Intermediate and Advanced Spanish Language & Culture in Valladolid

Spain - Valladolid

CANCELLED for Summer 2021

Summer 2022 Dates: May - June 2022 TBD

Program Highlights

  • Fulfill Global Language requirement or take Advanced Spanish Abroad
  • Study in picturesque Valladolid
  • Experience Spanish culture through host families

Explore more Spain-Valladolid Program details on CSB/SJU Global Portal.

Course & Program Information

Course Name: Intensive Intermediate Spanish

Course Number: HISP 200 (112 + 211)

Credit Number: 8 credits

Prerequisite: HISP 111

Course Name: Intermediate Spanish I 

Course Number: HISP 211

Credit Number: 4 credits

Prerequisite: HISP 112

Course Name: Advanced Spanish Abroad (offered Summer 2021 only)

Course Number: HISP 363

Credit Number: 4 credits

Prerequisite: HISP 312

The summer program in Valladolid, Spain, is mainly intended for students who are looking to fulfill their language requirement while completely immersing in the Spanish culture. To meet the needs of the Bennies and Johnnies who had to change their study abroad plans due to COVID-19, during the Summer of 2021 only we are pleased to also offer an Advanced Spanish Abroad course in Valladolid.  Participants live with Spanish families for the entire duration of the four week program. The program includes visits to historical cities such as Salamanca and Segovia, visits to museums and castles (Coca and Penafiel), among others, and some social events such as a welcome reception and a farewell dinner. 

Program Costs & Financial Considerations

During a summer program abroad, CSB/SJU students will pay the cost of the required 4 or 8 CSB/SJU credits at the reduced summer tuition rate. In addition, all students studying abroad will pay an Education Abroad Program Fee of $3,525 for 4 credits or $3,725 for 8 credits.  Find more information about what is included on the CSB/SJU Global Portal.  

Students should plan early for a successful study abroad experience. Financial aid and scholarships may be available to help with program costs, but must be searched out well in advance.   


Students stay 2 to a family with host families and are provided with 3 meals a day. 

2021 Program Directors Information

Sarah Schaff knew as soon as she began studying Spanish in junior high school that the language and cultures of the Spanish speaking world were going to be a huge part of her life. She studied abroad in Mexico twice while she was in college and her graduate studies were in Hispanic Linguistics. This is Sarah’s 16th year at CSB/SJU and she serves as the Language Coordinator for the Hispanic Studies Department. She has co-directed the Valladolid Summer Program three times and is excited to return  with a new group of Bennies and Johnnies. Contact Sarah Schaff.

Eleonora Bertranou has been a member of the Department of Hispanic Studies at CSB/SJU for seventeen years and has led study abroad programs in Valladolid and Segovia (Spain), Chile and Guatemala. A native of Argentina and a PhD graduate from the University of Minnesota, she teaches Spanish language and Latin American literature. Contact Eleonora Bertranou.