The department of Hispanic Studies encourages students of Spanish to study abroad and immerse themselves in the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Whether you are just starting out or looking for advanced-level course work, there are numerous programs from which you can choose.
Here is an overview of some of your options for studying Spanish abroad through UK:
Faculty-led programs: These are programs led by UK faculty who are excited to take students abroad and share their expertise on a particular location, topic, or activity. Discover Madrid is one such program that is offered regularly during the summer. Led by Dr. Susan Larson, students visit Madrid, Spain and learn about the urban and cultural life of this European city.
Sponsored programs: Check with UK Education Abroad to find a program that fits your goals and needs in almost every corner of the Spanish-speaking world.
The Education Abroad Resource Center (315 Bradley Hall) is a great place to start your search:
Education Abroad Resource Center
315 Bradley Hall
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.
Also be sure to visit our Major Advising Page to see programs that are recommended by the department.
Earning course credit while abroad
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 list of the course(s) you intend to take, including a course number, the number of credit hours and a brief description of the course.
SPA Director of Undergraduate Studies:
Dr. Alan Brown
Department of Hispanic Studies
1127 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40506
Office Phone: 859-257-7093