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Cornell Courses Abroad  

Intermediate Spanish Abroad (SPA 206) and 
Advanced Conversation Abroad
 (SPA 302) are offered two of every three years in either Mexico or Bolivia. The courses include a homestay with a Mexican or Bolivian family and visits to a wide range of cultural sites. The courses entail additional fees; see the course catalogue for prerequisites. Read more and view photos from recent trips
Macchu Picchu
Peninsular Culture and Civilization (SPA 381) is offered in Spain every third year. The course focuses on the origins, development, and significance of various aspects of Spanish civilization, with special emphasis on how these influence contemporary economic, political, sociological, and artistic forces within Spain. The course entails additional fees; see the course catalogue for prerequisites. Read more and view photos from recent trips Spain

Spanish in Guatemala: The basic language sequence (101 - 205) as well as classes in Advanced Conversation, Spanish American Civilization, and Spanish American Literature may be taken in Antigua, Guatemala through a special arrangement between Cornell College and Proyecto Lingùístico Francisco Marroquín. Students at the 101-level who fulfill the foreign language requirement by studying Spanish at PLFM may do so in three blocks, and students at the 102-level may complete the requirement in two blocks. Includes a homestay with a Guatemalan family. Registration entails additional costs. Another option in Guatemala is the Juan Sisay Spanish School in Quetzaltenango which offers both language study and volunteer opportunities.

Guatemala language schools

Spanish in Mexico: Any course in the basic language sequence (101 through 205) may be taken in Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico through a special arrangement between Cornell College and Baden-Powell Institute. Includes a homestay with a Mexican family and additional costs.

Internships in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Opportunities for volunteer service in Cochabamba include working in orphanages run by the Catholic Church and serving as teachers' aids in classes at a bi-lingual school (K-12). Includes a homestay with a Bolivian family.

Semester in Bolivia: A series of four courses, which include Spanish language and literature classes; a history/culture, anthropology, or economics class; and a service internship. Offered in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Includes a homestay with a Bolivian family and entails additional costs. LACY-SALAZAR

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Foreign Language Abroad Program (FLAP)

The Department of Classical and Modern Languages offers qualified students the opportunity to participate in certain programs operated by other institutions in countries where the native language is French, German, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish. All of the courses in FLAP programs are taught in the foreign language. Prerequisites: a grade point average of 3.0 or higher at the end of the term preceding the start of the program and the appropriate 205-course or its equivalent in the language to be studied (some programs may require additional language preparation). At least one course in the language must have been taken at Cornell. Programs range from one month to one year. See "Other Study Abroad Opportunities" for a listing of possible programs. FACULTY IN MODERN LANGUAGES [990]

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Cornell-Affiliated Programs (SPANISH)

Latin American Culture and Society--Costa Rica (4)

This is and interdisciplinary ACM program designed for students who wish to gain a comprehensive understanding of life in Latin America and to develop fluency in Spanish. This program, focused on the humanities and social sciences, is planned to take full advantage of its Costa Rican setting. Coursework in language, literature, geography, anthropology, politics, or in cultural change provides insight which are reinforced by group field trips and a two-week period of individual field work in rural areas. Language study is stressed as the key to in-depth understanding of the culture. In San Jos, and its environs, students live with families both to improve their language ability and to enjoy continuous, personal involvement in the daily life of a Latin American community. Prerequisite: SPA 103. September through December. LACY-SALAZAR [941]

Tropical Field Research--Costa Rica (4)

This ACM program is designed for advanced work in the social and natural sciences. Independent research in the humanities is also encouraged. Costa Rica supports an extraordinary variety of plant and animal life and provides rich research opportunities for students of tropical biology and ecology. An equally broad range of research topics is available for students of anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, geology, history, political science, and sociology. Students prepare for their research during a month-long orientation which includes intensive language training and review of field work methodology. Their field of study may be integrated with an ongoing project or may be taken independently under the supervision of a faculty advisor. Prerequisites: sophomore standing, prior coursework in the proposed research discipline, and at least SPA 103. Spring semester. CONDON (942)

Website: Associated Colleges of the Midwest

School for International Training Programs

The College Semester Abroad program of the School for International Training (SIT) provides a unique opportunity to experience other cultures through language study, a homestay, and cross-cultural orientation. Each participant, in consultation with the academic study director on site, plans and completes an independent study project. SIT currently offers the following semester programs in Spanish which include an introduction to the geography, history, politics, economics, anthropology, religions, and arts of the country. Most also include intensive language instruction. To undertake any of the following programs, the student must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher at the end of the term preceding the start of the program and have satisfied the program prerequisites, if any. Each program awards four Cornell course credits. The following programs are related to the Hispanic world:

