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Cádiz is an ancient port city in the Andalucia region of southwestern Spain. Cadiz was an important port in the 16th century for exploration and trade. There are more than 100 watchtowers, including the iconic Torre Tavira, which was traditionally used for spotting ships. There are remains of the medieval city wall and winding streets that link squares, which are home to museums, shops and restaurants.
Things to Do and See:
Torre Ravira with city views from the 1700's; Observation Tower https://www.torretavira.com/en/; Cadiz Cathedral, which was built between 1722 and 1838 http://www.catedraldecadiz.com/; Castle De Santa Catalina, a fortress built in the 17th century on a rocky outcrop that reaches out to the sea; Genovés Park, a Botanical Garden that is the largest green area of the old town. http://turismo.cadiz.es/es/rutas-y-visitas-en-cadiz/parque-genov%C3%A9s-jard%C3%ADn-bot%C3%A1nico
The Cádiz program begins in Madrid, the capital of Spain. Excursions during the program may include trips to Granada and Sevilla as well as local field trips in Cádiz. These excursions will allow students to experience the vibrant culture, history, and tradition that flourish in Spain, while encouraging immersion in the Spanish language and the Cádiz community.
Students in the Cádiz summer program will take courses in Spanish language and culture and complete independent, on-site research. Classes with University of Cádiz professors include the study of language, cultural history, and the history of art in Andalucia. Students will also complete an independent research project under the supervision of W&M’s Program Director.
Throughout the program, students live with Spanish families in Cádiz. This homestay includes all meals and allows students to become more fully immersed in local culture and traditions.
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1 Spanish-Language course numbered HISP 207 (or equivalent) or above.
Students will earn 8 credits through the Cádiz summer program. Enrollment in language courses is dependent on prior knowledge. Summer 2019 courses are:
- HISP 230: Spanish Language and Culture (3 credits)
- HISP 235: Independent Research Project (3 credits)
- HISP 392: History of Art in Andalucia (2 Credits)
There is a required 1 credit course to be taken in the Spring prior to departure, which you will be registered for following program acceptance. This course is designed specifically for students going on the summer program and is intended to enhance your cross-cultural understanding of Cádiz and to cover a variety of pre-departure information.
Courses are taught by W&M faculty and faculty at the University of Cádiz. Grades will appear on the W&M transcript and will be included in GPA calculations.
To learn more about some of the past independent research projects, please visit the Mapping W&M: Student Research Around the World and in Our Community" website: http://mapping.wm.edu/spain/cadiz/
Arrival date: May 22, 2020
Departure date: June 28, 2020
Application ($75*): February 3rd
Deposit ($600): March 6th
Final Payment: April 1
*A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office. Please note that the application and deposit fees are non-refundable.
2020 program fee: $6,550
Students are responsible for airfare and visa expenses if applicable.
To view the estimated costs for this program and important payment information, please visit here.
- Welcome dinner
- On-Site Orientation
- Ground transportation
- Fulfills COLL 300
- Airport Pick up
- Farewell dinner
- Re-entry Programming
- Some excursion admissions tickets
- Some day or weekend excursions depending on the program
- CISI Insurance
- Wifi- depending on the program. Please check with your Global Education Advisor
- On-Site support services
- W&M credits
- Strong academic partnership with Mundolengua to offer reputable and rigorous academic coursework
- 3 meals a day are included in the homestay and on some excursions.
Reves Summer Scholarships are available for this program.
- Students must be an active W&M undergraduate student in good standing, not on academic or disciplinary probation during time abroad, and eligible to take classes at the W&M Williamsburg campus to study abroad.
- Students currently on-campus must successfully complete 1 credit spring course.
- For more information about eligibility, please visit our Policies that Affect You page.
Click to view the Cadiz Handbook 2019.pdf