Students must choose a minimum of 12 credits from our range of academic courses. Alongside their studies, they are also placed in a local rugby team (male and female) with who they will practice weekly (2-3 times per week) and play a couple friendly matches.
When students arrive they must first do tryouts with the team, and depending on their level they will then be placed in either the first or second team. In the spring and fall terms students play Rugby 15 (union rules).
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Students must be playing rugby on their varsity team or club back at their home university.
PROGRAM COST & DATES
$675 (This is an additional cost to the overall program cost. Tuition and fees still apply)
- 2-3 weekly training sessions with a Spanish local semi-professional team throughout the term.
- 2 friendly matches.
- Team jersey.
- Free gym membership.
Spring term: Feb. 5 - May 12, 2023
Fall term: September 18 - December 15, 2022
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Do you have college sports in Spain?
No, in Spain we do not have college sports. All competitions are run by Clubs which are not the same as in the US.
What type of field will I be training on?
For most trainings, you will be playing on artificial turf. However, sometimes you may be training or playing on natural grass.
What type of rugby shoes do I need?
You will need rugby shoes suitable for artificial turf and natural grass grounds.
When do the training sessions take place?
Trainings will be held in the evenings.
How long are training sessions?
Trainings will be one in a half to two hours long.
How many training sessions take place a week?
There will be 3 training sessions per week.
How many weeks of training will I do?
In the spring and fall terms you will train for 11-12 weeks.
Are the trainings held in Spanish?
Yes. You will be training with Spaniards, on a Spanish team, with Spanish coaches. This is an important aspect of the cultural immersion part of the program, as you will be surrounded by native Spanish speakers in a Spanish speaking environment which gives you a great opportunity to practice the language.
What age will the players on the team be?
The players are between 18 and 30 years old (aprox.).
Is transportation to trainings included in the total program cost?
No, transportation is not included.
How much money will I need for transportation to and from trainings?
Approximately $100 in the spring and fall term and $40 each summer session (aprox.).
How far are the training grounds from the school?
All training grounds are no further than a 30 minute bus ride away.
Will I be able to go see an official professional rugby match?
Yes, we will organize to go watch a professional "División de Honor" match (professional Spanish Rugby League) in the spring and fall terms. However, in the summer term this will depend on whether there is a match on during the program dates.
Will I play against other Spanish clubs?
We will organize a minimum of 2 friendly matches
Am I, as a college student, breaking any NCAA rugby rules or regulations by participating on this program?
No, you are not. You will only be training with a local semi-professional Spanish club and playing in friendly matches. The club you will play with does not pay their players to compete.