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  • Locations: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Arcos Learning Abroad 
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 1-first year, 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior, 5-grad student, 6-other
Housing Options: Dormitory, Homestay Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Internships, Spanish
Program Type: Internship Abroad, Study Abroad
Program Description:

Arcos Learning Abroad - Spain
Program Overview

Study abroad in the historical city of Santiago de Compostela, Spain located in Galica province in Spain's Northwest corner. It is home to the incredible Santiago Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece with construction dating back to 1074. The old city center, with its winding cobblestone streets and many hidden plazas, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Santiago is famous as the final destination point of the Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James. It is also home to the University of Santiago de Compostela, one of Spain’s top 3 universities dating to the 1500s. The program includes tuition, housing with a homestay or in a residence hall, excursions, cultural activities, insurance and a dedicated resident staff. Surrounded by mountains Santiago is only minutes away from Spain’s striking Atlantic coastline making this an ideal location for study abroad and exploring a unique and fascinating part of the world!

Academic Offering

Students enroll in four classes for 12 credits during the semester. Add-on four more weeks with the program in order to take an additional 3 credit  internship course in order to earn a total of 15 credits. Listed below are the unique classes available:

Spanish and Electives courses:arcos spain 3
  • Spanish language (choose 1):
    • Intermediate I
    • Intermediate II
    • Advanced I
  • Spanish Civilization & Culture
  • Composition & Conversation
  • Atlantic Spain: The Camino de Santiago
    • (includes 2 days walking the Camino de Santiago!)
Internship Course:
  • Develop social skills.
  • Explore posible career options.
  • Connect with people in the community.
  • Increase self-understanding,arcos spain 4 independence and confidence.
School of Record: University of Santiago de Compostela

Excursions & Cultural Activities   

arcos spain 5Excursions:
  • A Coruña
  • Rías Altas
  • Ría de Arousa
  • Lugo
  • Camino de Santiago

Cultural Activities:
  • Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
  • Flamenco Performance
  • Dance Class
  • Festivals 
  • City Tours
  • Museum Visits
  • Traditional Cooking Class


Arcos Learning Abroad - What's Included