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Wednesday, Jan 23
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 AM #ChinaToo: The Feminist Awakening in the People’s Republic
6:00 PM Dinner & Talk: Native Voices - Steve Newcomb
8:00 PM Music: Celso Piña
Thursday, Jan 24
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Talk: Vladimir Vysotsky, a Russian Cultural Legend
6:30 PM Kumeyaay Talks: Blood of the Band
7:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
7:00 PM Film: Lasciati Andare (Let Yourself Go!)
7:30 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
Friday, Jan 25
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Talk: From a Rural Village in Mexico to Global Social Impact
7:30 PM Lecture: Leonardo - Tracing the Arc of the Renaissance
7:30 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
8:00 PM Music: Ozomatli, Cut Chemist, Chali 2na
8:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
8:00 PM Stage: And Then There Were None
Saturday, Jan 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
7:00 PM An Evening of Middle Eastern Classical Music
7:30 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
8:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
8:00 PM Stage: And Then There Were None
9:00 PM Stage: Familiar
Sunday, Jan 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
2:00 PM Stage: And Then There Were None
7:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
Monday, Jan 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Jan 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Familiar
7:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
7:30 PM Cuban Dance Series Workshops
Wednesday, Jan 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
7:00 PM Stage: Familiar
8:00 PM Beijing Dance Theater
Thursday, Jan 31
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM San Diego Black Film Festival
7:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
7:30 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
Friday, Feb 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM San Diego Black Film Festival
7:30 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
8:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
8:00 PM Stage: And Then There Were None
Saturday, Feb 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
4:00 PM San Diego Black Film Festival
7:30 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
8:00 PM Stage: Aubergine
8:00 PM Stage: And Then There Were None
Sunday, Feb 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM San Diego Black Film Festival
2:00 PM Stage: Becoming Dr. Ruth
2:00 PM Stage: And Then There Were None
Monday, Feb 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, Feb 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Stage: Familiar
Language Immersion Programs Abroad
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The language immersion programs listed below are typically open to the public at large as well as to students who are seeking academic credit. If you would want academic credit, please consult with your home educational institution regarding procedures for transferring credit.

Compiled by Marion Froehlich and Alexandra Harvey
Arabic to GreekItalian to RussianSpanishMulti-Language Programs

Spanish (in Latin America)

Antiguena Spanish Academy - Antigua, Guatemala
Website: www.spanishacademyantiguena.com
Contact: mail@spanishacademyantiguena.com

Spanish credits may be available through Heritage Institute/Antioch University, Seattle.
Centro Panamericano de Idiomas - Costa Rica (Heredia, Monteverde and Flamingo)
Website: www.cpi-edu.com
Contact: info@cpi-edu.com

Academic credit is available through:
  • Brookhaven College, Houston, Texas
  • New Mexico State University (NMSU), Carlsbad, NM; Contact Angelina Palumbo-Gomez at (575) 646-4334 for more information.
  • University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
ECELA - Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Peru
Website: www.ecelaspanish.com
Contact: U.S. phone number (347) 329-5506

Academic credit is available through Brookhaven College, Houston, TX.
Expanish - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Website: www.expanish.com
Contact: info@expanish.com

Academic credit is pending through Universidad de Buenos or Universidad Abierto Interamericana.
  • If your college or university has foreign transcript evaluators on staff, the transcript can be evaluated on your campus.
  • If your college or university does not have foreign transcript evaluators on staff, you will have to pay for the services of a Foreign Credentials Evaluation Service to have your transcript evaluated.
  • Credit from a U.S. institution is being looked into. Contact Murphy Scott at murphy@expanish.com for more information.
Latin University - Heredia, Costa Rica
Website: www.soleducation.com/costa-rica
Contact: info@soleducation.com

U.S. credit can be awarded by the Costa Rican University or the University of Houston

Universal - Center for Language and Social Communication - Cuernavaca, Mexico
Website: www.universal-spanish.com
Contact: universal@universal-spanish.com

