Independent Liberal Arts Colleges Abroad ilaca application Information Granada 2011-12



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Independent Liberal Arts Colleges Abroad ILACA)

Application Information

Granada 2011-12
The Independent Liberal Arts Colleges Abroad, composed of the University of Puget Sound, Pacific Lutheran University, Gonzaga University, University of Portland, Seattle University and Willamette University, are accepting applications for a semester in Granada, Spain. Classes are taught in Spanish by resident faculty to provide as near a Spanish university experiences as possible. Teaching styles will be somewhat different as there are generally fewer opportunities for discussion and the applicant should consider this when applying.
Criteria used in selecting participants will be a combination of:


  1. grade-point average, cumulative 3.0 minimum; 3.0 minimum in Spanish courses

  2. at least 4 semesters college-level Spanish, or the equivalent for fall (5 semesters college-level Spanish for spring)

  3. faculty recommendation from your Spanish language professor

  4. class standing – must be at least a sophomore by the beginning of the program;

  5. evidence of good citizenship;

  6. a personal interview by the selection committee, if deemed appropriate;

  7. academic interest.

Normally, those entering their junior and senior years will be given preference over those who will be sophomores. Sophomores of special merit and ability will be carefully considered, however. It is the applicant’s responsibility see that the following items are returned to International Programs by February 15, 2011.


A complete application will include the following items:

  • Completed and signed application

  • Unofficial transcript showing grades through the most recent term.

  • Essay question

  • Statement of Understanding

  • Documentation of your Spanish language experience if it is not on a UPS transcript

  • One recommendation from your Spanish language faculty member

Name & phone__________________________




  • Personal recommendation (preferably a roommate or an RA)

Name & phone_________________________________________________________





  • Priority is given to students who will have taken Spanish in the semester preceding their anticipated study in Spain.


APPLICATION FOR ILACA GRANADA

2011-2012



Correspondence Information:

Name _______________________ Gender: M F


Local Address

Local Phone #
Email

Do you check your email often?  yes  no


Permanent Address

(City) (State) (Zip)


Permanent Phone ( )

Academic Information:
College GPA
Major(s)
Minor
 Freshman  Sophomore  Junior  Senior
Courses you are currently taking:

1.


2.
3.
4.


General Information:

UPS Identification #

Country of Citizenship

Birth date (mm/dd/yy)

Father’s Name
Address

Phone home ( )
work ( )
Mother’s Name

Address




Phone home ( )
work ( )

Person to contact in case of emergency:

 Father  Mother  Other *
* If you answered other, complete the following:
Name

Address

Phone ( )

Relationship




Essay Question:

In helping the Selection Committee become acquainted with you, we would ask that you discuss briefly your proposed plan of study in Granada, what you hope to accomplish during your stay in Granada, and how you hope to incorporate this experience with your academic and/or career plans. Please include any experiences living or traveling in other countries. Feel free to add anything you think would be helpful to us in evaluating your application. Please keep your response to under 500 words, or approximately 2 pages.


Statement of Understanding:
I declare that the responses on all of my application materials are true and accurate. I give permission to have my application materials sent to members of the Selection Committee and the Program Director. I also give permission to the Office of the Registrar to release a transcript when necessary to verify my satisfactory academic progress and completion of prerequisite courses (if applicable). Student Financial Services has my authorization to release the information about whether I am in good financial standing with the University.
I have read and understand all materials about the, ILACA Granada Program. To make the program a success, I agree to:


  1. Provide accurate information on all application materials.

  2. Show consideration for fellow participants, faculty, administrators, and host country persons.

  3. Register, attend, and complete the course of study.

  4. Maintain good academic standing.

  5. Refrain from abuse of alcohol.

  6. Refrain from use of illegal drugs.

  7. Abide by the codes of conduct of the U. of Puget Sound, ILACA, and the laws of Spain.

  8. Meet the financial obligations of the program.


I agree to meet the participant expectations listed below:


  1. Be committed to an academic program, which will be both rigorous and exciting.

  1. This commitment means full-time enrollment and participation in all academic and related activities.

  2. Participate in an orientation session given by Puget Sound, to be announced at a later date.

  1. Keep the Director of International Programs informed of any address change.

  2. Submit the questionnaire of the program at its conclusion. Questionnaires will be kept on file in International Programs.

