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!
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 students who were in Peru during the fall 2012 semester!)
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 Honduras during interim and spring semester.
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 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.
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).
Find out more about interim programs 2013.