Education Abroad for Spanish Language Majors
Education Abroad for
Spanish Language Majors
Globalize Your Education
Spanish majors are highly encouraged to study abroad. Participating in study abroad is an ideal way to add a global perspective to your Spanish major through first-hand experience living and studying in another country and culture. Studying abroad can also help accelerate learning the Spanish language by being able to use it inside and outside of the classroom.
Review the resources here to first help decide how an international experience can fit into your degree plan. It is important to work with your Spanish Undergraduate Advisor and an Education Abroad advisor early on in the application process to make sure that you are choosing the best program to fit your goals and meet major requirements.
Why Study Abroad?
When you step out of a familiar environment and engage with another society, where cultural, political, and academic perspectives differ from the U.S., it can greatly enhance your perspective by placing domestic issues and experiences within an international context. It helps participants negotiate differences, listen to and learn from new viewpoints, and adapt to unfamiliar situations. The changed perspective students gain from studying abroad helps make them better informed global citizens, and they are often more competitive for employment, fellowships, and graduate school.
You can Afford to Study Abroad!
Receiving FAFSA? All subsidized & unsubsidized Stafford Loans will automatically work on your study abroad program.
Veteran? Use your Veterans Benefits to help cover the cost of your program fee!
Pell Grant Recipient? Not only can you use your Pell Grant, but you are also eligible for the Gilman Scholarship, worth up to $5,000.
Need Scholarships? The PSU Ed Abroad office offers scholarship workshops every term and has a multitude of resources online for students on a budget. Come meet with us so we can talk about awards ranging from $500 - $10,000.
Virtual Study Abroad in Spain, Summer 2021
Third Year Spanish Language and Culture in Context
Complete your entire third year (301, 302, 303) over the summer, while connecting virtually with host families and local sites in Oviedo, Spain! Earn 12 credits toward your Spanish Major or complete your Minor during this 10-week program.
What Programs Work Well for Spanish Language Majors?
The programs listed below are recommended because they offer the largest number and range of courses relevant to Spanish language majors.
ALBA Study Abroad in Barcelona
USAC Spain: Spanish Language, European Studies, & Liberal Arts in Alicante
PSU Fac-Led Spain: Oviedo - Third Year Spanish Lang & Culture in Context
USAC Spain: International Business, Spanish and Cultural Studies in Bilbao
USAC Spain: Spanish & European Studies in Madrid
GEO: Spanish Language in Oviedo - Summer
CIEE: Advanced Liberal Arts Program in Seville, Spain
CIEE: Liberal Arts Program in Seville, Spain
CIEE Spain: Summer Language & Culture in Seville
USAC Spain: Spanish Language, Culture, and STEM in Valencia
USAC Chile: Spanish Language, Latin American, Anthropological, and International Studies in Santiago
IE3 Global Mexico: Queretaro, Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro - Summer
USAC Costa Rica: Spanish Language, Ecological and Latin American Studies in Heredia
USAC Costa Rica: Spanish Language, Ecological, and Latin American Studies in Puntarenas
USAC Costa Rica: Life and Health Sciences, Spanish and Culture Studies in San Ramón
IFSA Mexico: Merida Universities Program, Mexico
USAC Uruguay: Latin American, Gender and Spanish Language Studies in Montevideo
Don't see a program that works for you? Click here for the complete list of programs.
Ready to take the Next Step?
Attend an Ed Abroad 101 session to learn more about studying abroad at PSU. These are 30 minute sessions offered when classes are in session. They cover the application process and direct you to next steps.