This unique program is designed to make sure that you experience the Spanish way of life from a local point of view. You will enjoy the benefits of real, long-term immersion in Spanish culture and language at your own pace. 


We will be traveling to Valencia, Spain. Valencia is one of the world's preferred destinations to study abroad due to its unique mixture of traditional Mediterranean and urban culture. You will soak up the city's cultural richness through its world-renowned festivities and cuisine, enjoy its privileged climate and mile-long beaches, and witness Spanish culture, history and society as you wander by its different monuments and historic buildings, join the lively nightlife, or relax with a bike ride, walk, or tapas picnic in one of its numerous gardens. 


In Spain, you will take an 8 week, 3-credit course "Experience Spanish Popular Culture" with Dr. Susana Martínez Guillem, Associate Professor in the department of Communication at UNM, and your fellow UNM students. This course will be taught in English. 


You will also take an 8 week, 3-credit course in "Spanish language and culture" at the Hispania Educational Institute, where you will meet local instructors and students from all over the world. These Spanish credits will be officially recognized by UNM's Department of Spanish and Portuguese. This course will be taught in Spanish. But don't worry! Our local staff at the Institute will adjust to your level, so there is no previous language requirement. 



You will combine these 6 credits with any first half and/or online UNM courses to meet your academic and scholarship requirements. 


For further questions, reach out to Dr. Susana Martinez Guillem: susanam@unm.edu