Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad



Faculty-Led Summer Program in Cordoba, Spain

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 intermediate 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 Spain Flyer 2015.


Dr. D. Scott Hendrickson, S.J. from the Modern Languages Department at Loyola will lead this program. Courses will be taught by Dr. Hendrickson and by Spanish faculty from the Loyola Andalucia.

Dr. Hendrickson also teaches the Ignatian Pilgrimage summer program in Spain, which begins when this program ends. Students should also consider enrolling in this course. For more information, click here.


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 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

  • SPAN 103 & 104: Intermediate Spanish

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

  • SPAN 250 & 251: Composition & Conversation

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

  • SPAN 270/271: Main Currents of Spanish Literature (6 credit hours)
  • SPAN 300: Advanced Oral Expression (6 credit hours)

This program is ideal for undergraduate students with a major or minor in Spanish, International Studies majors and minors, and students with an interest in Mediterranean culture or medieval studies.

Maximum enrollment: 25

Housing & Meals

Students are 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.


May 31–June 26, 2015

Program Costs

Program fee of $2,000 includes:

  • Homestay with a local family or señora (includes breakfast and optional dinners)
  • Lunch Monday-Friday
  • On-site program support
  • 1 night hotel stay in Madrid
  • High speed train ticket from Madrid to Cordoba
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Program excursions
  • CISI health insurance

Tuition: $4,230 (six summer credits)

Total cost of program (program fee and tuition): $6,230

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.


Visit the Scholarships page for more information on the Go Global Short Term Faculty Led Program Scholarship.

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 at 773.508.3307 or Dr. Hendrickson at dhendrickson@luc.edu.