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
Jan Plan SP 127 in Salamanca, Spain: During this course students will immerse themselves in day-to-day Spanish life by living with local families, taking part in activities in the city, exploring other historic sites in Spain, and engaging in intensive language study. Students will be expected to speak only in Spanish during their stay in order to strengthen their language production and to increase cultural competency through a communicative, task-based approach. Please contact Brett White ([email protected]) if you have any questions.
Note: only students who have (or will have) completed SP 126 at Colby, or who have placed into SP 127 via the placement exam, are eligible for this course.