Spanish & Portuguese - Study Abroad 2023

Apply now for Summer, Fall, and Academic Year study abroad opportunities! There are more than 60 summer study abroad programs that will be offered this year in addition to the many exchange and direct enroll semester programs. Programs that would be of particular interest to students studying Spanish and/or Portuguese are below:

Summer Study Abroad

A collage showing a Boat port in Buenos Aires, colorful churches in Barcelona, and a busy beach in Salvador
Barcelona, Spain; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Salvador, Brazil

Some of the details such as dates and prices are still being finalized. All students who start an application will receive an email when the information is ready.

Language and Culture in Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Three levels available: Level I (SPAN 324, 328, 346), Level II (SPAN 424, 428, 346 or 440), and Level III (SPAN 522, 471, 440).
  • For Summer 2023, the anticipated housing is host families.
  • Program dates are May 20-June 30.

Language, Literature, and Culture in Barcelona, Spain

  • Two levels available: Intermediate (SPAN 220) and Advanced (SPAN 424, 428, 440).
  • For Summer 2023, the anticipated housing is host families.
  • Program dates are June 8-July 21.

Language and Culture in Salvador, Brazil

  • Earn six credits of beginning, intermediate, or advanced level Portuguese.
  • The housing will be host families.
  • Program dates are June 1-July 26.


Feb. 15
Summer Application Deadline
March 1
KU Study Abroad Summer Scholarship Deadline

Semester and Academic Year Programs

Semester or year study abroad is a cost-effective way to develop cross-cultural skills, enhance professional knowledge, and take courses in your degree area(s). Below are a few of the many options that exist in Spain and Latin America:

People crossing the street in Campinas, Brazil


March 15
Fall & Academic Year Application Deadline

Learn more about studying abroad:

Financial Aid & Scholarships are available for study abroad programs. Study Abroad & Global Engagement offers financial need scholarships for summer programs and some other departments also offer study abroad scholarships. You can read more about these options online as well as other study abroad scholarship and funding opportunities. If you would like to speak with a financial aid advisor in Study Abroad & Global Engagement, you can schedule a virtual or in-person appointment. KU Study Abroad & Global Engagement scholarship deadline is March 15. Other deadlines may vary.

Join Zaida Ugalde & Isabel Alcazar, KU’s on-site program coordinators in San Jose, and Mari Keyser, program coordinator on campus, to learn more about the Costa Rica semester program for Fall 2023 or future terms.

Connect with us to learn about education abroad options for you: