Why Should I Study Abroad?

The study abroad experience solidifies the language learning process. It helps you learn how to use the language in real-world context. The following video explains briefly how study abroad can benefit you.

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Where can I go to study in Spanish and for how long?

Semester Exchanges

Currently we offer semester exchanges to both Quito, Ecuador and León, Spain. For more information on the exchange process and to see how you can study abroad, contact the Spanish faculty: Dr. Lee-DiStefano at dklee@semo.edu or Dr. Louie at klouie@semo.edu.

Two-Week Programs

Currently we offer a two-week program to Quito, Ecuador. This is during Southeast's wintersession. The dates for the current year are December 30, 2016-January 1:, 2017. Students stay with host families while touring the equator, a cloud forest in Mindo and Otavalo, the world's largest indigenous market, and also participating in programming with the department's partner institution, the University of the Americas. For more information on this year's trip, please contact Dr. Lee-DiStefano at dklee@semo.edu.

How do I pay for it?

Our exchanges allow you to pay Southeast tuition while studying abroad. Any financial aid you have applies, including scholarships, grants and loans. Spanish Club also offers scholarship opportunities to active club members.


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