Academic credit is available through:
  • Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN; Contact Ana Lutterman Aguilar at lutterma@augsburg.edu for more information.
  • Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA; Contact Kent Yager at kyager@gettysburg.edu for more information.
University of Oaxaca - Oaxaca, Mexico
Website: www.soleducation.com
Contact: info@soleducation.com

U.S. credit can be awarded by the Mexican University or the University of Houston

The Spanish Institute offers intensive immersion, Children's immersion, business programs, online lessons and more ways to immerse yourself in the Spanish language.
Website: www.thespanishinstitute.org

The Spanish Language Center in San Diego offers private and group classes and works with all age and 7 levels of Spanish instruction.
Website: www.spanishlanguagecenter.com

Maximo Nivel not only provides Spanish immersion programs, but opportunities to pursue after the course is done.
Website: www.maximonivel.com

Sol Education Abroad offers Spanish immersion programs in Argentina, Costa Rica, Mexico and Spain.
Website: www.soleducation.com

Anders Languages specializes in Spanish immersion courses in Spain, Mexico and the U.S. for all levels of study.
Website: www.anderslanguages.com

Don Quijote offers extensive information about learning the Spanish language as well as over 25 courses for different levels and ages as well.
Website: www.donquijote.org

The Costa Rican Language Academy offers Spanish immersion programs with intensive classes, carefully selected host families, dance classes and more.
Website: www.spanishandmore.com

Amerispan offers language immersion programs are in Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Barcelona and Madrid.
Website: www.amerispan.com

Enforcex has opportunities to study Spanish in several different cities in Spain and Latin America, with programs for students of all ages, Enforcex the largest organization specialized in teaching Spanish as a foreign language.
Website: www.enforex.com

Habla ya Spanish Schools offering Spanish at different levels in the Pacific mountains and Caribbean
Website: www.hablayapanama.com

Spanish (in Spain)

Centro de Lenguas Modernas in Granada (Universidad de Granada)
Website: www.clm-granada.com
Contact: info@clm.ugr.es
  • If your college or university has foreign transcript evaluators on staff, the transcript can be evaluated on your campus.
  • If your college or university does not have foreign transcript evaluators on staff, you will have to pay for the services of a Foreign Credentials Evaluation Service to have your transcript evaluated.
Don Quijote - multiple cities in Spain
Website: www.donquijote.org
Contact: U.S. phone number (800) 518-0412

Escuela de Idiomas (Language School), Nerja - near Malaga, Spain
Website: http://www.idnerja.com?
Contact: info@idnerja.com

International House - multiple locations in Spain including Barcelona, Cadiz, Palma de Mallorca, Madrid, San Sebastian, Seville and Valencia
Website: www.ihspain.com

Academic credit for the schools in Seville and Cadiz is available from Benedictine College, Atchison, Kansas (www.benedictine.edu?)

Pontifical University - Salamanca
Website: www.espanolensalamanca.com
Contact: leng.cultur@upsa.es
  • If your college or university has foreign transcript evaluators on staff, the transcript can be evaluated on your campus.
  • If your college or university does not have foreign transcript evaluators on staff, you will have to pay for the services of a Foreign Credentials Evaluation Service to have your transcript evaluated.

When contacting these programs, please inform them that you learned about their program from the Worldview Project's, Participant Observer website!

Also, If you attend one of the above language programs, please share your experience on the in the comments section below.

If you would like to see another school/institute/university for learning a language not listed here, please let us know.


DISCLAIMER:
The above listings are intended for informational purposes only. Although some of the language programs are known personally to the Worldview Project and others have been awarded for quality by professional organizations, no recommendations are intended and students assume all risks inherent in studying at these institutions. The Worldview Project takes no responsibility for outcomes related to individuals participating in or obtaining information from these entities. It is also the individual's responsibility to inquire further regarding program details to determine if it is a good fit in terms of academic, professional, and personal goals as well as, if you are a student seeking academic credit, whether and how classes may or may not transfer back to the your home college/university for major or general education credit.
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