- Puerto Rico
- San Juan
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- Ability to understand normal, rapid Spanish. Completion of a minimum of one Spanish course at the advanced level.
Spanish Studies Abroad offers multiple ways for students to gain real life work experience and academic credit in a professional environment abroad. A variety of professional settings are available, and Spanish Studies Abroad will utilize its long-standing relationships with community organizations, businesses, and schools to find the best placement to fit your interests. An initial intensive language period prepares you to communicate with confidence in your placement. Receive on-going support from the Resident Director with the option to supplement your internship experience with additional academic courses. Take advantage of study tours, cultural events, and activities organized by the Spanish Studies Abroad Center.
You may experience being in the minority or majority for the first time, encounter different perspectives of what it means to be from the U.S., or have stereotypes (both positive and negative) placed upon you.
While everyone’s experience is different, preparing yourself ahead of time and knowing which resources are available can be helpful.
Every country perceives sexuality and gender expression differently and you should think about how your study abroad destination may react to your identity and how freely you’ll be able to express yourself when you’re abroad. While you should not feel pressured to closet yourself while you’re away, it’s important to have a grasp on how your expression can be perceived in a different cultural context.
In order to help prepare you to have the best time while abroad, here are some resources we have gathered to get you started.
Please note that the location that you are applying to may have specific accessibility challenges such as uneven terrain, cobblestones, stairs, lack of specialized equipment, and differing attitudes and laws regarding accessibility. You also may find that medications typically prescribed in the U.S. may not be available or legal in your host country. It is important to allow extra time to plan the appropriate arrangements for your time abroad.
However, our team at Spanish Studies Abroad is here to help support you to the best of our ability in arranging necessary accommodations for your study abroad experience. We encourage you to tell your Admissions Advisor if you need any special arrangements.
- Local speaking partners (intercambio)
- Semester and summer opportunities available
- "Spanish Only" policy
- Live in a homestay or student residence hall (semester option only)
Spanish Studies Abroad Financial Aid
Spanish Studies Abroad has awarded over $230,000 in scholarships since 2001 via its two scholarships, the Merit-Based Scholarship and the Diversity Scholarship, for academic programs in Spain, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Argentina. The Merit-Based Scholarship to Spain is awarded to one student who shares “a personal life story that demonstrates [their] dedication to learning Spanish and how [they] have gone above and beyond in [their] acquisition of the language,” in a 400-to-500-word essay.