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Study Abroad + Options
Now, Universidad Nebrija is offering some of its most popular courses online! Courses are available in both Spanish and English, and are taught by some of their leading faculty.
On this program, students will have the opportunity to:
Participants can also bring their virtual experience to life by traveling to Barcelona, Madrid, and Salamanca, Spain in January 2021 for a 7-day guided experience with API! Option provided at an additional cost.
If participating in the optional January 2021 excursion, students will be charged an additional fee of $2280.
Program participants will have the opportunity to culminate their virtual learning experience over the summer with an optional 7-day excursion to Spain in January or March 2021! Students will visit the important Spanish cities of Barcelona, Madrid, and Salamanca and experience the country’s rich cultural heritage through various tours, visits to historic sites, and opportunities to experience the local culture firsthand. Please note that the international excursion requires a minimum enrollment.
- Airport reception- API safety orientation- Housing- API welcome dinner and several group meals (some meals on own)- Medical and life insurance- In-country transportation- Entrance fees- Social and cultural activities
Students may select one or two courses per session from some of Nebrija's most popular offerings to complete online over the summer. Courses are available in both Spanish and English. Spanish language courses are taught at all levels and correspond to the Common European Framework for Languages.
Lauren Daniels will be your Program Manager for this location and will prepare you to go abroad with us!
Email - [email protected]
Maria will be one of your Resident Directors in Madrid and will be a resource for you while in Spain!
All online sessions will be administered live via Blackboard and Zoom, and will take place in the mornings in the U.S., regardless of timezone. Students can expect to be online 90 minutes a day per course, and participate in daily independent work (readings, assignments, etc.) for approximately 50 minutes each day. Each course is equivalent to 6 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits. Please note that all courses are subject to change and no course is guaranteed. All courses are subject to enrollment requirements.
API students will receive a transcript from Universidad Nebrija upon completion of their program.
This course is an introduction to art in Spain over the past five hundred years. It focuses on certain key topics and periods that help the students map out the particular nature of Spanish artistic culture through the centuries. The course will place special emphasis on the works of internationally renowned Spanish artists such as Velázquez, Goya, Picasso, Dalí and Miró.
Language of Instruction: English
Recommended US semester credits: 3
The European continent has been through some major changes in recent decades and with the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic it is facing one of its biggest challenges ever. Remaining united in diversity while holding back extreme nationalism from flourishing again is not an easy task. In this course you will learn about the European Union, what it is and how it is coping with the current situation, and how that might deeply change the face of Europe. We will discuss how European Institutions work and what their roles are in this crisis. Moreover, we will discuss about the different views Europeans have on the aftermath of the pandemic and what their criticisms and concerns are in this new world scenario. We will also look back through European history of the 20th and 21st centuries to examine some of its most challenging moments and their consequences.
Recommended US semester credits: 3
Crisis management and decision-making skills in times of global emergency
There is a proverb that says: “You cannot keep the birds from flying over your head, but you can keep them from building a nest in your hair.” Planning and organization are essential tools in international management, including governments, companies and other actors in the international arena. This course deals with multiple functions of management, such as organizing, coordinating, planning, and staffing in an international cross-cultural context, especially in current features that require professional skills for crisis management that affect organizations and decision-making processes to face global emergencies (e.g. COVID-19 crisis). This course will focus on the complexity of international management and students will learn how diverse national cultures affect management functions in different ways. During this course, high impact simulators, scenarios and activities will be used to discuss issues such as communication in times of crisis, conflict management, decision-making techniques, ethical conflicts and leadership during difficult times.
Why living peacefully and working effectively in multicultural environments is more important now than ever
The pandemic we are now fighting has revealed itself as an opportunity to learn how to be more flexible, creative and how to deal with uncertain and ambiguous situations. Unfortunately, it has also stoked fear and intolerance against those who are different and, consequently, fractured societies and ideas of segregation may emerge. Collaborating cross-culturally and promoting intercultural understanding is more important now than ever. Therefore, developing intercultural skills in this new global world will be essential to advance and succeed both personally and professionally. These skills enable professionals to work well among various cultures, feel more comfortable doing business internationally, communicate effectively in culturally diverse environments, manage multicultural teams, and resolve all kinds of culture-related conflicts. In this course we will discuss: stereotypes, ethnocentrism, different cultural dimensions, communication styles (both verbal and non-verbal), intercultural and global skills, conflict management and cultural adjustment among others.
Introductory course to Spanish with a special emphasis on those most common grammatical difficulties at the level. Basic contents of Spanish grammar are studied to reinforce them while grammatical contents are applied to refer to the present, past and future. Written expression is encouraged and enhanced.
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Lower intermediate level continuation course with a functional and communicative approach. The linguistic contents that cover the entire initial level are studied and prepare students to begin the intermediate level of Spanish. The previously acquired knowledge is consolidated and new grammatical and lexical contents are introduced so that students can describe past personal experiences in different communicative situations.
