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Study abroad

Discover what the Spanish culture really looks like, learn some Spanish slang, and meet some amazing people along the way—all in one semester. You don't even have to be a Spanish major or minor. Discover the opportunities to study abroad with the Spanish department!

Look at the schedule (.doc) of when the programs will be offered in the next four years. Also check out an overview (.pps) of each program.


Arequipa, Perú, is the site of the department’s newest semester program. Each fall semester you will have the opportunity to study at the Universidad Católica San Pablo, live with a Peruvian family, and take excursions to Lima, Cuzco, and Machu Picchu. Other excursions may include hiking, mountaineering, rafting, and visiting Cañón del Colca—which is deeper than the Grand Canyon!

Check out the blog written by our students who studied in Peru during fall 2013 or the blog from the students who were in Peru during fall 2012.

See a slideshow of photos from the fall 2011 and fall 2012 semesters in Peru »


Don't just study Latin American culture, immerse yourself in it. You'll also learn about the role "gringos" should play in third-world countries when you study in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, during interim and spring semester.

Check out the blog written by students who studied in Honduras during spring 2012 or the blog updated by students from spring 2013!

Click here for a slideshow of photos from the past two semesters of students in Honduras »


Nestled in the mountains with the ocean just a half hour away, Oviedo is a great place to study Spanish! You can choose from the core program in the fall (and finish your foreign language requirement in one semester) or the advanced program in the interim and spring when you spend a semester in Oviedo, Spain.

See a slideshow of photos from the past three semesters abroad in Spain »

Read a Spanish news article about Calvin students completing the Sem Pond Jump in Spain during the spring 2013 semester!

Check out a lip-dub video the core program students made during the fall 2011 semester.

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Also: Find out how the semester in Spain program began by watching a video of professor emerita, Elsa Cortina.

Plus, watch a video of the crema de falla that was created for the semester in Spain reunion.




Spend three weeks studying and living with a family in Mexico or check out other trips to countries like Panama, Guatemala, Honduras, and Peru (not sponsored by the Spanish department).


Click here to see photos from the Mexico interim 2013 »

Find out more about interim programs 2014.

What students currently abroad are saying...

Take a look at the blog written by students who studied abroad in Peru during fall 2013!

Other programs

Though Calvin offers semesters in Spain, Honduras, and Peru, you can also choose to go on a semester abroad through a different program. Check out Best Semesters' Latin American Studies Program in Costa Rica or find out more about other off-campus programs.