The following are the three programs approved by the Hispanics Studies Department for its minors and majors. No Spanish credit can be earned from studies conducted in programs other than the five listed below. Our two options in Latin America and another in Spain have been selected to match our curricular strengths, established student interest, new demand for summer offerings, and our overriding obsession with quality programs. The latter is apparent in the prevalence of Puget Sound faculty-led programs in which we are involved as partners with other regional institutions such as PLU, Willamette University, Gonzaga, etc.
a) Oaxaca, Mexico – Consortial program with PLU – Fall term • Located in southern México in one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse regions of the country, the Oaxaca program provides you the opportunity to work with the community, learn about the huge cultural diversity of the Mexican nation, engage in an academically challenging course of studies, and improve your Spanish beyond your expectations.
• Contact persons: Professor Pepa Lago
b) IFSA/BUTLER, Buenos Aires, Argentina – Reputable third party provider program – Fall and spring terms • Located in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina and the bustling center of a metropolitan region with nearly 15 million inhabitants, our program in Argentina offers one of a kind opportunities in a city that is home to more theaters than New York City, boasts a storied literary tradition, showcases one of the world’s great opera houses, and is the birthplace of tango. Buenos Aires is an ideal location for students interested in immersing themselves in an urban environment. Students take the bulk of their classes at local universities and have the option of enrolling at four different institutions, public and private.
• Contact person: Professor Brendan Lanctot
c) ILACA, Granada – Consortial program with PLU, Gonzaga, SU, UP, and Willamette – Fall and spring terms • Our oldest Spanish immersion program is located in Granada, Spain. The city that was the jewel of the last Muslim kingdom in Europe, Granada is both a thriving college town with over 80,000 students as well as a tourist magnet drawing throngs of visitors to the Alhambra, the Royal Chapel, Sierra Nevada Ski Station, the Alpujarras mountain communities, etc. The Granada program will offer you the opportunity to prepare yourself for the DELE, the golden standard of Spanish proficiency tests. It will also allow the opportunity to learn about Islamic Culture, Spanish history since Franco’s dictatorship, Flamenco, and urban culture.
• Contact person: Professor Nagore Sedano Naveira
d) Madrid Summers - (Currently On Hold)
Contact the International Programs Office for additional information