BUSINESS & COMMERCE IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
|Application Deadline||WINTERIM 2020|
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All students participating in our program are placed in carefully screened Spanish homes, usually in pairs. Living in a Spanish home is one of the most important aspects of the students’ intercultural experience because it helps to improve language skills and increase cultural awareness, two key goals of the program.
Naturally, adjustments with regard to customs, food, and heat must be anticipated by the students. SAIIE does take dietary and other personal restrictions into consideration when assigning students to their host family.
The principal goals of increased fluency in the language and greater familiarity with the culture are an integral element of the experience that SAIIE strives to provide. Therefore, all students must live in Spanish homes; that is, no students are allowed to live independently in their own apartments or in any other housing situation that is not approved by and under the direct supervision of the Institute's staff.
ACADEMIC, CREDIT, GRADING AND TRANSCRIPT
Credits are certified by UW-Platteville and will be validated on an official UW-Platteville transcript at the end of the semester. Credits earned also become part of an official academic record at UW-Platteville.
While all credits should be transferable, please note that if you wish any of your courses to fulfill specific requirements for your major, minor, or general education, you must seek the necessary approval from the appropriate person(s) from your home campus.
NON UW-PLATTEVILLE STUDENTS
When you are accepted into the SAIIE program you should inform your academic advisor and study abroad office at your home campus about your intent to go abroad on our program.
You will remain enrolled at your home institution as a "degree-seeking" student. You will be enrol at UW-Platteville for only the term you are going abroad as a "special student."
After being accepted into the program you will need to identify the courses that you would like to take at SAIIE and find out what paperwork is necessary from your home campus to ensure transfer credit.
Most campuses have a document or form for you to complete. This form may be called something like "international study course approval form" or "study abroad transfer credit form." You must complete this form in full with all necessary and appropriate signatures (from academic advisors and department chairs) to ensure credit transfer.
To acquire approval, some department chairs at your home campus may request to see course descriptions for the courses you intend to take abroad, or the syllabi for approving transfer credit for a articular course. Above under the information in program structure you can find the course syllabus.
At the end of the term you will receive one official UW-Platteville transcript for the term abroad with SAIIE. This transcript will be sent to your home school's Registrar's or Admission's Office for transfer credit.
GRADING SYSTEM & TRANSCRIPT
SAIIE students are graded according to the specified criteria in each syllabus. Generally speaking, for each course there are three exams per semester. In addition to this, there will be various quizzes, oral presentations and pieces of homework that each student must complete. Assistance is also an important factor which we take into account when grading students.
All students participating in the SAIIE program will be issued a grade report upon completion of the program which will be sent to the address requested by the student. They will also be issued an official transcript from UW-Platteville.
Only one official transcript is provided by the Institute for Study Abroad Programs office. For information on how to request another official UW-Platteville transcript for a student who has completed a program with SAIIE please visit the UW-Platteville Registrar's Office website at: https://www.uwplatt.edu/registrar/transcripts
SAIIE GRADING SCALE:
97 – 100 A+ 77 - 79 C+
93 – 96 A 73 - 76 C
90 – 92 A- 70 - 72 C-
87 – 89 B+ 67 - 69 D+
83 – 86 B 63 - 66 D
Below 60 F
Depart the United States
Arrive in Spain
Spanish Holiday (No classes)
Day Trip to Córdoba
Excursion to Granada
Final Exam and Farewell Party
End of the Term, Accommodation Checkout, and First Possible Day to Depart
Winterim 2020 Program Cost*
APPLICATION CYCLE OPENS
Missed the deadline? Please contact UW-Platteville Education Abroad to enquire about late application options.
Winterim 2020 Dates
Winterm 2020 Program Cost Includes
Winterim 2020 Out-of-Pocket Costs Include
They are many financial aid opportunities available for students studying abroad. Some may only be available to students who fit certain criteria (a particular major or location, for example), so please read the information carefully prior to applying. To learn more about the financial aid information please visit our financial aid website.