Faculty-Led Spanish Study Abroad

Students in Buenos Aires (2018)


Summer in Santander Spain

Location: Santander, Madrid, and other cities in northern Spain  
Dates: Summer Session II (June 28-August 8, 2019)
Application Deadline: March 15, 2019
Prerequisite: SPN 202
Courses Offered: SPN 302 (Reading Strategies) and SPN 394 (Study Abroad II)
This program satisfies the Explorations Beyond the Classroom requirement from University Studies
Led by Ms. Marianella Jara (
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Buenos Aires, Capital of Culture 

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Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina  
Dates: May 15-29, 2019*
Courses Offered: SPN 294 (prerequisites required)
Led by Dr. Ashlee  Balena (
Apply by November 16, 2018

UNCW will study the culture of Buenos Aires through its writers, painters, and musicians. The spring travel experience begins after classes in May. Activities include participating in a writer’s class about Borges’ life and stories, national art museums, live musical events, the San Telmo markets, and historic cafés. Stay in an upscale apartment hotel in Recoleta, the best neighborhood for study, shopping, and exploration.

Oaxaca, Mexico:  Here and There

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Location: Oaxaca City, Mexico  
Dates: May 12-21, 2019*
*Students will enroll in SPN 394 during Spring 2018, which will meet weekly at UNCW throughout the spring semester. Remaining hours will occur in Mexico.
Courses Offered: SPN 394 (prerequisite required)
Led by Dr. Amanda Boomershine (
Apply by December 7, 2018
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Learn about the Oaxacan population in Wilmington and in Mexico. Students will have the opportunity to experience Oaxacan culture and food, visit important cultural sites in Mexico, interact with and learn from Oaxacan immigrants in Wilmington and their family members in Oaxaca, and learn firsthand the effects of immigration and globalization on families and communities during this 10-day program. Students will stay with Oaxacan families for an immersive homestay experience





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