Given the intercultural and multicultural focus of the Department’s curriculum, majors are strongly advised to spend a semester or academic year studying abroad at the junior level. Students who study abroad will enroll in programs that offer university-level courses in Spanish (not in a language acquisition program). A minimum grade point average of 2.7 is required to retain the Spanish major and for permission to study abroad. All study abroad plans for students majoring in Spanish must be approved in advance by the Spanish major advisor and Department Chair. Eligibility prerequisites for Spanish majors to study abroad include the completion of Spanish 135 and Spanish 231 with a grade of C or better.
The four pre-approved programs in Spain are Colby in Salamanca (Integrated Program), Hamilton in Madrid, Middlebury in Córdoba, and PRESHCO in Córdoba. The seven pre-approved programs in Latin America are Brown University CASA in Havana, CIEE in Buenos Aires, Washington University in Santiago de Chile, Middlebury in Montevideo (Uruguay), IFSA-Butler in Lima, IFSA-Butler in Havana, and IFSA-Butler in Mendoza (Argentina).
Jan Plan in Salamanca
SP132: Conversation & Composition in Salamanca
This Jan Plan course takes place in Salamanca, whose Old Town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. Students immerse themselves in day-to-day Spanish life by living with local families, taking part in activities inside the city, and exploring other historic sites in Spain. This course will develop critical communicative and argumentative writing skills in Spanish through conversations with peers and locals and by analyzing a variety of texts and events. Students who have completed the language requirement (SP127 or equivalent) but have not yet taken SP135 are eligible to apply.
The instructor for the Jan Plan in Salamanca 2021 course is Professor Luis Millones ([email protected]). Feel free to email him if you have any questions about the application process.