The Spanish Immersion Program, offered in the summer of even years, is an exciting opportunity for students to deepen their knowledge of Spanish language while traveling in a Spanish-speaking culture. The program is mandatory for students majoring in Spanish, but any student may participate regardless of Spanish language proficiency.

The program is intended to complement SPA 366 Peninsular Civilizations and Cultures, but SPA 366 is not required for students to participate in the trip. Participants may also receive credit for SPA 367 Spanish Immersion Program/Study Abroad.


May 2022 Itinerary

Monday, May 16 – Fly overnight from Nashville to Spain.

Tuesday, May 17 – In Barcelona, take a walking tour of Las Ramblas, a pedestrian mall where you’ll find endless entertainment, restaurants, markets, monuments and shopping.

Wednesday, May 18 – See Barcelona's La Sagrada Família, Antoni Gaudí’s masterpiece cathedral that is over 130 years in the making. From the top of Montjuïc, enjoy panoramic views of the harbor below. Visit Park Güell, a vast public park designed by Gaudí that features colorful mosaics and remarkable architecture

Thursday, May 19 – Spend a half day exploring Barcelona on your own, and then travel to Valencia, a vibrant Spanish city situated on the banks of the Turia river.

Friday, May 20 – Take a walking tour of Valencia, Spain’s third largest city, and then travel to Granada.

Saturday, May 21 – Tour Granada and take in its laid-back atmosphere, Moorish architecture, and the history and culture of this unique city. Visit the Alhambra, Granada’s crowning jewel widely recognized as the world’s premier example of Moorish architecture, and built as an all-in-one alcazaba (fortress), alcazar (palace) and small medina (city). Travel to Costa del Sol.

Sunday, May 22 – Visit Córdoba, home to La Mezquita, a mosaic-filled mosque turned Catholic church. Wander the bright and charming streets of Córdoba and take in the flower-filled courtyards before returning to Costa del Sol.

Monday, May 23 – Travel to Seville, the city of bullfights, flamenco, and delicious food. Visit María Luisa Park and admire the mosaics and fountains of Plaza de España. Explore the Barrio de Santa Cruz, home to picturesque whitewashed houses, flower-filled patios, and tiled benches. See Seville Cathedral, the third-largest church in the world that took more than a century to build.

Tuesday, May 24 – Train to Madrid and see Puerta del Sol, one of the city’s busiest squares, and Plaza Mayor, the center of old Madrid where you’ll learn about the grand square’s history of bullfights, royal weddings, and public executions. Visit Plaza de Oriente, the Royal Palace square, and get a glimpse of regal Madrid when you wander the fabulous palace interior. Tour the Prado, Madrid's famed art museum where you can behold Velázquez’s Las Meninas and Goya’s paired canvases.

Wednesday, May 25 – Take an excursion to Toledo, the former Spanish capital where Muslims, Jews, and Christians peacefully coexisted for centuries. Visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to a famous El Greco painting, and the Toledo Cathedral, a spectacular example of Gothic architecture.

Thursday, May 26 – Return to U.S

Financial Aid
Pre-Departure Preparation

Grant Goodman
Office of International Education

Joy Simon McDaniel House, Room 4

Linda Moran, A.A., B.A, M.A., Ph.D.
Spanish Program Coordinator

Old Main, Room 217