Study Abroad in Spain

Communicating León: Studying and Communicating Difference in the Field uses the lens of Communication courses to gain insights into Spanish life and media. Learn about this opportunity to earn UW credits while living, studying and traveling in Spain!

Applications are due Feb. 15, 2024 for the Fall 2024 program!

Here are 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 – COM 464* (Writing With Voice), COM 389 (Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Media)**, SPAN 199 (Foreign Study Spanish)
  • Covered by the program fee:
    • 15 UW credits – no additional tuition
    • Home-stay lodging with a León family (private room)
    • Three meals daily
    • Excursions to Madrid, Bilbao, San Sebastian, Santiago de Compostela, Astorga, and Los Picos mountains led by UW faculty LeiLani Nishime (nishime@) and Andrea Otáñez (aotanez@)
  • Total cost is $7,935, which includes two Study Abroad administrative fees
  • Upcoming info sessions:

UW faculty coordinating the program: Andrea Otáñez ( and LeiLani Nishime (

* Can be taken for “W” credit.
** Satisfies Communication methods requirement.

Check out our videos about the program, the courses and life in León.

Andrea Otáñez talks about COM 464
See what’s in store for you at the UW León Center

Read stories from previous study abroad programs here.