Each summer, the Department of Romance and Classical Studies offers Intensive Intermediate Spanish Language Studies Program in Santander for student to complete the second year of Spanish language study (SPN 250, the equivalent of SPN 201 and 202).
This month-long intensive program will be allow students to complete their second-year language requirement while immersed in the cultural of northern costal Spain. Classes will be help at the Universidad Internacional de Menéndez Pelayo. Students will live with host families.
Each summer, the Department of Romance & Classical Studies will offer a Spanish Language, Literature and Culture Program in Valencia, Spain for students at the 300- and 400-level.
Located on the Mediterranean coast of Spain, Valencia is a beautiful and ancient city that was founded by the Romans and later inhabited by the Greeks and Moors, all of whom left a significant mark on its history. During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Valencia was one of the great economic powers in the Mediterranean, and was also known for its accomplished artists and authors.
Valencia is one of the major cities in Spain, with a population of more than 750,000. In addition to its beautiful beaches, Valencia has many attractions: La Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (a huge museum complex of futuristic architecture); a Gothic cathedral; the Mercado Central; several art museums; a major university; and more. The nightlife in Valencia is active and varied, and its cuisine is world-renowned thanks to its outstanding paella valenciana. Shoppers will find many trendy places to visit, as well as the traditional Valencia pottery, ceramics, and glassware, with its typical blue and white designs.