Spanish in Spain

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16 May - 20 June 2015

The Program

As the birthplace of the Spanish language, Spain is the ideal location for students to learn its language, experience its customs, and discover its history and art.

The University of Southern Mississippi's study-abroad program in Spain offers students the opportunity to actively participate in every facet of Spain's rich culture and heritage. While gaining confidence and proficiency in the Spanish language through renowned language institution, students will also experience the excitement of Spanish music, Spain's beaches, mountains and countryside, the grandeur of world-renowned architecture, theater, art, bullfights; and most of all, the generosity of Spanish people.



Academic Program

The Southern Miss Spanish program will be hosted by TBA in TBA.

Program participants will be assigned to classes based on their academic background in Spanish. All courses emphasize communication skills and oral proficiency.

Southern Miss' Spanish in Spain Program awards six (6) semester hours of credit in Spanish to students who complete five weeks of coursework with passing grades. These hours may be taken at any level, from beginning Spanish through graduate-level work. The level of credit depends on the individual's academic background in Spanish, as determined by his or her transcript.


Minimum program eligibility requirements include the completion of at least 28 semester hours with an overall 2.0 GPA for undergraduates (or consent of program director) and graduate standing for graduate students. All students must be in clear academic standing. Students must also satisfy any additional prerequisites described under the individual course listings. The director of the program, in consultation with the Foreign Languages department chair and the Director of International Education are responsible for final enrollment decisions.


Every student will live with a Spanish family. Sharing in a family's home life is an essential part of this program, because it immerses students not only in the Spanish language but also in everyday cultural practices impossible for outsiders to observe. It also provides a safe, comfortable environment and a sense of stability that helps counteract culture shock. Students will share breakfast and supper meals with their host family. Many students form lasting friendships with host family members and continue to correspond with them long after they return to the United States.


The cost of the program is $4350 for undergraduate credit and $4550 for graduate credit. This price includes tba.

Flight is not included in the cost of the program.

Financial Aid

The Spanish in Spain Program qualifies for financial aid in the form of guaranteed student loans, Pell Grants, or applicable graduate assistantships. Southern Miss students requiring financial aid should contact Frances Sudduth in the International Programs Office.

Application and Payment Deadlines

Completed online application, with $250 deposit, will be accepted until TBA, space permitting. Southern Miss will acknowledge receipt of applications and students will be informed of their registration status. The balance of fees will be due on TBA. Applications are processed in the order of receipt. Students may apply at any time prior to the deadline and are urged to apply early.

Cancellations and Refunds

Except in cases of academic ineligibility or course cancellation, deposits are non-refundable. Fees, exclusive of deposit, are refundable if written notification is received prior to TBA. Thereafter, no refunds will be available. The International Programs Office should be notified, in writing, of all cancellations. 

Program Director Information

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Phone: 601.266.4964
Fax: 601.266.4853

Spanish in Spain Course Syllabi (2015 TBA)