Study Abroad

Study abroad programs offer academically-rigorous courses of study and require a solid language foundation.  Spanish majors are strongly encouraged to pursue a homestay or a living arrangement with Spanish speakers while abroad.  Three courses, taught entirely in Spanish, may be counted for the major while studying abroad, with the exception of grammar or language courses and music or art practice courses.  At least one of the three courses must be a literature course.

Students may petition the Spanish Department to enroll in a program that is not currently on the list of approved programs (such as the SIT program in Latin America and the Caribbean) by providing a clear and academic justification for their selection.  Address all petitions to the Chair of the Spanish Department and Spanish Language Coordinator.

Students considering adding a Spanish major should be aware that these course and program requirements will be applied retroactively.  Please contact Janna Behrens, Director of International Experience, for further information.

Spanish Department professors and lecturers (note: not Language Assistants) may write study abroad recommendation letters.  However, any student needing a language evaluation or recommendation for study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country must contact Victoria Maillo, Spanish Department Language Coordinator, prior to this request.

Approved Study Abroad Programs

Buenos Aires:  IFSA-Butler/COPA
Mendoza:  IFSA-Butler/COPA

Santiago:  IFSA-Butler University/COPA (Adv. Language Program only)
Valparaíso:  IFSA-Butler University/COPA

Costa Rica
Heredia:  IFSA-Butler University-COPA (Adv. Language Program only)
San Jose:  University of Kansas

Quito:  Illinois Programs Abroad:  Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Barcelona:  CIEE (Advanced Liberal Arts track only)
Cadiz: API Program
Córdoba:  Middlebury College
Granada:  IES
Logroño:  Middlebury College
Madrid:  Hamilton College Academic Year in Spain, Middlebury College
Salamanca:  IES
Sevilla: Sweet Briar Junior Year
Toledo:  Arcadia University

Montevideo: Middlebury College


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