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 highly demanded skill. 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 Secondary Education Majors are required to study abroad for a semester*

Restrictions

  • No restrictions have been identified by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures. 
  • 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 non-GVSU 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 non-GVSU options by using the search engines listed below.

GVSU programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available 

Partnership

Chile

Universidad del Bío-Bío

Semester, non-traditional academic year, summer

Partnership

Mexico

Universidad de las Americas

Semester, academic year

Partnership

Spain

Universidad de Deusto

Semester, academic year

Partnership

Spain

Universidad de Deusto

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

Non-GVSU

Argentina

Mente Argentina

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Argentina

CIEE: Language and Culture

Semester

Non-GVSU

Argentina

ISA: Buenos Aires

Semester, academic year, summer

Non-GVSU

Argentina

Sol Education Abroad: Argentina

Semester, academic year, summer

Non-GVSU

Argentina

CISabroad: Semester in Buenos Aires

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Bolivia and Peru

Where There Be Dragons

Semester, Academic year

Non-GVSU

Bolivia

SIT: Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Chile

Middlebury in Valparaiso

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Chile

CIEE: Valparaiso

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Chile

USAC: Santiago

Semester, academic year, summer

Non-GVSU

Chile

ISA: Chile Programs

Semester, academic year, summer

Non-GVSU

Colombia

ISA: Barranquilla, Universidad del Norte

Semester, academic year, summer

Non-GVSU

Costa Rica

Sol Education Abroad

Semester, academic year, summer

Non-GVSU

Costa Rica

USAC: Costa Rica Programs

Semester, academic year, summer

Non-GVSU

Costa Rica

ISA: Costa Rica Programs

Semester, academic year, summer

Non-GVSU

Cuba

CIEE: Cuban Studies

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Cuba

ISA: Havana

Summer

Non-GVSU

Dominican Republic

CIEE: Summer Language and Culture

Summer

Non-GVSU

Dominican Republic

ISA: Dominican Republic

Semester, academic year, summer

Non-GVSU

Ecuador

SIT: Development, Politics, and Languages

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Ecuador

KEI Abroad

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Ecuador

CISabroad: Ecuador Programs

Semester, summer

Non-GVSU

Mexico

Center For Global Education

Semester

Non-GVSU

Mexico

UM: Study Abroad in Mexico

Summer

Non-GVSU

Mexico

SOL: Spanish Immersion in Oaxaca

Semester, academic year, summer

Non-GVSU

Nicaragua and Cuba

SIT: Youth Culture, Literacy, and Media

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Peru

SIT: Indigenous Peoples and Globalization

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Peru

KEI: Cusco and Lima

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Panama

SIT: Tropical Ecology, Marine Ecosystems, and Biodiversity Conservation

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Spain

CIEE: Alicante

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Spain

CIEE: Communications, New Media and Journalism

Semester, academic year, summer

Non-GVSU

Spain

CIS: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Semester, academic year, summer

Non-GVSU

Spain

USAC: Spain Programs

Semester, summer, academic year

Non-GVSU

Spain

ISA: Spain Programs

Semester, summer, academic year

Non-GVSU

Spain

GEO: Intensive Spanish in Oviedo

Spring semester

Non-GVSU

Spain

API: Spain Programs

Semester, summer, academic year

Non-GVSU

Uruguay

Academia Uruguay

Semester, summer

Non-GVSU

Uruguay

USAC: Montevideo

 

Semester, academic year

Internships

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

GVSU

Spain

EUSA Internship

Summer

Non-GVSU

Argentina

GEO: Internship and Independent Research In Rosario

Semester, summer, or academic year

Non-GVSU

Chile

EUSA Internship Santiago

Summer

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

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

Diane Wright

wrightd@gvsu.edu

B-2-259 Mackinac Hall



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