Practicum In Society USAC Bilbao, Esther Plaza


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American students from the USAC program in Spain doing an internship in a local company in the Bilbao area. Academic credits and no economic compesation.

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Practicum In Society USAC Bilbao, Esther Plaza

  1. 1. Practicum in Society <ul><li>Learn Spanish Culture through its working environment </li></ul><ul><li>Total inmersion in the language </li></ul><ul><li>High language level required (normally Track 4), minimum GPA of 3.0 and junior standing </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Study in Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Academic credits without financial compensation (An average of 9-10 hours per week at the company will be 3 credits) </li></ul><ul><li>Placements in a field related to the student’s interest, background or experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Range of different organizations, such as film production, consulting, landscaping, engineering, public libraries, schools or museums. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Museums Mary Lydum , Antelope Valley College , Major: Spanish, Art History Placement: Bilbao Modern Art Museum (Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao) <ul><li>Museums: </li></ul><ul><li>Archaeological museum </li></ul><ul><li>Maritime museum </li></ul><ul><li>Modern Art museum </li></ul>
  3. 3. Library Sara Newkirk , University of Idaho , Major: Spanish/Public Communication Placement: Local branch of Bilbao Main Library &quot;I saw the same people almost every day; that way, I got to become friends with some of them!&quot;
  4. 4. Library Aimee Hiss , University of Nevada , Major: International Affairs Currently working at the library of the American School in Bangladesh Courtney Gaffney , University of Iowa , Major: Health Promotions
  5. 5. Communication &quot;On Mondays, there are 48 newspapers to read. Sixteen a day since Saturday!&quot; Lauren Maher , University of Iowa , Major: Communications, placed in a communication company “ While doing my internship in a film production company, I participated in the filming of some TV commercials” Julie Garcia, Boise State University
  6. 6. Engineering Derek Mollin , California State University San Marcos , with Owasys Marketing Director Jorgen Uusitalo , Diversity Student, Sweden Major: Engineering
  7. 7. Voluntary work Jennine Powell , Point Loma Nazarene University , Major: Psychology Placement: non-governmental organization that takes care of children with special needs
  8. 8. Health Danielle Watkinson , Kirkwood Community College , confirming patient appointments at a local clinic “ Asides from specific vocabulary, I learned a lot about how to conduct medical studies” Ivonee Mclean Rice University She was placed at the Research Division of the Department of Epidemiology of Galdacano Hospital Currently working as a medical researcher specialized in epidemiology
  9. 9. Landscaping Julia Harakay , University of Idaho , Major: Spanish/ Landscaping Architecture
  10. 10. Teachers Aid <ul><li>Open to any student independently of their level in Spanish language </li></ul><ul><li>Specially interesting to Education majors </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly meetings with teachers to go over class materials and preparation </li></ul>
  11. 11. Teachers Aid Christopher Felkel with his students “ I was able to feel what it is like to be a teacher” Adam Lopez, Southern Connecticut State University
  12. 12. Teachers Aid “ My favorite part was to meet with my assigned teacher to plan the next class” Ariel Shaeps , University of California at Santa Barbara , Major: Global Studies
  13. 13. Hobbies · Passions Tara Uren , C-SU Chico James Detwiler , University of Nevada
  14. 14. Living on an organic farm Jill Schwartz , University of Idaho, Major: Agricultural Studies 35 hours per week during 3 consecutive weeks
  15. 15. Course Requirements <ul><li>Company attendance during established hours </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly meeting with academic supervisor </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping a diary in Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Final report of 2-3 pages </li></ul>