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Santander is set on a tranquil bay with a pleasant climate. During this six week program (first or second session), or 12 week program (both sessions), students take 6 credits of Intermediate or Upper Division Spanish per session. Classes are taught either by UT professors or professors from the University of Cantabria. Located in the heart of Santander, Spain, the University is walking distance from the main boulevard and beach. Students live with local home-stays to practice their Spanish and gain insight into Spanish culture. This program aims to improve students' knowledge of the Spanish language, including the ability to speak correctly and effectively outside the classroom, and integrate students as much a possible in the local culture.


Sponsored by College of Liberal Arts


Summer Second
  • SPN 311 - Intermediate Spanish and
    SPN 314 - Spanish Conversation and Culture or
  • SPN 327C - Advanced Grammar and Writing in Context and
    SPN 328C - Introduction to Literatures and Cultures or
  • SPN 367D - Business in Hispanic Life and Culture and
    SPN 357 - History of Spanish Art
Summer First
  • SPN 610D - First Year Spanish II or
  • SPN 311 - Intermediate Spanish and
    SPN 314 - Spanish Conversation & Culture or
  • SPN 367C - Spanish for the Health Care Professions and
    SPN 328C - Introduction to Literatures and Cultures

Academic Information

Students earn 6 credits total. SPN 367C during session I and SPN 367D during Session II are taught by a UT professor and students receive in-residence credit. All other courses taught by University of Cantabria professors and transfer credit is sent to UT upon successful completion of the program.


Session I - UT Professor Maria Luisa Echavarria (SPN 367C). Session II - UT Professor Mina Ogando (SPN 367D)

Language(s) of Instruction

English and Spanish


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


Students live with homestay families in apartments; one student per family. Three meals a day with local family. Homestays are within walking distance or a short bus ride to the University of Cantabria. Students are required to stay in program housing.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

2022 Program Fee $4375 (estimated). There are tracks with different costs-see Cost Matrix link below. Includes housing, 3 meals/day, weekend excursion, and on-site orientation. Program fee does not include airfare, books, insurance, transportation, and personal expenses. $10,000 total scholarship award available for this program.


- Summer First
  • Program: May 26, 2022 to July 2, 2022
  • Instructional: May 27, 2022 to July 1, 2022
  • Final Deadline: February 1, 2022
- Summer Second
  • Program: July 5, 2022 to August 13, 2022
  • Instructional: July 6, 2022 to August 12, 2022
  • Final Deadline: February 1, 2022

Application Code


Additional Resources

Financial Aid
Fin Responsibility Policy
Frequently Asked Questions
Information Session

Next Step

Come to an info session to learn more! 9/21 at 4pm, 10/18 at 5pm, 11/16 at 4pm. Check Information Session link above for full details. For more info, please contact Jessika Macias:

Program information above is subject to change