Hamilton College

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Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, tutorials, fieldwork, and research; courses taught in Spanish. On-site orientation and fieldtrips included.

  • Reviewed by: Professor Jennifer Wood
  • Fields of study: Fine arts, humanities, social sciences
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; a recent course at the SPAN 100 or higher level completed before participation. The program expects students to be enrolled in a Spanish class in the semester immediately preceding participation.
  • Number of program participants: 40

Living Arrangements

Students live in private homes. Meals are taken with the host family.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Early September to mid-December
  • Spring: Early January to mid-May


  • Advising Tips: This program requires a faculty reference and a language evaluation. Faculty referees may use the Scripps form or the student can provide a link to the online reference form.
  • Visa Information: The Spanish visa process must be started approximately 90 days prior to departure and students must be in the US to appear at their assigned consulate, typically based on the home state for fall programs, or the Scripps address for spring programs. After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Madrid and Los Angeles.
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