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*WKU Faculty Led: Journalism in Spain
Salamanca, Spain (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Program Cost: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2015 04/06/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Length:
Short Term
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Housing Options:
Language of Instruction:
English, Spanish
Language Prerequisite:
Language Courses Offered:
Number of Credits:
Credit Type:
WKU Credit
Class Eligibility:
2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Field of Study:
WKU Faculty Led
WKU Insurance
Faculty Leader:
Davis, Susann, Meltzer, Josh
Program Description:
This program explores lessons in journalism in addition to developing skills with the Spanish language. The JOUR 481 course will be taught concurrently with SPAN102 or SPAN 306 allowing you to work immersed in Salamanca, Spain putting to practice the language and reporting skills you have acquired up to this point in a variety of mediums.Salamanca, Spain

The final goal of this course is to produce and publish a multi-platformed-based team project on issues related to the current economic crisis in Spain. We will work as a team, which will both allow students to bring their strengths and expertise to the table, while simultaneously requiring each student to dive into a realm of journalism in which they are not as familiar or comfortable. The project will use the latest technology available to multimedia journalists to tell the stories of the people who allow us to tell their powerful stories.

JOUR 481
SPAN 102
SPAN 306

*Note that students must enroll in the Journalism course and one of two Spanish courses for a total of 6 credit hours.

Homestays in Salamanca, Spain

  • Permission of instructor(s) is required.
  • Current WKU student eligible to register for WKU courses may apply. Students from outside WKU may participate as visiting students.
  • Students must be 18 years of age or older at time of departure (parent/guardian permission for anyone under 18 at time of departure).
  • Students must possess passport valid for at least six (6) months after return date.
  • Students must be free of active disciplinary sanctions as verified by Judicial Affairs.
  • Students must complete all pre-departure orientations.
  • Full payment prior to departure is required.
Salamanca Plaza
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