EDUCATION Abroad - Spanish ProgramS

Barcelona / Granada / Bilbao / Costa Rica /Other programs / Language Assessments / Contact

halloween Barcelona 2017Four programs exist for which coursework is aligned directly to our curricular needs and for which there are pre-approved ourses: Spain, you can choose among Barcelona, Granada, and Bilbao. Latin America, San Joaquín de Flores, Costa Rica. 

Advising: The LAS-SP program in Barcelona is advised by the Spanish advisor, Ms Tasha Robles. Spanish majors and minors participating in the other programs listed here are advised in academic matters by Ms. Tasha Robles, and for all other matters students should contact Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange (Ms. Claire Bryan) and LAS (Mr. Kelly White).

Departmental scholarships for study abroad are available.

Other study abroad programs in Spanish-speaking countries are not evaluated directly by Spanish faculty and therefore credit is not guaranteed.




LAS-SP Year/Semester in Barcelona (Spain)

LAS-SP Year/Semester in Barcelona, Spain



Year-long and Spring program (founded in 1971)

Minimum of SPAN 228 and another 200-level or above course

Priority given to Spanish majors

Internships possible (competitive)

All advanced hours count toward degree

Advised by the Spanish Advisor (

Based at the Universidad Central in Barcelona and taught by University of Barcelona professors

Core curriculum includes courses in culture, communication, literature and linguistics


CEGRI, Granada (Spain)

CEGRI, Granada, Spain



Students must have completed Spanish 141 (or equivalent) prior to start of program

Fall, spring and summer options

Minimum GPA 2.5 (3 preferred)

Based in The Centro Granadí de Español (CEGRI)

Core curriculum includes courses in culture, history, art history, law, literature and linguistics


Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao (Spain)

Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain



Students must have completed Spanish 141 (or equivalent) prior to start of program

Students with no prior knowledge of Spanish can attend the summer Business program

Based in the University of Deusto

Fall, spring and summer options

Core courses in culture, business, politics and gastronomy

Internships possible (service, education, business)



SAO Instituto, San JoaquÍn de Flores (Costa Rica)

Instituto San Joaquín de Flores, Costa Rica Deeply discounted rate for Fall 2017! (rate applies for minimum of 5 students)

Costa Rica

Students must have completed Spanish 141 (or equivalent) prior to start of program

Fall, spring and summer options

Based in the town of San Joaquín de Flores

Core courses in culture, literature, environmental studies

Live with a family to soak up the language and the culture.



The Quito, Ecuador program has been put on hold for SP18, FA18, and AY18-19 terms. If you are primarily interested in studying abroad in Ecuador, please review our program with the University of Minnesota:

IAGE Provider: MSID Ecuador - International Development <>

 If you want to meet to discuss other options in Latin America or Spain, please feel free to schedule an appointment here:



The Spanish department is unable to offer language assessments for students who are not declared Spanish majors or minors and/or who are studying abroad in programs we do not supervise directly. If Spanish evaluations are needed for programs other than LAS Barcelona, Deusto, Costa Rica or Granada, please contact the sponsoring department and College directly.

Exception: IPENG programs’ students (Engineering students) and Fullbright applicants can contact Dr. Pilar Martínez-Quiroga at

Be aware that all petitions will be processed within 3-6 working days from the moment they are received. Please plan accordingly. The Department of Spanish and Portuguese does not have the staff to accommodate urgent requests.

For graduate students requiring a Spanish reading proficiency exam, please visit our graduate website


  • Tasha Robles, Spanish Undergraduate advisor (
  • Ann Abbott, Director of Undergraduate Studies (
  • L. Elena Delgado,  Director of Education Abroad Programs, Spanish and Portuguese (