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Winter 2018: Spain EDUC
January 03, 2018 - January 31, 2018
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
02/28/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM109 WHL
03/01/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM109 WHL
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
05/16/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMWillard Hall
09/15/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMWillard Hall
10/20/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMWillard Hall
12/08/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMWillard Hall
Program Notes
This program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.
Program Description
Immerse yourself in rich Spanish cultures as you observe in schools, interact with teachers and students, and explore the country from cultural and mathematical perspectives. This program begins in Seville, the capital of the Andalusia region in southern Spain. Then we move to Madrid, the vibrant Spanish capital located in the heart of the country. Finally, we explore Barcelona in the Catalonia region in the northeast corner of the country along the Mediterranean coast.

Examine how European schools build communities of learners through multiple classroom visits. Get to know the teachers and students at our primary school site in Barcelona through extensive work that provides the context for a Service Learning Project connected with EDUC 390. Additional school visits in the surrounding area provide a glimpse at the diversity in European school systems.

Seville, Madrid and Barcelona provide stunning backdrops to study the geometry and measurement concepts found in elementary and middle school mathematics curricula. Whether enrolled in MATH 253 or MATH 240, learn to see the mathematics that surrounds us through a critical look at the architecture, art and historic sites of this exciting cities. Apply the concepts from class as we visit must-see sights.

For more information and a video about the program students should visit the ETE program page -

Lodging will be in double-occupancy hotel rooms in Seville and Madrid and in apartments in Barcelona. European hotels tend to provide breakfast each morning as part of the room charge. The program will host several welcome dinners as we work our way through the Spanish countryside and a farewell dinner on the final evening. Additional meals are not included.

The Program Fee includes lodging typically will be in double-occupancy hotel rooms, but may also include apartments, breakfast each morning as part of the room charge.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Spain, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Spain. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare.
ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
All students will be automatically enrolled in EDUC 390: Classroom Management for Social and Emotional Learning. Students will be enrolled in either MATH 240 - Geometry and Measurement for Middle School Teachers; or MATH 253 - Mathematics for K-8 Teachers: Geometry, Algebra, and Measurement. Questions regarding course placements should be directed to the faculty directors.

EDUC 390: Classroom Management for Social and Emotional Learning (3 credits)
Focuses on creation of positive classroom learning environments by fostering children's social and emotional development, infusing behavior supports in academic instruction, enhancing motivation for learning, and establishing well-organized and respectful classrooms. Emphasis placed on learning core concepts and practical research-based strategies. This course will be taught through a number of different methods including lecture, online modules through UD’s Canvas online learning management system, discussion, readings, and classroom and school visits to a variety of school types in Spain. Urban, suburban and rural schools will be included to mirror the diversity of American schools where most of our pre-service students will begin their careers. Guest lectures by Spainsh education experts and school leaders will illustrate the differences and similarities of the Spanish and American educational systems.
Restrictions: Open to ETE students only
MATH 240: Geometry and Measurement for Middle School Teachers (3 credits)
Explores geometry and measurement topics and how they are developed throughout the middle school curriculum. Topics include properties of 2D and 3D figures, coordinate geometry, transformations, measurement of length, area and volume, and fundamentals of a deductive system. Includes the use of technology. This course will combine lecture, online modules through UD’s Canvas online learning management system, discussion, readings, and application of concepts at local sites (e.g., symmetry groups at the Great Synagogue, studying the metro system as compositions of geometric transformations).
Restrictions: Open only to students pursuing middle school mathematics teaching certification. Grade of C- or higher in MATH253 or permission of instructor.
MATH 253: Mathematics for K-8 Teachers: Geometry, Algebra, and Measurement (3 credits)
Explores concept development in figures, the role of definitions, coordinate geometry, transformations, functions and measurements of length, area and volume. This course will combine lecture, online modules through UD’s Canvas online learning management system, discussion, readings, and application of concepts at local sites (e.g., identifying symmetry in works of art, creating scale models of monuments).
Prerequisite: Grade of C- or higher in MATH 252
UNIV 370-048: Study Abroad - Spain EDUC (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale).

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged.
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,500.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-May.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$2,228.00$5,976.00
Final Program Fee$3,000.00$3,000.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$5,258.00$9,006.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,500.00$1,500.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onApril 20, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 02, 2017
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-May
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Please note that this program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants.
Brad Glass
Faculty Director
132C Willard
William Lewis
Faculty Director
120 Willard

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.

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