The Spanish Experience
The Spanish Experience is a one-month, six-credit, (and now also a two-month, twelve-credit) immersion learning experience spent living and studying in Valladolid, Spain. The students are studying at the University of Valladolid (UVa), which was founded in the early 13th century by Alfonso VIII, King of Castile. The Centro de Idiomas of the university is well known for its summer Spanish as a Second Language program for foreign students. The classes are held in the Miguel Delibes campus, located about 10 minutes outside of downtown Valladolid. In addition to studying Spanish at the university, the students are also living with Spanish families (who do not speak English!). This will not only give them the opportunity to improve their Spanish speaking skills, but they will also get the opportunity to experience first-hand the Spanish lifestyle and culture.