Spanish Studies Abroad

Alicante-castleAlicante, Spain

The program at the Universidad de Alicante offers deep integration into a Spanish university. Located in Valencia on Spain’s Costa Blanca, Alicante is a vibrant and growing city. Its modern university is host to over 33,000 students.

The program in Alicante begins with a four-week, intensive Spanish language course. Depending on your Spanish skills, you’ll follow one of two tracks. All courses in both tracks are taught in Spanish.

Track 1: Courses designed especially for the university’s international students

  • Civilization
  • Literature
  • Art history
  • Cinema

Track 2: Courses with Spanish students in regular university courses

  • Art history
  • Business
  • Classical studies
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Literature
  • Sociology

All students in Alicante live and have their meals with Spanish host families.


Barcelona4Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona students find their learning site located off of La Rambla, a significant thoroughfare in the city. Surrounded by the vibrant colors and life of this city, you’ll study the Spanish language and culture. You may also regional history, international business, design, or political science.

Barcelona is home to many UNESCO world heritage sites, as well as a lively local culture and a great deal of physical beauty, both natural and man-made.

Students will live in homestays to better appreciate local culture and work on their language skills. This program is open to students from all over the world, so you’ll learn more about the world from your classmates, and offer them your own unique perspective in return.


Cone, Arden SpainSeville, Spain

With its legacy of Spanish and Moorish art and architecture, Seville is one of Spain’s most interesting and beautiful cities.

Classrooms are in the heart of the city in two adjacent classical Sevillian mansions. It’s Spanish architecture at its finest, with wrought iron balconies, carved wooden doors, and walls lined with hand-painted, antique ceramic tiles.

The broad curriculum is grounded in the cultural richness of Seville, Andalucia, and Spain. At the start of the program, you’ll enroll in a four-week, intensive Spanish language course. For the rest of the term, you choose from courses in:

  • Spanish language
  • Literature
  • Civilization
  • Cinema
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Politics
  • History
  • Business
  • Art history

If your Spanish skills are advanced, you may substitute one course at the University of Seville for a course at Spanish Studies Abroad during the spring semester. Internships are also available for students with advanced Spanish skills.

You’ll choose between living with a Spanish host family or in a student residence/boarding house. All meals are provided in either option.


Requirements

  • You must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and have completed the intermediate level of college Spanish
  • All Spanish Studies Abroad programs begin with an Intensive Language Period that prepares you for the rest of the semester
  • After the Intensive Period, students begin their regular integrated and/or non-integrated semester courses