Universidad Rovira I Virgili de Tarragona

  • Study Abroad Programs:
    • Health, Language and Culture on the Spanish Mediterranean (James Madison University)
    • La ciudad mediterránea: la creación y relación entre el espacio público y el privado (Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey)
  • Interracial Issues, International Migration, & Dialogue Between Civilizations, before and after September 11th
  • Chemical Engineering Internships
  • Master´s programs
  • Doctoral programs

Universidad Antonio de Nebrija

Universitar Autonoma de Barcelona

Universitat de Girona

Universitat Jaume I

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

  • Program AULA JACOBEA (April 9th -10th, 2011).

For: All of the international students in North American programs in Spain who would like to experience and have a better understanding of St. James´s Way (Camino de Santiago). 
Limited spots.
Last day to register: March 4th,  2011.

For more information, contact Carmen L. Villasol:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Campus Idiomatic Experience in Arousa Norte. (Video). Youtube link.

Objectives: To experience Galicia´s rich culture within its Atlantic marine life.
Here´s a sample of our students´ stay in Campus Idiomatic in 2010, which took place last fall in various towns throughout Arousa Norte.

For more information, contact Carmen L. Villasol: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Universidad Francisco de Vitoria

Summer Intensive Spanish Language and Service Learning-  

Students learn by doing in this challenging eight-week Spanish Language and Service Learning Course. Students will improve their Spanish language skills and put them into practice while helping people through a Service Learning Project organized by Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, a private, non-profit fully accredited Catholic university located just outside of Madrid's city center.

The outcome: students with the preparation, willingness and confidence to implement change for a better world. Students will address the following themes, among others, during the course and practicum:
What it means to be a responsible citizen
Perspectives on issues related to health, poverty, education, war, immigration, human rights, and women’s rights
Spain’s current socio-economic situation
The concept of solidarity

Course and Service Learning Placement Hours-Spanish Language Instruction: 90 hours

This course is directed towards Intermediate students of Spanish, and includes a ten-hour workshop dedicated exclusively to language skills for use in the field of social work. In addition to the intensive language instruction, students will also explore Madrid and the surrounding area in six afternoon activities and one full-day excursion.

Service Learning Instruction: 30 hours
Students will receive a total of 18 hours of classes dedicated to service learning theory prior to beginning the practicum. The remaining class hours will take place one day per week over the course of the remaining four weeks.

Service Learning Practicum: 64 hours
Students will receive support from their professor, who will accompany them to their project site, and model what is expected of them in the particular assignment, working alongside them over the
course of the project. This person is meant to guide and support the
student, and to help the student to serve in the best possible way in the given environment. Professors provide an assessment of students’ level of involvement, learning outcomes and competencies gained upon project completion.

Upcoming Program Dates:
May 30 to July 22, 2011

Total Course fees: 1.500 €

Housing: UFV can arrange housing with Spanish hosts in the center of Madrid. Information on shared student apartments and residences is also available.

University certificate, along with grades and learning outcomes will
be available to students upon completion of the course.
You can find out information about this program and others on offer to international students at UFV here.

For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Harris
Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Ctra. Pozuelo-Majadahonda Km.
1,800, 28223 Pozuelo de Alarcón (MADRID), SPAIN
Tel: +34 91 709 1400, Fax: +34 91 709 1418
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

School Year Abroad


  • Open to American high-school students
  • Full academic year
  • Requirements: 4 semesters of high school Spanish, proven proficiency, and a good academic record
  • Courses organized through SYA consortium, based in Lawrence, MA and adapted in Spain for the Zaragoza program


School Year Abroad (SYA) is the only secondary level school in which American students live for a full year in a European or Chinese family while earning US graduation credits and receiving rigorous preparation for top US colleges and universities.  Every year we send approximately 60 eleventh and twelfth graders to each one of our unique schools in Beijing, China; Rennes, France; Viterbo, Italy; and Zaragoza, Spain.  SYA´s newest school in Italy opened in September 2001.  SYA is a consortium of 24 member schools around the United States. The charter members of the consortium are Phillips Academy (Andover, MA), Phillips Exeter Academy (Exeter, NH) and St. Paul´s School (Concord, NH).

Students generally take courses in Spanish language, Spanish literature, English, mathematics, and two of the following three subjects: Spanish history, art history and theater.  Seniors may, on the recommendation of the home school, elect not to continue in mathematics as long as they have met their home school requirement and sign up for at least five other courses.  All but the English and math courses are taught in Spanish. 

Students are tested in September.  Based on the results and their previous records, they are placed in one of two groups for Advanced Placement Spanish language.  Adjustments in the groups are generally made early in the year if it appears that placement is inaccurate.  In any case, distinctions tend to disappear after the first semester. Math placement is based on prior experience.  Courses meet for a minimum of four 50-minute periods per week.  SYA does not distinguish between eleventh and twelfth graders in the organization of classes.  The average class is 15 students.  The academic year is divided into two semesters of two quarters each.  Classroom performance is graded A-F, and grades are reported to families and home schools after each quarter.

SYA´s expectations for academic work are meant to reflect the rigorous standards of the member schools, but teachers are supportive and the homework load should allow students to spend time in the evenings with their host families.  The Spanish teachers know what they can ask of Americans still at ease in the language in October... and what they can expect later in the year.  The demands are real, but also realistic.  It is extremely rare for a student to return to the US early for failure to meet the academic requirements of SYA.   









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