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Foreign Languages, B.A.

Study Abroad

The University of Montevallo’s Department of English and Foreign Languages offers several opportunities to students to study abroad. All of these opportunities are led by UM faculty. Three of those opportunities are described below

Montevallo Abroad

Montevallo in France

In the center of the magnificent Cité Internationale Universitaire in Paris, the Colegio de España de Paris, offers quality accommodations for doctors, professors, researchers, musicians, and artists who must stay in Paris for work, study, or research activities, providing a high quality multicultural and multidisciplinary experience to its residents. During the month of July 2012, for the first time, the Colegio de España agreed to receive a program from the University of Montevallo wishing to teach an immersion course in the French language.

What is included:

  • Roundtrip airline ticket, Birmingham-Roissy-Charles de Gaulle*.
  • Transportation from and to airport in Paris
  • Room and three daily meals at the Colegio de España de París
  • Tuition for 6 undergraduate credits
  • Entrance to museums and activities around Paris
  • Not included: Passport application fees, optional excursions, personal expenses

Classes

Classes are held daily, Monday through Friday. Classes will meet from 9 am to 1:20 pm with a 20 minute coffee break. All classes are conducted in accordance with the American system of teaching. Lectures for all courses will be in French unless otherwise stated. Class attendance is compulsory. Students must be in good standing and have completed at least the FRN101-102 level, or FRN150, the equivalent in BACHE institutions OR placement into the 200 level.

FRN 250 – Intermediate Accelerated French. 6 hours of credit.

FRN 300 – Directed Independent Study. The Forgotten Heroes: The Spaniards of the French Resistance. 3 hours of credit.
Class will meet for two hours every Friday afternoon. Students must be in good standing and have completed at least the FRN202 LEVEL, the equivalent in BACHE institutions OR placement into the 300 level.

Financial Aid

If the student is eligible, all financial aid arrangements in the University of Montevallo continue in France. Also, remember that you may be able to save some money by canceling your automobile insurance while you are away. For more information contact Maria Parker at 665- 6048.

Passport

If you do not currently have a passport that will remain valid for at least six months after your return, you should begin the process of obtaining one as soon as possible. You can now do this at several post offices in the Birmingham area, including Pelham.

ADA Accommodations

Please consult with Director of the trip.

For more information about the Summer Study Abroad Program contact

Dr. Rosa Maria Stoops
Department of Foreign Languages, Station 6410
Montevallo, AL 35115
(205) 665-6413
stoopsrm@montevallo.edu


Montevallo in Spain

What is included:

  • Round-trip airline ticket, Birmingham-Madrid.
  • Tuition for 6 undergraduate UM credits.
  • Lodging and 3 daily meals at the Real Centro Universitario Maria Cristina.
  • 4 Excursions: One on site to the Monastery of El Escorial and the cities of Madrid, Segovia, and Toledo.
  • Entrance to museums.
  • Not included:Passport application fees, life insurance, medical insurance, and personal expenses.

Class

Classes are held daily, Monday through Friday.

SPN 250 Intermediate Accelerated Spanish
The class meets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All classes are conducted in accordance with the American system of teaching. Lectures for all courses are in Spanish unless otherwise stated.

Class attendance is compulsory.

Eligibility

Students must be in good standing and have completed at least the SPN 101-102 level or SPN 150 (formerly SPN 100) or the equivalent in BACHE institutions.

Financial Aid

If the student is eligible, all financial aid arrangements at the University of Montevallo continue in Spain. Also, remember that you may be able to save some money by canceling your automobile insurance while you are away. For more information, contact Maria Parker at 665 6048.

Passport

If you do not currently have a passport that will remain valid for at least six months after your return, you should begin the process of obtaining one as soon as you are selected, since it can sometimes take six weeks or more. You can now do this at several post offices in the Birmingham area including Pelham.

ADA Accommodations

Please consult with director of the trip.

For more information about the Montevallo in Spain Summer Study Abroad Program, contact

Dr. Rosa Maria Stoops
Department of Foreign Languages, Station 6410
Montevallo, AL 35115
(205) 665-6413
stoopsrm@montevallo.edu


Montevallo in Xela

Quetzaltenango or Xela is Guatemala’s second-largest city and is the main population center of the country’s K’iche’ Mayans. Xela is a university town with one large state university (San Carlos de Guatemala) and six private universities. Throughout Quetzaltenango there are old classical buildings and monuments. The contrast between the old and the new is especially visible in the center of the city around “Parque Central”.

What is included:

  • Roundtrip airline ticket, Birmingham-Guatemala*.
  • Ground transportation Guatemala City – Xela
  • UM tuition for 3 undergraduate credits for students with a minor or major other than Spanish or 6 undergraduate credits for Spanish minor or major students
  • Lodging and three meals with families
  • 4-day excursion to Tikal and Antigua
  • Not included: Passport application fees, health insurance, books, and personal expenses

Classes

Spanish students will improve their second language linguistics skills—listening and speaking–and gain confidence as lived in the Guatemalan culture. At the same time, all UM students will gain a comprehensive perspective of geography and anthropology of Guatemala as part of Mesoamerica. This interdisciplinary program will offer UM students the opportunity to apply, on a first-hand basis, their understanding on issues such as ethnicity, historical geography, religion, human rights, and globalization.

SPN 370/SPN 302 Grammar and Composition (3 credit hours)
This course emphasizes development of technical command of Spanish through grammar review, amplification of vocabulary, short writing exercises, and compositions.This class will be taught in Spanish and for Spanish majors and minors

SPN 370 Cultures of Guatemala (3 credit hours)
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the history, and current issues in Guatemala.

Eligibility

Students must be in good standing and have either a minor or major in Spanish (at least have completed the 200 level or above or the equivalent in BACHE institutions) or a minor or major in History, Social Sciences, Social Work, and Political Science.

Financial Aid

If the student is eligible, all financial aid arrangements in the University of Montevallo continue in Mexico. Also, remember that you may be able to save some money by canceling your automobile insurance while you are away.For more information contact Maria Parker at 665-6048.

Passport

If you do not currently have a passport that will remain valid for at least six months after your return, you should begin the process of obtaining one as soon as you are selected, since it can sometimes take six weeks or more. You can now do this at several post offices in the Birmingham area, including Pelham.

ADA Accommodations

Please consult with Director of the trip.

Dr. Leonor Vázquez-González
Department of Foreign Languages, Station 6410
Montevallo, AL 35115
(205) 665-6411
vazquezl@montevallo.edu

The University of Montevallo has affiliations with external companies and universities that organize study abroad trips for students who wish to travel individually. Use the links to the right to discover more.