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CLAHS: VT in Spain
Madrid, Spain; multiple cities, Spain (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer Session 1
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Summer Session 1
Fact Sheet:
Language(s) in which classes are available:
Spanish Max credits offered: 6
Minimum VT Class Status required for admission:
1 Freshman/First Year
Language Experience required for admission:
3000 level
Program Type: VT faculty-led
Minimum Cumulative GPA:
Areas of Study: International Studies, Literature & Culture, Spanish College Sponsor: CLAHS
Program Description:

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 College of Liberal Arts and  Human Sciences

Field of Study

Spanish language, culture, literature
All majors

Program Flyer
VT Spain Summer 2017 Brochure

Additional Information

Virginia Tech course, VT faculty led, VT credit (6 cr.)


Earn six credits and complete required credits for a Spanish minor or major.

Improve your Spanish skills through studying in small and intensive classes.

Practice what you learn by conversing on a daily basis.

Learn about Spanish customs, current issues, values and business life through lectures and excursions.

Experience the diverse culture and rich history of Spain through visits to historical and cultural sites:

Escorial y Valle de los Caídos
Museo Reina Sofia

Museo del Prado

Palacio Real

...and more!

Expand your cultural understanding of the Spanish history, art and culture.


Summer I (May 16 - June 26, 2017)

Virginia Tech in Spain

Virginia Tech in Spain is a featured study abroad program at Virginia Tech and has been returning to Spain yearly since 1975. It is designed to help students develop language skills and cultural experiences vital to international competence through participation in a carefully structured program of total immersion in the language and culture of Spain.

The program will be held at Estudio Sampere (EIS) in Madrid. The school is centrally located with convenient access to famous designer stores, banks, museums, monuments, and a wide variety of restaurants and cafes. We will take cultural visits around Spain on the weekends.


For a better total immersion experience it is highly recommended that students should have completed SPAN 2106 by the time the program begins in Summer I. Students should be enrolled in or have completed SPAN 2105 or higher at the time of application to the program. The Program is also open to high school teachers and other qualified individuals. Admission is limited, and it is important to apply by the deadline. The Program Director selects students based on qualifications. All participants must demonstrate evidence of personal maturity and serious commitment to the purposes of the program.


Students will complete 6 credits while in Spain at the 3000-level and above. The course offerings include 3105, 3106, 3304, 3404, 3414, 4104, and 4334.

Students attend classes 4-5 days a week, depending on group travel that weekend, for four hours a day (9:00 AM to 1:00 PM or 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM). Classes on advanced Spanish language, Spanish literature, and Spanish culture are offered. EIS also offers a unique group of courses in Commercial Spanish, Simultaneous Translation, and Interpreting, for advanced students, subject to student demand. All grammar and conversation classes are kept small, from five to ten students per class. Additionally, students spend many more hours immersing in the language and culture through daily life as well as social activities and cultural excursions. This immersion involves the active learning and practice of Spanish, which is the main objective of this program. Students are required to speak Spanish at all times.  All students must enroll in the FIRST SUMMER SESSION at Virginia Tech for the specific courses they would like to take in Spain.


The program cost includes weekend trips to Toledo, El Escorial, the Valley of the Fallen, Segovia, Barcelona, Granada, Sevilla, and Alicante. The program cost also includes visits to museums and scenic/historic locations in Madrid. For modest additional fees, students have access to conveniently located swimming pools, gymnasium, and tennis facilities, and may attend cultural events such as plays, movies, sports events, etc. The program leaves several weekends free for independent travel, but such trips are not covered by the program cost.


While in Madrid, there will be full-day/overnight excursions to nearby cities and sites of interest. The schedule/itinerary is available in the program Brochure


Students are housed in carefully selected Spanish households. Alternate housing may be arranged, if desired, at additional cost. Housing is within walking distance to classes or within easy access to rapid public transportation. The Program fee provides for three meals a day and laundry service while in Madrid. Over-night excursions include room (double or triple occupancy) and breakfast.


Program Fee

The projected cost for living in Spain and touring 11 cities in 2017 is $5,895 plus airfare (Typically around $1400) and VT tuition. The basic $5,895 fee includes a non-refundable deposit of $1000 due upon acceptance into the program; transportation to and from the airport in Madrid; full room and board in Madrid; texts and materials used in courses; cultural visits; transportation, hotel, and breakfast for group trips around Spain; health insurance; and transcripts.

NOT included in this amount are: Virginia Tech reduced study-abroad tuition; airfare to and from Spain; subway passes in Spain; 15 meals during travel to other cities; and personal expenses.

Application Deadline: January 31st, 2017. Applications review starts on Dec. 2nd, 2016.


The non-refundable deposit of $1000.00 is due upon acceptance into the program, and the balance is paid in two payments, due by March 8 and April 10. Make all checks payable to Treasurer, Virginia Tech and send directly to the Office of the University Bursar, 150 Student Services Building, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Virginia Tech tuition is NOT included in the program cost. Participants will be billed directly by the Student Accounts Office for the Virginia Tech tuition. Tuition must be paid by May 10, 2017 (prior to departure).

University Tuition & Fees

Tuition and university fees are billed separately from the program fee according to University Bursar policy. See here for credit hour rates for the summer of 2017:


Scholarships are available, please visit:


Experienced native Spanish instructors from the staff of EIS teach all classes. The Program Leader, Nancy Lopez-Romero, will carry out the organization and supervision of the Program.

Contact Information

Program Leader
Nancy Lopez-Romero
Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
324 Major Williams Hall
220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
United States

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.

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