Majors are strongly advised to spend one academic year studying abroad at the junior level. A minimum of one semester of study abroad is required of majors. Majors must matriculate in a study abroad program that offers university-level courses (not a language acquisition program); all course work abroad must be conducted in Spanish. All study abroad plans for students majoring in Spanish must be approved by the chair of the department of Spanish. No more than the equivalent of two courses of foreign study credit may be counted toward the major per semester abroad, or four semester courses per year. Eligibility pre-requisites for Spanish majors to study abroad include the completion of Spanish 135 and Spanish 231 with a grade of C or better.
The only four recommended programs in Spain are Colby in Salamanca, Hamilton in Madrid, Middlebury in Cordoba (by petition), and PRESHCO in Cordoba (by petition). The only four recommended programs in Latin America are CIEE in Buenos Aires, Washington University in Santiago de Chile, Duke in the Andes in Quito, and IFSA-Butler in Lima (by petition).
Colby Study Abroad