Study Abroad Destinations

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese hosts several study abroad programs designed for immersion language learning for undergraduates, Majors and Minors. These programs offer real world settings for language skills practice and cultural awareness developement under the guidance of our faculty and local educators.

Our program in Costa Rica offers two summer sessions, each consisting of five weeks of Spanish immersion. Students will receive a total of 80 hours of classroom instruction with experienced professors from the University of Arizona and the Universidad Nacional. Local families host our students providing them with a taste of the real "Tico" life. By the end of the program, participants will fully understand the meaning of...
The academic program is designed to accommodate the needs, interests and qualifications of the individual students while taking advantage of the environment to increase students' facility in the Spanish language and heighten their awareness of Spanish culture through direct contact.  Students may elect to study for one semester, for the entire academic year, or in summer. Students may enroll for 12 credits per semester (...
Segovia has a rich cultural and historic heritage.  UNESCO has designated it a “World Heritage City” for its cultural and artistic wonders.  These marvels include the Roman Aqueduct, the Gothic Cathedral, the Alcazar, and the Santa Cruz la Real Covenant,  now home to the Universidad SEK where classes are held.  The academic program is designed to accommodate the needs, interests and qualifications of the individual...
The University of Arizona offers students the opportunity to study the Portuguese language intensively during a six week summer program. The summer program will include cultural visits around Fortaleza and to nearby sites such as Jericoacoara, Cumbuco, and Canoa Quebrada. The growing relationship between Brazil and the United States is the rationale behind the development of this program; as Brazil develops on the world...
The program in Viña del Mar offers a unique combination of opportunities for pursuing a study abroad experience. It offers students the opportunity to complete their language requirement and earn general education credits. It also offers the advanced learner the opportunity to pursue work in upper division Spanish classes and advance on work toward their major or minor in Spanish. The academic program is designed to...