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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 First
  • SPN 610D - Intermediate Spanish I or
  • SPN 611D - Intermediate Spanish II or
  • SPN 327C - Advanced Grammar and Writing in Context, UT prof. Irma Celina Nevarez and
    SPN 328C - Introduction to Literatures and Cultures
Summer Second
  • SPN 611D - Intermediate Spanish II or
  • SPN 327C - Advanced Grammar and Writing in Context, UT Prof. Mina Ogando and
    SPN 330L - Intro to Language and Linguistics in Society or
  • SPN 352 - Spain and the Generation of 1898 and
    SPN 357 - History of Spanish Art

Academic Information

Students earn 6 credits total. SPN 327C during session I and 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 Irma Celina Nevarez, SPN Grammar and Composition (SPN 327C); Session II - UT Professor Mina Ogando, SPN Grammar and Composition (SPN 327C). SPN 327C carries both Global Cultures & Writing Flags.

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

2019 Program Fee: $3,950. There are two tracks with different costs-see Cost Matrix 2019 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.

Program Dates:

- Summer First
  • May 28, 2019 to July 6, 2019
  • Final Deadline: February 15, 2019
- Summer Second
  • July 9, 2019 to August 17, 2019
  • Final Deadline: February 15, 2019

Application Code


Additional Resources


Next Step

Summer 2019 applications are closed. For more info contact program coordinator, Jean Ooi at

Program information above is subject to change