Application Deadline & Fee

                    February 1, 2023; $75                        Application fee is non-refundable.

Program Dates

May 8 - 29, 2023
3 weeks

Program Details

Students will immerse themselves in the Spanish culture for three weeks to experience and research how strong communities from different parts of the globe—such as Christian, Arabic, Roman, and Jewish—have blended to create a new society, new traditions, and a prosperous country. They will experience how these cultures have survived from generation to generation and combined with modern influences to create a new economy and revolutionize global markets. Learn of interwoven traditions—deepened in the core of Spanish culture—that have supported and made advances in technology, economy, and global markets never thought of before. It is the perfect setting for students to appreciate the depth of the Spanish language, its influence in the world, and why it is one of the three most-spoken languages in the world. More than 8% of the global population speaks Spanish.

We have day trips to selected sites where students can learn about the development and progress of the Spanish culture. Students will experience Las Cuevas del Soplao (a 240 million-year-old formation), walk through El Camino de Santiago (pilgrimage considered the route opened by the Christian apostle, Saint James), learn about Jewish heritage and commerce, follow trading roots from the times of Charlemagne. Students will also see Roman and Arabic sites and will study how their ways of life are still influencing Spaniards and their neighborhoods.  

The United States has a rapidly-growing community of almost 60 million Spanish-speaking people. It is imperative that students prepare for the future in front of them.      


Program Sites:

  • Barecelona
  • Madrid
  • Segovia
  • Toledo
  • Santander
  • Gijon
  • Santiago de Compostela

Anticipated Curriculum

*Students are expected to enroll in two courses for this study abroad.

LANG 291R "El Idioma Español" Independent Study (3-6 credits)
Prerequisite(s): None listed

LANG 490R "La Formación de un País y su Influencia Cultural y Económica" Special Topics in Languages (3-6 credits)
Prerequisite(s): Department Approval and *University Advanced Standing

*University Advanced Standing - 24 credits completed, GPA 2.0 or higher MAT 1030 and ENGL 2010 or equivalent.

Program Requirements*

Must be 18 years of age at the time of departure

Minimum G.P.A.: 2.5

Students must have taken two semesters of Spanish or equivalent.

Physical requirements: Walking to and from museums, walking at historical sites, and walking over uneven surfaces 5-6 hours per day. Train and bus rides, up to 6 hours.

Each international destination has its own Covid-19 rules and it is the travelers responsibility to find out what is required. UVU will not be responsible for covering the cost of hotel quarantine or Covid-19 testing in foreign destinations. Students may be required to test negative for COVID-19 at their own expense by host countries as a condition for entry.

*Accessibility services vary from country to country. Contact the Office of Education Abroad if you require such services.

Estimated Program Fee*

Fee covers housing, some meals (most breakfasts), transportation in country, excursions, and international insurance.


*This cost is tentative and based on the current exchange rate and program plans. This cost may be updated due to exchange-rate fluctuations or program changes.

Additional Estimated Costs

The student is responsible for these additional costs
UVU tuition ($990 for 6 credits at $165 per credit hour)
Roundtrip airfare to Spain (approx $1000)
Meals (approx $400)
Discretionary spending (approx $150)
Passport (approx $165)

Students should be prepared to pay out-of-pocket for possible COVID tests or quarantine stays if required by the host country for entry or exit.

All students are required to pay a $75 application fee for all Study Abroad programs.


There are some scholarship opportunities that are available from UVU and nationally. These scholarships are competitive and have varying application dates. Please click on the following here for more information.

Financial Aid

Pell Grants and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to the program, based on eligibility. Speak to a Financial Aid Advisor for more information (BA 105). 

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Travel Report

Students are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department’s country information webpage for the most up-to-date information on travel advisories, entry, exit, and visa requirements, safety, security, health, and other important travel factors.