Spain: Intensive Language and Culture
Spain: Culture and Society
Bolivia: Culture and Development
Chile: Culture, Development, and Social Justice
Ecuador: Comparative Ecology
Ecuador: Culture and Development
Mexico: Culture and Development
Nicaragua: Revolution, Transformation, and Development
Southern Cone: Economic Development and Regional Integration

Website: School for International Training

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 Other Study-Abroad Opportunities in the Hispanic World:

AASS -- Spanish Schools in Spain
Alicante, Barcelona, Granada, Madrid, Málaga, Salamanca, Sevilla, Valencia

Abril Escuela de Español
Alcalá de Henares/Madrid

Spain (Granada, Madrid)
Also: China, France, Germany, Italy

Academic Programs International:
Costa Rica , Spain (Barcelona, Cadiz, Granada, Madrid, Salamanca, Seville)
Also: France, Italy

Academia Centroamericana de Español (ACCE):
Costa Rica

Academia Cervantes:
Malaga (Business Spanish / Legal Spanish)

American Institute for Foreign Study:
Argentina, Costa Rica, Perú, Spain
Also: Australia, Austria, Czech Republic, England, France, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Russia, South Africa

Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Peru, Spain (Granada, Madrid, Salamanca, Sevilla)
Also: France, Germany, Italy

Arcadia University: Center for Education Abroad:
Also: Australia, New Zealand, England, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Wales

Argentina / Patagonia Spanish Language Institute

Augustana College. Centro de Estudios Interamericanos:
Race and Ethnicity in the Andes (Ecuador, Perú) (Summer)

Babylon Idiomas:
Spain (Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Valencia), Argentina (Buenos Aires),Costa Rica (Arenal, Turrialba, Playa Dominica)

Babel Idioma y Cultura:
Málaga (Spain)

Boston University:
Ecuador, Guatemala, Spain, Perú (Summer only)
Also: Australia, Belize, China, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Niger, Russia, USA

CEA - Global Education Solutions:
Argentina, Costa Rica, Mexico, Spain
Also: Australia, China, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Russia, South Africa

Casa Xelajú (Quetzaltenango, Guatemala)
-Intensive Spanish, Internships, Volunteer Opportunities

The Center for Cross Cultural Study:
Spain (Seville), Cuba, Argentina (Córdoba)

Center for Global Education at Augsburg College:
Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras
Also: Namibia, South Africa

Center for Interamerican Studies--Semester in the Andes
Ecuador (St. Ambrose University)

Center for Study Abroad:
Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, Perú, Puerto Rico, Spain
Also: Brazil, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, China, Japan, Vietnam, Russia

Centro de Lenguas - Almar

Colegio Internacional Alicante
Alicante, Spain: Language, culture, conversation, business Spanish

Council on International Educational Exchange:
Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Spain
Also: Australia/New Zealand, Brazil, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Malta, The Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Sweden, Turkey, Wales, Jordan, Tunisia, Turkey

Don Quijote:
Spain (Tenerife, Granada, Madrid, Salamanca, Valencia, Tenerife); Costa Rica (Manuel Antonio); Mexico (Cuernavaca, Guadalajara); Perú(Cuzco) ; Cuba (La Habana); Ecuador (Quito); Venezuela (Caracas); Santo Domingo

Duke University/Organization for Tropical Studies:
Costa Rica

Eastern Michigan University - Cultural History Tours:
Location varies from year to year

Enforex - Language and Culture (1 week - academic year)
Spain: Madrid, Barcelona, Marbella, Salamanca, Granada, Almuñecar
Latin America: Ecuador (Quito), Argentina (Córdoba, Buenos Aires), Perú (Cusco), Bolivia (Sucre), Cuba (Santiago de Cuba, Havana), Costa Rica (Flamingo Beach, Monteverde, Heredia), Guatemala (Antigua)

Escuela de Español Juan Sisay:
Guatemala (Quetzaltenango)

Escuela DeLengua
Spain (Granada)

Escuela Internacional:
Spain (Madrid, Salamanca, Malaga), Costa Rica, Mexico

Escuela Universitaria de Educación y Turismo ( Universidad de Salamanca)

Spain (Valladolid)

Estudio Sampere:
Spain (Madrid, Salamanca, Alicante, El Puerto, Cuenca), Ecuador

Expanish (Experience Spanish in South America)
Argentina (Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Ushuaia), Chile (Santiago), Ecuador (Quito)

Geranios Language School
Spain (Dos Hermanas, Seville)

GoStudySpain -- Study Spanish in Madrid, Málaga, & Salamanca
Spain (Madrid, Málaga, Salamanca)

