Summer Spanish Immersive Institute

Michigan State University is invested in its students and dedicated to providing as many exciting opportunities as possible. MSU offers many unique living and learning communities for students with similar academic and non-academic interests. 

The Department of Romance and Classical Studies is developing the Summer Spanish Immersive Institute (SSII) for Summer 2022. The goal of the program is to offer a living and learning community enhanced with fun activities in a Spanish-language immersion environment. 

Each week, students will participate in activities developed to improve their linguistic and cultural knowledge of different Spanish speaking parts of the world, including countries in the Caribbean, South and Central America, Spain, and more. Multicultural activities such as workshops, film screenings, cooking and dance lessons, and more, will complement the 6 hours of Spanish coursework you will take. Don’t miss out on the summer fun!

Scholarships will be available. 

Application Information:
Deadline: March 21, 2022.

The application should also include a short statement (limit of 500 words) explaining why you are interested in this program and what impact it will have on your academic and professional goals.

Location: East Lansing, Michigan

Semester: Summer 2022

Potential Dates for 2022:

Summer Session I (May 16th – June 30th) 

-May 16th – May 20th – First week of the program will be online 

-May 22nd – Students move in to campus dorms 

-June 18th – Students move out of campus dorms 

-June 20th – June 24th – The program will conclude online for finals week 

-June 27th – June 30th (Optional – ACTFL Study Sessions)  

Eligibility: Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 or higher. 
Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed SPN 310. 
Preference will be given to College of Arts & Letters majors. 

Course Offerings:  Students will enroll in two Spanish classes: SPN (either 342 or 452) and SPN 491 for a total of 6 credits. These classes are exclusive to participants of the Summer Spanish Immersive Institute. These conversation-based courses provide the foundation of the immersive language experience. The first and last week of classes will be online. In addition to these six (6) credits, you are also participating in the 4-week program that will take place on campus from May 22nd, 2022 to June 18th, 2022. 

Housing:  Students will be placed in single rooms in Wonders Hall located in MSU’s South Neighborhood with meals provided in Holden Hall

Estimated Program Fee: TBA

Program Fee will include housing, meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), local transportation to/from all program related events/activities, and excursions. Fee does not include MSU tuition, parking, some local transportation, any books and materials for SPN classes, additional meals, and personal spending money.

Tuition costs vary depending on class standing, resident/non-resident status, etc. Visit MSU Student Accounts for information on tuition rates. Students may use Financial Aid for this program.

For more information, contact Jose Badillo Carlos at or Jennifer Gansler at

Scholarships will be available.