Center for International Services & Programs

CSU in Spain


Study in Spain at the Universidade da Coruña - Centro de Linguas
June 29- July 27, 2019
6 credits       
Apply now!   A coruna   


Housing and Meals

Program Itinerary


Program Price

Cost of Attendance


Making Payments

Financial Aid


Do I need a visa?





Program Description
The CSU in Spain 2019 summer session program at the Universidade da Coruña is designed to provide an authentic and diverse learning environment for Spanish language students at the intermediate and advanced levels. Two credits will be taught by the CSU faculty leader Dr. Matías Martínez-Abeijón, who will accompany the group to Spain and serve as the professor of record for the course. Four credits will be taught by local Spanish professors at the Centro de Linguas (CL-UC) at the Universidade da Coruña. All courses and grades will appear on the CSU transcript as "in residence" credits.

Located in the northwest autonomous region of Galicia, the city of A Coruña is the capital of the province of the same name. The city is home to many large museums, cultural institutions, tourist attractions and historical monuments. There are two international airports within a 50 mile radius (Alvedro-A Coruña and Lavacolla-Santiago). The region is a hub for education, fishing, shipping and textile manufacturing. A former kingdom, Galicia will expose students to Spain's regional and national nuances.

Academic Program
Students will earn 6 credits of Spanish for this summer experience. Most will enroll in a 2-credit Field Studies course, SPN 241/341/441/540 in summer session II  which will meet four times (3.3 hrs each) on the CSU campus in the week before leaving for Spain.  These two credits of Spanish Field Studies are an extra tuition cost on top of the program fee. See current tuition rates to help you budget for the extra two credits of tuition.  Exceptionally qualified students (undergraduates with 3.5 GPA, B or higher grade in SPN 345 and an interview) may be permitted to enroll in the 4-credit Spanish Capstone course SPN 495 in lieu of the regular field studies course.

At the CL-UC courses will be taught by local Spanish professors and may include other international students from around the world or other U.S. universities. The price of the 4 credits at CL-UC is reflected in the program fee and therefore is not an extra expense. Individual course selection at the CL-UC will be based on the results of a placement test and in consultation with the faculty leader, Dr. Martinez-Abeijon.

Housing and Meals
All students will be housed in a local, off-campus residencia where weekday meals and individual rooms will be provided. The price of laundry and meals on the weekend is not included.

Tentative Schedule (subject to change)

June 24- 28 Four on-campus orientation class sessions of 3.3 hrs each for SPN 241/341/441/540 Field Studies at Cleveland State
Saturday,  June 29 Group departure from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
Sunday, June 30  Arrive at A Coruña; move into residence hall
Monday, July 1 Language placement test
July 1- 4 Morning and early afternoon language and culture classes
July 5 cultural visit tthroughout the city of A Coruña
July 6 cultural visit to Santiago de Compostela
July 8-12 Morning and early afternoon language and culture classes
July 13 cultural visit to Northern Portugal
July 15-18 Morning and early afternoon language and culture classes
July 22-25 Morning and early afternoon language and culture classes
July 26 Closing reception
July 27 Students move out of residence hall and fly back to Cleveland


All CSU degree-seeking students in good standing who have:

  • Intermediate level and above (SPN 101 and 102 with a B grade or higher, SPN 201, students who have only taken SPN 101 and 102 , and also any 200 level sudent who has not had any Spanish instruction for 2 or more semester must pass an interview with the director)
  • 2.5 GPA or 3.25 GPA if graduate student; individuals with lower GPAs may be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • 18 years or older
  • Completed one year at CSU if a true first-year or at least one semester if a transfer or graduate level student


At the time of application, applicants must also have no financial holds on their CampusNet account, no outstanding sanctions resulted from adjudication of infraction(s) against the CSU Student Code of Conduct, and no CSU academic warnings or probation.

A minimum of 10 participants is required for this program and a maximum of 18 will be accepted.

Please contact the CSU International Center if you attend another university and wish to apply to CSU in Spain.

Program Fee
The approximate program fee is $4,375 and includes:

  • round-trip airfare and airport ground transportation
  • Group excursions organized and led by the CL-UC and the director as noted aboev
  • 3 meals per day during the week in an single bedroom in a residencia
  • tuition for 4 credits at Spanish university

The cost does not include CSU tuition for the Field Studies (2 credits) or the estimated $1,060 needed for food, laundry and miscellanous expenses.  To view the current tuition rate, go to  Students should budget an additional $1060 for other expenses not included in the program fee. These extra expenses can include but are not limited to passport or visa fees, meals on the weekends, laundry, local transportation, souvenir shopping, and entertainment, etc.

