Explore the cultural fabric of Spain – with academic study or internship

Picture yourself strolling around a medieval city, once the capital of the Spanish empire, speaking Spanish with locals and learning about the magical culture and heritage of this fascinating place. This summer study abroad program offers a wide range of courses at The Fundación José Ortega y Gasset, located in a former 16th Century convent in the heart of the historical district of Toledo, one of Spain’s most beautiful cities.

You’ll take two or three 3 credit courses with the underlying themes of Spanish history and culture. Subjects range from literature and art history to politics and ethnology.

  • If you want some experience of the Spanish workplace, you can choose a six-week internship placement that fits with your professional goals.  Placements range from business  to health, media tourism and cultural organizations.

  • All courses are taught in Spanish so you’ll need to have at least four semesters of post-secondary level Spanish.

  • You will live and study in a unique setting that is more intimate and manageable than a larger city, yet you can still visit the busy capital of Madrid in an hour and a half.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Academic Year 2014 TBA TBA 30-36 $34,870 4/20/2014 More Info
Spring 2014 1/11/2014 4/27/2014 15-18 $18,360 10/1/2013 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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Small City


As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed accommodation. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.


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Student health, safety and security in Spain are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

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