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Study-Abroad Program · Summer · Four Weeks

Program Overview:

Experience the language, culture and history of Spain while studying in Madrid and Alicante. In Madrid, you may enjoy theater, dining and exhibitions and visit many attractions including the Royal Palace, the Reina Sofia Museum and the Prado Museum. In Alicante, you will take part in classes held within walking distance of the Mediterranean Sea. You should return from the program with a better understanding of the Spanish language and an appreciation for Spanish culture and history.

This program also includes the Service Learning aspect of education. American students will be working with Spanish students translating documents, Spanish literature, etc. This will in turn help students improve their language skills. 




Lodging and Meals:

You will reside with a carefully-chosen host family, staying in a double-occupancy room. Single-occupancy rooms may be available for an additional fee. Three meals will be provided every day. Laundry services are included.


3-8 credit-hours


A number of courses, including graduate coursework, are available through this program.

Undergraduate classes - SPAN 1010 Introduction to Spanish I, SPAN 1020 Introduction to Spanish II, SPAN 2010 Intermediate Spanish, SPAN 2020 Intermediate Spanish, SPAN 2100 Basic Survival Spanish Conversation, SPAN 3040 Study Abroad Program in Spanish, SPAN 304B Study Abroad Spain, SPAN 3210 Advanced Composition in Spanish, SPAN 3220 Phonetics and Conversation in Spanish, SPAN 3510 Spanish Civilization I, SPAN 3520 Spanish Civilization II, SPAN 3610 Spanish-American Civilization I, SPAN 3620 Spanish-American Civilization II, SPAN 3400 Special Topics: Language, SPAN 4100 Special Topics: Literature, SPAN 4110 Independent Study in Spanish, SPAN 4120 Independent Study in Spanish, SPAN 4120 Independent Study in Spanish, SPAN 4510 Survey of Spanish Peninsular Literature I, SPAN 4520 Survey of Spanish Peninsular Literature II, SPAN 4610 Spanish-American Literature I, SPAN 4620 Spanish-American Literature II, English 2030

Graduate classes - SPAN 510A Intensive Spanish for Research, SPAN 510B Intensive Spanish for Research, SPAN 5510 Spanish Peninsular Literature I, SPAN 5520 Spanish Peninsular Literature II

Other classes that may be taken in Spain - Foundations of Modern Spain, Spanish Film, Reading in Literary Genres, Commercial/Technical Spanish, Spanish for Medical Professions

Financial Aid:

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Hispanic Honor Society, provides scholarships for its members to study in Spain. Your APSU current scholarships and financial aid may apply toward the cost of the program. Call the Office of Student Financial Aid at (931) 221-7907 to schedule an appointment with financial aid counselor, Cathy Naef or Jennifer Ellis. Additional scholarships and travel grants are available through the Office of International Education. Scholarship information.

Payment Schedule and Deadlines:

A non-refundable deposit is due when completing the online appliacation that is due by February 15. The travel grant application is due by March 1.  


Dr. Miguel Ruiz-Aviles (Languages and Literature) at (931) 221-7855 or .

Travel Advisory - This is not a complete list of travel advisories. Please see the U.S. State Department travel site for an up-to-date and extensive list. 

Please review the Student Code of Conduct that applies to all students participating in APSU study-abroad and exchange programs.

Austin Peay State University reserves the right to make cancellations, date and fee adjustments and any other changes that may be required.

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