Our off-campus programs provide students with the opportunity to continue the study of Hispanic societies and cultures in Latin America and Spain.
Programs in Latin America:
- Costa Rica
- The Associated Colleges of the Midwest, San Jose. Latin American Culture and Society
- The Associated Colleges of the Midwest, San Jose and other regions of Costa Rica. Tropical Field Research
- Organization for Tropical Studies (Duke University), different regions of Costa Rica
- ICADS, different regions of Costa Rica
Programs in Spain:
Courses from Off-Campus Programs
Students should meet early with the major and program advisors to discuss and plan for study abroad. Some programs have special requirements and students should go over these carefully at the outset. Students need the College’s approval to study off-campus and to be accepted formally by their preferred program. Some programs are quite competitive and therefore students should have an alternative program option in case their preferred program does not accept them.
In selecting a program, keep in mind the following guidelines:
- A maximum of 12 credits can be applied toward the Spanish major;
- Courses from off-campus programs cannot fulfill required courses: 343 and Seminars;
- The Department will accept courses that fit the following descriptions:
- Spanish Language courses (for example, conversation, composition, stylistics, phonetics, semantics, history of the language, etc.)
- Literature courses on Latin America, Latin@ America and Spain that do not cover material taught in regularly offered Spanish courses at Grinnell.
- A maximum of 4 credits of coursework with content solely on Latin America, Latin@ American or Spain.
- Because some off-campus programs offer 2- and 3-credit courses, students may need to take more than 4 courses to earn the number of credits they need for the Spanish major.