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. 


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


  • LVC tuition and fees
  • LVC room and board costs

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


Fall semester 

  • Applications should be received by March 15. 
  • $25 deposit is due with application.*
  • Accepted students owe $475 program deposit.*
  • Packet-of-forms is due April 15 for fall semester.
  • Fall semester in Malladolid -Late August–mid December

Spring semester

  • Applications should be received by October 15.
  • $25 deposit is due with application.*
  • Accepted students owe $475 program deposit.*
  • Packet of forms is due November 15. 
  • Spring semester in Malladolid - Early January–early May

 *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


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.


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.