Providing unique learning experiences for North American university students since 1969

SPANISH STUDIES ABROAD

The Center for Cross-Cultural Study

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

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STUDENT SUPPORT

FLEXIBILITY

What is Spanish Studies?

Spanish Studies Abroad provides learning experiences in Spanish-speaking countries, focused primarily on North American university-level students. Our history began in Seville, Spain in 1969, where we run the Center for Cross-Cultural Study in the historic, central area of the city.

Since then, we have expanded to other interesting cities including Alicante and Barcelona in Spain and Havana, Cuba; Córdoba, Argentina; and San Juan, Puerto Rico

Spanish Studies Abroad has a US headquarters in Amherst, Massachusetts and staff around the continent to work with our university and college partners.

Students choose to study with SSA – in both English and Spanish – to develop language fluency, to experience new cultures and to obtain university credit. For university students, we offer academic years, semesters and short programs of 3 to 4 weeks in January, May and summer months. Most of our students live with local families for a deep immersion in the culture as well as for language fluency.

In addition to our standard academic offerings, Spanish Studies Abroad supports many customized learning programs, including faculty-led trips and study tours.

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The Application process

The application process is simple.  These are the steps you need to follow:

Inform yourself

Browse our website and meet with your university or college advisor.

Decide where

We offer study abroad terms in: Spain (Seville, Alicante, Barcelona), Argentina (Córdoba), Cuba (Havana), Puerto Rico (San Juan). You can also choose multiple locations.

Decide when

How long would you like to study abroad? Fall, Spring, Academic Year, January, May, Summer; perhaps a combination of these?

Select a program

You will want to select a program that best suits your goals: consider your current level of Spanish, major/minor, course offerings, etc.

Seville,

Spain

Immerse yourself in Southern Spain’s culture – history, architecture, flamenco and tapas.

Barcelona,

Spain

Surround yourself with big-city sophistication, culture, art, sports, culinary delights and a Mediterranean climate.

Alicante,

Spain

Enjoy an American-style university experience in this seaside, temperate paradise.

Córdoba,

Argentina

Study at the oldest university in Argentina while discovering the lifestyle of yerba mate, tango and gauchos.

Havana,

Cuba

Revel in the warmth of the hospitality and climate in this one-of-a-kind destination.

San Juan,

Puerto Rico

Dive into the culture and blue waters of the island’s largest city.

We have opportunities for high-school students too. Learn more

Download our student handbooks. They’re the complete guide on how to not only survive, but thrive on your stay abroad. Learn more

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Find out how to manage your all-important visa application. Learn more

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Institutions

Find contact information for your university study abroad department. Learn more

Find out more about our programs by visiting our sites alongside other faculty, advisors and administrators. Learn more

Join some of the most famous universities across the United States by designing a customized program for your institution. Learn more

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