Intermediate Spanish Language & Culture in Valladolid

Valladolid, Spain

SESSION I: May 23 - June 27, 2019 OR SESSION II: June 27 - August 1, 2019

Program Highlights

  • Fulfill Global Language requirement
  • Study in picturesque Valladolid
  • Experience Spanish culture through host families

Course & Program Information

Course Name: Intensive Intermediate Spanish II 

Course Number: HISP 200

Credit Number: 8 

Prerequisite: HISP 111

Course Name: Intermediate Spanish 

Course Number: HISP 211

Credit Number: 4

Prerequisite: HISP 112

The summer program in Valladolid, Spain, is mainly intended for students who are looking to fulfill their language requirement while completely immersing in the Spanish culture. Participants live with Spanish families for the entire duration of the five week program. The program includes visits to historical cities such as Salamanca and Segovia, visits to museums and castles (Coca and Penafiel), among others, and some social events such as a welcome reception and a farewell dinner. 

Program Costs & Financial Considerations

The estimated program fee is $3,900 (for students pursuing 4 credits) and $4,100 (for students pursuing 8 credits).  Additionally, students will pay the cost of the required 4 or 8 CSB/SJU credits at the reduced summer tuition rate ($614 per credit = $2,456 for 4 credits or $4,912 for 8 credits). 

The program fee includes:

  • Housing while the program is in session
  • All meals
  • Three day-long excursions
  • CISI Medical & Evacuation Insurance

The program fee does not include:

  • Roundtrip airfare (est. $1,400)
  • Passport application fee ($145)
  • Non-program travel or housing
  • Personal expenses (est. $500)

The Short-Term Abroad Financing Brochure includes estimates for the items not included in the program fee, along with information regarding scholarships for study abroad.  


Students stay 2 to a family with host families and are provided with 3 meals a day. 

Program Directors Information

Patricia Bolaños and Emily Kuffner will be directing the first session. Tania Gómez is the director of the second session.

Patricia Bolaños is a professor of Hispanic Studies at CSB/SJU.

Emily Kuffner studied abroad in Denia, Spain as a sophomore in college, an experience that sparked a lasting love of Spanish culture, history and literature. After living in Spain for another six years, she pursued a PhD in Golden Age (sixteenth- and seventeenth-century) Spanish Literature. This is her fourth year at CSBSJU, teaching all levels of Spanish language, reading, and literature courses. She is delighted to have this opportunity to experience Spain with the students of CSBSJU. 

Tania Gómez is an associate professor of Hispanic Studies at CSB/SJU.