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 4.1
Based on 128 Reviews
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It was definitely worthwhile. I gained a lot of new language skills, became more independent, and learned how to do things such as plan international trips, which aren't things I would have gotten otherwise. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to adapt to a culture very different from my own. I learned how to problem solve when I had difficulty with language. I learned an entirely new set of customs and traditions. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned to be independent and to talk to people more confidently in a foreign language -- it was absolutely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and how I work in a culture that is much more relaxed. I really enjoyed this time to prioritise different things in my life other than getting good grades. It was definitely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
December 20, 2018 Great, Would Recommend
Definitely worthwhile. My writing definitely has improved. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I drastically improved my Spanish, made relationships with locals I will never forget, gained confidence, and learned a lot of amazing history! - Oberlin College View Entire Review
I learned so much about Spanish culture, the language, and how to live in a foreign place. I made incredible friends and had an incredible host stay. It was amazing to look back to the beginning of the semester when it was hard for me to express simple thoughts or ask questions in Spanish and by the end of the semester, I was ex... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
May 29, 2018 Great!
I gained experience living in a different culture, which was very valuable. - Smith College View Entire Review
I learned how to live a different lifestyle than I was used to in many ways. I also learned valuable skills in terms of spending money, traveling, and making friends. It was definitely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
May 24, 2018 Amazing Friends
It was worthwhile! I learned that lack of confidence was something I really need to work on, surrounding yourself with the language is KEY, and that the people you surround yourself with can make or break the experience. - Smith College View Entire Review
May 23, 2018 Spain
I learned a lot about myself as cheesy as it sounds. I learned about the communities I want to build, what environments work or dont work for me, and I was constantly reminded of why I love Spanish and how it opens up a new worlds for me. I think people would be shock when I say the program was worthwhile even though many people... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to deal with different and uncomfortable situations and I gained a better understanding of Spanish culture and life. I'm glad that I had the opportunity to spend time in Spain and learn about topics from a different perspective. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned about my American identity and have a deeper appreciation for the US and my family. I think it was significantly worthwhile to be abroad, but I wish that I did have to endure some of the demoralizing aspects of my specific host family. However, I appreciate "home" so, so much more now. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I'm not sure yet. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with PRESHCO: Study Abroad in Córdoba, Spain
An enhanced understanding of the Spanish language, and an entirely new comprehension of Spanish culture and way of life, for which I am grateful to have experienced. It was definitely all worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
December 23, 2018 Fun
I made new friends and had many new experiences, I feel like I have become more adventurous after this program. - Smith College View Entire Review
December 22, 2018 Amazing Host Family
-Spanish comprehension skills -some speaking skills -confidence in traveling alone -confidence to find and make friends - Smith College View Entire Review
I obviously gained improved knowledge of the Spanish language and culture, but I would say that I gained even more in learning to adjust to an entirely unfamiliar environment and in becoming a more independent person while abroad. I definitely consider my experience abroad to be worthwhile. - Colby College View Entire Review
December 17, 2018 Fun, Quick, Different
New vocabulary Cultural experiences - Wellesley College View Entire Review
New Friends, Much improved Spanish, feeling a part of a distinct culture and lifestyle, and improved hobbies: classical guitar and Latin Dancing - Williams College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with PRESHCO: Study Abroad in Córdoba, Spain
I gained so much from this experience; in addition to gaining fluency and confidence in my Spanish, I also learned so much about the country and the culture through conversations with Spanish people, watching the news, etc. I think it was an invaluable experience to step outside the US, and gain a more global perspective on our ... - Smith College View Entire Review
I grew in my Spanish speaking abilities, stepped out of my comfort zone and got to see new things and places. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Learned more about the Spanish culture. Made new friends. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself, about Spain, about what it's like to live abroad (both how hard and surprisingly easy it is). - Smith College View Entire Review
May 23, 2018 La Vida Andaluza
I learned that one of the best ways to grow as a student, traveler, and person in general is to challenge yourself and embrace discomfort. The experience went by very quickly, so it also taught me more how to live in the moment. - Oberlin 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):
  • Linguistics
  • Political Science and Government
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Agriculture Business, Agricultural Management
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Education
  • Literature
  • Film, Video, Photographic Arts
  • Anthropology
  • Natural Sciences
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • Near Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Sociology
  • Drama, Theater, Theatre Arts
  • Global Studies
  • Economics
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Cultural Studies
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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