Spanish Studies Abroad
Spanish Studies Abroad Programs
With 40 years of academic excellence in Spanish studies, Spanish Studies Abroad specially designed the Spanish Studies Program for Spanish language students entering the
Build your teaching skills while discovering the beautiful and ancient city of Seville. In addition to the regular summer curriculum, Spanish Studies Abroad offers a variety...
With 40 years of academic excellence in Spanish studies, the Spanish Studies Abroad Summer Term offers students the option use their summer to discover the beautiful ancient...
Spanish Studies Abroad Summer Term is specially designed for students at the intermediate to advanced Spanish levels who want a rich immersion experience on an Argentine
Gain professional experience through the Spanish Studies Abroad Semester Internship in Seville, Spain. This program is specifically designed for you to experience Spanish...
This 3-week program is offered in January or June at Universidad de La Habana and all courses are taught by native Cuban faculty. Students take Introduction to Contemporary...
Spanish Studies Abroad Reviews
Spanish studies abroad in Havana, summer 2016
Submitted by Benjamin Winkler - Temple University | October 02, 2017
Spanish Studies Abroad provides a really great, immersive month-long program in La Habana, Cuba. The academics were rigorous: I took classes all morning at the faculty for extranjeros at Universidad de La Habana. That alone was a really interesting experience: The language of instruction was Spanish, and I was surrounded not just by American students, but by Koreans, Germans, Nigerians, and others. Many of us became friends, and explored the city together on afternoons and evenings. They give you a lot of freedom, which for a motivated student, can be really fantastic. I feel like I got a chance to experience the different neighborhoods of the city, primarily by finding art and music events in the local paper and then striking out on my own or with friends. The staff is top-notch: If you have a problem, they will help you solve it. As for the accommodations, my roommate and I stayed with a host family who had kids our own ages. I'm still in touch with them! I would recommend this program in a heartbeat.
Best of my life!
Submitted by Michaella Aliperti - Houghton College | September 19, 2017
This program was absolutely INCREDIBLE. My host family was the best, and there was never a moment that I felt unsafe or uncomfortable. The professors were brilliant and kind, and I loved the courses I took (Latin American literature and Latin American culture). The museums in Córdoba are amazing, as well as the different parks and restaurants. There's an endless amount of things to do - whether it be right after school, night time, or weekends. There are constantly different things to do, places to see, and people to meet. There are also different groups to help English speakers learn Spanish and Spanish speakers learn English - that was a really fun thing to attend. I gained cultural experience, strengthened my Spanish speaking skills, made the best memories, and lifelong friends. All in all, it was the greatest experience and I'd do it again, ten times over!
More than worthwhile
Submitted by Krista Vandetty - Susquehanna University | February 28, 2017
I had the most incredible experience studying abroad with Spanish Studies Abroad. Before going into this, I was nervous with my Spanish speaking ability and living with a host family. After a week or two, I felt completely relived with my decision to study abroad in Sevilla, with a host family. My family and locals were SO willing to help with my Spanish and encouraged you to try your best. My classes also helped with my Spanish and I learned a lot while being abroad including cultural immersion.
Fantastic winter study abroad in Havana, Cuba
Submitted by Jake Levin - - | December 13, 2016
I spent the month of January in Havana and had a life-changing experience. It was my first time spending more than a week abroad, and with the language barrier and notorious internet connectivity issues, the possibility of isolation was very real. Luckily, the program staff and fellow students made the experience easy and enjoyable.
I lived and studied Spanish in Havana for the month of January 2016. I lived, laughed, and ate with a Cuban family via homestay, and worked on my Spanish in 4-hour-a-day sessions at the University of Havana. Tom Millington, the program's director in Cuba, was kind, attentive, and diligent. He made sure the students had everything they needed to succeed.
The language immersion was very helpful – when not a single person, from taxi drivers to salespeople, speaks English, you have to orient yourself linguistically very quickly. Cuban Spanish is a bit more difficult to understand than dialects from other Latin American countries, which adds another step to the steep learning curve.
We were given an immense amount of freedom to explore but were never out of reach from the program staff. Marta María, Hugo, and Tom were all just a short phone call away, and at one point accompanied a student to the hospital as if they were their parent. They took care of us in Cuba as though we were their own. On my last day in Cuba Hugo spent three hours taking me to souvenir shops so I could find the perfect trinkets to take home. At one point, my roommates and I missed the departure for the bus and without even thinking Tom hired a cab and driver to follow the bus and ensure we made it to meet the group on the excursion.
The course equivalency work between my school and the Spanish Studies Abroad program staff was also seamless. In fact, the only hiccups I felt were from my school's sometimes-inept study abroad administrators.
I can't speak for other Spanish Studies Abroad programs, but if they're anything like the trip I took to Cuba then it will certainly be money well spent. I highly recommend this administrative team, the program, and the country.
As a direct result of my time in Cuba, I was able to apply for and be hired as a producer on the first international music festival in Havana. I returned two months later and helped produce the historic Diplo/Major Lazer concert for 400,000 fans on La Tribuna. It was amazing, and I was able to navigate Havana deftly and on my own as a direct result of my fantastic experience with Tom and Spanish Studies Abroad.
Please, take this trip!
The best semester I could have asked for
Submitted by Ashley Ahl - Ithaca College | November 29, 2016
I absolutely loved my time in Sevilla. Before going, I had no idea it would have such an impact on my life, but looking back I couldn't imagine what my life would look like if I hadn't gone. Living and studying in another country not only broadened my look on life, but also helped me grow as a person. Spanish Studies Abroad was the perfect program for me because it was a medium size, which allowed me to be known on a personal level by my professors, while still interacting with a number of students from across the US. The classes challenged me, while still giving me the chance to explore the culture and travel, which proved to be just as beneficial as my classroom learning.