Foreign Study

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers three levels of off-campus programs in Spanish (our program in Portuguese to Brazil has been temporarily cancelled).  Applications are usually due February 1st in the Off Campus Programs Office. 

What is the LSA?

Language Study Abroad (LSA) programs in Spanish allow students to complete the language requirement in Santander, Spain. All LSA programs are for students who place into Spanish 3 or who have taken Spanish 2 on campus.

For 2023-2024 the LSA in Santander will be offered Summer 2023

What is the LSA+?

At the intermediate level the Department offers the option of an LSA+ program. Up to two courses may count towards the major. Prerequisites are Spanish 9.

For 2023-2024 the LSA+ in Buenos Aires and in Barcelona will be offered in Winter 2024 only.

What is the FSP?

Foreign Study Programs (FSPs) are advanced programs for those who want to delve into Hispanic literatures and cultures in Madrid, Spain and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Up to two of the FSP courses may count towards the major. Prerequisite is one course from the Span 30, 31 and 32 sequence.

For 2023-2024 the FSP Madrid will be offered Fall 2023.  The FSP in Buenos Aires will be offered Spring 2024.

Special Pre-LSA Drill Section

The Department offers a special drill session which is required for those students who have been accepted to one of the Spanish LSA programs and have completed Spanish 2, or who are at the Spanish 2 level, and have not been enrolled in a Spanish language course in more than six months.  Please contact Roberto Rey Agudo, our Language Program Director, for more information.

Applications and Deadlines

Application deadlines are normally February 1st.  For more information on specific programs/additional deadlines please consult the Off Campus Programs Office.

CASA Program in Havana, Cuba

Students interested in studying Spanish abroad may apply to go on our Department-based LSAs, LSA+s and FSPs and/or look into the CASA (Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad) programs. Currently LALACS sponsors the CASA program in Havana, Cuba.  The Department of Spanish and Portuguese will give credit for up to one course to Spanish Minors, and up to two course for Spanish Majors. See the Off Campus Programs page for more details.