*The cost may increase due to airline taxes and fees and/or the exchange rate.

Students may submit a written request seeking an exemption to the group flight under extraordinary circumstances. Please make your request in writing to both Dr. Matias Martinez-Abeijon and Julie Good by the application deadline (March 1).

Cost of attendance

The Office of Financial Aid uses the "cost of attendance" figure when calculating financial aid. The cost of attendance is determined by adding up all of the costs associated with the defined term or program. For the CSU in Spain program please add up the program fee, the extra CSU tuition price (2 credits) and the out -of- pocket spending estimates to determine your cost of attendance. The cost of attendance for a typical  undergraduate student will be $5,240 . If you're an out-of-state resident, a graduate student,  or plan to take the Capstone, your cost of attendance will be higher.

Billing and Payments

The program fee (minus the application deposit) will be assessed to participants' CampusNet accounts at the time of acceptance. The tuition for the Field Studies will be added to the CampusNet account when the student participant "adds" the course to his/her second 6-week summer session academic schedule. If you wish to consider enrolling in the summer budget payment plan please consult the option offered through the Office of Treasury Services and sign up through CampusNet.

$250 non-refundable deposit due at the time of application. Pay the $250 deposit through Shopnet with a debit or credit card. Only inadmissible applicants will be eligible for a deposit refund. If inadmissible to the program, the deposit is credited to the CSU CampusNet account. Otherwise, it's non-refundable.

There are no voluntary withdrawals and no withdrawal options after application decisions have been made.  Participants are considered fully committed to the program and financially responsible for 100% of the program fees. There are absolutely no refunds. Please carefully consider your situation before you apply. Consult with the faculty leader or study abroad adviser before the application deadline.

First installment due April 7

Remaining Program Balance due April 28

Please make the payments electronically through Campusnet or by cash/check at the Cashier’s Office in Main Classroom. If your program fees are not paid by the due dates indicated above, you may be removed from the program but you will maintain financial responsibility.

Financial Aid

Students may apply for summer financial aid which as of summer 2019, includes Pell grants. Please speak with a Financial Aid Specialist as soon as possible in All-in-One/ Campus 411 for details (MC 116).  Students may also apply for educational loans through private lenders or through FASTCHOICE. We can not stress enough the need to speak with a Financial Aid adviser BEFORE you apply for admission to the program. Please make sure that you will have enough funds for all of the expected expenses (and develop a plan for the unexpected ones) before you apply for admission.


A scholarship is available to students through the Center for International Services and Programs (CSU International Center). Eligible students can apply for the CISP Education Abroad Scholarship (download and print off the application form.


Do I need a Visa?

All participants will need a valid passport to enter Spain. Passports should be valid at least 6 months after the program ends. U.S. citizens do not need a visa to enter Spain for this one month program.

If you are not a United States citizen (even if you are a Permanent Resident), you may need a visa to enter Spain. Please visit the Spanish Consulate of Chicago website to determine if you need a visa to enter Spain. A personal appearance at the Spanish Consulate of Chicago, at your own cost, is generally needed. If you have any questions about visas, please contact the CSU International Center.


Application deadline EXTENDED TO March 29

The deadline HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO  March 29, 2019.   The $250 non-refundable deposit must also be made on-line through the second link below. N.B. the two links are not joined and both must be clicked separately. Please note: program deposits are non-refundable. The deposit counts towards the program fee and is only refunded in the event that a student is not accepted or the program is canceled due to lack of interest. This refund is only available in the form of a credit to the student's CSU financial account.

Apply Now

Application decisions will be made by the faculty leader and the Center for International Services and Programs. Notifications will be sent via email.

Deposit Now   click here to make the $250 deposit 



Note on Acceptance and Withdrawals
Once notified of acceptance on the program, the student becomes financially and academically responsible to the group and the University.  The remaining program fee (minus the application deposit) will be added to each participant's CampusNet account and becomes irreversible. There are no voluntary withdrawals, as each student is needed to make up a group and cover the program related expenses. 

Once admitted on a faculty-led program, there will no refund of any of any kind for a withdrawal.  Expenses begin being paid out on behalf of the group as soon as a program is considered a "go" and the application decisions are announced.  If an applicant is unsure about making a financial and/or academic commitment to CSU in Spain, doubts should be cleared up prior to submitting an application. Please contact one of the two administrators listed below to discuss your options.


Dr. Matías Martínez-Abeijón
Assistant Professor of Spanish- Department of World Languages, Literatures, Cultures
RT 1651

Julie Good (schedule an advising appointment)
Manager of Education Abroad Programs
Center for International Services and Programs (CSU International Center)
Contact via email with questions:
BH 412