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Spanish customs and traditions of everyday life are studied in this course. Brief journalistic and descriptive articles on various aspects of Spanish culture are read and a geographical and political approach to Spain is carried out.
Intermediate level course with a functional and communicative approach. The linguistic and functional contents of this level are studied, such as giving and justifying an opinion, expressing in detail past personal experiences, knowing how to ask for specific information, formulating a complaint or, among others, giving an explanation about some point of interest. Special emphasis on the uses of the past tense and others that require forms of the subjunctive. The development of written and oral skills is encouraged.
Course in which there is a presentation of the different Spanish regions through an introduction to culture, history, gastronomy, monuments and popular festivals. Students' cultural knowledge is expanded and written and oral expression is practiced through related activities.
Practical course where greater fluency is achieved in informal conversations and debates, applying and developing students' grammatical knowledge. The objective of the course is to deepen the acquisition of oral communication strategies, expand vocabulary and practice its use through different formal or informal communicative situations.
Recommended US semester credits: 3
Upper intermediate level course aimed at practicing oral and written comprehension while acquiring functional contents of the level through the study and practice of complex grammatical structures. Throughout the course, students will carry out readings, comments and debates on the content of literary texts or newspaper articles to enrich their vocabulary. Also, texts of popular and cultured character will be treated.
Advanced level culture course in which aspects such as nature, economic sources, culture and history are studied, as well as society and the way of life in the different autonomies that make up Spain. In addition, the most characteristic cities and towns for their traditions and folklore are covered in a particular way.
Upper intermediate practical course aimed at achieving more fluency in informal conversations and debates while making progress in written expression. The objective, both in oral and written expression practice, is to expand vocabulary and the use of idioms as well as to learn how to use different communication registers.
Pre-advanced level course in which the linguistic and functional contents of this level are studied, such as speaking in detail about hypothetical situations of the present or the past or explaining a point of view about different facts, knowing how to provide a nuanced argument. During the course the most problematic grammatical structures are analyzed and special attention is paid to the spoken language, as well as the different registers of language use.
Advanced level course in which, in addition to studying linguistic and functional content specific to the level, it delves into the improvement of the most problematic grammatical structures. Also, lexical content such as sayings or idioms are practiced with intensity.
Improvement course in the formal and lexical command of Spanish that allows students to acquire a knowledge and use of Spanish close to that of a native speaker. In this sense, special attention is paid to Spanish through reflection in all of its territorial and social variants and depending on the communicative situation in order for students to be able to understand any type of spoken or written language.
Intensive course focused on the study of the main historical events in Spain, as well as its most outstanding artistic manifestations. A good command of Spanish is expected from the students.
This course is designed for those students who want to start or improve their learning of Spanish through content related to tourism. Especially recommended for hostelry and tourism students who need to combine their learning of the language with specific contents of the area. Throughout the course, various topics directly related to the world of tourism are dealt with, and lexical and grammatical content related to that specific topic is worked on.
Language of Instruction: Spanish
This course is designed for students or professionals whose interests are oriented towards Health Sciences. The course presents various topics related to all areas of health. It delves into the study of the specific lexicon related to recurrent communication issues and health- related situations in Spanish. Likewise, issues related to interculturality in health are addressed in order to create an intercultural awareness that helps students understand the cultural similarities and differences that can influence the relationship with the patient.
Course of acquisition and development of the specific language for business and economic topics. Reading and commenting on journalistic texts and specific examples of legal and economic documents are carried out. Special attention is paid to work situations in Spain in order to enhance intercultural competence in students, as well as their ability to function in this professional field.
A study and analysis of Spanish in the mass media: press, radio, television, advertising, cinema and the Internet from an oral and written perspective. Techniques are developed for the production of news, scripts and commercials, as well as for editing and publishing news.
This course is intended as an introduction to the main movements, authors, texts and genres of literary production in the Spanish language. It is a general tour of Spanish literature that ranges from medieval times to contemporary literature. The learning of the different literary movements will be carried out through certain general concepts giving a guideline to the representative readings that the student will analyze throughout the course. These concepts are used in literature, not only Hispanic, but universal: childhood, life, love, death, etc. Likewise, it will seek to analyze fragments of the most representative works of literature in the Spanish language, through the study of the genres used in the different periods: lyric, narrative and theater.
This course is intended as an introduction to our universal classic, Don Quijote de la Mancha, emphasizing the varied gallery of female types that appear in both Part One (1605) and Part Two. From these texts, those cultural, religious, social, and artistic aspects that bring us closer to the life of women in 18th-century Spain will be selected. From this guided reading of Don Quixote we will delve into the intricacies of seventeenth-century Spain and we will see Cervantes' modernity for his deep humanistic spirit and his respect for freedom and justice.