Valladolid, Spain

Program in Brief
This fall or spring semester program offers students in any major who have completed coursework in Spanish at the intermediate-level plus one advanced Spanish course, the opportunity to participate in a total immersion cultural experience. 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.

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, conversation, and business. 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.

Program Dates

Fall semester: late August–mid December
Spring semester: early January–early May

  • Application timetable: Applications should be received by March 15 for fall semester; October 15 for spring semester.
  • $25 deposit is due w/ application.*
  • Accepted students owe $475 program deposit.*
  • Packet-of-forms is due April 15 for fall semester; November 15 for spring semester.

*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.