Spanish LSA Plus in Barcelona and Buenos Aires

The Department will offer a Spanish LSA+ program in Barcelona, Spain, in the Winter term.  Check application dates and requirements on the Guarini Institute website:

The Department will offer one LSA+ in Buenos Aires each year. Applications for the program are usually due around the February 1 of the previous academic year.  Applications are submitted via the Guarini Institute website


LSA+ in Barcelona

This new LSA+ in Barcelona, Spain is offered each Winter.

The LSA+ program in Barcelona, Spain 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.

These curricular offerings are complemented with weekly cultural field trips through the city led by Angel Lopez, our Art field guide, and three one-day excursions to places of interest, including the city of Girona, the Dali museum in Figueres, and a visit to the medieval monastery of Montserrat, an iconic site for Catalan identity. In addition to these, there is a four-day excursion to Madrid and Toledo just before the week-long break in the middle of the term.

For more information, here is a video of the Dartmouth LSA in Barcelona: 


LSA+ Barcelona Winter 2024: Isabel Isabel Lozano-Renieblas

LSA+ Barcelona section 1 Winter 2025: Beatriz Pastor
LSA+ Barcelona section 2 Winter 2025: Isabel Lozano-Renieblas



To apply for the LSA+, students must complete SPAN 9 or 15; be exempt from SPAN 9 based on test scores; or receive the program director's permission.

The City

Barcelona is a beautiful city located on a narrow Mediterranean coastal plain of northeastern Spain, with a population of nearly 2 million. A true meeting point of Mediterranean cultures through the centuries, it has long been one of the most exciting and multicultural cities in Spain. Its incredible array of architectural styles and daring achievements from Roman walls to Gaudi, bears witness to that diversity. The old city lies close to the harbor. Its chief feature is Las Ramblas, a broad tree-lined avenue leading to the Plaza de Cataluña. Wide boulevards occupying the site of ancient walls surround the precinct. The old city contains remains of the Roman settlement, a medieval cathedral and many ancient palaces and houses. The newer neighborhoods have grown close to the coast, along a string of beautiful public beaches bordered by walkways and restaurants.

Barcelona is also the site of several universities, among them the University of Barcelona, host of our LSA. The University of Barcelona was founded by Alfonso V, King of Aragón, in 1430, and is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. There are a number of museums and galleries, including an important collection of works by Picasso, Miro and Tapies, and one of the finest museums of Romanesque art in the world. Perhaps the most famous building in Barcelona is Antonio Gaudi's unfinished Sagrada Familia church, begun in the late 19th century and characterized by its cluster of openwork spires. However, once visitors return home, the two images of this extraordinary city that remain most vividly may be its art nouveau Modernista architecture and the brightness of its beautiful Mediterranean light.

LSA+ in Buenos Aires


The Department offers an LSA+ program in Buenos Aires, Argentina each year. As all of our programs this one is led by a faculty member of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Students live with Spanish-speaking families for the entire term.                              

In the Language Study Abroad Plus (LSA+) Program in Buenos Aires students enroll in three 9-week courses including, SPAN 20 "Writing and Reading: A Cultural Approach", SPAN 21 " Argentine Identities: a Cultural and Historical Approach"; and SPAN 32 "Introduction to Hispanic Studies: 20th and 21st Centuries".



Extracurricular activities include guided city tours; guided visits to Opera houses, Art Galleries and Museums; Dance classes and visit to tango milongas, concerts and plays, and many more. Weekend excursions may include trips to an estancia outside Buenos Aires, and to Jujuy, Iguazú Falls, or Mendoza and the wine country.          


LSA+ Buenos Aires Winter 2024: Martina Broner.

LSA+ Buenos Aires Winter 2025: Sebastian Diaz-Duhalde.


To apply for this LSA+ program, students must complete SPAN 9 or 15; be exempt from SPAN 9 based on test scores; or receive the program director's permission.

The City

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires is one of the most vibrant, intellectual, and artistic capitals of the Americas. A major cosmopolitan city, Buenos Aires boasts over 50 theaters, a wealth of architectural monuments, numerous active cultural centers, and a lively art world. The program aims to expose students to Argentine literature, history, and society through classroom work as well as excursions, site visits, and personal contact with families. The Argentina program provides the student the opportunity to study Spanish language, Latin American literature and civilization.   


Classes are taught at the UTDT (Universidad Tocuato Di Tella) by local faculty as well as by the Dartmouth faculty member. A private university, the Universidad Tocuato Di Tella is a modern institution built on an American model. Its extensive facilities (library, study area, coffee shops, parks, and sports facilities) offer an excellent environment for exchange between Dartmouth students and their Argentine counterparts. 

The program typically includes two major excursions (a weekend trip to Iguazú Falls National Park and another one to Mendoza City and the wine country). A week-long break also offers ideal opportunity to travel within Argentina. Excursions may vary.