Program Details (Serve-Learn-Sustain in Spain)


SPAN 2002 or intermediate-level equivalent through AP or IB testing or online language placement exam (see the Advance Placement page for more details). Good academic standing. Coursework is at the 3000 to 4000 level, and this program is conducted entirely in Spanish.


Total credits: 12-15

Required Courses:

  • SPAN 4156: Spanish Service-Learning Abroad I
  • SPAN 4158: Social, Cultural, and Linguistic Diversity in Spain
  • SPAN 4500: Intercultural Seminar
  • SPAN 4693: Economic and Environmental Sustainability in Spain

Optional Course:

  • SPAN 4157: Spanish Service-Learning Abroad II

Program Costs

The Program Fee is $8,500. Fee includes roundtrip bus transfer from the Madrid airport to Granada; classes at the University of Granada’s Centro de Lenguas Modernas; housing in private room with Spanish homestay families in Granada; three meals per day with host family and on program excursions and trips; free wifi with host family and at University; cultural excursions to the Alhambra and a flamenco concert; site visits and guest lectures; service-learning project placement; international health insurance.

Program Fee does not include:

  • 12 or 15 credit hours tuition and fees: $4500 to $5500 (estimate)
  • Round trip airline tickets to Madrid, Spain: $1000 to $1600 (estimate)
  • Student visa fee: $180; trip to Spanish Consulate in Miami, FL to apply for student visa: $400 (estimate)
  • Personal spending money for individual travel, meals, recreation, etc.: $1500 - $4500 (estimate, varies according to student`s personal travel plans)

Payment Deadlines

The Program Fee of $8500 will be paid as follows:

  • $500 non-refundable application fee due at time of application
  • $4,000 due on September 15, 2021
  • $4000 due on October 15, 2021

The $500 application fee is required for your application to be considered complete. It will only be refunded if you are NOT accepted to the Program.

Please adhere to the deadlines stated for the program. Please observe the information in Payment Options to ensure that your payments are processed at the Bursar’s Office on time. Fees will be charged to your Oscar account on the due dates. Make sure you make all necessary payments on time in order to avoid a hold on your account. Students expecting financial aid must submit a letter from the Financial Aid Office stating the allocation and date of payments expected prior to the first payment deadline. Tuition and student fees are due according to the Registrar’s schedule for spring semester tuition.

Passports and Student Visas

Students MUST have a valid U.S. passport in hand by September 15, 2021.  The passport must not expire before June 2022.  If your current passport will expire before June 2022, please renew it in time to get it back by September 15, 2021.

To stay in Spain more than 90 days, all U.S. citizens need a visa.  You will need a student visa to participate in the Serve-Learn-Sustain in Spain Program.  All student visa applications must be submitted in person at the Spanish Consulate in Miami, FL between October 10 and November 10, 2021.  The Spanish Consulate will keep your U.S. passport while your application is being processed, which generally takes 3 weeks, so be sure NOT to plan any international travel during this time. Currently the Spanish Consulate is not requiring appointments, but that may change.  You can read more about student visas here:

The Program Director, Dr. Kelly Comfort, will provide students with several of the required visa documents, while students will be responsible for completing the application, preparing copies of the passport and driver's license or student ID card, getting the photos, money order, and return mailing envelope, etc.  Once a student applies, s/he will receive more details on the visa process.