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.
Any student needing a language evaluation or recommendation for study abroad in Spanish-speaking country must contact Lecturers Mónica Bel or Carmen Granda. For those students who don't have an easily identifiable instructor, please email Lecturer Carmen Granda.
The Study Abroad office has some students maintain a blog while abroad. These are a few who went to or currently are in Spanish-speaking countries:
Matt in Chile: https://amherststudyabroad.wordpress.com/author/mrandolph64/
Raizel in Spain: https://amherststudyabroad.wordpress.com/author/sweetpickledreality/
Sophie in Argentina: https://amherststudyabroad.wordpress.com/sophie-in-argentina/
Approved Study Abroad Programs
Buenos Aires: IFSA-Butler/COPA
Santiago: IFSA-Butler University/COPA (Adv. Language Program only)
Valparaíso: IFSA-Butler University/COPA
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
Logroño: Middlebury College
Madrid: Hamilton College Academic Year in Spain, Middlebury College
Sevilla: Sweet Briar Junior Year
Toledo: Arcadia University
Montevideo: Middlebury College