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Spring Quarter Program in León, Spain

For students who have completed SPAN 103, 123, 134, 201, 216, 301 or 314; or placed into SPAN 201, 202, 203, 216, 301, 302, 314 or 315 prior to Spring Quarter.
Next offered: 
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2021

Program Description


During Spring Quarter 2021, the Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies will take a group of motivated students to León, Spain, to live with local families and study Spanish language at the University of Washington's newly renovated Palacio Conde Luna Study Center.


Dates of the program will be March 29, 2021 - June 11, 2021.


While enrolled in this program, students will complete the following courses:

  • Intermediate / Advanced Spanish: one of the following tracks (total of 10 credits)
    • SPAN 201 and SPAN 202
    • SPAN 202 and SPAN 203/216
    • SPAN 203/216 and SPAN 301/314
    • SPAN 301/314 and SPAN 302/315
    • SPAN 302/315 and SPAN 303/316
  • SPAN 292 or 392: Service Learning (1 credit, graded CR/NC only)
  • SPAN 299 or 394: Culture and History of Spain (5 credits)

IMPORTANT: All courses are required and receive a numerical grade, with the exception of SPAN 292/392- Service Learning.


Students can take a maximum of 15 credits towards the major in Spanish, a maximum of 12 credits towards the minor in Spanish, and 10 credits in Spanish for General Studies credit, through study abroad program.

Excursions & Other Activities

Students will take guided tours of places of interest in the city of Leon, as well as participate in group excursions throughout the region of Castilla and León and Northern Spain.  Access will be provided to University of León sports facilities, library, and computer labs, and students will have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular Spanish cooking classes.

Housing Information

Participants will be placed individually with local families within walking distance of the UW Leon Center. Three meals per day will be provided. This housing arrangement allows students to be immersed in the local culture and have the opportunity to speak only Spanish for the duration of the program.


Participants must provide proof of health/accident insurance coverage. Please refer to the UW Study Abroad Office Health Insurance webpage for information regarding health insurance while studying abroad.

Eligibility & Application

Eligibility Requirements

Completion of SPAN 103, 123, 134, 201, 216, 301 or 314; or placement into SPAN 201, 202, 203, 216, 301, 302, 314 or 315 prior to Spring Quarter 2021.

IMPORTANT: If you are currently enrolled in or have completed Spanish 302 or higher, you are NOT eligible for this program.

Application Procedure

To apply to the program, please visit The UW Study Abroad Office webpage for the program and click on the Apply Now button.

Financial & Enrollment Information

Program Fees

The total cost of the program (including a room, three meals a day with a Spanish family, and program overhead) will be approximately $8,256. This amount includes everything EXCEPT round-trip airfare, local transportation (except for the group excursions), passport, health insurance, $450 UW Study Abroad Office fee, and pocket money.

Payment Schedule

Please visit the UW Study Abroad Office webpage for the program to see the payment schedule.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Undergraduates who intend to study abroad are encouraged to apply for the Fritz Undergraduate Scholarship for Study Abroad and the Global Opportunities Scholarship for Study Abroad.

Students seeking further information on financial aid and scholarships for foreign study should visit the UW Study Abroad Office Financial Aid webpage, or request the Financial Aid outline from the UW Study Abroad Office. In addition, students may reference the UW Scholarship Office website for more information on general and foreign study scholarships. Students will maintain their eligibility to receive most forms of UW student financial aid while participating in this program, provided that they concurrently enroll.

Contact Information

Questions about the program can be answered by:

Tony Geist
Padelford Hall, B-232
(206) 543-5629
AND María Gillman
Padelford Hall, C-108
(206) 543-6208

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