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Spain Study Abroad Fall

Dates: 6 September–11 December 2023
Application Deadline: 21 February 2023

Dotted with castles and cathedrals, Spain has a cuisine that rivals France, and a people that descend from the Basques, Celts, Iberians, Romans, Visigoths, and Moors. Few cultures can boast a past, or present, as exotic and diverse. Such is the nature of the land we shall explore together. From our base in Alcalá de Henares, we shall travel extensively, with Toledo, Seville, Granada, Burgos, and Barcelona among our likely destinations. Join us to enhance your understanding of this unique country, where Europe and Africa are so often said to meet.

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Contact Us

Nieves Knapp
3171 JFSB
(801) 422-3196


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Frequently Asked Questions
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More Information

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Students must register for 12 credit hours while abroad.

Required (6 credits)

REL C 350*—History of the Church in Spain (2 credit hours)
IAS 201R—Madrid Walks (1 credit hours)
SPAN 345—Iberian Civilization (3 credit hours)

*Fulfills a university core requirement

Elective (6 credits)

SPAN 321—Third Year Spanish Reading, Grammar, and Culture (3 credit hours)
SPAN 330—Intro to Spanish Literature (3 credit hours)
SPAN 341—Survey of Spanish Literature (3 credit hours)

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

Does not include airfare, meals on excursions, or 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.

The College of Humanities will offer scholarship funding of up to $3,500 to majors within the college and up to $1,750 for minors, based on financial need.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Students must have completed SPAN 205 and 206 by the end of summer term 2023 or demonstrate equivalent proficiency. 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 2023.

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.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Students will live in the Lope de Vega residence of the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares. The residence is in a central location and allows BYU students to interact with university students from Spain and elsewhere.
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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 here. 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.

Application Deadline: 21 February 2023
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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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Nieves Knapp, a professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and a native of Spain, will direct this program.

3171 JFSB
(801) 422-3196
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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.