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The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers a variety of education abroad programs. Programs vary greatly in subject and lengths. Education abroad is available in Spain and in many countries in South America. To begin your journey, please visit the Office of International Affairs, where you can browse available programs by subject, language, or location. For specific information regarding Spanish and Portuguese education abroad programs, please contact Rachel Sanabria.

A list of education abroad programs scheduled for the current and next academic years are listed below. Programs for future years are subject to change. Please refer to the Office of International Affairs for the most current list.

 

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 A list of education abroad programs scheduled for the current and next academic years are listed below. Programs for future years are subject to change. Please refer to the Office of International Affairs for the most current list.

Call (614) 292-8485 to schedule an appointment with Michelle Coria for appropriate Spanish course selection. 

Argentina | BoliviaChile | Colombia | Costa Rica | Ecuador | Mexico | Peru | Spain 


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Argentina

ISA Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines - Buenos Aires
Region: South America
Country: Argentina
Language: Spanish
Term: Spring; Autumn

Education Abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Type: Third Party Provider
Program Length: Semester
Subject: Spanish
 
Region: South America
Country: Argentina
Language: Spanish; English
Term: Spring; Autumn
Type: Third Party Provider
Program Length: Semester
Subject: Spanish
 

 

Bolivia Global May Program
Bolivia

Bolivia Global May
Region: South America
Country: Bolivia
Language: English
Term: May Session
Type: OSU Sponsored
Program Length: May Session
Subject: Spanish


 

Colorful buildings along the hill. Photo credit: Michael McKee.
Chile
ISA Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines - Chile
Region: South America
Country: Chile
Language: Spanish
Term: Spring; Autumn
Type: Third Party Provider
Program Length: Semester
Subject: Spanish 
Fishing Boat by the Water. Photo Credit: Michael McKee.
 
ISA Spanish Language and Latin American Studies, Chile
Region: South America
Country: Chile
Language: Spanish; English
Term: Spring; Autumn 
Type: Third Party Provider
Program Length: Semester
Subject: Various; Spanish 
 
ISA Summer Spanish Language and Latin American Studies, Chile
Region: South America
Country: Chile
Language: Spanish
Term: Summer
Type: Third Party Provider
Program Length: Summer
Subject: Spanish

 

Arenal Hanging Bridge in Costa Rica. Photo credit, Megan Lobert

Costa Rica

ISA Summer Spanish Language and Latin American Literature, Costa Rica
Region: Mexico and Central America
Country: Costa Rica
Language: Spanish
Term: Summer
Type: Third Party Provider
Program Length: Summer
Subject: Spanish
 
ISA Spanish Language, Liberal Arts and Environmental Studies, Costa Rica
Region: Mexico and Central America
Country: Costa Rica
Language: Spanish; English
Term: Autumn
Type: Third Party Provider
Program Length: Semester
Subject: Various; Spanish
 
Newark Campus Costa Rica Experience
Region: Mexico and Central America
Country: Costa Rica
Language: English
Term: Summer
Type: OSU Sponsored
Program Length: Summer
Subject: Spanish

Biking in the Mountains, Ecuador. Photo Credit: Emily Coleman.
Ecuador
Rehearsing Change: Pachaysana Institute - Ecuador
Region: South America
Country: Ecuador
Language: English and Spanish
Term: Spring; Autumn
Type: Third Party Provider
Program Length: Semester
Subject: Spanish, Comp Studies, English and Geography

 

Hike near the Misti Volcano near Arequipa, Peru. Photo credit: Devin Grammon

Peru 

OSU Students in Huacachina, Peru. Photo Credit: Natalie Cipriano.
ISA Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines - Lima, Peru 
Region: South America
Country: Peru
Language: Spanish
Term: Autumn; Academic Year
Type: Third Party Provider
Program Length: Semester
Subject: Spanish
 

 

Machu Picchu ruins near Cuzco, Peru. Photo credit: Devin Grammon
and Spanish Language in Lima, Peru
Region: South America
Country: Peru
Language: Spanish
Term: Summer
Type: Third Party Provider
Program Length: Summer
Subject: Spanish
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Spain

COWA Hispanic Studies in Multiple Disciplines, Seville
Region: Europe
Country: Spain
Language: Spanish
Term: Autumn/Spring
Type: Third Party Provider
Program Length: Semester/Academic Year
Subject: Spanish

ISA Hispanic Studies, Granada
Region: Europe
Country: Spain
Language: Spanish
Term: Spring; Autumn
Type: Third Party Provider
Program Length: Semester
Subject: Spanish
 
