Choosing a Study Abroad Program

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese sponsors two Study Abroad Global Seminars, one in Rosario, Argentina, and one in Barcelona, Spain

The Study Abroad Global Seminar to Rosario, Argentina is offered each summer from early June to mid July. This intensive 5 week program, based in the private university Fundación del Gran Rosario offers 6 credit hours to its participants (there will be one culture class and one literature class offered each year), an all-expense included home stay with an Argentine family, several cultural excursions and guest lectures by local intellectuals and much more. The program director is Dr. Susan Hallstead, Senior Instructor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. You may contact Dr. Hallstead or visit the Study Abroad website for more information

The Study Abroad Global Seminar  to Barcelona, Spain, is directed by Javier Krauel, a native of Barcelona and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. The 3-credit Barcelona course will be offered each June. “Barcelona: Understanding Local and Immigrant Cultures” is a three-week, interdisciplinary Global Seminar that explores how different ethnic groups have shaped the history of Barcelona, a cosmopolitan city that is one of the oldest in Europe and the capital of one of the most vibrant and modern regions in Spain, Catalonia. Students will live with Spanish host families, attend class at the Casa Convalescència (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Sant Pau campus), and take part in various tours and site visits (Barri Gòtic, Museu Picasso, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Sagrada Família, etc.). You may contact Prof. Krauel or visit the Study Abroad website for more information

In addition to this, a list of the programs abroad with which the University of Colorado is currently affiliated is available in the Office of International Education. Credit received through these programs is considered CU credit (as opposed to transfer credit). Credit earned elsewhere is evaluated on an individual basis. These approved programs are administered by the Office of International Education located in the Environmental Design Building, Boulder Campus. A student interested in participating in one of these programs should inquire at OIE regarding the starting time, application procedures and costs.

 Attendance at non-University of Colorado programs is frequently acceptable if the program is operated by an accredited institution in the United States. However, no advising can be done until the student returns and the credit appears on the CU transcript. Credit earned in commercial language schools abroad is usually not accepted, and care should be taken in choosing such options if credit toward a degree at the University of Colorado is a concern, since such schools often do not issue transcripts or maintain proper attendance requirements to qualify for acceptance.


Credit for work done at special programs offered by foreign universities will be evaluated on an individual basis. The student is urged to consult with the Department prior to attendance (the Study Abroad Advisor, Prof. Javier Rivas), since the amount and level of credit may vary considerably in individual cases. For all other matters and details, please contact the Office of International Education.