Postponed: Study Abroad in Spain

Please note: This program has been postponed to spring quarter of 2022.

Come live, study and travel in Spain! Spain in Transition: Storytelling, Separatism and Synthesis is a joint program offered by the UW Department of Communication and International Studies.

Here are some details about the program:

  • Based at the UW Center in León, a vibrant Spanish metro area of 200,000 about two hours north of Madrid by fast train
  • An immersion experience in Spanish culture and traditions
  • Open to all majors, with no prerequisites for any courses and no requirement that you speak Spanish
  • 15 credits – you choose among courses in Communication, International Studies and conversational Spanish*
  • Covered by the program fee (est. $7,950):
    • 15 UW credits – no additional tuition
    • Home-stay lodging with a León family (private room)
    • Three meals daily
    • Excursions planned to Madrid, Bilbao, San Sebastian, Santiago de Compostela, caves of Valporquero

UW faculty coordinating the program: Andrea Otáñez (, Frederick Lorenz ( and Randal A. Beam (

Watch this recorded info session video for more information:

*All students take SPAN 199 at appropriate level and choose two of the following courses: COM 381 (Content Analysis, satisfies Communication methods requirement); COM 464 (Writing With Voice, can be taken for “W” credit); JSIS B 436/POL S 436 (Ethnic Politics and Nationalism in Multi-ethnic Societies, satisfies an I&S and W credit requirement). Learn more about the individual courses in the videos below.

Randal Beam talks about COM 381
Andrea Otáñez talks about COM 464
Frederick Lorenz talks about JSIS 436
See what’s in store for you at the UW León Center