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Dr. Dominick DeFilippis
Email: defilip@wju.edu
Phone: 304-243-2244


"My semester in Segovia was amazing and priceless. Once you do it you will definitely want to do it again." - Marsha Michel

Wheeling Jesuit students can take courses in Spanish, business, literature, history, fine arts and social science. Classes are taught by fully credentialed Spanish instructors who are experienced in working with American students and recognizing their needs. Small classes give faculty the opportunity to interact daily with their students, both in and outside the classroom. All classes are given in Spanish and attention to language skills is part of every course.

Semester students normally take four or five courses; summer students normally take two or three. Classes are held Monday through Thursday with excursions Friday and Saturday. Grades are based on examinations, written papers, projects, class participation and attendance. Students are expected to live and participate actively by relying on Spanish. Instruction emphasizes verbal skills, including pronunciation, vocabulary and comprehension.

Excursions to important cultural and historical sites in the region are an integral part of the prgoram. They are carefully planned to take advantage of the rich history and culture of the locale.

Living with a Spanish family is an important part of the experience. All meals are eaten with the family so that there is a great deal of contact, and practice of one's Spanish is not only possible, it is unavoidable. Many students regard their homestays as the most rewarding aspect of their foreign study experiences.

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