Quick Info

  • Alcala, Spain
  • Summer
  • : Panther Program
  • : Spanish Language, Literature, and Studies
  • : May 28, 2018 - July 27, 2018
  • : $9,065 In-State / $9,265 Out-of-State
  • : January 20, 2017
  • : 2.75 GPA (2.5 for engineers), Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record, 3 semesters (or equivalent) of host language


While in Spain, you can take six credits per session.  If you choose to do both June and July, you'll earn a total of 12 credits.    Coursework may count towards UCIS European Studies certificate.  


  • SPAN 1323: Español de los Negocios (Business Spanish)
  • SPAN 1310: Traduccion en un contexto bilingue (Translation in a bilingual context)
  • SPAN 1603: Civilizacion y cultural español (Spanish Civilization and Culture)
  • SAPN 1601: Cervantes: Las Aventuras de Don Quijote


  • SPAN 1603: Espana en Imagenes: La Sociedad Espanola a Traves del Cine (Spain in Images: Spanish Culture through Cinema)
  • SPAN 0004: Espanol Avanzado 
  • SPAN 1323: Espana para Profesionales de la Salud (Spanish for Health Professionals, includes field placement in a local hospital)
  • SPAN 0025: Tradiciones de Espana: Comunicacion Oral
  • SPAN 1603: Grandes Obras de la Literatura Español a través del Cine (Spanish Literature Through Cinema)


  • SPAN 0004: Espanol Avanzado
  • SPAN 1300: Fonetica y Espanol Oral
  • SPAN 1323 : Traducción médica (Medical Translation)


  • SPAN 0025: Tradiciones de Espana: Comunicacion Oral
  • SPAN 1306: Composicion Conversacion: Espana a Traves de los Medios
  • SPAN 1600: Literatura Espanola Contemporanea
  • SPAN 1603: Civilizacion y Cultura Espanola
  • SPAN 1323: Espanol Para Profesionales de la Salud
  • SPAN 1603: Espana en Imagenes: La Sociedad Espanola a Traves Del Cine



On-Site Faculty And Staff

Each year, Pitt Study Abroad sends a graduate student to serve as an on-site resource for the students, providing academic, cultural, and linguistic support.  In addition to the Resident Assistant, the Franklin Institute has a staff available to help you with any problems or questions that you might have.


Spanish host families will offer the chance to not only learn about Spanish culture but to immerse yourself in the language and improve your skills.  All host families are in safe areas, include three meals per day, and weekly laundry service. You may share your room with another student. The Franklin Institute is responsible for conducting thorough background checks of all host family placements.

Keep in mind that living with host families can present challenges if you follow a special diet (vegetarian/vegan, Kosher, Halal, etc.).  Get in touch with Brice before applying to the program if you'd like to discuss this more in depth. 

Pricing And Dates

In-State Fee** Out-of-State Fee
$9,055 $9,255
Arrive in Spain Depart Spain
May 28, 2018 July 27, 2018

**The in-state fee is equivalent to in-state tuition, but includes so much more!  


Keep in mind that dates change.  You shouldn't book airfare until given confirmation from your program manager.


Inclusions & Exclusions

As a part of your Pitt in Spain fee, the follow are included in the program:

  • Tuition for 12 credits (6 credits per session)
  • Housing with a host family
  • Three meals per day
  • Arrival and Departure Events
  • Travel Health Insurance
  • Excursions

While your program fee will cover most of your expenses, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Study Abroad Administrative Fee ($300)
  • Airfare (~$1300)
  • Optional day and overnight excursions (Price varies)
  • Personal expenses (~$1,500-$2,000)

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Special Information

You be enrolled in or have completed at least SPAN 0004 to particpate in the program.

Homestays are the only housing options.

Please indicate on your application in which session(s) you plan on participating.

Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Brice Lynn

Walk-In Advising Hours: By Appointment Only

Hey there.  I'm Brice and I'm one of the Assistant Directors at Pitt Study Abroad.  I'm a born-and-raised Pittsburgher (and have the accent to prove it).  My own study abroad experience as a Pitt student took me to Granada, Spain.  Between my host family, the food, and all of the embarrassing language mistakes I made, it turned out to be some of the best months of my life. Now, I'm here to help you make your own study abroad experience a reality.  When I'm not in the office, you can usually find me falling out of yoga poses, riding my bike, and ruining all of these physical activities with a plate of pierogi (extra butter and onions, please).  Get in touch with me at bel18@pitt.edu or 412-383-1029.