We no longer permit credits from Barcelona or Salamanca study abroad to be used toward the Spanish major. If students are currently listed as a Spanish major or might consider a possible Spanish major in the future (i.e., once they return with substantial credits from abroad), they should not plan for these locations. Students minoring in Spanish are also discouraged from studying abroad at these locations. Beginning with the 2023-2024 academic year, semester programs (i.e. Fall or Spring) with CIEE Seville are permitted for Spanish majors. Seville credits earned Fall 2023 or later may be applied to a Spanish degree.
Study abroad is an excellent way to become familiar with other cultures and to improve your fluency in Spanish. Penn State faculty members lead summer study abroad programs in:
IMPORTANT: Once you have visited the Office of Global Programs and collected information about the program(s) that interest you most, make an appointment with a Spanish advisor to discuss your choice. Spanish advisors can help you to determine how courses taken abroad can fit into your academic plan and provide helpful advice for planning to study abroad.