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 4.2
Based on 72 Reviews
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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
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
I gain more vocabulary and built new friendships with the colleges involved in the PRESHCO program. Yes, they are all Americans which is great because I can see them next semester and we would have this experience to share. I've learned that I have different views and I think differently than my host parents. I've had mentally s... - Smith College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with PRESHCO: Study Abroad in Córdoba, Spain
I learned that I can do it. I had a lot of doubts about being able to study abroad in a country whose first language is not English. I am glad to have proven myself wrong. I have also learned that traveling and putting yourself out there (sometimes in uncomfortable social situations) is so rewarding at the end of the day. Finall... - Smith College View Entire Review
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
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
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 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
I learned that work doesn't have to be your life. The people here focus so much more on the relationships that they build, and work is just something they do to sustain themselves. - Amherst College View Entire Review
May 16, 2018 New Things
I think I picked up a lot of Spanish and improved my listening skills. I would say this program was definitely worthwhile. - Smith College View Entire Review
Aside from improving my Spanish, I learned a lot about myself and what I value as an individual while abroad. I would definitely do this program and have this experience over again because I think that the changes I've noticed in myself are truly wonderful. I also have come to appreciate living in the United States. I realize no... - 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
Past Review Wonderful Chaos
I gained more confidence in myself and my Spanish ability. It was definitely worthwhile. - 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
  • Anthropology
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Cultural Studies
  • Drama, Theater, Theatre Arts
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Film, Video, Photographic Arts
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Relations
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Natural Sciences
  • Political Science and Government
  • Sociology
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Near Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • Legal 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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