** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Study abroad is an important aspect of learning the language and culture of another country. It is also an excellent way to broaden your horizons and to develop another perspective on yourself and your culture. Spending a month in Spain will transform you!
LSU in Spain will whisk you away from Baton Rouge to the beautiful city of Granada, located in sunny southern Spain. The city of Granada is world famous, as is the Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, that draws tourists from across the globe. Granada plays host to an international music and dance festival and is located less than an hour’s drive from the stunning Spanish Mediterranean coastline.
Classes will be taught at the historical University of Granada, an institution founded in 1531, at the Centro de Lenguas Modernas. The Centro offers a library, a language laboratory, a multimedia room, and a sports club to enrich your experience while abroad.
Want to meet the other students and faculty who will be going with you to Spain this summer? Check out our Facebook group!
Dates & Costs
LSU Tuition & Fees
(Undergraduate, 6 hours)
out of state: $6,888
Program Fee Includes
Housing with host families
3 meals/day while in Granada, breakfast every day while in Madrid
Bus between Madrid and Granada
Ground transportation in Spain
Fieldtrips and cultural events
Granada - you will live with experienced host families selected by the Centro de Lenguas Modernas de la Universidad de Granada. The homes used for homestays will vary, but you can expect to have a room either to yourself or shared with another person from LSU in Spain (you will not share a bedroom with members of your host family).
While in Granada, you will have your meals with your host family. Please do not help yourself to food/drinks in the home outside of meal times without asking. You should purchase your own snacks to have between meals. Your host family will give you a key to the apartment and will not set a curfew.
You are expected to be considerate and courteous towards your host family. Please do not invite guests into the host family's home without permission. Your host family will do your personal laundry and change your linens once a week.
Madrid - you will stay at the Hotel Regina. You will be housed in a double or triple room, with other students from the LSU in Spain program. Each room has a private bath and air conditioning.
Tuition: You must pay tuition and fees for all courses you take through LSU. The tuition you pay is based on whether or not you are a resident of Louisiana. If you are an out of state student, you will pay out of state tuition for all courses you take through LSU, including courses on the LSU in Spain program.
Airfare: Each student arranges his/her own roundtrip airfare. You should not book your flight until you are told to do so by your Program Director.
Once you are told to purchase airfare, you should plan to arrive in Madrid on June 3 before 11:00am. This means that you will need to leave the US on June 2 because flights to Europe are usually overnight. Double check that your arrival in Madrid is on June 4!
Your program ends on July 8, and you can book your return airfare for that date (July 8) out of Madrid, unless you plan to stay in Spain and explore on your own.
Spending money: Although most meals are provided, you should plan for additional expenditures, such as lunches and dinners in Madrid and snacks and souvenirs. You should plan to bring your spending money to Spain on a debit or credit card. Don't forget to call your bank and let them know that your card will be used in Spain and the dates you will be there, so that they don't block your card for suspicious charges once they see purchases from Spain showing up on your card.
In the past, some students have gotten by on $500 in spending money, while others have brought as much as $2,000. The amount you need in spending money will be based on your own, personal spending habits.
Suggested Packing Items:
Pocket Spanish-English dictionary or translator
Comfortable walking shoes
Light jacket or windbreaker
Jeans, casual clothes, and at least one dressy outfit for a night out in Madrid
Towel and wash cloth
Bathrobe and slippers
Any prescription medication you will need - enough to last the entire trip; you will also want to carry a copy of the prescription signed by your doctor
Dual-voltage appliances and adapter plugs (you may do better to purchase a hair dryer in Granada, as these can be problematic)
Students must take two courses (six credit hours).
You must meet all pre-requisites for the courses you sign up to take in Spain. Prerequisites are listed in the LSU Course Catalog.
The courses will have pre-departure assignments that you will need to complete before arriving in Spain. Textbooks and course supplies should be purchased before you leave for Spain. The pre-departure assignments will be emailed to program participants.
SPAN 2102, 2155
Grammar and Composition
SPAN 2102, 2155
Culture and Civilization
10:00am Parents' Orientation
Fee bills available via myLSU
Fee bills are due
Depart the US
Arrive in Madrid; bus to Granada leaves at 11:00am; meet host families; onsite orientation
Depart Granada; travel to Madrid; check into Hotel Regina
Check out of Hotel Regina; fly home or travel on your own
Grades available via myLSU
Please note: Itinerary is tentative and subject to change
In order to be eligible for LSU in Spain, you must:
Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 (undergraduate) or 3.0 (graduate students)
Have completed SPAN 2102
Be at least 18 years old by the first day of the program
Not be on disciplinary or scholastic probation
Have the prerequisites for the courses you take
March 23, 2018
Although the application deadline is March 23, you are advised to register early in order to secure a spot in the program. The program will fill on a first come, first served basis from those who meet the eligibility requirements.
Deposit: A $500 deposit will be placed on your LSU billing statement at the time that you apply to the program. Students at other universities must send in a check or money order (made payable to "Louisiana State University") for the $500 deposit along with their applications.
The $500 deposit is nonrefundable after February 2, 2018.
Payment Deadlines: the $500 deposit is put on your billing statement and is due at the time that the charge appears. The rest of the program fee (minus the $500 deposit) and the tuition/fees for the courses will appear on your summer fee bill. Those fee bills are available via myLSU on May 3 and are due on May 18.
If you withdraw from the program: After February 2, you will be responsible for making payments on your study abroad program, even if you do not go on the program. The amount that you will owe is based on the date on which you withdraw. The schedule of payments for withdrawals is:
February 2, 2018
$500 deposit is non-refundable; student is obligated to pay for any non-refundable reservations the program has already paid, or is already contractually obligated to pay, on the student's behalf
Parents: Have questions about the study abroad process? Want to ask questions? We have a Facebook group just for parents of students going on our summer programs! Join us here.
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