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Granada: IES Granada

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Advanced Spanish Track Required. Students with four or more semesters of college-level Spanish will be placed in an Advanced Spanish Immersion focus in which all courses are taught in Spanish. Advanced students also have the opportunity to participate in a no-cost, part-time internship and take courses at the University of Granada, one of Spain’s top-ranked and largest universities, and the most popular university for European students participating in the Erasmus student exchange program.

Cordoba: The PRESHCO program

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Full-immersion program in historic southern Spanish city of 350,000. Students take 2 program courses and 2 university courses. Intensive language course and Orientation program with travel to major Spanish cities. Extensive co-curricular program and integration with University of Córdoba students. Mainly Smith and Wellesley students.

Valencia: UVA - Language and Culture

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Quality program with strong peer group and sense of community. Many students from University of Virginia. Own building with classrooms and meeting spaces in the midst of the University of Valencia. All program courses; including courses in medical Spanish. Variety of extracurricular activities. Lower cost program and city. Third largest city in Spain, with a very walkable historic city center. Few Americans and little English. Mediterranean beaches are nearby and Madrid is less than two hours away via high speed train.
Five courses worth 15 credits are required for full credit.

Seville: CIEE - Advanced Liberal Arts, Liberal Arts, Teaching Development

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CIEE offers several programs at their center, including: Liberal Arts; (Fall: 100 participants; Spring: 175-200). Advanced Liberal Arts (Fall: 25 participants; Spring: 45-50). A wide range of program and university courses are available. Many internship options. Madrid is 3 hours away by the high-speed train. Lots of Americans in Seville.

Salamanca: IES - Study in Salamanca

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Smaller program in cosmopolitan, small, historic university city. Great location for immersion in Spain. Wide range of IES program courses; direct enrollment in university courses. 2 week intensive language orientation. Internships available. Excellent administration; excursions and cultural activities part of the program. Motivated peer group. Students are encouraged to apply for IES scholarships.

Madrid: IES - Language and Area Studies

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Located on the main campus of the Universidad Complutense. Many course options available including the Sciences and Math at the university. IES staff help arrange internships, field trips, and other activities. Home stay or dorm with Spanish students required to promote cultural engagement. Larger program in large, vibrant capital city. Students with varying motivations and language skills. Students are encouraged to apply for IES scholarships.

Madrid: Hamilton in Madrid

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Mostly program courses, language pledge, quality program with good peer group; excursions to different regions of Spain. Well-run program with excellent director and faculty. Hamilton encourages one course at Universidad Nebrija. Located in the university district.

Granada: Arcadia in Granada

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Located in historic city with Islamic heritage; all courses taken with international students at the Center for Modern Languages (associated with the University of Granada). One-Month Intensive Spanish Pre-session required for Fall semester for all language levels. Environmental Studies courses (in English) are available for ES majors. Easy access to outdoor activities. Students are encouraged to apply for Arcadia scholarships.

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Environmental Studies: Students enroll in the pre-session, then take two courses in Spanish and two ES courses in English.

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