Imagine studying abroad and earning course credit for it. SBS 485S: Global Citizenship: Applied Research and International Service Learning in Rural Communities (6 units) is a course where students will be able to both study abroad and complete their Upper Division Service Learning in Spain from June 1-30. The new course is taught by Juan José Gutiérrez, Director of the Summer Program and Dr. Gerald Shenk. Students will be able to learn and explore numerous areas of knowledge, which are critical to understanding rural communities in the global age.
During the first two weeks, students will be living in a rural lodging house, providing services to the local communities and collect data. For the last two weeks, there will be in-home stays, where students will be living with families in the communities and receiving more ethnographic data from the family perspective.
To take advantage of this opportunity, students must be an Upper Division student and must be at the intermediate level in Spanish, as they will be speaking Spanish only throughout the program. Prospective attendees will also have to interview with Dr. Gutiérrez. The program cost is $3,390, which includes tuition for the courses, transportation within Spain, housing, a local field trip along with another field trip to Bilbao, access to internet, Study Abroad Fee, insurance, library services and lecture hall. Airfare is not included to León, Spain.
The application deadline is March 30.
For more information, please email professor Juan José Gutiérrez at: [email protected].