Program Summary & Location
Spend fall or spring semester, a summer term, or the full academic year, at the University of Valladolid in Spain! Classes are small and taught at various levels depending on your proficiency. Excursions to near-by cities and other cultural opportunities are included in the program cost.
During the academic year, you can take a semester of intensive Spanish language, culture and literature in either the fall or the spring. If you stay for the full academic year, you will first participate in the fall intensive language and culture program, then spend the spring as an exchange student, taking regular university classes at UVA. You also have the option to complete your service-learning between semesters!
NEW beginning Summer 2019!
In the summer, there are options in intensive language and literature, along with more specialized options for business, healthcare and education students. Most are eight weeks long; the education track (open only to Spanish education majors about to begin their student teaching) is two weeks long.
Valladolid (pop. 350,000) is located 120 miles north of Madrid in Castilla and León. Many historic events have taken place in the city: the proclamation of Fernando III 'El Santo' as King of Castile, the wedding of Isabel de Castilla and Fernando de Aragón, Christopher Columbus's death, and Felipe II's birth.
Today, Valladolid is an agricultural and industrial center with an active cultural life. The Pisuerga River passes through the city, providing opportunities for fishing, boating and swimming. Valladolid houses the National Museum of Sculpture, famous Holy Week processions, museums of Cervantes and Zorrilla, and diverse architecture. Since the city is off the beaten tourist track, it is an ideal location for practicing your Spanish!
To learn about eligibility requirements, academic course offerings, how courses transfer back to UW-Eau Claire, and the academic calendar, click the following button:
Academics - Spain: Valladolid
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Housing & Meals
Semester and summer students will live with a host family, usually with another U.S. student. This is a great opportunity to learn about family life in Spain, as well as to use your Spanish outside of the classroom! Past students say that living with a family is one of the most valuable parts of their study abroad experience. You will learn as much at the dinner table as you do in the classroom. You will receive three meals a day from your host family.
Academic year students will live with a host family in the fall, then move into shared apartments with other students in the spring. You will then cook your own meals or eat in university cafeterias or restaurants.
By clicking on the following term, you will find more information on program costs. If the term you want to go abroad is not listed, please see the most recent term and add 7% to your estimate to factor in exchange rate fluctuations and tuition increases. Click on the buttons below to view that term's cost estimate.
Academic Year 2018-2019 Spring 2019 Summer 2019 Fall 2019
Learn More & How To Apply
Still have some questions? We have peer advisors for a variety of programs, click here
to see if we have one available for this program. If there isn't a peer advisor, the study abroad coordinator would be happy to answer your questions. You can schedule an appointment with a peer advisor or coordinator by calling 715-836-4411.
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