• Spend 4 weeks in sunny Southern Spain on the coast of the Mediterranean, with easy access to beautiful beaches, natural parks, and coastal villages

• Earn 6 U.S. credits studying intensive Spanish at the basic, intermediate, or advanced level. 

• Live with a host family and learn about local culture while practicing your Spanish

• Join the included trips to Granada, Cabo de Gata Natural Park, and much more.


Excursions & Cultural Experiences 

Students improve their Spanish through a combination of classroom instruction and excursions throughout southern Spain that include trips to the Alhambra in Granada, Cabo de Gata Natural Park, and historic and cultural landmarks throughout Almería. In addition to daily classes, these trips count toward students' total credit hours.

Housing & Meals 

Students further the immersion experience by living with a local homestay family during their time in Almería. Host families provide students with 21 meals per week for the duration of the program.

Explore Almería 

Located on the south-eastern coast of Andalucía, Almería lies at the foot of a mountain range and is overlooked by a Moorish fortress called the Alcazaba. Almería is host a busy port, an old town and a bustling boardwalk. The city is the capital of the Almería province, which has a semi-arid desert climate and receives the most sunshine and least rainfall in all of Europe.

Course Description

Students receive three hours of instruction five days a week and participate in practical lessons outside the classroom for a total of 120 instructional hours and 12 ECTS credits (6 U.S. credits).

Course Content

Students will be required to enroll in two mandatory courses:

-Spanish language

-Spanish oral and written skills.

Students will also be able to enroll in one of the following elective courses:

-Spanish literature

-Spanish language and culture through cinema

-Spanish history and culture

Please note that students should be at the intermediate/advanced level to take the Spanish literature elective.

Course Descriptions

Level of Instruction

The program will be offered at three different levels of language instruction: basic, intermediate and advanced. Students will be placed in the appropriate level after completing a language assessment on site. The host institution ultimately determines your proficiency level and course eligibility

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*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures Recommended!

    Spanish Language and Literature

  • Language and Culture

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher

Other Academic Conditions

No Language Evaluation is required, but it is strongly recommend that students have taken at least one Spanish language class prior to enrolling in the program at the beginner level. 

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