Program Information
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Winter 2025: Barcelona, Spain EDUC micro
January 07, 2025 - January 28, 2025 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Photo by Hannah Carter-Prendergast
Meetings
Interest Meetings:
02/27/2024 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMWillard Hall Room 110
02/28/2024 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMWillard Hall Room 110
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.
All applicants must have a valid passport by the program’s application deadline. Your passport’s expiration date must be more than six months after the program ends. If you do not have a current passport, apply through the U.S. State Department. It takes an average of 6-8 weeks (2 months) to process a passport.

Traveling and studying abroad at this time poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad must be prepared to adapt to evolving situations 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 which are subject to change at any time.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) and world events 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.
Program Description
Study classroom management for social and emotional learning in Barcelona, Spain, a city known for its vibrant art and food scenes, its Mediterranean seascape, and its unique Catalunyan culture and language. You will be engaging course material through online modules and working with international teachers in English speaking classrooms in our partner school in Barcelona. There you will experience how to build communities of learners and how to apply classroom management strategies to achieve educational and social and emotional goals.

Additionally, you will be experiencing the beauty and culture of Barcelona through guided tours of the city, a visit to Gaudi's famous cathedral, La Sagrada Familia, and by experiencing a Catalunyan cooking class. This winter session program usually includes a visit to the breathtaking Montserrat Monastery with its dramatic mountaintop views across northern Spain, the surrealistic Dali Theater and Museum in the town of Figueres, a relaxing day in the beach resort town of Sitges and other excursions both within and outside the city. The program also includes a welcome and farewell dinner in a traditional Catalunyan restaurant.

Students reside in double or triple occupancy apartments with full kitchen facilities and wifi in a safe and friendly neighborhood with easy access to local shopping, cafes and metro access to tourist sites.

If you are an Elementary Teacher Education major with the desire to learn about classroom management in a dynamic school and warm and friendly city, the Winter Session in Barcelona is for you.

The Faculty Director will be conducting rolling interviews and hopes to have the team together by late April, it would benefit students to have their applications in early.

The Program Fee includes lodging in double or triple occupancy apartments, all program-related events and excursions, in-country transportation, and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Barcelona, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Barcelona. 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: 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 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
EDUC 390-070: 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. Field experience included. In Barcelona, EDUC 390 will include multiple school visits to provide a context for studying classroom management and building communities of learners.
Restrictions: Open to ETE majors only.
UNIV 370-209: Study Abroad (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
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 Zoom.

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 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 $1,200.00.
  • 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 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-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.
  • 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$1,755.00$4,710.00
Estimated Program Fee$2,700.00$2,700.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$4,485.00$7,440.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,200.00$1,200.00
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 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, 2024
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 03, 2024
$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.
Contacts
William Lewis
Faculty Director
Education
121B Willard Hall
302-831-0728
wlewis@udel.edu
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Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.