Spanish Language

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These pages are currently under revision, and may not have a complete list of programs. Please contact Hannah Nevitt to explore all program options.

Interested in studying Spanish language & culture abroad? The following programs offer significant coursework and immersion opportunities for Spanish language. This is meant to highlight a variety of the most cost effective programs by region; please note there are many more available beyond what is listed here and this is not a guaranteed list for credit transfer. Students will still need to meet with their departments to discuss fulfilling degree requirements.

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Joan Hoffman

Advisor for Spanish Language

Office: MH 222A

Advising Info

See the above advisor for information or assistance in transferring study abroad credits to your Spanish program.

Credits may be transferred towards a Spanish major or minor if the courses are:

  • Taught entirely in Spanish
  • Sufficiently academic and deal with Hispanic language, linguistics, literature, or culture (at the discretion of Spanish faculty)
  • Graded A-F or S/U, but not pass/fail

Majors and minors: At least 50% of the credits for the major or minor must be completed on campus.

Majors: must complete SPAN 401 and 402 on campus.

Things to Consider.

Why Consider Degree in Spanish?

Program Options

Study Abroad Provider

  • Independent organizations that facilitate or administer study abroad programs for students
  • Quarter, semester, academic year, calendar year, and summer
  • Pay a program fee that includes tuition, housing, etc. (varies)
  • More services provided
  • Often includes excursions, onsite pickup, varied housing options
  • Part time internships can be available for credit

Faculty-led Global Learning Program

  • WWU faculty organize and lead academic programs abroad
  • Quarter, summer, and academic breaks
  • Earn WWU credits and learn from WWU faculty abroad while studying with other WWU students
  • Pay tuition and fees at WWU in addition to a program fee for onsite costs

Western Exchange

  • Bilateral agreements between WWU and universities abroad to exchange students
  • Chance of placement is high
  • Semester and year-long options
  • Pay WWU in-state tuition and mandatory fees
  • Room & board paid onsite
  • Take courses with international students at universities abroad
  • Eligibility requirements vary
  • More independent and less services

ISEP Exchange

  • ISEP stands for International Student Exchange Program
  • Students can choose from over 135 universities in 36 different countries
  • Students provide ISEP with a list of preferred sites. Chance of placement varies from site to site.
  • Semester & year-long options only
  • Pay WWU in-state tuition and mandatory fees
  • Room & board paid to WWU
  • Take courses with international students at universities abroad
  • More independent and less services provided

Central America

Costa Rica


Dominican Republic

Puerto Rico; USA



North America


South America