Spain: Language & Culture

*Please note:  The next time this program will run is Spring/Summer 2023. Details below are subject to change.

Home to the Plaza de España, Alcázar castle and some of the best flamenco dancing in the world; this program in Seville offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in Spanish language and culture. 

Program Highlights: 

  • Field trips include a two-night trip to Granada, day trip to Córdoba, “Flamenco” dance lessons, and more
  • Learn about the history of Spain through a course revolving around a ‘Reacting to the Past’ game

Cultural Info

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2.0 GPA Required
Spanish Language Requirement
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Program Dates and Application Deadline

Spring/Summer 2023

Estimated Program Dates: May 2023 - June 2023
Application Deadline: February 1, 2023

(6 weeks)


Students will register for a total of 7 credits:

SPA 309: Advanced Spanish Grammar (3 credits)

SPA 310: Spanish Civilization and Culture (3 credits)

HNR 380 / SPA 380: Second Spanish Republic RTTP Game (1 credit)

Fulfills General Education Global Perspectives requirement.

Fulfills (1) General Education Issues course requirement. Reflection required 

Language of Instruction: Spanish


Host families

Cost and Scholarships


Program Fee: $5,450


  • Round-trip airfare
  • Accommodation
  • Ground transportation
  • Field trips & fees
  • Some meals

Other Expenses

  • GVSU Tuition - 7 credits, Undergraduate ($3,829)
  • Personal expenses ($500)
  • Additional meals ($500)
  • Passport fees ($150)
  • ISIC card - optional, Undergraduate ($28)

TOTAL PROJECTED COST (Program Fee + Other Expenses): $10,457


Students may fund study abroad by using financial aid, scholarships, grants and personal funds. A study abroad adviser can help you create a funding plan.

FACULTY-LED PROGRAM GRANT  (Up to $1,500): All degree-seeking students who apply to their faculty-led program by the priority deadline are automatically considered for a grant of up to $1,500 from the Padnos International Center. Students must have a current FAFSA on file to be eligible. No application required.

James F. and Virginia L. Goode Global Programs Scholarship: The purpose of the scholarship is to reduce the financial pressure on students and their families and make a Grand Valley education accessible to students from all backgrounds. This need-based scholarship will ensure that financial need does not become a barrier to intellectual and personal growth for students planning to study abroad. MyScholarships:

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To contact the Financial Aid office, email [email protected] with “Study Abroad” in the Subject line. Include your G Number and Total Projected Cost of the program in the e-mail. 

Non-GVSU Students: Non-GVSU students admitted for study abroad are not eligible for Financial Aid from GVSU. Check with your home school’s study abroad and financial aid offices for details on applying for financial aid from your home school toward study abroad program costs. 

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US State Department Information

The first step to an international trip is to read our Traveler’s Checklist to find out things to consider before you go. Pay special attention to our safety and security information and assess for yourself the risk of traveling to a particular country or region.  Some U.S. citizens with special considerations – such as students, women, and LGBTI travelers – may face additional challenges when abroad.  If you do decide to travel, make a plan for what to do if something goes wrong overseas. 

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Contact Information

Padnos International Center
130 Lake Ontario Hall
[email protected]

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