Spanish and Portuguese

Improve your Spanish or Portuguese language skills while studying abroad in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Spain or Venezuela.

Portugal and Brazil host the Portuguese programs, and Spanish is available in many countries. Students should pay careful attention to the level of Spanish required in each program in Argentina, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Spain and Venezuela.

Spanish and Portuguese Language Programs
Country/CityProgram Sponsor University/ProgramSemester Offered
Buenos Aires IES: Buenos Aires, Latin American Societies and Cultures Fa/Sp/Yr
IES: Buenos Aires, Advanced Spanish Immersion Fa/Sp/Yr
Rio de Janeiro CIEE: Rio de Janeiro, Liberal Arts Fa/Sp/Yr
Santiago IES: Santiago, Chile, Politics, Social Justice & Language Fa/Sp/Yr
Valparaiso CIEE: Valparaiso, Language in Context Fa/Sp/Yr
CIEE: Valparaiso, Liberal Arts Fa/Sp/Yr
Costa Rica
Atenas SFS: Costa Rica Fa/Sp
Havana CIEE: Havana, Cuban Studies Fa/Sp
Dominican Republic
Santiago CIEE: Santiago, Dominican Republic, Liberal Arts Fa/Sp/Yr
Lisbon CIEE: Lisbon, Language and Culture Fa/Sp/Yr

CIEE: Alicante Choose from one of three tracks appropriate for your level of Spanish and academic goals.

-- Language and Culture
-- Liberal Arts


IES: Barcelona, Advanced Spanish Studies (program closed as of Fall 2018)


IES: Barcelona, Liberal Arts & Business

This track is NOT eligible for the IB Minor. Smeal students may attend this lower level language track to possibly earn gen ed or elective credits, but NOT credits towards the IB Minor. Go to Global Programs website to find program details and apply.

Granada IES: Granada, Study in Granada Fa/Sp/Yr
Madrid IES: Madrid, Language and Area Studies Fa/Sp/Yr
Palma de Mallorca CIEE: Palma de Mallorca, Business and Tourism Fa/Sp/Yr
Salamanca IES: Salamanca, Advanced Spanish Immersion Fa/Sp/Yr

CIEE: Seville  See comparison to choose one of four tracks for the language level and course offerings that meet your academic goals.

-- International Business & Culture
-- Business & Society
-- Liberal Arts
-- Advanced Liberal Arts

Valencia Valencia: University of Virginia, Hispanic Studies Fa/Sp/Yr