Courses Language and Culture Track: All levels of intensive language courses, from beginning to advanced, are offered. Classes are multinational, and students from other countries are also at the school learning Spanish. Language classes meet four to five hours per day, Monday through Friday, in the morning or afternoon. Students will take 2 courses for a total of 8 semester hours of credit from Rollins upon successful completion of the program.
Courses Internship Track: Students will begin a super intensive SPN 300 level course during the first week--five to six hours of class per day, with a special focus on preparing students for the internship experience. The students will then continue their Spanish language work one day a week for the remaining five weeks. At the same time, students will also engage in an intensive internship. Interns will work four full days a week at their internship sites. Students will receive four language credits and four internship credits for a total of 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 grades are factored into the Rollins GPA.
Faculty Director: Verano Español's Faculty Director in Spain is Alberto Prieto-Calixto, Professor of Spanish at Rollins and a native Spaniard. Dr. Prieto-Calixto will accompany students to their homes, organize a weekend field trip, oversee program academics, including visits to internship sites, offer weekly group lunches, and be available to assist students in their transition to life in Madrid.