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 98 Reviews
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I loved traveling and the experience of doing that on my own gave me a lot of confidence. I felt so brave and I was able to go out of my comfort zone and do things like sing in Karaoke and just feel like I could do anything. I feel a lot more sure of myself and of course that makes the whole thing worthwhile - Wellesley College View Entire Review
December 22, 2017 Challenging But Worth It
I was able to improve my Spanish skills significantly (especially a stronger confidence to speak, writing speed, and comprehension ability) I also felt more of a confidence of existing in a city alone. Sounds weird, but Cordoba is a safe city and small city, so it feels nice and welcome to go to a cafe and drink tea alone. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I became much better at writing and speaking Spanish. I am happy I went abroad, but if given the chance to do it again I would choose a different program and city. - Colby College View Entire Review
Yes. See above. - Colby College View Entire Review
December 17, 2017 Wonderful Wonderful
It was worthwhile. My Spanish improved an amazing amount and I made some great friends that I want to stay in touch with! - Smith College View Entire Review
December 17, 2017 Spain Is Great!
I learned that going to a completely different culture is difficult, but overall worth it at the end. - Smith College View Entire Review
December 17, 2017 Self Learning Journey
I leaned about myself as a person what it is that I really enjoy and a stronger sense of independence. I wouldn't change my experience at all. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
December 16, 2017 My Happiest Semester!
- I learned to interact with other cultures. - Became more independent and open - Learned so much and tried new things I would not change anything. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
December 15, 2017 A Semester In Córdoba
I learned a lot more conversational Spanish, and how to adapt to new situations. I have always been very good at being alone and independent, but my semester in Córdoba reinforced that. It was worthwhile, but also pretty tiring and by the end I was very ready to leave. - Oberlin College View Entire Review
My Spanish got so much better! And I got very close with my host parents. I also gained a global perspective, and was able to see the US how Europeans see it. - Smith College View Entire Review
June 14, 2017 Spring Abroad
I gained an appreciation for the US - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Spaniards are racists and hate Asian people. They think that they're not as racist as Americans (which is borderline hilarious). - Smith College View Entire Review
It helped me improve my Spanish and gain confidence in myself, especially in my ability to adapt and thrive in a foreign environment. I also got a chance to spend more time in Europe (where I'm from) and truly experience a new culture. - Smith College View Entire Review
February 22, 2018 Preshquita
I learned to adapt to a new culture by making friendships with local students, having meals with my host family, and listening attentively to the news. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
December 21, 2017 Wonderful Chaos
I gained more confidence in myself and my Spanish ability. It was definitely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
On top of improving my language skills and gaining a new appreciation for Wellesley, I feel like I have become more confident and independent. I am more comfortable being uncomfortable and putting myself out there. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My Spanish improves a lot and I have become more confident in my abilities to use it even if it is still not perfect.I learned about a whole new way of life. I learned how to adapt to a new lifestyle and to a new academic environment. I became even more independent. - Colby College View Entire Review
I learned a lot of Spanish, and also a lot about myself. It was definitely worthwhile, even when it was difficult I was still learning a lot. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about the cultural differences between Spain and the United States. I think my study abroad experience was definitely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
December 15, 2017 Preshco
I learned more than ever to trust my instincts. It was worthwhile - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was very worthwhile. I learned a lot about the spanish culture, was taught classed soley in spanish, etc. - Smith College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about the Spanish language and culture, as well as gaining some general skills in communication, trip planning, budgeting, and living and taking classes in a country other than my own. For me, this was definitely a worthwhile experience. - Smith College View Entire Review
I gained fluency in Spanish, saw beautiful and historical cities, and learned a great deal about Spanish perspectives on the world (and by implication, what part of my perspective on things is shaped by my upbringing in the US). I had many educational discussions with Spanish students, professors, and my host family about polit... - Smith College View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. My academic experience wasn't what I was hoping for but the things I learned outside of the classroom made my experience something that will always stay with me. - 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
  • 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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