Virtual Universidad de San Andrés Spanish Course
- Take SPAN 424 online with a San Andres faculty member
- Engage internationally while staying local
- See “Further Reading” for information about scholarships and financial aid
Staying home this summer doesn't mean KU students can't make the world their classroom! While summer study abroad is not possible, KU students can choose to participate in an online course to earn SPAN 424: Advanced Spanish Composition and Grammar taught by a faculty member from Universidad de San Andrés.
Universidad de San Andrés is a small, private liberal arts university in Buenos Aires, Argentina and they are our partner for the Summer Language and Culture in Buenos Aires, Argentina program. Through our partnership, we are able to offer one of the courses that is taught on the summer study abroad program. Students will earn credit for SPAN 424, which is a 3 credit course and a requirement for both the Spanish major and minor.
Three professors from San Andrés will rotate teaching the course so that students will have more exposure to native speakers and different teaching styles. The course content will be focused on Argentina language and culture including the use of vos, the pronunciation found in Argentina called yeísmo, slang, customs and traditions including regional differences, tango, famous neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, inclusive language, and diversity and inclusion.
The course will include guest lectures, clips and short films, analysis of song lyrics, writing practice, online discussions, and grammar review and practice outside of Zoom class time.
Open to students who have completed SPAN 340. Minimum 2.5 GPA. Exceptions considered after submission of a petition.
Please note that students will not be able to use any form of federal financial aid (federal grants or federal loans) to pay for any part of the program cost due to restrictions of taking online courses and international institutions. Students are able to apply for a Study Abroad & Global Engagement Virtual Scholarship. Awards are up to $500.