PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Program Name:  Spanish Studies Diploma Program
School:  University of Valladolid
City:  Valladolid, Spain
Term:  Academic Year (October to May)
Duration:  2 Semesters (28 weeks)
Cost:  € 3,145 / $ 3,409.18 *
Housing

 € 572 / $ 620.05 * per mo. student apt

€ 1,050 / $ 1,138.20 * per mo. homestay

Language of Instruction: Spanish
Eligibility:  Open enrollment, anybody can participate. Beginners to Advanced. The Spanish program at the University de Valladolid is open to teens, students, and adults. You do not have to be a college student to enroll in this Spanish program. You do not have to participate in a US university study abroad program to enroll in this Spanish program. Minimum age 18.

* Euro equivalent in dollars based on current exchange rate

COURSE DESCRIPTION – Spanish Language and Culture, Academic Year

This Spanish Language and Culture program includes the content taught in the Spanish Language and Culture course as well as the Course in Spanish Studies and, over the course of a full academic year, aims to offer deeper insights into the Spanish language as well as the history, culture, and society of Spain. Subjects contained in the Spanish Language and Culture include: Spanish Language and Spanish Culture classes. Subjects contained in the Diploma of Spanish Studies (from January to  May) include: Spanish Grammar, Oral Expression, Culture, Spanish Literature, History of Spain, History of the Spanish Art and Geography of Spain.

The Spanish program is accompanied by a series of socio-cultural activities and trips to various places of great interest due to their artistic and cultural heritage.

The price for this Spanish program includes:

  • Inscription
  • Tuition
  • Orientation session
  • Guided tour in the city center
  • several full day trips on Saturdays
  • Cultural activities and workshops at the Language Center
  • Cultural visits to museums
  • Student card
  • Free Wi-Fi access in the campus facilities
  • Certificate of assistance
  • Closing ceremony 
  • (Students must also pay for medical insurance, which costs approximately € 46 / $ 47.70 * per month

SPANSIH COURSES OFFERED

  •  Spanish Grammar
  •  Spanish Oral Conversation
  •  Spanish Literature
  •  History of Spain
  •  History of Spanish Art
  • Geography of Spain

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Open enrollment, anybody can participate. Participants in the Spring semester program should have at least a lower intermediate level of Spanish. The Spanish program at the University de Valladolid is open to teens, students, and adults. You do not have to be a college student to enroll in this Spanish program. You do not have to participate in a US university study abroad program to enroll in this Spanish program. Minimum age 18.

ABOUT

The Spanish courses for foreigners at the University of Valladolid have been taught continuously for more than 65 years. Nowadays, Spanish lessons take place at the University Language Center, located on the Miguel campus, in a safe an easily accessible area providing an ideal setting for learning and practicing Spanish. The Language Center was opened in 1996 and is equipped with state-of-the-art technology in language learning: white digital boards and audiovisual equipment in its 22 classes. The Center also has a meeting room for students and a library with free-access computers and free Wi-Fi.

Our programs combine language teaching with complementary activities and trips, which help students to become immersed in the language and culture of Spain. International students are in constant close contact with Spanish students who come to the Language Center to study other languages. One of our main priorities is to foster language interaction. Students enrolled are issued with a student card which provides them with access to libraries and other University of Valladolid services.

SERVICES OFFERED

Activities: 4 x 4 conversation exchange, Cinema workshops, Listening to music (to learn Spanish vocabulary), Flamenco Workshop, History Documentaries. The Centre organizes a number of guided tours to various places of great interest due to their artistic and cultural heritage. Teachers specialized in art and history will explain the main aspects of each place together with what makes it so attractive. They carefully plan the route so that students can be given information concerning all of the socio-cultural, historical, and artistic aspects related to the trip.

These are some of the most commonly visited places:

  • Segovia
  • Burgos
  • Madrid
  • Salamanca
  • Santander
  • Avila y Tordesillas

Housing: The University of Valladolid Language Center offers a wide range of accommodation for students enrolled on its courses. Choose the one which best suits your needs. If you request shared accommodation, we will try to find you a flatmate using the following criteria: Likes, preferences and/or special needs mentioned in the application. Similar ages. Age ranges: from 18 to 25 years old, 25 to 30, 31 to 40, over 40. Availability of accommodation can only be guaranteed during the study program period.

HOW TO ENROLL

Registration for this Spanish program is an open enrollment format. There is no minimum required GPA. Recommendation letters are not required. The minimum age for enrollment is 18. Once you have chosen your course, you must complete the online form in the section REGISTRATION. This form consists of several sections and some of the fields are mandatory. Among the topics are those related to the course (to choose level, dates and duration), housing (family or apartment and dates), personal information (personal data) and the form of payment (credit card or transfer).

Once completed, the system will automatically send an email to the student with all the information.

In the event that the student’s preferences are different to those permitted in each course (other dates, other periods or different joint courses), please advise this to the following email: curesp@funge.uva.es

LINKS

University of Valladolid Spanish Courses

Registration

Accommodation