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  • Locations: Alicante, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Spanish Studies Abroad 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2025 03/15/2025 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Accounting, Anthropology, Architecture, Art History, Arts, Business, Business Design, Business Information Systems, Communication, Computer Science, Culinary Arts, Culture, Dance, Ecology, Economics, Education, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Studies, Fashion Design, Film, Finance, History, Hospitality Management, Human Resources Management, Humanities, Iberian Studies, International Business, International Studies, Journalism, Marketing, Mathematics, Media Studies, Minority Studies, Music, Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Science, Pre-Health, Psychology, Sciences, Spanish, Urban Studies Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Spanish
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Home Stay Program Type: Internship Abroad, Study Abroad
Program Description:


Semester & Summer Service Learning Programs

Addressing issues in your host community and reaching out to others is a rewarding way to spend your time abroad. Service learning projects allow you to gain personal and professional development experience while improving your Spanish. Qualified students will be exposed to the daily lives of local citizens not otherwise experienced from the classroom.

Our program locations in Seville and Alicante, Spain, Córdoba, Argentina, and San Juan, Puerto Rico host a complex and diverse array of community outreach groups and educational organizations through which students can develop unique professional experiences abroad. Placements are made to suit each student's personal and academic goals. Regular meetings with the Resident Director and guided reflection support you through the experience. Complementary courses help you to work through the linguistic and cultural challenges you may run into while in the field.

 Learn the Language...

  • Practical Spanish language experience in a local service learning placement
  • Linguistic support through intensive language courses
  • Optional semester course taught in Spanish by native professors
  •  Intercambios with native speakers

Travel the Land...

  • All-inclusive program-sponsored study trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions arranged by Spanish Studies Abroad 
  • Ample time for independent travel

Live the Life...

  • Guidance through work culture by placement supervisor
  • Spanish Studies Abroad -designed course to aid cultural adaptation
  • Regular meetings with the Resident Director to troubleshoot challenges encountered in the field
  • Homestays with local families (housing in a student residence is also available in Seville)


Program Goals:

Semester Program

Gain professional experience, improve your Spanish, and serve your host community. Spanish Studies Abroad works with you to find a service learning placement that matches your interests and goals.

The curriculum allows you to maximize your experience by providing you with the language and cultural tools necessary for a productive placement. Aligned with the regular Spanish Studies semester program, you begin with an intensive language and culture course. During your service learning placement you have regular contact with the Resident Director, a supplemental course in cultural reflection, and an option to enroll in a semester course.

Summer Program
Spanish Studies offers you the unique opportunity to undertake in an intensive 8-week service learning placement, while benefiting from homestays and regularly scheduled cultural trips and activities offered by Spanish Studies Abroad. A one-credit language training course helps you to gain the linguistic tools necessary to integrate into Spanish work culture.


Program Inclusions:

  • Placement in a service learning project
  • Tuition
  • Room & board
  • Support of onsite Spanish Studies staff
  • Pre-departure support
  • Laundry
  • Overnight and local study visits
  • Cultural activities
  • Orientation
  • Health insurance
  • A Spanish Studies transcript
  • Optional trips and activities are also available.
  • Ability to understand normal, rapid Spanish; two semesters of advanced college Spanish or the equivalent
  • 3.0 GPA in Spanish Language coursework. Exceptions may be made with strong recommendations from faculty

Other Service Learning Opportunities:
Spanish Studies Abroad also offers Internship and Service Learning Course Options for qualified students alongside coursework in the regular semester programs in Spain, Argentina, and Puerto Rico. Visit for more information.


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Spanish Studies Abroad
433 West Street
Suite 8
Amherst MA, 01002
tel: (413) 256-0011