The St. Lawrence University Program Abroad in Spain, established in 1967, is located at the Colegio Mayor Isabel de España in the Ciudad Universitaria in Madrid.Students may participate in the program for the entire academic year or for the fall o...
The St. Lawrence University Program Abroad in Spain, established in 1967, is located at the Colegio Mayor Isabel de España in the Ciudad Universitaria in Madrid.
Students may participate in the program for the entire academic year or for the fall or spring semester. After an orientation period in Salamanca, fall and year students spend the month of September living and working in villages in the province of Segovia, each student in a different village. During this time, students live with local families and pursue a course of study oriented to life in the village. Once a week the entire group meets with the program director in the city of Segovia for a seminar. Spring semester students have a similar program and stay in small towns and cities in the province of Salamanca during January.
Fall term course work at the Colegio Mayor Isabel de España in Madrid begins in October and ends in December. During January and part of February, year students undertake full time internships for which they receive academic credit. Recent host organizations have included a public school, an art auction house, an advertising agency, a public relations firm, a brokerage, etc. Optional internships are available to spring semester students from mid-May through the last week in June.
Spring course work runs from mid February through mid May. All courses are given in Spanish by Spanish professors, most of them from the various facultades or schools of universities in Madrid. Year students may earn 9 credits for successful completion of the program. Fall semester students earn 4 1/2 units. Spring semester students also earn 4 1/2 units of credit and are granted an additional unit if they complete an internship.