By printing my name on this statement, I affirm that I understand the University of Puget Sound reserves the right to remove me from the program for failure to abide with these guidelines, and may inform my parent/guardian of my dismissal from the program. The authority to take this action rests with the on-site administrator, with prompt, formal report to the Dean of the University and/or the Dean of Students.

Name of Applicant Date


Please send this form, unofficial transcript, and letters of recommendation to:

International Programs, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner, Tacoma, WA 98416-1055

NO LATER THAN February 15, 2011

APPLICATION FOR ILACA GRANADA

Spanish Faculty Evaluation for Study Abroad Applicants

Fall Semester____Spring Semester ____

To be filled out by the applicant


Name of applicant

Name of recommender



TO THE APPLICANT: When completed and returned to us, this form & accompanying letter of evaluation will be used in the admission process. Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, you may have access to this form. You may, however, waive your right to access in order to facilitate a candid appraisal.
 I retain my right of access to this recommendation.  I waive my right of access to this recommendation.

Signature of Applicant Date


TO THE RECOMMENDER: As you will note above, the applicant has been given the option of waiving or retaining the right of access to this recommendation. If you have questions, please feel free to contact International Programs at 879-3652. Do not give this form to the applicant, but return it directly to International Programs.
Studying abroad requires constant personal adjustment. We appreciate your careful assessment of this student’s qualifications in the following areas (please address as many as you are able in your accompanying letter):

  • Intellectual ability and motivation: to include seriousness of purpose; interest in other cultures; intellectual curiosity; past academic performance; ability to learn independently.

  • Maturity: to include sensitivity and tolerance of others; sensitivity to diversity; ability to work well with others and to adjust well to new situations; adaptability, flexibility and ability to deal with stress; and his or her potential for successfully adjusting to life and study in a foreign country.

The Study Abroad Selection Committee would appreciate any other comments you may wish to make about this student’s application for study abroad.

 I recommend this student without reservation.

 I have minor reservations about this student’s participation.

 I cannot recommend this student for the program.
Name and title Phone
Institution &/or department
If not Puget Sound, give address:

Signature of Recommender Date



Please return this form and your letter of recommendation to:

International Programs, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner, Tacoma, WA 98416-1055

NO LATER THAN February 15, 2011
APPLICATION FOR ILACA GRANADA

Personal Recommendation for Study Abroad Applicants

Fall Semester____Spring Semester ____

To be filled out by the applicant


Name of applicant

Name of recommender


TO THE APPLICANT: When completed and returned to us, this form & accompanying letter of evaluation will be used in the admission process. Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, you may have access to this form. You may, however, waive your right to access in order to facilitate a candid appraisal.
 I retain my right of access to this recommendation.  I waive my right of access to this recommendation.

Signature of Applicant Date



TO THE RECOMMENDER: As you will note above, the applicant has been given the option of waiving or retaining the right of access to this recommendation. If you have questions, please feel free to contact International Programs at 879-3652. Do not give this form to the applicant, but return it directly to International Programs.
The student whose name appears above is applying to participate in a University of Puget Sound-supported study abroad program. Because the program presents an unusual opportunity for students to experience different cultures firsthand, and because this demands special qualities on the part of students, the Study Abroad Selection Committee feels a particular responsibility to select highly qualified applicants. Your full and honest evaluation of the student will be appreciated by the Selection Committee.
Living abroad, while taking part in a rigorous academic program, requires constant personal adjustment. Students often are faced with stressful situations in both their academic and living environments. We would like your candid opinion of this student’s potential ability to cope in different living situations. The following questions are simply guidelines to help you evaluate the student:

  1. How long have you known the student, and what is your relationship to him/her?

  2. How would you describe this person?

  3. If selected, this student will be required to make an adjustment to a challenging situation. The student’s success in the program will be strongly affected by this adjustment of living in a foreign environment. Based on your knowledge of the applicant, please give us your opinion of the student’s ability to make such adjustments.

  4. The Study Abroad Selection Committee would appreciate any other comments you may wish to make about this student’s application for study abroad.

Name Phone

Address

Signature of Recommender Date



Please return this form and your letter of recommendation to:

International Programs, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner, Tacoma, WA 98416-1055

NO LATER THAN February 15, 2011

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