Spain: Education

PLEASE NOTE: The information on this page is for the 2018 program. Updated 2019 program information will be available in summer 2018. Program details may be similar, but are subject to change.

OURENSE, SPAIN - The program will take place in Ourense, which is in the Region of Galicia, in Northwest Spain, 1.5 hours away from Santiago de Compostela, the capital of Galicia, and 2 hours from Porto Portugal. Schools in this region are becoming more and more multicultural, and in response, education has become trilingual: the subjects are taught in Galego (Galician), Spanish and English. By working in local classrooms, students will be able to compare the current education systems in the U.S. and Spain and learn the foundations of both systems. Field trips and home stays with local families will further allow students to be immersed in Spanish culture.

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The next application period opens September 1, 2018

2.0 GPA Required
English Language Requirement

Program Dates and Application Deadline

Spring/Summer 2019

Estimated Program Dates: May 2019 - June 2019
Application Deadline: February 12, 2019 (Opens September 1, 2018)

(5.5 weeks)

*Disclaimer: Program dates for 2019 may slightly differ from the dates provided.

2019 Program information will be available in August 2018



Students will register for a total of 6 credits:

EDF 315: Diverse Perspectives on Education* (3 credits) AND

EDF 380: Cultural Exploration in Spain (3 credits)

*Fulfills a requirement for admission in the College of Education. Does not fulfill Cultures - U.S. Diversity General Education requirement.

Fulfills General Education Global Perspectives requirement.

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


Language of Instruction: English


Program participants will live with host families.

Cost and Scholarships


2019 Program information will be available in August 2018


Program Fee: $4,475


  • Round-trip airfare
  • Housing
  • Most meals
  • All excursions and fees
  • All ground transportation

Other Expenses

  • Tuition ($3,150)
  • · Passport ($140)
  • · ISIC Card (optional - $28)
  • · Additional meals ($200)
  • · Personal Expenses ($300)

TOTAL PROJECTED COST (Program Fee + Other Expenses): $8,293



Open to ALL majors. No language prerequisite.

2.0 GPA required.


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Contact Information

Spring/Summer 2019
Sherie Williams
Faculty Advisor

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