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Study Abroad


Program Description

This 4-week program provides students with an introduction to Spanish life, language, and culture in the historic city of Cordoba. Students will study at Jesuit partner University Loyola Andalucia in classes specially designed for beginning to advanced students. Every Friday, students will participate in academic excursions across the region that introduce students to Spanish society, culture, and commerce.  

To view the program flyer, click here.


Prof. Héctor García from the Modern Languages Department at Loyola will lead this program.  Courses will be taught by Prof. García and by Spanish faculty from the Loyola Andalucia.


All courses will integrate local Andalusian culture, history, and literature into the coursework as appropriate to the language level of the student.  Students may also take SPAN 102 & 103 or SPAN 104 & 250 or SPAN 251 if that is where they are in their sequence of Spanish coursework. Final course selections will be decided after placement test. Classes taken must total 6 credit hours.

 Course Offerings

          Prerequisite: No previous knowledge of Spanish (6 credit hours)

          Prerequisite: One year of college Spanish or the equivalent (6 credit hours)

          Prerequisite: Two years of previous study at the college level  (6 credit hours)

This program is ideal for undergraduate students with a major or minor in Spanish, those seeking to complete a foreign language requirement, International Studies majors and minors, and students with an interest in Mediterranean culture or medieval studies.  

Maximum enrollment: 25

Housing & Meals

Students will have the choice between shared housing in a modern apartment or living with a homestay. 

Students placed in a homestay with a local Cordoban family or señora will have a private room in the home and one to two students will be housed per family.  In order to help improve each student's Spanish language skills, host families have agreed to speak only Spanish with students.

The host family will provide two meals per day (breakfast and dinner during the week, breakfast and lunch or dinner during the weekend).  Students will be responsible for all other meals.  Students are expected to notify their host family in advance if they will not be eating at home for a provided meal and students assume all costs when they elect to eat out.


June 2nd - 28th, 2014

Program Costs

Program fee of $1,100 includes:

Optional Fees:

Tuition: $4,140 (six summer credits)

Total cost of program (program fee and tuition): $5,240

Not Included: $100 non-refundable OIP application fee, airfare, personal travel, bus passes (if necessary), other meals, personal expenses, travel and baggage insurance or other expenses.  All students will be required to purchase the Loyola CISI international health insurance separately (approximately $45).

Application Process

Application deadline is Wednesday, March 23, 2015

As part of the online application you must upload a copy of your valid passport or passport application receipt and pay by credit card a $100 non-refundable Office for International Programs (OIP) study abroad fee.

Apply now through Loyola's quick and easy online application!

For more information, contact Kelly Heath in the Office for International Programs at kheath2@luc.edu or 773.508.3307773-508-2551 or Prof. Héctor García at hgarci1@luc.edu.



Office for International Programs · Sullivan Center, 6339 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660
Mailing Address: 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
773.508.7706 · studyabroad@luc.edu

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