Program Information
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Spring 2022: Seville, Spain Student Teaching - Early Childhood Education
February 11, 2021 - May 09, 2022 (dates are tentative)

Seville
Meetings
Program Notes
Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates.

If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees, tuition and flights (if purchase was advised by IGS).
Program Description
Complete your second Early Childhood Education student teaching in Seville, Spain, a beautiful city in the Andalusia region of Spain famous for intricate tile work, old world charm and flamenco dancing. While completing your 12-week student teaching placement, you’ll be surrounded by historical landmarks including Alcázar castle, the Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza and the Gothic Seville Cathedral.

Student teaching takes place at Sevilla International College San Francisco de Paula in Sevilla, Spain. San Francisco de Paula’s mission is to provide education based on respect, work and an independent ideology that contributes to happiness, culture, innovation and responsible socio-economic progress. This high-quality educational institutional is set apart by unique programs for social and emotional development, early exposure to multiple languages, international respect and tolerance, and academic quality compared to global standards. Set in a beautiful facility with welcoming staff, the collaborative environment encourages all to participate in the educational community. All students are enrolled in a college preparatory program through an American-based curriculum that is designed to respond to the individual needs of all students. The school is accredited by Advanc-ED International Agency, which oversees quality standards in more than 30,000 schools and centers world-wide. All students learn and interact in several languages starting in preschool. However, all instruction given by University of Delaware students will be in English.

Classroom placements may range from pre-kindergarten through second grade, depending on students' needs for certification. Students will participate in the teaching hours and responsibilities of the primary classroom teacher. They will also be assigned an on-site clinical educator and will be supervised by a University of Delaware field instructor via electronic conferencing and video observations, although no University faculty or staff will accompany the students. School staff will be available to assist with any problems that may arise at the school.

This program is a 12-week, full-day student teaching experience. Starting January 1, 2021, US citizens will have to apply for an ETIAS prior to the start of the program. Students wishing to remain in Spain or the European Union for more than 90 days must apply for and obtain the appropriate visa on their own before departure.


Note: Students are required to be present on the Newark campus to attend classes during the week prior to departure and for one day at the end of UD's semester and are responsible for all necessary lodging and transportation arrangements.

The Program Fee includes transfers from the airport in Seville, international health insurance, as well as housing in a furnished apartment to be shared with at least one other University of Delaware student OR a student from another program. Meals for six days per week are also included.

The program officially begins when students arrive in Seville. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining and how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimated airfare.

The Center for Global Programs and Services (CGPS) cooperates with the College of Education and Human Development on the administration of this program.
ACCESSIBILITY: Students with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to study abroad, but should be aware 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. 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
All students must enroll in at least 12 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
EDUC 400: Student Teaching (6 credits) pass/fail
A capstone course for all education majors. This is a full-time extended student teaching experience in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade schools. Teacher candidates are under the guidance and supervision of clinical educators(s) and supervisor. This experience allows teacher to demonstrate their knowledge acquired in their undergraduate courses and apply it to their teaching.
Prerequisite: Students must show evidence of passing a basic competency test and must show evidence of taking content knowledge test(s) in their area(s) of certification as required by the University Council on Teacher Education. In addition, students must submit a complete State/Federal Criminal Background History check and a Child Protection Registry check to the Office of Clinical Studies prior to the beginning of the student teaching placement.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
HDFS 425: Professional Development Seminar II (3 credits)
Continuation of HDFS424. Discussion-oriented and problem-centered seminar with emphasis on the role and contributions of the ECE professional; partnering with families in the development, care, and education of young children; building partnerships among families, agencies, schools, and communities; job search strategies; and professional portfolio development. This course will be taught in a hybrid format for study abroad students (in Newark pre-and post-program, and online during the time abroad).
HDFS 442: Advanced Inclusive Curriculum in Early Childhood II (3 credits)
Continuation of advanced study and application of child outcomes assessment, using assessment to guide curriculum planning, using technology to support curriculum and teaching of English/Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and the arts and social/emotional, fine and gross motor development. This course will be taught in a hybrid format for study abroad students (in Newark pre-and post-program, and online during the time abroad).
Prerequisite: HDFS 441
UNIV 373: Study Abroad: Seville, Spain ECE Student Teaching (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
Requirements
The International Student Teaching in Seville, Spain, is designed for senior Early Childhood Education majors for their second student teaching placement. Students will be provisionally approved pending successful completion of their first student teaching experience. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required, although candidates with slightly lower GPA’s may be considered if the rest of the application is strong and the candidate has shown improvement academically.

This program requires two recommendations, as well as two interviews: one with UD faculty and one online interview with staff from the local school.
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 email a copy of your official transcript to the Program Coordinator.

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.
Costs
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Spring Semester
  • 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 $(TBD).
  • 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 CGPS 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-October.
  • 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.
  • CGPS 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
Estimated Tuition based on current year$6,365.00$17,080.00
Estimated Program FeeTBATBA
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)TBATBA
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$(TBD)$(TBD)
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 http://www1.udel.edu/finaid/rates.html for the appropriate rates.
The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
Scholarships
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.
Deadlines
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, 2021
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 29, 2021
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-October
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.
Contacts
Lynn Worden
Faculty Director
Human Development and Family Sciences
107 AL Alison Hall
302-831-1922
worden@udel.edu

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