ISA Spanish Language and Culture, Salamanca
Region: Europe
Country: Spain
Language: Spanish
Term: Summer
Type: Third Party Provider
Program Length: Summer
Subject: Spanish
 
ISA Spanish  Language, Culture and Electives, Granada
Region: Europe
Country: Spain
Language: English
Term: Spring; Autumn
Type: Third Party Provider
Program Length: Semester/Academic Year
Subject: Spanish
 
ISA Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Business, Barcelona
Region: Europe
Country: Spain
Language: English
Term: Spring; Autumn
Type: Third Party Provider
Program Length: Semester
Subject: Spanish
 
ISA Summer Language and Culture, Valencia
Region: Europe
Country: Spain
Language: Spanish
Term: Summer
Type: Third Party Provider
Program Length: Summer
Subject: Spanish
 
ISA Summer Spanish Language and Culture, Barcelona
Region: Europe
Country: Spain
Language: Spanish
Term: Summer
Type: Third Party Provider
Program Length: Summer
Subject: Spanish
 
Spain Global May Program: Madrid in the World, the World in Madrid
Region: Europe
Country: Spain
Language: English
Term: May Session
Type: OSU Sponsored
Program Length: May Session
Subject: Spanish
 
Universidad Autonoma De Madrid
Region: Europe
Country: Spain
Language: Spanish
Term: Academic Year
Type: International Exchange Program
Program Length: Academic Year
Subject: Spanish

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​A list of education abroad programs scheduled for the current and next academic years are listed below. Programs for future years are subject to change. Please refer to the Office of International Affairs for the most current list.

Brazil Global May Program

Portuguese GE Language and Culture in Curitiba, Brazil
Region: South America
Country: Brazil
Language: English, Portuguese
Term: Spring
Type: Third Party Provider
Program Length: Semester
Subject: Portuguese

Advanced Portuguese Study with Native Speakers - Pontifícia Universidade Católica Do Rio De Janeiro
Region: South America
Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese
Term: Spring; Autumn
Type: Direct Enroll
Program Length: Semester
Subject: Portuguese
 
Brazil Global May Program
Region: South America
Country: Brazil
Language: English
Term: May Session
Type: OSU Sponsored
Program Length: May Session
Subject: Portuguese
 
ISA Culture, Portuguese Language, Business and Courses with Locals - Brazil
Region: South America
Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese
Term: Autumn
Type: Third Party Provider
Program Length: Semester
Subject: Portuguese​
Global May in Brazil
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Ecuador: Puente Cultural Service and Teaching Abroad Grant

 

Ecuador: Puente Cultural Service and Teaching Abroad Grant

This year-long commitment involves volunteering at Fundación El Arenal, an alternative education center for children and adolescents of Cuenca, and teaching English at CEDEI, a popular language school in Cuenca.

Eligibility: Serves applicants with an Undergraduate degree (in various fields of study)
Region: South America
Location: Cuenca, Ecuador
Language: Spanish proficient 
Program Length: One Year
Additional Program Information: Puente Cultural Service and Teaching Abroad Grant [PDF] Application


Rehearsing Change: Empowering Locally, Educating Globally in Quito, Ecuador

Rehearsing Change study abroad opportunity

Students will live part time in Quito’s historical center, working with the Nina Shunku association, a collective of urban artists and community educators, and part time in the rural community of Pintag, just outside of Quito, working with locals who, in the face of rapid urban growth, are trying to maintain their traditional identities. The Pachaysana Institute's Fair Trade Learning model will focus on the creation of projects (through our intense courses) with both these partners, and for this reason, it is crucial that we find quality students.

Eligibility:  Minimum 3.00 GPA for OSU applicants, passing of the USFQ Spanish Placement test. Additional requirements
Location: Quito, Ecuador
Language: Spanish
Program length: Fall Semester
Application Deadline: Students are encouraged to check the OIA site for OSU application deadlines which may be earlier than program deadlines.
Additional Program Information: Testimonials, Newsletter (details how Rehearsing Change plays into the overall Pachaysana mission), Gallery


Cultural Ambassadors: North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain

Opportunity sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain. The program is primarily devoted to providing US and Canadian students and graduates -majoring in any subject- who are native speakers of English or French with the opportunity to assist foreign language teachers in a variety of schools in Spain and to learn about Spanish culture and society and also about its education system. Those admitted into the program will assist teachers in English or French programs in elementary, secondary or language schools in Spain.

Eligibility: Minimum of a BA or BS by the end of the academic year preceding the start of the program, be a junior or a senior, or have become a university graduate.
Location: Spain
Language: Spanish proficient
Program length: Academic year opportunity (October-May)
Application period: Between January and April of each year
Additional program information