D-E in Spain – A Five-week Study Abroad Program at the University of Salamanca (USAL)
For D-E Upper School Students in Grades 9 – 12
June 25 – July 31, 2020
Trip Chaperones: Mr. Joseph Murphy and Ms. Debbie Rivera Murphy.
Enjoy this opportunity of a pre-college program in an international university setting, while being immersed in the culture of Spain and learning the Spanish language in a major World Heritage City. Students will complete a Spanish immersion language course at the University of Salamanca. They will earn three (3) D-E credits for doing so successfully. The trip also includes one long weekend trip to Portugal for a mid-month break from study. Beginners, heritage and ’native’ speakers of Spanish as well as students of other languages are welcome.
For more information, join us for the Family Info Night on Thursday evening, October 29, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM in Klein 206 at Dwight-Englewood School.
Registration deadline is December 15, 2019
A $1,000 non-refundable deposit must be submitted at the time of registration. Early registration is encouraged and allows us to guarantee D-E 360° offerings as soon as enrollment is sufficient.
Payment, forms, and actions needed:
- To register, click here
- To download the D-E 360° Travel Application Form 2019-2020 (PDF), click here.
- Submit the D-E 360° Travel Application and a $1,000 non-refundable deposit by December 15, 2019 (Checks should be made payable to Dwight-Englewood School and submitted to the D-E 360° Office in Leggett 001)
- To download the D-E in Spain: Salamazing 2020 Flyer (PDF), click here.
Trip activities / itinerary will include:
- Newark to Madrid June 25 to 28 – tour of Royal Palace and Prado Museum.
- Madrid to Segovia June 28 to 30 – D-E personal city tour / bonding in Spanish
- Segovia to Salamanca June 30 – transfer to Salamanca & installation
- Salamanca at USAL – June 30 to July 29 – 3 D-E credit major elective, 5 day week.* Classes 5 hours per day**
- Toledo July 29 to July 31***, July 31 – transfer from Toledo to Barajas Airport for flight home
**Includes trip to Aveiro, Portugal (July 17 to 19) for a weekend holiday beach stay
***Includes a hands-on cooking class in Madrid (July 30)
“The month of July was the greatest month of my life. I learned a lot of Spanish in my classes, navigating the streets of Salamanca, and also life in the dormitories. Although the cities we visited were nice, Salamanca was my favorite. I can say that my personality and my character changed during the month of July.” – Sherief Alaa Elrafei ’20
“Now that I’m back at home, when I reflect on my time in Spain, I don’t have anything [negative] to say. It taught me to be a more loving and open person, it taught me to appreciate knowing a place for your culture and history. I’m very grateful for being able to go on this trip and I know that I will [practice] these lessons in my life.” – Britney Jara ’19
“This trip taught me about Spanish culture and language, and it connected me better with my family and my own heritage.” – Victoria Lola Gallo ’19
Trip fee includes:
International and local travel, hotels, one month’s room & board in a Spanish university dorm, a guided Spanish film series, pool passes, and daily chaperoning are INCLUDED for $9,950.00 as well as complete medical insurance, interpreting / translation service, medical care, 24 hr. contact and assistance plus a Facebook group page to follow us: “Salamazing con Sr. Murphy!”
*Note: Following exams at the end of July, a certificate of successful study is awarded at the university for your transcript and 3 D-E credits. Up to four (4) additional college credits have been awarded for D-E-in Spain! Class placement is determined by experts at USAL. You will have twenty-five (25) hours of language and elective classes per week.
All students are welcome:
Beginners, heritage and ‘native’ speakers of Spanish as well as students of other languages are welcome. Come to acquire or perfect your Spanish language and understanding of Spanish culture. For more information about USAL and our course visit www.usal.es
An important note about schedule changes:
D-E 360° reserves the right to change, alter, or amend the daily itinerary for this trip at any time. Changes can be made for various reasons including changes in flight or program schedules, changes in the schedules of various external operators or partner organizations, changes due to weather or safety concerns, the addition of new activities into a trip, or the substitution of a new activity for an old activity. The itinerary shown here provides our best projection of the daily schedule for this program. As with any travel program, some changes may occur.
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