Spanish American Institute of International Education - SAIIE - Program Structure, Requirements, Dates and Costs

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Program Structure

Students participating in our Winterim program have the option of either taking the ART 3700 Artistic Monuments of Sevilla, Córdoba and Granada (3 credits) or the BUSADMIN 3400 Business and Commerce of the European Union (3 credits) course. Both courses are taught in English.

ART 3700 Artistic Monuments of Sevilla, Córdoba and Granada
This course is designed for students that, in a short space of time, want to get to know Andalucia´s diverse culture through the monuments of its three main cities: Seville, Córdoba and Granada. It offers an incredible trip through time that will transport students all the way from Arabic mosques and palaces to Christian churches and cathedrals, whilst also experiencing typically Spanish expressions of culture. The city itself is used as the main classroom or textbook for this course, as the students will visit different places every day that have made these cities so crucial to Spanish history and art.

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BUSADMIN 3400 Business and Commerce of the European Union 
This course begins with a study about the historical roots, the birth and development of the European Union in the last 50 years, analyzing the first treaties and the later ones added in the Union. The different organizations that form the components of the Union and the role of each member state are studied on this course. There is special emphasis on the importance of the European monetary union, the common coin and the main European financial institutions.

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Program Requirements

  • A student must have at least sophomore standing at the time of participation.

  • A student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 grading scale.

  • A student must be in good academic standing at the time of participation.

  • No prior knowledge of Spanish is required.

Application Deadlines

Term Abroad   Application Cycle Opens   Application Deadline         
Winterim April 1 November 1


Missed the deadline?
 Please contact UW-Platteville Education Abroad to enquire about late application options.

Program Dates and Costs

Winterim 2018

Winterim 2018 Dates

January 1    Depart the United States
January 2    Arrive in Spain
January 3    Orientation
January 6    Spanish Holiday (No classes)
January 8    Day Trip to Córdoba
January 11    Mid-Term Exam
January 13-14    Excursion to Granada
January 19    Final Exam and Farewell Party
January 20     End of the Term, Accommodation Checkout, and First Possible Day to Depart


Winterim 2018 Program Cost*

  • $3,650 for Wisconsin Residents, Minnesota Residents, and Students from Co-Op Institutions
  • $3,770 for UW-Platteville Tri-State Initiative Students
  • $3,950 for Non-Residents

Winterm 2018 Program Cost Includes

  • UW-Platteville Education Abroad program fees and support services before, during, and after the program
  • SAIIE full-time tuition and fees
  • Airport reception and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 on-site support throughout the term
  • Accommodation with most meals and one load of laundry per week
  • Mandatory CISI health and medical evacuation insurance
  • Program excursions and activities (to be determined)
  • Welcome and Farewell meals

Winterim 2018 Out-of-Pocket Costs Include

  • U.S. Passport ($135)
  • Airfare (estimated at $1,000)
  • Meals not includes with accommodation (estimated at $50)
  • Mandatory International Student Identification Card (ISIC) ($25)
  • Local transportation (estimated at $50)
  • School supplies and books (estimated at $25)
  • Additional travel and personal expenses (will vary based on students' spending habits, travel plans before or after the program, etc.)

*Costs subject to change, please contact Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. for the most up-to-date program costs.