Teachers in Spain

Immerse yourself in the birthplace of the Spanish language for two weeks this summer!

This eight week hybrid course is a unique experiential learning opportunity for current junior and senior high school Spanish teachers. Participants will begin the course online (June 11th-June 21st) before flying to Salamanca, Spain for two weeks (June 22nd-July 7th) to be immersed linguistically and culturally. In Salamanca, time will be divided between the 100th annual American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese conference (AATSP - June 25th-28th), intensive Spanish review, and the pedagogy of reading-to-learn through young adult fiction. The program includes visits to some of Salamanca's many historical monuments (in fact, this year the city is celebrating the 800th anniversary of the University of Salamanca). After returning home, participants will continue the course online (July 8th-August 4th). Activities will include reading and writing about a variety of stories and short novels for young adults, as well as developing lesson plans for high school students.

For information about transportation from the Madrid airport to Salamanca, please consult the following websites:

Reading to learn: Young adult fiction in the foreign language classroom
3 Credits: SPAN 68095

Teachers in spain

Program Dates: Summer II session (June 11 - August 4, 2018)
                              In Salamanca June 22 - July 7, 2018
Professors: Dr. Maria Zaldivar, Professor Kim Talentino, Dr. Patrick Gallagher


Cost Description
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Online Application Fee $60.00 OGE
Program Fee1 $165.80 CAS
Estimated Flight Cost2 $1,500.00  
AATSP Membership3 $65.00 AATSP
AATSP Conference Early Bird Registration3 $175.00 AATSP
Estimated Personal Expense4 $100.00  
Tuition & Fees (3 graduate credits)5 $1,545.00 Bursars
Estimated Total Cost6

1Program fee includes health insurance.
2Flight is purchased individually by participant.
3AATSP membership and conference registration are purchased individually by participant. Conference early bird registration closes April 1, 2018.
4Estimated personal expenses includes: snacks, souvenir shopping, free time activities, etc.
5In-state tuition.
6Room and board is free for all participants.

Please contact Kim Talentino or Brad Mueller for more information.
Updated as of 2/14/2018.


Application deadline: Friday, April 13, 2018
Nonrefundable deposit due: Friday, April 13, 2018 ($225.80 - Online Application Fee + Program Fee)
Final payment due: If registered for course through May 16, May 16; if registered for course from May 17-June 11, June 11 ($1,545 - tuition & fees)
Withdrawal Deadline: Sunday, June 17, 2018

If you are not a current KSU graduate student, you need to fill out one of the following forms prior to applying for the program:
Graduate student at another university: http://www.kent.edu/admissions/apply/graduate/transient
Not currently a graduate student anywhere: https://www.kent.edu/admissions/apply/graduate/guest

Apply Here*
*This application is only for the study abroad portion of the program; this application does not register you for the course, which must be done through FLASHline.

Pay Program Fee Here


Dr. Maria Zaldivar
Assistant Professor of Spanish
308-C Satterfield Hall

Professor Kim Talentino
Teacher Program Coordinator for Salamanca, Spain
ktalenti@kent.edu l 330-672-1861
307-D Satterfield Hall

Dr. Patrick Gallagher
Associate Professor of Spanish
113-S Bowman Hall

Brad Mueller
Graduate Assistant, Office of International Programs and Education Abroad
bmuelle6@kent.edu l 330-672-0312
124-A Bowman Hall

Dr. Kristin Stasiowski
Assistant Dean of International Programs and Education Abroad
kstasiow@kent.edu l 330-672-1809 
126 Bowman Hall