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barcelona2016Three programs exist for which coursework is aligned directly to the Spanish curriculum, and for which coursework can be pre-approved: therefore, credit in Spanish is guaranteed if courses are completed successfully. In Spain, you can choose among our programs in Granada, and Bilbao. Or you can choose to study in Latin America, in Costa Rica. 

Other study abroad programs in Spanish-speaking countries are not evaluated directly by Spanish faculty and therefore Spanish credit is not guaranteed, and in some instances it might not be processed. To request articulation, go to "Study Abroad Course (299) Advisors," scroll to "Spanish" and complete the form.

Advising: Spanish majors and minors participating in the programs listed here are advised in academic matters by the Spanish advisor. For all other matters (finances, accommodation, etc.) students should contact LAS International Programs (las-studyabroad@illinois.edu).

Education abroad is more accessible than you might think. Please consult with your advisors to determine your possibilities.

Departmental scholarships for study abroad are available.

The Safety Abroad website provides detailed information, resources, and tips to students, faculty, and staff traveling abroad.

 

PROGRAMS SUPERVISED AND APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE (courses are pre-approved):

A. SPAIN

 

CEGRI, Granada (Spain)

CEGRI, Granada, Spain

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Students must have completed Spanish 141 (or equivalent) prior to start of program

Fall, spring and summer options

Minimum GPA 2.5 (3 preferred)

Based in The Centro Granadí de Español (CEGRI)

Core curriculum includes courses in culture, history, art history, law, literature and linguistics

 

Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao (Spain)

Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain

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Students must have completed Spanish 141 (or equivalent) prior to start of program

Students with no prior knowledge of Spanish can attend the summer Business program

Based in the University of Deusto

Fall, spring and summer options

Core courses in culture, business, politics and gastronomy

Internships possible (service, education, business)

 

B. LATIN AMERICA

Costa Rica

Instituto San Joaquín de Flores, Costa Rica Deeply discounted rate for Fall 2017! (rate applies for minimum of 5 students)

Costa Rica

Students must have completed Spanish 141 (or equivalent) prior to start of program

Fall, spring and summer options

Based in the town of San Joaquín de Flores

Core courses in culture, literature, environmental studies

 

Ecuador, Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Link to the program brochure: https://app.studyabroad.illinois.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=11708

Fall, spring, and academic year options

The majority of course work will be taught entirely in Spanish

Minimum GPA of 2.50 (3.00 recommended)

Homestays are required

 

 

OTHER PROGRAMS

 

Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and Barcelona SAE in Spain

Link to program brochure: https://app.studyabroad.illinois.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=11325

Fall and spring options

Strongly recommended to have completed at least one semester of 200-level Spanish

Minimum GPA of 3.00

Homestay options available

 

 

 

MSID Ecuador – International Development

Link to the program brochure: https://app.studyabroad.illinois.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=10439

Fall, spring, and academic year options

Field experience is an integral part of all courses. Students spend 7 weeks engaged in coursework in Quito, followed by 6 weeks working as an intern or conducting a research project with a local grassroots organization.

Minimum GPA of 2.50 (3.00 recommended)

Homestays are required

 

 

Study and Intern at the University of Congreso in Argentina

Link to the program brochure: https://app.studyabroad.illinois.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=11016

Fall and spring options

Located in Mendoza, Argentina

Offers various levels of Spanish language classes and internships

Minimum GPA of 2.80 (3.00 recommended)

Homestays are required

 

 

Tecnológico de Monterrey - Ciudad de México

 

Link to the program brochure: https://app.studyabroad.illinois.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=10013

Fall, spring, and academic year options

Offers various levels of Spanish language classes

Minimum GPA of 2.90 (3.00 recommended)

Homestay options available

 

 If you want to meet to discuss other options in Latin America or Spain, please feel free to schedule an appointment here: https://app.studyabroad.illinois.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=StaffMain.RequestInfo&Staff_ID=15773

 

LANGUAGE ASSESSMENTS

The Spanish department is unable to offer language assessments for students who are not declared Spanish majors or minors and/or who are studying abroad in programs we do not supervise directly. If Spanish evaluations are needed for programs other than LAS Barcelona, Deusto, Costa Rica or Granada, please contact the sponsoring department and College directly.

Exception: IPENG programs’ students (Engineering students) and Fullbright applicants can contact Dr. Pilar Martínez-Quiroga at pquiroga@illinois.edu.

Be aware that all petitions will be processed within 3-6 working days from the moment they are received. Please plan accordingly. The Department of Spanish and Portuguese does not have the staff to accommodate urgent requests.

For graduate students requiring a Spanish reading proficiency exam, please visit our graduate website

CONTACT

  • Brady Hughes, Spanish Undergraduate advisor (bahughe2@illinois.edu)
  • Ann Abbott, Director of Undergraduate Studies (arabbott@illinois.edu)
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