Language and Culture Courses:
All levels of intensive language courses, from beginning to advanced, are offered at don Quijote. Students will be placed into the 2 courses that come after the last Spanish course they completed at Rollins (some students can use these courses to fulfill their "F" requirement). For example, if a student completed SPN101 at Rollins during the Fall Semester, that student will be placed into SPN102 and 201 at dQ. Classes at dQ are small, usually with 8 - 10 students per class and will include Rollins students and other students from around the world who are also studying Spanish. Classes meet 4 - 5 hours per day, Monday through Friday and students will receive a total of 8 semester hours of credit from Rollins upon successful completion of the program.
Internship Track Courses:
Students will begin an intensive 300-level Spanish course during the first week, requiring 5 - 6 hours of class per day and a specific focus on preparing students for their internship experience. Students will then continue their language work 1 day per week for the remaining 5 weeks. During the other 4 days of the week, students will engage in an intensive internship. On this track, students will receive 4 credit hours for a 300-level course and 4 internship credit hours - totaling 8 semester hours of credit from Rollins upon successful completion of the program.
Transfer of Credits:
All courses appear on the Rollins transcript as Rollins courses and the grade that students receive in Madrid will also appear on the Rollins transcript (meaning your grades abroad will be factored into your Rollins GPA).
Verano Español's Faculty Director in Spain is Dr. Alberto Prieto-Calixto, Professor of Spanish at Rollins and a native Spaniard. Dr. Prieto-Calixto will accompany students to their homes, organize a weekend excursion, oversee program academics, coordinate and attend weekly group lunches, and be available to assist students in their transition to life in Madrid.
Student Site Leader:
A former Verano participant and graduating Rollins senior will join the program as a co-leader with Dr. Prieto-Calixto. The Site Leader will plan cultural activities for the group, assist students in adapting to Madrid, help students navigate challenges relating to homestays and academics, and will offer tutoring services for Spanish classes.