Language: Two years (minimum) of university-level Spanish language training with a grade B or better (completion of Spanish IV at MIT or equivalent).
Courses: Additional recommended courses that introduce students to important cultural, social, and political aspects of Spanish speaking countries,preferably:
- 21F.711 Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition
- 21F.713 Advanced Communication in Spanish: Film, Visual Arts, and Fiction
21F.740 The New Spain: 1977-Present
Required reading: Participating students must complete the book, Ghosts of Spain by Giles Tremlett. This can be purchased on Amazon.
Standing at MIT: You must have a grade-point average of at least 4.0 or better.
Recommendations: You will need to submit two written recommendations.
Training: Participating students will be expected to attend several training sessions in the spring that will address topics in Spanish culture and society and practical questions about living in Spain.
Grad students are exempt from the formal language requirement. However, they are strongly urged to learn the language, and a basic knowledge is required by many of our hosts.
We accept applications throughout the year, but if you wish to be considered for early placement for the spring/summer of 2013, please submit your application package by November 30, 2012.
Please contact the manager, Alicia Goldstein, with any questions, 617.324.5494 | E40-407
Application process: review program requirements, complete your online profile and request an appointment with Alicia Goldstein on the Student Portal.