GUATE Spanish Language School
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Institute for the International Education of Students:
Argentina (La Plata), Chile (Santiago), Ecuador (Quito), Spain (Madrid, Salamanca, Barcelona)
Also: Australia, Austria, Germany, China, Japan, England, France, Ireland, Italy

Institute for Study Abroad (Butler University):
Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, Perú, Spain
Also: Australia, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland

International House Madrid
(Spanish, Chinese, French, German)

International Studies Abroad
Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Spain
Also: Australia, England, France, Italy

Knox College: (
Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Costa Rica

The Language Travel Company
Spanish (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Perú, Spain), Also: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian

Learn Spanish in Spain (
Courses at universities in Alicante, Barcelona, Gran Canaria, Santiago, Madrid, Málaga, Salamanca

Lexia. Overseas Study Programs
Argentina (Buenos Aires), España (Barcelona)
Also: China, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, South Africa, Thailand

Lingua Language Courses Abroad
Spain (Barcelona, Granada, Madrid, Málaga, San Sebastián, Salamanca)

Modern Language Studies Abroad
Costa Rica (Universidad de Costa Rica, San José), Spain (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Monterrey Tech:
Mexico City, Cuernavaca, Guadalajara, Mazatlan, Monterrey, Queretaro, Toluca

New York University / Study Abroad Programs
Argentina, Madrid (Spain)
Also: Florence, Ghana, London, Paris, Prague

Nikitas Language Abroad Schools
Sevilla (Spain)

Rancho de Español
Costa Rica

Rutgers Study Abroad:
Costa Rica, Mexico, Spain
Also: Australia, Brazil, Britain, France, Germany, Ghana, India Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Namibia, Netherlands, South Africa

Saint Louis University -- Madrid Campus
Broad range of course offerings in multiple disciplines

Schiller International University
Madrid (Spain)
Also: England (London & Wickham), France (Paris & Strasbourg), Germany, Switzerland (Leysin & Engelberg), Florida

The School for Field Studies (Environmental Field Studies Abroad):
Costa Rica, Mexico
Also: Australia, British West Indies, Kenya, Pacific Northwest Canada

Semester at Sea:

Service Civil International - International Voluntary Service

SpainBCN-Programs in Barcelona

Spanish Institute of Mérida (México)

Syracuse University - Division of International Programs Abroad: Spain
Also: China, England, France, Italy, Zimbabwe

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Public University + Spanish Language School for foreigners

Universitat Jaume-1
Barcelona, Spain

University of Albany:
Spain (Las Palmas, Madrid, Valencia), Costa Rica, Dominican Republic
Also: China, Brazil, Singapore, England, Wales, Russia, Netherlands, Ghana, Germany, Denmark, France, Israel, Japan, Korea, Scotland, Hungary

University of Málaga:
--Spanish language instruction in Málaga, Spain

University of Minnesota - Study Abroad:
Spain, Argentina, Ecuador, Mexico, Venezuela (open to non-UMN students)
Also: Africa, Middle East, Asia/Oceania, Europe, Canada, U.S., Virgin Islands.

University of Salamanca:
--Spanish language instruction in Salamanca, Spain

University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC): Chile, Costa Rica, Spain
Also: Australia, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel Italy, Malta, New Zealand, Scotland, Thailand)

Salamanca, Santander

More Opportunities:

Cross Cultural Solutions -- Volunteer Opportunities Abroad

Experiential Learning in Latin America -- Internships

Learn Spanish at a Spanish University

Pro World (Service based academic & experiential programs)

Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce

Educational Programs Abroad -- International Internships
Madrid, London, Edinburgh, Paris, Brussels, Bonn, Cologne, Berlin

Rustic Volunteer & Travel
Volunteer opportunities off the beaten track

Study in England -- the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
Programs in the Natural Sciences, Literature, Creative Writing, Linguistics, Social Sciences, International Relations, History, Mathematics, Modern Languages

TEFL International (Training to teach English abroad / TEFL certification)
Costa Rica, Spain (Seville, Barcelona)
Also: China, Egypt, England, France, Italy, India, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam.

Study Abroad Guides/Services:

Scholarships for students interested in studying Spanish in Spain

Global Student Experience

Guide to Spanish language programs in Spain

Language Link
Language Schools throughout Latin America and Spain

Spanish Courses and Intercultural Programs in Argentina & Chile
Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Mendoza, Bariloche, Ushuaia, Santiago

Free Booking Service for Spanish language courses and Spanish Programs in Spanish Universities and Private Spanish language Schools in Spain.

Worldwide Classroom
Consortium for International Education & Multicultural Studies

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