Summer Study Abroad in Toledo

  • Spend a summer one hour south of Madrid, in one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the world.

  • Choose from a range of Spanish language courses as well as humanities offerings that focus on the cultural and historical contributions of Spain.

  • Immerse yourself in Spanish language and culture in the heart of the city.

  • A semester program is also available.


You'll be able to enroll in two or three, three-credit courses, for a total of 6–9 credits. Because daily use of spoken Spanish is emphasized across the program and all courses are taught in Spanish, minimum admissions qualifications require that you have completed at least four semesters of post-secondary level Spanish.

To give you the opportunity to learn as much as possible about Spanish history and culture, all of the courses incorporate these themes. You'll find offerings in such areas as Spanish language, literature, history and politics, ethnology, and art history. There is also the possibility to complete an internship.

Compelling and thought-provoking courses offered during past summers have included 20th Century Spanish Literature, Master Painters of Spain, the Cultural Heritage of Spain, and the Ethnology and Folklore of the Iberian Peninsula. In addition, if you want to advance and/or refine your Spanish language skills, the Fundación offers intermediate- and advanced-level Spanish language courses.

CreditsContact a Past Participant

Courses may be selected among various departments. You will earn the following semester hours of credit:

  • Summer semester: 6-9 credits.

Admission Requirements

GPA Requirements: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Four semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent. You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation. You need to submit a complete application including a transcript, letter of recommendation from a Spanish faculty member and an advisor's form before your application will be considered.

Application Deadline

  • March 31