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  • Locations: Toledo, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: UM Learning Abroad Center 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Final Application Deadline Decision Timeline Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/01/2021 10/01/2021 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: 1 - First-year, 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Subject Areas: Art History, Business, Economics, History, Political Science, Spanish, Women's Studies
Housing Options: Homestay, Residence Hall/Dormitory Internship Available: Yes
Program Sponsor: University of Minnesota
Program Description:
 

Study Abroad in Toledo

Head back in time in Toledo, a charming Medieval walled city. Strengthen your language skills, choose from a variety of program courses, and immerse yourself in an internship.

Academics

This program appeals to students who are interested in gaining fluency in Spanish, would like to choose classes from a wide range of fields, or want to take classes at a Spanish university.

  • Program type:
    • Study Abroad in Toledo is offered in collaboration with the José Ortega y Gasset Foundation and the University of Minnesota. Take classes at the Foundation. You may also take additional classes at the University of Castilla la Mancha for an additional cost, as well as take a three-credit internship.
  • Level:
    • 3,000-level coursework.
  • Term:
    • Fall semester
    • Spring semester
    • Academic year
    • May session
    • Summer session
  • Prerequisites:
    • 2.5 GPA.
    • Minimum four semesters college-level Spanish.
    • B average in Spanish is preferred.
  • Courseload:
    • 13–18 credits per semester.
    • 3 credits for May session.
    • 6–9 credits for summer session.
    • Classes are held Monday–Thursday on the semester and summer program, leaving long weekends for cultural immersion.

Faculty

Enjoy individual attention from native Spanish-speaking program faculty who are dedicated to their topics as well as to each participant. Classes are taught by faculty chosen from the staff of the Fundación Ortega y Gasset, the majority of whom hold degrees from renowned American or European universities and/or have experience teaching at such institutions. All faculty are specialist in their academic field and in the field of teaching foreign students.

How to Apply

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About This Program

Live and study in the walled city of Toledo, home for more than 2,000 years to a succession of Roman, Jewish, Visigoth, Moorish, and Christian civilizations. Declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations, Toledo is a living museum, a preserved part of Spanish history where people still live, work, and play. A city of 50,000, Toledo offers an intimate environment where students can be immersed in Spanish culture through coursework, internships, and daily life. Located just an hour from Madrid, it is an excellent base from which to explore Spain.

Three photos from previous trips

This program is offered in collaboration with the prestigious José Ortega y Gasset Foundation and the University of Minnesota. Based in a converted 16th-Century convent, the program offers modern learning facilities surrounded by spectacular views of the city and easy access to the downtown area and public transit. In addition to the opportunity to improve Spanish language ability, the program offers a wide range of courses in the humanities, social sciences, and arts. Courses are taught entirely in Spanish by Spanish faculty. You can also take a three-credit internship (3 or 6 credits in the summer) to immerse further in the culture while gaining work experience.

The program is based in San Juan de la Penitencia Residence, which includes dining, classroom, library, recreational and housing facilities. Meals are included in the program fee and are taken at the residence or with the host family.

?Choose to live either in San Juan de la Penitencia or with a Spanish host family. Each housing option has its own benefits—your choice will depend on your personal preferences and priorities. Housing requests are honored on a first-come, first-served basis. You can also choose half dorm and half homestay.

Four one-day excursions (three in the summer) are included in the cost of the semester program. Visits are made to such sites as Madrid, Alcalá de Henares, Cuenca, the grand El Escorial, Segovia, and the Route of Don Quixote. An optional extended excursion to Avila-Salamanca (fall semester) or Andaclucia (spring semester) is available for an additional fee. All excursions are led by faculty who specialize in their areas.

About Learning Abroad Center

The Learning Abroad Center in the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance is the University of Minnesota's comprehensive resource for study, service-learning, work, intern, volunteer, and travel experiences worldwide.

The Learning Abroad Center is a leader in providing innovative international learning experiences that expand and redefine the world for a diverse population of students, colleagues, and staff. The Learning Abroad Center staff and University of Minnesota faculty and staff participate in numerous leadership opportunities and serve on the advisory boards of organizations who provide and/or support education abroad programs. Through collaboration and individual attention, the Learning Abroad Center continues to promote empowerment, development, understanding, and responsibility in the global community.

A variety of program options--300 programs in over 80 countries--have been developed to address the diverse needs of students. Programs vary in length, level, academic focus, teaching format, language requirements, cost, and degree of independence demanded of the participant.




Application Process for University of St. Thomas Students
This is a co-sponsored program, offered through one of our approved program partners. In order to participate on this program you must apply through, and be approved, by both St. Thomas and the program.
 
Application Process
  1. Attend a first-step session. Dates posted online at stthomas.edu/studyabroad.
  2. Schedule an advising meeting. This meeting will review:
    1. any questions you have about studying abroad, including program selection if you are considering multiple programs.
    2. the course approval process
    3. how to apply to a co-sponsored program
  3. Notify your study abroad advisor of final program selection.
  4. Complete all St. Thomas application materials by the St. Thomas application deadline.
  5. Complete program application via the program’s website by their deadline.
University of St. Thomas application deadlines:
October 1 for January Term and spring semester programs
March 15 for summer, fall semester and year-long programs.
Please note that some programs have deadlines earlier than St. Thomas.
 
St Thomas Criteria for Participation
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.5.
  • Students may not apply for, maintain an approved application, nor participate in a Study Abroad program while on academic or conduct probation. Any disciplinary records may be a consideration for approval to participate in an off-campus programs.
  • View all eligibility requirements for study abroad through St. Thomas: stthomas.edu/studyabroad > Student Policies.
  • Some programs have additional criteria.
Financial Aid/Scholarships
Financial Aid Awards (grants, loans and scholarships) typically apply to study abroad. Visit stthomas.edu/financialaid for instructions.
The Office of Study Abroad, and our co-sponsored program partners, offers scholarships. Visit stthomas.edu/studyabroad, and the program’s website, for details.

Program Information
For additional program information, contact the program partner.
For application procedures contact Study Abroad.
 
Office of Study Abroad
University of St. Thomas
MHC 212 (Mail 5026)
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105-1096 USA
Tel: 1.651.962.6450
Fax: 1.651.962.5199
Email: studyabroad@stthomas.edu
www.stthomas.edu/studyabroad