LVC student Katie Ulrich visits Barcelona, Spain

Valladolid, the largest regional capital in Europe, is located about 100 miles northwest of Madrid. It is famous for the purity of its spoken "Castellano," or Castilian Spanish. The program is located at the Universitas Castellae, a private institution dedicated to teaching the Spanish language to university students from other countries.

There is a mandatory set of pre-departure orientations at LVC for all students planning to participate in the program. Students attend a two-day orientation once they arrive in Spain.

Program Details

Housing and Meals

Students are housed in private homes, where only Spanish is spoken. Host families are responsible for providing student meals. 

Academics

Students enroll in five courses chosen from Spanish literature, history, culture, art, phonetics, and conversation. All work is done in Spanish.

Cost

  • LVC tuition and fees
  • LVC room and board costs

Travel and personal expenses are NOT included in these fees. Fees subject to change.

Financial Aid Policy

Most LVC students will receive his/her financial aid in full for all semester-long study abroad and study away programs. Exceptions: Allwein scholars will receive 50% of their full tuition scholarship for semester-long study abroad and study away programs. The $2,500/year stipend may be used to supplement the reduction in scholarship. Tuition Exchange and Tuition Remission recipients will receive the value of the Mary A. Weiss Scholarship for semester-long study abroad programs. The value will be equivalent to the value awarded to the same year’s incoming class. For example, if the student will be studying abroad in spring 2018, the Mary A. Weiss Scholarship will be the same value that was awarded to the incoming class for 2017-2018 academic year.

Dates

Fall Semester 

  • Applications should be received by March 15
  • $25 deposit is due with application*
  • Accepted students will owe a $475 program deposit by the application deadline*
  • Packet of forms is due by April 15
  • Length of stay: Late-August to mid-December
  • Approximately 15 credits

Spring Semester

  • Applications should be received by October 15
  • $25 deposit is due with application*
  • Accepted students will owe a $475 program deposit by the application deadline*
  • Packet of forms is due by November 15
  • Length of stay: Early-January to early-May
  • Approximately 15 credits

* The $500 program deposit will be credited to the student's account in the Business Office for the start of the off-campus semester. The $500 deposit will be forfeited on student withdrawal from the program.

Language of Instruction

Spanish 

Eligibility Requirements

Students from any major who are in good social and academic standing (2.5 GPA) and have completed coursework in Spanish at the intermediate-level and LVC's SPA 300 Advanced Oral Communication course may apply.

Group Excursions

Included in the program is a supervised multi-day excursion within Spain. Students also visit other fascinating cities throughout the semester.

Weekends

During weekends, some longer than others, students will be able to explore more of Spain or even the continent. The Mediterranean Coast and the widely recognized city of Barcelona, for instance, are popular destinations for students.