Off Campus Programs in Spanish

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers many off campus programs in Spain and Latin America each year.

Spanish Language Study Abroad (LSA) in Barcelona and Buenos Aires

The Department offers two LSA programs, one in Barcelona, Spain (Winter and Spring) and one in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Winter). Each program is led by a faculty member of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Students live with Spanish-speaking families for the entire term. The program offers several courses while abroad; SPAN 3 (Advanced language instruction), SPAN 5 (Introduction to History and Culture), and SPAN 6 (Introduction to Hispanic Literatures). 

For more information please contact specific directors for each program or The Off Campus Program Committee (Prof. Franconi, Cirnigliaro).

Directors for 2019/2020:
LSA Barcelona Winter '20: Analola Santana
LSA Barcelona Spring '20: Beatriz Pastor 
LSA Buenos Aires Winter '20: Sebastián Díaz

Spanish Language Study Abroad Plus (LSA+) in Santander, Spain

We began offering the LSA+ summer program in Santander in 2014. The program is led by a faculty member of the Spanish and Portuguese Department. Students live with Spanish-speaking families for the entire term. The program offers SPAN 20 (Writing and Reading: A Critical and Cultural Approach), SPAN 22 (Modern and Contemporary Spanish Artistic and Cultural Production) and SPAN 32 (Introduction to Hispanic Studies III: 20th - 21st Centuries). Occasionally, the program may offer SPAN 30 or 31.

For more information please contact specific directors for each program or The Off Campus Program Committee (Prof. Franconi, Cirnigliaro).

Directors for 2019/2020:
LSA+ Santander Summer'19: Txetxu Aguado

Spanish Language Study Abroad Plus (LSA+) in Cuzco, Peru

The Language Study Abroad Plus (LSA+) Program in Cuzco, Peru, has begun in Fall 2015. Students enroll in three 9-week courses including, SPAN 20 "Writing and Reading: A Cultural Approach", SPAN 21 "Traditional and Contemporary Andean Cosmogonies and Cultural Production: A Historical Approach", and SPAN 32 "Introduction to Hispanic Studies: 20th and 21st Centuries". Planned excursions are to Lake Titicaca, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and Machu Picchu. The program ends with a one-week workshop with theater collective Yuyachkani in Lima. Students live in family houses while in Cuzco.

For more information, please contact specific directors for each program or The Off Campus Program Committee ( Prof. Franconi, Cirnigliaro).

Directors for 2019/2020:
LSA+ Cusco Fall'19: Jorge Quintana-Navarrete

Spanish Foreign Study Programs (FSP) in Madrid and Buenos Aires

Students participating in the foreign study program live with families and take three courses: Contemporary Issues, Cultural Heritage, and Contemporary Literature. In Contemporary Issues, students read about, discuss and debate current issues and problems affecting the country of residence. The Cultural Heritage course focuses on historical development in Spain and Latin America through art, architecture, music, and popular culture. In the Contemporary Literature course, students read modern poetry, drama and fiction written by major Latin American and Spanish authors. The courses are taught by local faculty and by the accompanying Dartmouth faculty member.

For Madrid, the program offers SPAN 24 (Spanish Cultural Heritage), SPAN 34 (Society, Culture and Politics in Spain), and SPAN 36 (Studies in Modern and Contemporary Spanish Literature).

For Buenos Aires, the program offers SPAN 23 (Argentine Cultural Heritage), SPAN 33 (Argentine Civilization: Society, Culture, and Politics in Argentina), and SPAN 35 (Studies in Spanish-American Literature and Culture).

For more information, please contact specific directors for each program or The Off Campus Program Committee ( Prof. Franconi, Cirnigliaro).

Directors for 2019/2020:
FSP Madrid Fall'19: Isabel Lozano
FSP Buenos Aires Spring'20: Noelia Cirnigliaro

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.

REQUIREMENTS

The main requirement to go on this program upon acceptance is fluency in Spanish. Non-native speakers must have completed Spanish 20 or the equivalent. Heritage speakers of Spanish who are unsure of their competence in the language should contact the Minor/Major advisor.

All Spanish minors can request up to 1 (one) credit towards the minor for a course taken only in Casa de las Américas through CASA.

All Spanish majors can request up to 2 (two) credits towards the major for two courses taken in Casa de las Américas in Havana through CASA. (Note the department will only honor courses taken in Casa de las Américas, not Universidad de la Habana).

Please refer to this website to see the list of courses in Casa de las Américas that will guarantee credit in Spanish.

Please check the Hispanic Studies tab to learn more about how to request your Minor or Major credit.