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CofC in Trujillo, Spain 2018: Spanish Language & Culture

Term To Study: Summer 2018
Application Deadline: Mar 01, 2018
Program Starts: May 16, 2018
Program Ends: Jun 20, 2018
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $3,750
Program Locations: Trujillo
Contact Phone: 843-953-0441
Contact Name: Center For International Education
Contact Email:
What is Included: - Round-trip airfare
- Room and board with host families
- Ground transportation
- Entrances into sites
- Overseas medical insurance
- $50 non-refundable application fee (will only be reimbursed if a student is not accepted into the program or the program is cancelled)

* Program fee subject to change
What is not Included: - Tuition for six credits and associated fees
- Some meals
- Passport fees
- Personal expenses
Estimated Costs: In addition to the program fee, students will be charged tuition for their courses.

The out of state tuition for classes associated with travel are discounted from the Fall and Spring rates.

Scholarships up to $1,500 are available to support CofC degree seeking students. Eligibility is based on demonstrated financial need, academic merit, 2 faculty recommendations and a personal statement. The application can be found on the CIE website, under Study Abroad > Scholarships
Program Description


Students take two of the following courses:

SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN 275: Spanish Skills Review - 3 credits
SPAN 320: Introduction to Hispanic Literature - 3 credits
SPAN 328: Spanish Language Study Abroad - 3 credits
SPAN 333: Topics in Hispanic Cultures - 3 credits


A thriving center for tourism with a rich historical past, Trujillo is the place of origin of many explorers and conquistadors of the New World, including Francisco Pizarro. It is located in the Extremadura region of Spain, southwest of Madrid, and about 60 miles from the border of Portugal. Cáceres, a UN designated World Heritage City, and the site of the Universidad de Extremadura, is about half an hour west of Trujillo. Classes are held in the Coria, a 17th century restored convent. Students will live with host families in Trujillo, offering them an extraordinary opportunity to improve fluency in Spanish and to experience Spanish culture firsthand. In addition to visits to local sites of interest, there will be excursions to Mérida, Córdoba, Granada, Sevilla, Toledo, Madrid and Segovia. Language classes will be integrated with student experiences outside the classroom, and courses will be organized so that class discussions will be coordinated with visits to relevant sites.


-Students must have an overall GPA of 2.5
-Students must already possess a valid passport, or be able to obtain a valid passport


Prof. Devon Hanahan
Department of Hispanic Studies

Professor Hanahan is a 1987 graduate of the College of Charleston and has taught high school or college level Spanish for almost 30 years. She loves sharing her passion for the language and culture with her students, and in addition to co-directing the Trujillo program in 2009, she has been back there many times to visit. Her goal is to give students confidence to immerse themselves in a new culture and to communicate without fear.

Susan Divine
Department of Hispanic Studies

Dr. Divine is an Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Hispanic Studies. She primarily researches contemporary film and novels from Spain, as well as cultural and urban studies. Dr. Divine is very excited to take her first group of students from the College of Charleston to Trujillo! Luckily, she can call upon her experience directing programs in Spain and Mexico when she was a graduate student at the University of Arizona along with her own experience as an undergraduate studying abroad.

Note: For questions regarding on-site program details and course content, please contact the program directors. Any inquiries regarding application processing, billing, or scholarship opportunities can be directed to the Center for International Education (contact information listed above).

*A minimum number of participants is required for all study abroad programs to run*

Note-This program has a maximum capacity for 25 students

Quick Facts

Population: 47042984
Capital: Madrid
Per-capita GDP: $ 31000
Size: 505370 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 01:00 hour) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

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