Spanish majors are required to
participate in an immersion program (study abroad or some other
immersion experience). Study abroad is a unique learning
experience for any student of a foreign language. The best way to
become fluent is by living in the country, talking to native speakers
and experiencing the culture.
Mexico Study Abroad
The Spanish program has developed a
semester-long study abroad program at the Universidad Internacional (the
Center for Bilingual Multicultural Studies) of Cuernavaca, Mexico. It
is intended primarily for Spanish majors and minors. It is a 13-week
program with a nine-day mid-semester vacation after six weeks of
The Universidad Internacional is located in Cuernavaca, a
beautiful city with historical sites to visit, study and explore. It is
50 miles south of Mexico City and 200 miles from the famous beaches of
Acapulco. Students can look forward to pleasant weather year-round.
The Universidad Internacional is a private higher education
institution with a large population of international students from
In Cuernavaca, students are housed with Mexican
families. Lodging, meals and transportation to and from the school
Field trips to historical and archeological sites (Teotihuacan,
Ciudad de Mexico, Xochicalco, Taxco) are arranged by the university.
There are several course equivalencies between The University
of Findlay and the Universidad Internacional. Equivalencies include
Spanish 328 (Spanish American Culture), Spanish 400 (Conversational
Topics), Spanish 346 (Spanish American Literature), Spanish 361
(Professional Communication II) and Spanish 499 (Internship/Study Abroad
elective). Other courses may be taken to meet general education
requirements, electives in Spanish, or required courses for the Spanish
Courses are taught by native Spanish speakers, and classroom
study is conducted with no more than five students per course. To see a
description of the courses, visit the Web page: www.uninter.edu.mx
Students pay regular full-time
tuition at The University of Findlay. It will cover tuition at the
Universidad Internacional, room and board and administration fees.
Students are responsible for round-trip airfare, health insurance,
excursions, ISIC card and personal expenses. No institutional aids will
be considered for the study abroad program. According to
Policy for Study Outside of the University of Findlay, students receive a
30 percent discount on the current full-time tuition rate and are
responsible for 70 percent of the full-time rate. The University will
pay for study abroad costs up to 50 percent of the current full-time
tuition rate. Any expenses in excess of 50 percent of tuition will be
the responsibility of the student.
TESOL/Spanish Major Internship in Peru
The Spanish program sponsors an internship program at the
Centro Peruano Americano commonly known as "El Cultural" in Turjillo,
Peru. This program is intended primarily for TESOL Spanish majors.
The internship program takes place in Trujillo, Peru, a coastal
and pleasant city of approximately 800,000 people in the northern part
of Peru. It is around 340 miles away from Lima, the capital city of
El Cultural is a private educational center where American
English is taught. The American Embassy sponsors many cultural,
musical and social activities. For further information on El Cultural,
The participants are hosted by Peruvian families. Lodging and meals
Students spend six hours daily from Monday to Friday assisting and
supporting EFL instructors and students. They teach one or more classes
and also participate in cultural and institutional activities.
Room and board are provided by El Cultural and the
participants receive a monthly stipend of $300, equivalent to a Spanish
teacher salary in any public Peruvian school. Participants are
responsible for internship tuition at The University of Findlay, round-
trip airfare, transportation, health insurance, excursions and personal
Professors from The University of Findlay can
also participate in this program for a semester and receive a monthly
stipend of $500. Alternate arrangements can be made for a longer stay. Further information
may be obtained from Dr. Julia Perez-Gamboa (Office phone:
419-434-4695), director of the Spanish study abroad program.
THE FOLLOWING RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE TO UF STUDENTS:
Oiler Connection - As part of our ongoing efforts to enhance employment services to students, the Office of Internship and Placement has implemented a FREE online registration service. Once registered, you have 24/7 access to internship postings.
Job Fairs - Please view our Calendar of Events for upcoming events.
On-Campus Interviews - Watch for emails notifying you of the interviews.
Please contact the office of Internship and Placement for your required forms and additional information by calling 800-472-9502 or speak with a faculty member.