cordoba at a date announced.

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