Study Abroad



UK Hispanic Studies Faculty-led trips for Summer 2014

Service Learning in Seville with Dr. Ruth Brown: SPA 300, professional experience through a community service placement, travel throughout southern Spain. June 16-July 14

Discover Madrid with Dr. Susan Larson: SPA 350, urban space and social movements, get to know Madrid and surrounding areas. May 12-June 9

Kentucky Institute for International Studies Costa Rica with Dr. Alan Brown: Education, Public Health, Second Language Acquisition, Spain, and Sustainability. June 1-June 6th



Hispanic Studies students have also participated in:

Kentucky Institute for International Studies in Spain and Mexico (

The Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) offers 5-week summer study-abroad programs in Spain, and Mexico, for which there is UK credit. It also offers semester study abroad programs in Mexico and Spain.

•The KIIS Spain Summer program will take place in Madrid, Spain’s vibrant capital, and in Segovia, a charming provincial capital in the foothills of the Guadarrama mountains, only 60 miles to the north of Madrid. The locations of both cities make them ideal for excursions, and their diverse natures will provide students with dramatically different experiences of Spain. The pleasantly warm, dry, late-summer weather and the congeniality of the Spanish people lend to both cities a spirit of cordial hospitality. Madrid, on the one hand, is Spain’s most cosmopolitan, culturally varied, and fast-paced city. Segovia, on the other, retains the strong, traditional Spanish character of Old Castile and has a visible history that goes back to pre-Roman times. The cost excludes passport, textbooks, and spending money. The courses will be offered in Spanish language, literature, culture and contemporary affairs. Students should have taken at least two years of college level Spanish.

KIIS Segovia Fall and Spring programs
During the fall and spring semesters KIIS offers a 12-week program in Segovia, Spain. The city of Segovia, only 40 miles from Madrid, offers the comfortable and familiar atmosphere of a small city. The inspiring atmosphere of this medieval city, the peaceful intellectual home for centuries of Jews, and Christians, is an ideal setting in which to interact with a dynamic and upbeat Spanish university population. For more information on these or other KIIS study abraod programs, visit the KIIS web site:

CIEE in Seville, Spain
For those students wishing to study in Spain another study abroad program is the Seville Program sponsored by The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) which awards UK credit and grades. A variety of courses are offered in Spanish language and literature, political science, history and art. For more information, visit the CIEE web site:

Other programs
UK Credit is also available for courses taken at recognized universities of Spain and Spanish America. To receive credit, please consult with the Director of Undergraduate Studies before taking courses abroad.  Before departing for your study abroad experience,  bring a listing of the course(s) you intend to take, including a course number, the number of credit hours and a brief description of the course. For more information visit the Office of International Affairs Education Abroad web site: or consult the Hispanic Studies MAP brochure for a comprehensive description of the many options for Education Abroad.  

Teaching Abroad Opportunities


For More Information

UK Education Abroad
Education Abroad Resource Center
315 Bradley Hall
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
All students are welcome to stop by the Education Abroad Resource Center.  There, Peer Ambassadors are able to guide students through the program selection and application process.  Students can also browse through education abroad scholarships, major advising pages, and program catalogs. 

SPA Director of Undergraduate Studies
Dr. Anibal Biglieri
Department of Hispanic Studies
1137 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40506
Office Phone: 859-257-4640

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