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 has developed the Summer Spanish Immersive Institute (SSII). The goal of the program is to offer a living and learning community enhanced with fun, culturally focused 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 available. 

Application Information:
Deadline: March 20th.
Application for the Summer Spanish Immersive Institute


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

Program Dates:

Summer Session I 

  • First week of the program will be online 
  • During the second through the fifth week of the program students live on campus in an immersive cultural and language setting.
  • The program will conclude online for finals week 

Eligibility: Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 or higher. 
Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed SPN 310.  

Course Offerings:  Students will enroll in two Spanish classes: SPN (either 342 or 452) and SPN 491 for a total of 6 credits.

These conversation-based courses provide the foundation of the immersive language experience. These classes are exclusive to participants of the Summer Spanish Immersive Institute.

Housing:  Students will be housed in a residence hall on campus.

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. Students may use Financial Aid for this program.

For more information, contact Jennifer Gansler at gansler@msu.edu.