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Undergraduate Program

General Information

Bowling Green State University offers summer, semester, and academic year programs in Spain which are designed to meet the needs of beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of Spanish. All programs feature at least 12 semester hours of classes taught completely by qualified instructors from the University of Alcalá de Henares or Bowling Green State University and are supervised by an on-site Director from the faculty of the Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Bowling Green State University.

Admission requirements: An overall GPA of at least 2.5, with at least a 3.0 average in Spanish courses is a prerequisite to study in Spain. Students from any accredited college or university are invited and encouraged to apply.

Summer Program

Our 8 week summer program during the months of June and July offers intensive Spanish language classes at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Classes in literature, civilization and culture are available to students who have completed Spanish 2020 or its equivalent. All classes are taught in Spanish and tutoring is available at no additional charge for students who need help outside of class. Undergraduate students are required to live in Spanish host homes, thus increasing their exposure to the Spanish language and culture. Weekend cultural excursions are part of the learning experience and are included in the cost of room and board.

Semester or Year Program

Students eligible to participate in the 15 week semester (fall or spring) or academic year program must have completed SPAN 2020 (4th semester college Spanish) or its equivalent. However, the program is not just for Spanish majors or minors. In addition to courses in Spanish language, literature, and civilization, students can also study geography, art history, political science and popular culture. All classes are taught in Spanish and tutoring is available at no additional charge for students who need help outside of class. Undergraduate students are required to live in Spanish host homes, thus increasing their exposure to the Spanish language and culture. Weekend cultural excursions are part of the learning experience and are included in the cost of room and board.