Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad

Córdoba, Spain


Faculty-Led Summer Program in Cordoba, Spain

Program Description

This program provides students with an introduction to Spanish life, language, and culture in the historic city of Cordoba. Students will study at Jesuit partner, University Loyola Andalucia, in classes specially designed for beginning to advanced students. Every Friday, students will participate in academic excursions across the region that introduce students to Spanish society, culture, and commerce.

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If you want to learn more about what other students thought about the program, read these Loyola AndalucĂ­a Student Testimonials.‌


Dr. Natalia Valencia
Instructor of Spanish
Department of Modern Languages and Literature


All courses will integrate local Andalusian culture, history, and literature into the coursework as appropriate to the language level of the student. Students may also, for example, take SPAN 104 & 250 or SPAN 251 if that is where they are in their sequence of Spanish coursework. Final course selections will be decided after placement test. Classes taken must total 6 credit hours.

Course Offerings

  • SPAN 101 & 102: Beginner Spanish (6 credit hours)
  • SPAN 103 & 104: Intermediate Spanish (6 credit hours)
  • SPAN 250 & 251: Composition & Conversation (6 credit hours)
  • SPAN 270/271: Main Currents of Spanish Literature (6 credit hours)
  • SPAN 300: Advanced Oral Expression (3-6 credit hours)

This program is ideal for undergraduate students with a major or minor in Spanish, Global and International Studies majors and minors, and students with an interest in Mediterranean culture or medieval studies.

Maximum enrollment: 25

Cordoba- Plaza

Housing & Meals

Students are placed in a homestay with a local Cordoban family or señora will have a private room in the home and one to two students will be housed per family. In order to help improve each student's Spanish language skills, host families have agreed to speak only Spanish with students.

The host family will provide two meals per day (breakfast and dinner during the week, breakfast and lunch or dinner during the weekend). Students will be responsible for all other meals. Students are expected to notify their host family in advance if they will not be eating at home for a provided meal and students assume all costs when they elect to eat out.


June 4 - 29, 2018

Program Costs

Program fee: $2,665


  • Homestay with a local family or señora (includes breakfast and optional dinners)
  • Lunch Monday-Friday
  • On-site program support
  • One night hotel stay in Madrid
  • One way high speed train ticket from Madrid to Cordoba
  • Welcome and farewell receptions
  • Program excursions (local cultural visits)
  • CISI health insurance

Tuition: $4,620 (six summer credits)

  • Graduate students will pay graduate tuition rate

Total cost of program (program fee and tuition): $7,285

Not Included: $100 non-refundable OIP application fee, airfare, personal travel, bus passes (if necessary), other meals, personal expenses, weekend excursions, travel and baggage insurance or other expenses.

Application Process

Application deadline is March 15th, 2018.

As part of the online application you must upload a copy of your valid passport or passport application receipt and pay by credit card a $100 non-refundable Office for International Programs (OIP) study abroad fee.

Apply now through Loyola's quick and easy online application!

For more information, contact the Office for International Programs at studyabroad@luc.edu at 773.508.3899 or Dr. Valencia at nvalencia@luc.edu.