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Program Description:

In the Embedded Gibraltar Program (taught in Spanish), students will have the unique experience to study first hand the exceptionally intriguing socio-cultural and geopolitical crossroads Gibraltar has to offer. Centered in the Spanish district of Campo de Gibraltar (Cádiz province); the U.K. territory of Gibraltar (2.5 square miles connected to the Spanish mainland city, La Línea, by a one-mile isthmus) and Moroccan communities located 10 miles on the other side of the Straits of Gibraltar offers fertile ground for students’ exploration of the region’s multifaceted expressions of national and transnational identities. The course material based on this remarkably constricted tripartite space straddling the borders of three different nation states, examines a wide range of cultural and political polemics related to questions of state sovereignty, citizenship and belonging, up to the age of Brexit; integration and exclusion, migrations, movements, and minority communities; the politics of language, multilingual imaginaries, and cross-cultural practices and traditions. 

About Embedded Programs:
Embedded programs are 3-credit semester courses taken on campus at W&M with an international component integrated into the course. This program will have a 3 credit course that runs during the traditional spring semester. The international trip for this program is to take place during spring break. Those who participate in the international trip can petition to have the COLL300 attribute added to this course (more information provided in course). Accepted students should register for the course during the normal spring registration window in October. This course will count towards students full time course load for the spring semester. Course must be taken for a grade. 

Course Information:
HISP 390, "Gibraltar y vidas fronterizas: España, Marruecos, Reino Unido" (taught in Spanish) (3 credits)
Prerequisite: HISP 240 & 1 HISP course numbered between HISP 235 & 330 (or with instructor permission)
Required Text: Andrew Canessa, ed. Bordering on Britishness: National Identity in Gibraltar from the Spanish Civil War to Brexit, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. (Interview-based Oral history project);  Juan José Téllez, Yanitos, Viaje al corazón de Gibraltar (1713-2013), 2013 

Instructor Information:
Francie Cate-Arries ( 

Program Location:
During the international trip students will visit Campo de Gibraltar (Spain), Gibraltar (UK), and Tangier (Morocco). 

Program Dates:
Program Director and Students will travel together as a group during spring break 2022. 
Depart: March 12, 2022
Return: March 20, 2022

Important Dates:
Application Due: September 14, 2021
Deposit Due ($600): October 15, 2021
Balance Due: November 1, 2021
Flight Payment Due: January 15, 2021

Program Fees:
Program Cost (including flights*): $1,550 program fee + $1,300 round trip transportation (estimated cost airfare and bus to RIC, actual cost determined at booking in December 2021)
Includes: round trip flights, all meals, accommodations, transportation, excursions, international health insurance.
For more information on the breakdown of program fees please visit our budget sheet here
*Due to the nature of the program, all students are required to fly together with the group and cannot purchase their own flights. 

Partial funding for this program is available based on financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. 
Students receiving a Pell Grant will receive at least $1,200 in funding, all students receiving any need-based financial aid will receive at least $800 in funding.

Please contact study abroad advisor Marina Knapp ( 

Embedded Handbook 2020 - 2021

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Approximate Decision Date (Subject To Change) Start Date End Date
Short-Term/Uncoded 2022 09/14/2021 10/01/2021 03/12/2022 03/20/2022