Inside Linfield - Semester/Year Abroad

Year abroad in Spain

"How do I convey my nine-month life changing experience in an easy to digest, interesting sentence?! It's impossible. So I'll write here. It was amazing. It was unreal. It was an unforgettable chapter. It widened my perspective and left me more confident and more brave than ever before. It changed the interworkings of how I think. I am still the same me, but a bilingual, a more improved, a more patient and a more thoughtful version." Maura Hand


Linfield partners with Spanish Studies Abroad to offer the following 3 locations in Spain:

  • Seville
    • Located in Southern Spain and a population of 700,000.
    • Seville is known for their pride in their city and is well known in the film industry. 
  • Alicante
    • Located on the Southeastern coast of Spain along the Mediterranean Sea. 
    • Home to many historic castles and cathedrals
    • More integrated into the Spanish university than other 2 locations
  • Barcelona
    • Located on the Northeastern coast of Spain along the Mediterranean Sea.


  • Yearlong (early September - late May)


  • 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

  • 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.


  • Host family

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