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Semester Abroad in Spain



Linfield partners with SSA Education Abroad to offer the following 3 locations in Spain:

  • Seville
    • Located in Andalucia, in southern Spain, its temperate climate and rich cultural life embodies the spirit of traditional southern Spanish culture, from flamenco to bullfighting, to winding ancient cobblestone streets.
    • SSA features all-inclusive study visits to historic locations, museums and cultural events. 
    • Participate in an English tutoring program for Spanish children learning English. 
    • Meeting with a speaking partner to practice
  • Alicante
    • Located on the Southeastern coast of Spain along the Mediterranean Sea. Alicante is home to many historic castles and cathedrals.
    • The program in Alicante is more integrated into the Spanish university than other two locations.
    • Excursions are organized by Spanish Studies Abroad, as well as the international students program at the Universidad de Alicante.
    • Through university coursework, homestays with native families, and multiple cross-cultural opportunities, students will find Spanish Studies Abroad in Alicante to be a highly immersive and integrated study abroad experience.
  • Barcelona
    • Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city located on Spain’s Mediterranean coast, with a rich history and a vibrant culture. 
    • SSA features all-inclusive study visits to historic locations, museums and cultural events. 
    • Spanish Studies Abroad students in Barcelona study onsite at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), which has become one of the best universities in Spain, since it was founded in 1990.
    • Explore the unique architecture of Barcelona, exemplified by the Gaudi buildings throughout the city


  • Fall, Spring and Year-Long


  • Seville Academics
    • 1st semester - take classes at program site
    • 2nd semester - students have the option of taking two classes at the University of Seville along with classes at the program site
  • Alicante Academics
    • Pre-program course - students take part in a 3 week intensive Spanish language course
    • 1st & 2nd semester - students take all of their courses in Spanish with other Spanish students
  • Barcelona Academics
    • Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona is one of the most rigorous universities in Spain
    • It is recommended students complete their first semester in Seville or Alicante and then attend Barcelona for their spring semester

Additional Requirements and Recommendations 

  • Minimum of 2 years of college-level Spanish required
  • Barcelona & Alicante: minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Preference given to students with a 3.0 GPA in Spanish language
  • All participants are required to take or audit the appropriate level of Spanish in the semester directly preceding their study abroad in Spain.
  • It is highly recommended that students take TCCA 230 (Intercultural Communication: Global Perspectives).


  • Host family


Other Information


Study Abroad Application - Download and Complete