College of Arts and Sciences

Spanish Wise Spain

Dr. Guada Cabedo-Timmons and the Foreign Languages and Literature's students are studying abroad in Spain this semester.

Wise-Spain Student #4

Wise-Spain Student #1 

Wise-Spain Student #2

Wise-Spain Student #3

Pictures above:

Tour around Salamanca city:

(1) in front of the old University of Salamanca

(2)Plaza de la Universidad

Segovia Tour:

(3) In front of the aqueduct "Acueducto de Segovia"

(4) Inside the Alcazar-Castle: "Alcazar de Segovia"

 The picture below is standing in front of The Colegio de España in Salmanca. The next picture  is from the group's day trip to Segovia in front of the "Alcazar de Segovia."

WISE-Spain Students Salamanca


WISE-Spain Students Segovia Day Trip

The four pictures below are from the ¨Excursión a la Alberca¨ of last Saturday.Trip to the town of La Alberca, typical mountain town next to the border of Spain and Portugal. Students are having a good time!

Excursion a la Alberca 1

Excursion a la Alberca 2

Excursion a la Alberca 3

 Excursion a la Alberca 4

The next four pictures are from the extra-curriculum activities the students do while in Salamanca, Spain: Indoor soccer games and cultural traditions like the ones pictured was a taste of a typical food from Spain, "Chocolate con Churros."

Soccer in Salamanca, Spain 1

Soccer in Salamanca, Spain 2

Food in Salamanca, Spain 1

Food in Salamanca, Spain 2

Pictures below shows WISE-Spain students and some other international students, who were invited to a "Welcoming Event" at the Salamanca City Hall. Western Illinois University was recognized as one of the first International University study abroad programs in Salamanca. This study abroad program started in 1985.

Visita Estud Espanol De Illinois Colegio Espana 1

Visita Estud Espanol De Illinois Colegio Espana 2

January 28 - April 29, 2017

Program Overview:

The Western Illinois Spanish Experience-Spain (WISE-Spain) program provides a semester-long immersion in Spanish language and culture along with on-site guidance and mentoring by a Department of Foreign Language faculty member. In addition, you will take part in several excursions and tours of outstanding historical and cultural treasures of Spain led by Spanish-speaking professional guides. Home stay lodging gives you a greater understanding of Spanish culture and improves your Spanish proficiency.

The program is conducted in cooperation with the Colegio de España in Salamanca and Universitat Jaume I in Castellón. February and March are spent in Salamanca, site of the first university founded in Spain and a city that is traditionally college student-oriented. In April, the group moves to Castellón on the Mediterranean coast of Spain to experience a modern campus, on of the most technologically and academically advanced in Spain. Both locations and universities give you a wide perspective of the cultural variety of Spain and university life there.

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