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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 377C - Topics in Spanish and
    SPN 367D - Business in Hispanic Life and Culture
Summer First
  • SPN 610D - First Year Spanish II or
  • SPN 311 - Intermediate Spanish and
    SPN 314 - Spanish Conversation & Culture or
  • SPN 330L - Introduction to Language and Linguistics in Society and
    SPN 328C - Introduction to Literatures and Cultures

Academic Information

Students earn 6 credits total. SPN 330L 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 Melissa Murphy (SPN 330L). Session II - UT Professor Mina Oganda Lavin (SPN 367D). Please keep in mind that program dates are still being decided on for 2024 and will change from the ones listed.

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

2024 Program Fee $4578 (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: June 6, 2024 to July 11, 2024
  • Instructional: June 10, 2024 to July 10, 2024
  • Final Deadline: February 1, 2024
- Summer Second
  • Program: July 11, 2024 to August 15, 2024
  • Instructional: July 15, 2024 to August 14, 2024
  • Final Deadline: February 1, 2024

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Cat M McGovern

Additional Resources

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Next Step

Plan to attend an info session in Fall 2023 to learn more! Dates/times coming soon. For more info, contact

Program information above is subject to change