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Department of World Languages & Cultures

Study Abroad Opportunities:

    One of the best ways to improve your linguistic and cultural literacy is to study abroad. NEIU offers short-term summer programs, as well as semester-long programs through NEIU’s partner universities, including the University of Guanajuato in Mexico and the University of King Juan Carlos in Madrid, Spain.

Summer Programs In Guanajuato, Mexico:

    Guanajuato Summer Course

    NEIU Course Equivalent

       

    Beginner (58 hrs)

    SPAN 101 or 102 (3 cr)

    (Grammar 20 hrs, Conversation 20 hrs, Reading 18 hrs)

       

    Intermediate (40 hrs)

    SPAN 201 or 202 (3 cr)

    (Grammar 20 hrs and Conversation 20 hrs)

       

    Advanced (40 hrs.)

    SPAN 220 or 225 (3 cr)

    (Grammar 20 hrs and Conversation 20 hrs)

       

    Mexican Culture Component (48 hrs)

    SPAN 331 (Hispanic World Cultures)

     

    Components must equal at least 40 class hours from the following:

     
    • Combination of Intermediate or Advanced Literature (18 hrs)
    • Intermediate or Advanced History (18 hrs)
    • History of Art (8 hrs)
    • Seminar on Mexico-USA Relations or Interdisciplinary Perspective of Mexico (4 hrs)
    • Culture Enrichment III (Dance) (18 hrs)

Semester Programs In Guanajuato, Mexico and Madrid, Spain:

    NEIU has partnerships with the University of Guanajuato in Guanajuato, Mexico and the University of Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Spain.  NEIU students can attend either or both of these universities for a semester or a full academic year.  Tuition is paid at NEIU, and courses transfer as NEIU courses.  You may use your financial aid package to cover all or part of the tuition, transportation, room, and board.

    Courses at the University Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid are offered in both English and Spanish.

    The University of Guanajuato offers three options for NEIU students: 

    1. For students who have completed one semester or less of college-level Spanish, or its equivalent. This option is only available for one full year: 1 semester of Spanish language courses (full time) plus one mandatory semester content courses taught in Spanish.
    2. For students who have completed two or three semesters of college-level Spanish, or its equivalent.  This option is available for one semester or a full year.  First semester: two Spanish language courses plus two content courses in Spanish.  Second semester: optional extension for content courses taught in Spanish.
    3. For students who have completed four or more semesters of college-level Spanish, or its equivalent.  This option is available for one semester or a full year.  First semester: four regular academic courses per semester.  Second semester: optional extension for content courses taught in Spanish.

    Application deadlines are:

    • For Spring study: October of the previous semester

    • For Fall study: April of the previous semester

    Guanajuato Semester Course

    NEIU Course Equivalent

       

    Spanish

     

    Level I or Level II (80 hrs)

    SPAN 101 and 102 (6 cr)

    Level III, IV or V (80 hrs)

    SPAN 201 and 202 (6 cr)

    Level VI (40 hrs)

    SPAN 301 (3 cr)

    Conversation (80 hrs)

    SPAN 251 (3 cr)

     

    For Beginning Students

    Reading (18 hours)

    no credit

     

    For Intermediate and Advanced Students

    Mexican Literature (45 hrs)

    SPAN 378

    To apply, contact Wojciech Wloch at LWH 008A, W-Wloch@neiu.edu, or (773) 442-4068.

    In addition, the Department of World Languages and Cultures approves Spanish-language courses offered in Cuernavaca, Mexico through Universal: Centro de Lengua y Comunicación Social,  http://www.universal-spanish.com or by email to Marcia Snell at: marciasnell@hotmail.com.