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 129 Reviews
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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
Language skills, more confidence in my Spanish, yes it was worthwhile - Smith College View Entire Review
May 22, 2018 Una Maravillosa
I learned a lot about Spanish culture, and my Spanish improved immensely! - Colby College View Entire Review
I learned so much about experiencing other cultures and how people lived. It was incredibly worthwhile to immerse myself in a culture that wasn't my own. - Smith College View Entire Review
Being abroad has taught me where my comfort zone ends and what circumstances will lead me to step out of it. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Spain is a whole new world, it was worthwhile for me and enjoyed it a lot but it was nothing like I expected - Smith College View Entire Review
I improved at Spanish which was my primary goal. I need to keep working on it to reach the level of fluency that I want (I believe I could communicate any idea I want and understand what people are talking about but there are areas where I could have a better vocabulary like in the kitchen and I still make some grammar mistakes ... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Improved my Spanish, met new people, and traveled to new places. It was definitely worthwhile. - Smith 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
I learned more about Spanish culture and politics. - Smith College View Entire Review
I learned the vastness of human perspective and understanding. One thing in spanish for a spanish speaker from latin america can mean something very different to a spanish speaker from here. - Smith College View Entire Review
Studying abroad was definitely worthwhile experience!! I really liked how Cordoba is like a large town so you can get a city feel but there's also still events, festivals, celebrations that I'm not sure if you could find in other larger cities in Spain. But I think in Cordoba there's more of a community feel than larger cities, ... - Smith College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about the type of person i am, how to budget, how to travel to countries where i dont speak the language, how to step outside my comfort zone and be ok with it, how to respect others’ differences, how to enjoy life. - Smith College View Entire Review
May 20, 2018 Spain
I really came to Spain to get a different experience and that I did. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I made a lot of meaningful relationships with my host family and with other students that are apart of my program, that I didn't necessarily know from Smith. - Smith 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
  • Linguistics
  • Political Science and Government
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Education
  • Literature
  • Film, Video, Photographic Arts
  • Natural Sciences
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Near Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Global Studies
  • Sociology
  • Drama, Theater, Theatre Arts
  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • History
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Cultural Studies
  • Interdisciplinary 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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