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International Experiences

Study Abroad

The opportunity to study abroad in a Spanish and Portuguese-speaking country is one of the benefits of studying at SDSU and of being in our programs. Students returning from our programs in Mexico, Spain, and Portugal all agree that this academic adventure in another country is life-changing, a highlight of their undergraduate career. On these programs students experience immersion in the language and everyday life of two vibrant and exciting cultures.

SDSU sponsors programs abroad in a wide variety of Spanish-speaking countries (Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain, and Uruguay), which can be used to fulfill the study abroad requirement for the Spanish major.  For more information and to apply for these programs, please visit the Aztecs Abroad website.

Please contact our undergraduate adviser, Esther Castro at [email protected] for more information.


Graduate Exchange

Students can take graduate level courses (3-9 units will transfer) and teach English as a Second Language for a year in Spain at the Universidad de Alcalá. Tuition, a stipend, and housing are included.

To apply,  send  (1) a cover letter that explains why you would like to study and teach in Spain, (2) a current resume/cv, (3) an unofficial transcript(s), and (3) the teaching application.

Please contact our graduate adviser, Lauren Schmidt at [email protected] for more information.