Spanish

“I had studied Spanish for almost 7 years and still wasn’t confident or fluent in the language. Studying abroad brought it all together for me and the best part about it was that it happened automatically from being immersed. Whether it was taking tango classes, talking with my host mom, ordering food, or just walking around… I was constantly learning… and it was fun!

  -Sabrina Miller Spanish Minor

 

Spanish Major Minor

Chile

In an increasingly global society, proficiency in a foreign language is a skill in high demand. Take the knowledge, vocab, and grammar you’ve learned in the classroom and use it in real world situations and rapidly improve your proficiency. Expand your appreciation of culture and language by interning, volunteering or studying abroad in places such as Spain, Chile, Peru, Nicaragua, and many more.

Academic Advice

  • Department input requested
  • Consider fulfilling your Issues General Education requirement abroad. Find out how!
  • Spanish majors should contact their Spanish major advisor.
  • Spanish minors can contact any Spanish advisor or Prof. Jason Yancey.
  • Students should contact Prof. Laura Fox for 100- and 200-level Spanish classes.

*Spanish Secondary Education Majors are required to study abroad for a semester*

Due to COVID-19, there is committee put in place to review requests for alternate study abroad programs. The Spanish Department is asking students to submit THIS FORM when making a request. 

Questions: Laura Fox (foxl@gvsu.edu)

 

Restrictions

  • NOT eligible for Study Abroad equivalences: Spanish 314 and Spanish 495. 
  • Courses will be reviewed on a case by case basis through the course equivalency process.

Keep in Mind

  • Once you have selected a program, be sure to meet with your adviser at least three months prior to departing for your program.
  • Be sure to explore both GVSU and external options by browsing the Program Suggestions below. Students are not limited to GVSU study abroad programs.
  • There are several opportunities to intern and or volunteer while abroad.
  • Students are also able to fulfill General Education requirements abroad, including their General Education Issues requirement.

Scholarship Opportunities

Hugo Salazar Memorial Scholarship

Program Suggestions

You are not limited to the program options listed below. 
Explore other external options by using the search engines listed below.

GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

Non-Traditional Academic Year

Faculty-Led

Dominican Republic

Spanish Language

   

 

Faculty-Led

Spain

Language and Culture

   

 

Partnership

Chile

Universidad del Bío-Bío

   

Partnership

Chile

Universidad del Bío-Bío 

   

 

Partnership

Chile

Universidad del Bío-Bío (Dual Degree)

 

   

Partnership

Mexico

Universidad de las Americas

   

Partnership

Spain

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

   

Partnership

Spain

Universidad de Deusto

 

Partnership

Spain

Universidad de Deusto (Exchange)

   

External Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

External

Argentina

CIEE: Intensive Language

   

External

Chile

USAC: Santiago

External

Colombia

ISA: Universidad del Norte

   

External

Costa Rica

USAC: Costa Rica Programs

External

Cuba

CIEE: Cuban Studies

 

External

Spain

ISA: Spain Programs

Explore Other Program Options

Not finding a program on this list that meets your needs? Explore other options.

IMPORTANT: You can also complete your General Education requirements abroad. 

Browse More Programs

Internships

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Varies

Varies

Internships Abroad

To determine the GVSU course equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please view the “How to Request Course Equivalencies” page. For more information email Department Contact below.

Department Contact

Jason Yancey

(Spanish majors/minors)

yanceyj@gvsu.edu

D-2-134 Mackinac Hall

Laura Fox

(Lower level Spanish courses)

foxl@gvsu.edu

D-2-128 Mackinac Hall