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|Program Type:||Exchange||Language of Instruction:||Spanish|
|Language Requirement:||Spanish 225||Prerequisite Requirements:||At least sophomore standing|
|Housing Options:||Apartment, Host Family/Homestay, Residence Hall/Dormitory||Minimum GPA:||2.75|
|Number of Credits:||12-18||Courses/Disciplines:||Anthropology, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication, Economics, French, Geography, Geoscience, History, Humanistic Studies, Mathematics, Natural and Applied Sciences, Nursing, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Spanish|
Glimpses of the past can be seen in León's historic buildings, architecture, and Roman walls. Once the capital of an important Christian Kingdom in the Middle Ages, León has many glorious cathedrals, with grand steeples and beautiful stained glass windows.
León is a vibrant city of 150,000 residents that maintains a small town feel. The local culture is lively and social; by day, people enjoy León's orchards, gardens, and meadows; by night, the downtown fills with people ready for an evening out.
Students participating in the fall-semester exchange will enroll in an intensive Spanish language course prior to beginning semester-long language subjects. Students enroll in a majority of Spanish language courses, although you have the option of selecting among the Universidad de León's 3,000 courses in other disciplines. Disciplines other than Spanish follow a separate calendar; therefore students enrolled disciplines other than Spanish will have varying terms of participation. You are only encouraged to take non-Spanish courses if you are fluent in Spanish.
Students are expected to complete 12-15 credits (4-5 courses) which are all taught in Spanish.
PROGRAM DATES: Exact program dates change from year to year and you wil be notified of your terms specific dates in your acceptance letter. General program dates (including mandatory orientation and Spanish crash course) are:
Fall: Beginning of September- mid December
Spring: Early January- early June
You may choose to find a private apartment with other Spanish and/or international students after arriving in León. Those wishing to reside in dormitory-style accommodations can make reservations in advance of arrival. Host family accommodation is also available. Find information here: http://fgulem.unileon.es/ciespanol/alojamiento.html