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Faculty-Led International Study

Study in Segovia, Spain

In this 4-week program, students expand their horizons and perspectives through immersion in the culture, language, and daily life of Segovia, one of Spain’s most beautiful and historical cities. Students will improve their Spanish language proficiency and gain the confidence needed to communicate with locals, both in Segovia and throughout Spain during various excursions.

The Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program in Segovia is offered during the Summer 1 session. In Segovia, students take SFC courses taught by faculty from SFC and partner institutions. While earning credits toward a major, minor, or college requirement, students will experience the cultural adventure of a lifetime.

Students have the opportunity to travel across Europe!

Program Highlights:
  • Great excursion package (trips to Madrid, Sevilla, Granada and other amazing cities and cultural sites)
  • Earn 6 credits in four weeks
  • Accommodations: Homestay with host families
  • Immersion in Spanish culture and language
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • SFC students
  • 3.0 GPA and above
  • Valid passport (cannot expire within 6 months after return to USA)
  • Vaccinated against COVID-19
  • No previous Spanish language experience is required, though best to have taken some Spanish in High School or at SFC
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Student must submit an essay
  • Meet one-on-one with Program Faculty Leader
  • Must purchase travel insurance

Sample Course Offerings

  • SPA 1101 & 1102 Lower & Upper Beginning Spanish
  • SPA 2103 & 2104 Intermediate Spanish
  • SPA 2115 Conversation in Spanish
  • SPA 2201 Contemporary Readings in Spain and Latin America I
  • SPA 3402 Spanish Civilization and Culture

*The 6 credits you take will be based on your level of Spanish language fluency. You will take a brief language proficiency assessment to determine your level prior to departure.

For more information, contact Dr. Daniel Cooper, Faculty Leader of the Segovia program ([email protected]) or Dr. Ricardo D'Augusta, Director of the Centro de Estudios Hispánicos de Segovia ([email protected]).

Segovia, Spain Faculty-Led Program
Segovia study abroad students at the Alhambra in Granada, Spain, summer 2023

Natalia Carrotta, Segovia '23 - B.A. in Childhood Education (English concentration), SFC class of '24

“Doing study abroad this summer in Segovia, Spain was a life-changing experience. The professors were passionate about what they were teaching us, which made it more enjoyable for us the students to learn the subject. In the classroom as well as with our daily excursions I gained knowledge and friendships that will stay with me for the rest of my life. I couldn't be happier to have done this experience."

Airam Aguasvivas De Los Santos, Segovia '23 - B.A. in Psychology & Minor in Italian, SFC class of '24

"Studying abroad in Segovia was mesmerizing, enlightening, and inolvidable (unforgettable). I cannot choose one favorite part of this program as I have many, from sharing with my host family, visiting the places we were learning about from our textbooks to the friendships made."

Study in Campinas, Brazil

The faculty-led program in Brazil introduces students to Brazil’s recent economic development, its social and political consequences, as well as the practical details of doing business in Brazil. SFC students take a two-week course over the Summer on major political, social, and cultural developments in Brazil during the 20th and 21st centuries.

Students will learn:

  1. The market structure, its major players and demand for various business sectors
  2. The business environment, investment opportunities, existing restrictions for foreign investment and investors, and how to open a company in Brazil
  3. The many aspects of foreign trade
  4. Banking and finance, such as sources of finance available for companies operating in Brazil
  5. Labor relations, general accounting practices, and taxation, discussing the tax burden for corporations

The program is taught in English and takes place in Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, at FACAMP campus, a partner institution. In addition to traditional lectures and discussions with Brazilian Professors, students will have several technical visits including to the Brazilian Stock Exchange, the Brazilian Central Bank, selected companies, and guided cultural visits in Campinas and Sao Paulo city.

Participants will stay in a hotel near FACAMP campus for the duration of the program. The course counts for 3 credits and it is open to all majors pending chair approval.

For more information on how to apply, contact Olivia Bullio Mattos, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics, Economics, History. Political Science & Social Studies Departments at [email protected].

Zane Drobenko 21' - Economics with Concentration in Finance

“The opportunity to meet and learn from engaging, world-class instructors, get to know local students, and tour local historical, financial, and industrial centers provides great perspective and accelerates every student’s goals of becoming a more informed global citizen. The study trip is also a lot of fun. I am grateful to Professor Mattos and SFC for expanding my worldview.”

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