Study in Spain with BGSU
High school juniors and seniors: Earn college credit and discover Spain's rich culture, history and language.
For more than 50 years, the BGSU education abroad program in Alcalá de Henares has been helping students experience the beauty of Spain. Alcalá de Henares is a safe, residential and family-oriented city located 40 minutes Northeast of Madrid by train. From June 2-15, participating high school juniors and seniors will live with a host family, travel to gorgeous cities and gain confidence in their Spanish language skills.
Fill out our request for information form to get in touch with a representative from the BGSU Education Abroad Program! The registration deadline is Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024.
- For high school juniors and seniors
- Instruction in SPAN 3950 - Workshop in Spanish Language and Culture (3 credit hours)
- Host family experience with dedicated and caring host families (includes meals)
- Excursions to Madrid, Granada or Asturias
- Cost: $2,810 (does not include airfare)
- Minimum GPA: 2.5
- Health and Safety insurance coverage in place
- Additional leader(s) supervise students outside the academic, host family and excursion experiences
Education Abroad Program
301 University Hall
Bowling Green State University
Are you interested in leading a group of high school students to Spain?
Contact Michelle Ploeger, assistant director for Education Abroad, at email@example.com to learn how.
No placement tests are required. We trust the teachers to determine the proficiency level of each high school student. If you deem your student has a solid foundation that places them close to the intermediate level, they will be accepted. An intermediate level is four semesters of Spanish, corresponding to the equivalent completion of SPAN 2020 at BGSU.
For BGSU students: SPAN 3950 is a 3-credit hour course that meets the requirements for degree completion but does not count for general elective credit toward a Spanish major or minor.
For non-BGSU students: SPAN 3950 is a 3-credit hour course that can be transferred to other higher education institutions.
Students may choose between a letter grade (ABCDF) or S/U (pass/fail). We encourage students to consult with their high school teacher to make an informed decision. If a student opts for pass/fail, they must inform us by the end of the first week. They must also receive the equivalent of a ‘C’ or better to receive an ‘S’. Please consult the BGSU Undergraduate Grading Policies for more information.
SPAN 3950 Oral Proficiency Workshop
This 3-credit course is an intensive, two-week, intermediate-level learning experience offered through the BGSU Study Abroad Program in Spain. The workshop helps students become proficient in Spanish-language communication through linguistic and cultural immersion in the community of Alcala de Henares, Spain. The course also helps students identify and reflect on the important role that language and culture play in the way we think and see the world. Classes are held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and offer a balance of class time and activities outside the classroom (mainly in Alcalá de Henares and Madrid). The students' immersion continues after class through interactions with their respective host families and by participating in the program excursions.
Updated: 02/01/2024 11:45AM