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Spain General Education

Dates: 22 June–12 August 2022
Application Deadline: 31 January 2022

Make Madrid, Barcelona, and Seville, and other great Spanish cities your classroom by signing up for the Spain study abroad for summer of 2022!

You will earn valuable GE credit as you study in Spain, one of the most fascinating and beautiful countries in the world. Modern Spain emerged from a rich history that includes millennia of migrations, encounters, conquests, and re-conquests, where Phoenicians, Celts, Iberians, Basques, Romans, Visigoths, Jews, Arabs, and others have made Spain their home. Spain also became the center of one of the greatest empires in modern history, which began with Columbus’ epic voyage in 1492, and soon encompassed lands from the Philippines to the Americas to Europe. Besides enjoying the rich history of Spain, we will also revel in the contemporary wonders of Spain’s great cities, among the most popular in Europe, which are full of amazing architecture, restaurants, museums, and bustling shopping and business districts.

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International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686


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Frequently Asked Questions
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Students must register for a total of 6 credit hours from among the following classes:

HIST 202 World Civilization (3 credit hours of general education): Fulfills Civilization 2 requirement.
EUROP 336R European Studies-History of Spain (3 credit hours of general education): Fulfills Global and Cultural Awareness requirement or a History or Latin American Studies elective.
HIST 252 History of Modern Latin America (3 credit hours): History and Latin American Studies elective.

Students may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program directors and ISP.
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Includes Latter-day Saint, undergraduate full tuition (increased cost for graduate and non-Latter-day Saint students), housing, meals at the student residence, a transportation pass to trains, buses and subway, admissions, excursions, hotels with continental breakfast while away from Alcalá, and international health insurance.

Not included: airfare, meals on excursions, personal expenses.
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Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a study abroad scholarship and may be considered for other scholarships. They must indicate on their original online application that they want to be considered for financial aid.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see

BYU Experiential Learning Funds may also be available—check with the advisement staff for your major.
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All students who are accepted into the program are required to participate in an international, cross-cultural preparation course (IAS 201, 1 credit hour). This evening course will be held during the second block of winter semester 2022.

Part-time and non-BYU students will need to pay an additional tuition fee for enrolling in the prep class.

Accompanying spouses need to be credit-bearing participants on the program. Spouses will also need to apply online and take the preparation course.

All participants are required to show proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination (including booster) at least two weeks prior to departure.
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Students will live in Lope de Vega residence hall at the Universidad de Alcalá. This residence is centrally located and students will interact with other university students from Spain and Latin America. While on excursions students will stay in hotels.
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Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
280 HRCB | (801) 422-6293 |
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Application Process

Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Complete the online application at A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required.

Applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program.

The first payment is due upon acceptance. Please refer to the Payment Information document.

Priority Deadline: 31 January 2022
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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Jeffrey Shumway is associate professor of history. Among his teaching specialties is History 202: World Civilizations Since 1500. Professor Shumway was trained in Latin American history, which gives him a unique perspective on Spanish history, especially as it relates to Spain as a world empire. His wife Kathy and three of their children will be accompanying him on this program.
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Contact Us

International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.