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Study Abroad

  • Spanish Minor Program in Nicaragua 

    Summer 2014

    SEATTLE UNIVERSITY  - UNIVERSIDAD CENTROAMERICANA

    July 24th - August 30th           (6 weeks)

     

    Upon completion of the program, students will have earned their Minor in Spanish at SU

    Pre Requisites: Completion of 200-level Spanish at SU or its equivalent

    SPAN 300 Elective:

     

    Historia de Nicaragua (Nicaraguan History)

     

    July 28th - August 7th

    SPAN 315:   

    Cultural e Identidad Mesoamerica y del Caribe (Mesoamerican and Caribbean Culture and identity).

     

    August 8th - August 18th

    SPAN 325:

    Literatura Hispanoamericana (Latin American Literature)

    August 19th to August 28th

                                                  

     

    Estimated program fee:

    $2,600

    Includes:

    a. Live in home-stays

     

    b. Tuition and all class materials

     

    c. All meals

     

    d. All in-country transportation

     

    e. Trips to volcanos, beaches, and lake islands every weekend

     

    Advantages of the program compared to other programs offered in the summer:

     

     

    a. shortest and cheapest study abroad program to complete Minor in Spanish

     

    b. Faculty - led

     

    c. Can be combined with internships for other programs

     

    d. Participants will interact with UCA' s regular students (UCA is not on vacation during our summer)

     

    e. Curriculum includes learning activities with regular UCA students

     

    f. Nicaragua offers the opportunity to experience living in a social   and political environment unlike other in Latin America.

     

    g. Study the country's history, literature and culture by visiting important historical sites and meeting community leaders.

     

     

    The Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) was the first private university established in Central America. It was founded in Nicaragua by the Society of Jesus on 23 July 1960, as a non-profit, autonomous, educational institution of public service and Christian inspiration. It is a member of the Association of Latin American Universities Entrusted to the Society of Jesus (AUSJAL).

     

    UCA's mission is to contribute to the equitable and sustainable human development of Nicaragua and the region through high-quality teaching, research and social outreach inspired by Christian and Ignatian values.

     

     

    UCA FACULTY INFORMATION

    Gonzalo Alberto Somarriba Granados

    Holds a B.A in Social Science and a postgraduate degree in Philosophy of Modernity and Post Modernity. M.A in History of Central America. He started teaching at Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) in 1992. His areas of interests are Philosophy, History, Anthropology, and Culture. In 2003, he wrote a text for the learning distance program: Culture, Science and Current World. Translation skills from Spanish to French/ English. One of his greatest passions is to read Literary work and Social Science texts.

     

    Lesli Nicaragua Álvarez

    Holds a B.A in Phylology and Communication by Universidad Nacional  Autònoma  de Nicaragua (UNAN). M.A in Hispanic Lexicography (RAE -Madrid).  A professor in public and private universities (UNAN, Univalle) since 2004. His areas of studies are Linguistics (Latin, Greek, History of Spanish and Spanish Morphosintax), Literature, Journalism (written information), and writing skills. He worked as an editor and writer in El Nuevo Diario newspaper. Since 2007, he has been part of the teaching staff in the Spanish Department at Universidad Centroamericana (UCA). The courses he teaches are Spanish, Writing workshop, Hispanic Literature and Creative Writing. 

     

    Mauricio Jesús Centeno Sánchez

    Holds a B.A in History by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua -Managua (UNAN). Msc. in Latino and Caribbean History Studies by UNAN- Managua. Med. Candidate by Universidad Centroamericana (UCA). He also has a Diploma in Theological Anthropology and Christology by the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá-Colombia (2011).  He has experience in teaching Philosophy and Social Science in high school programs. In 2001, He worked as a teacher for UNICA (Universidad Católica). Since 2007, he has been part of the teaching staff of the Social Science Department of Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) collaborating in classes such us Nicaraguan History, Ethic, Theological Reflection, and seminars of Comprehensive Training. Currently, he works for UCA and the Department of History at UNAN

     




     

     

     

     
     

     

     

     

     

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    UCA FACULTY INFORMATION

    Gonzalo Alberto Somarriba Granados

    Holds a B.A in Social Science and a postgraduate degree in Philosophy of Modernity and Post Modernity. M.A in History of Central America. He started teaching at Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) in 1992. His areas of interests are Philosophy, History, Anthropology, and Culture. In 2003, he wrote a text for the learning distance program: Culture, Science and Current World. Translation skills from Spanish to French/ English. One of his greatest passions is to read Literary work and Social Science texts.

    Lesli Nicaragua Álvarez

    Holds a B.A in Phylology and Communication by Universidad Nacional  Autònoma  de Nicaragua (UNAN). M.A in Hispanic Lexicography (RAE -Madrid).  A professor in public and private universities (UNAN, Univalle) since 2004. His areas of studies are Linguistics (Latin, Greek, History of Spanish and Spanish Morphosintax), Literature, Journalism (written information), and writing skills. He worked as an editor and writer in El Nuevo Diario newspaper. Since 2007, he has been part of the teaching staff in the Spanish Department at Universidad Centroamericana (UCA). The courses he teaches are Spanish, Writing workshop, Hispanic Literature and Creative Writing. 

    Mauricio Jesús Centeno Sánchez

    Holds a B.A in History by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua –Managua (UNAN). Msc. in Latino and Caribbean History Studies by UNAN- Managua. Med. Candidate by Universidad Centroamericana (UCA). He also has a Diploma in Theological Anthropology and Christology by the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá-Colombia (2011).  He has experience in teaching Philosophy and Social Science in high school programs. In 2001, He worked as a teacher for UNICA (Universidad Católica). Since 2007, he has been part of the teaching staff of the Social Science Department of Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) collaborating in classes such us Nicaraguan History, Ethic, Theological Reflection, and seminars of Comprehensive Training. Currently, he works for UCA and the Department of History at UNAN

     

     

    If you are interested in the program and haven’t heard from us in two weeks, please contact Professor Inés Miranda (mirandai@seattleu.edu) in the Modern 

     

       

    Study Abroad in Puebla 

     The Latin American Study Program ( LASP) falls on the winter and spring quarters at Seattle University. Students are housed with Mexican families, bringing them especially close to the culture of the host country. The program requires at least one year of college-level Spanish prior to participation.

    Classes will be held at the Universidad Iberoamericana, Puebla, a prestigious Jesuit university of about 5,000 students in Southwestern Puebla. Students will attend classes three hours daily, (Monday through Friday). All classes will be conducted in Spanish. Apart from classes, an educational excursion to Mexico City and Oaxaca are scheduled during winter quarter. A required major two-week field trip as part of the course entitled SP 393-Latin American History, Politics and Societies is scheduled at the end of Spring quarter.

    Academics:

     

    The Latin American Studies Program (LASP) in Puebla, Mexico, will follow the regular Seattle University Winter and Spring Quarter schedules, with classes beginning in early January and ending in March for Winter Quarter and beginning end of March and ending in early June for Spring Quarter. Students are advised to arrive in Puebla at least two days before classes start. Students can earn credits towards Seattle’s University Major or Minor in Spanish, Minor in Latin American Studies or Major in International Studies while studying in Puebla, Mexico.

    Spanish Study Abroad Testimonial: 

    "Going to Puebla was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The people were so nice and helpful, I learned so much because of their help. Changing the way I thought by learning a different language really opened up my mind and made me realize just how big the world is. I would encourage everyone to study abroad as soon as possible for as long as possible because it's definitely worth it" ~ Andy Hatfield