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Valladolid1.jpg​Spring Semester



 early Januar​y  - mid-May


Th​e Spring Semester in Spain offers Spanish language majors and minors a true immersion program!

Go to the Applications ​page to find out how to get an application.



Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors from all disciplines; a cumulative 2.5 GPA; and a minimum of Spanish 212 (four college semesters) or its equivalent is required.

Application Deadline: April 1, of the prior academic year for guaranteed consideration though we highly recommend you apply one year in advance. Late applications are often taken. Please check with the Office of International Education for available positions.

Program includes

  • Full Semester Academic Program
  • 16-17 UWSP credits
  • Room and board in a home setting
  • UWSP tuition for Wisconsin residents (Minnesota students qualify for reciprocity, surcharge for other out-of-staters – ONLY $1,000).
  • Sponsored study tours: Possible Sites include Madrid, Avila, Burgos, Salamanca, Segovia, Peñafiel, etc.
  • Travel/health insurance

Plan your budget to cover airfare, passport, and personal expenses (especially during the two week personal break)

Click here for latest price estimates.


Academic Program

The academic program of studies through the Universidad Valladolid includes:

  • Lengua/Gramátíca Española
  • Literatura Española
  • Cultura y Civilización
  • Comentario de Textos
  • Historia/Geografia de España
  • Práctica Español
  • Trabajo Monográfico

Classes are taught in Spanish but for foreign students.


Student must complete the entire semester in order to receive credit. No partial credit granted for early return from Spain!

You will be given a placement exam upon arrival. Regardless of the results, you will receive credit for the next sequential language course in which you would have enrolled at UWSP. Instructional staff at the Universidad de Valladolid may not advise you on matters having to do with registration and credits earned. All such matters are exclusively handled by the Department of Foreign Languages at UWSP.

Sample Core Class List


One language course depending on language level placement test given at the University of Valladolid:

  • Advanced placement:
    SPANISH 345 - Advanced Conversation & Composition
    3 credits, Prerequisite: 314
  • Intermediate placement:
    SPANISH 314 - Intermediate Spanish Composition
    3 credits

SPANISH 340 - Introduction to Literature
3 credits, GDR: HU2
Intensive reading, methods of literary analysis of various genres; introduction to fundamental techniques of literary criticism.

SPANISH 481 - Spanish Culture and Civilization
3 credits, GDR: HU4

SPANISH 499 - Contemporary Spanish History
3 credits

SPANISH 499 - Conferencia (language practicum)
3 credits

FOREIGN LANGUAGE 399 - Monográfica *
2 credits
Supervised special work in areas of major; i.e. Art History, Economics. Student will complete research paper in academic subject area of their major/minor.
* Does not count towards the Spanish major.


Please read the refund and withdrawal policy for details. 

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