Study Abroad

Through the Office of Study Abroad, the Spanish Program offers a full-year or single semester program in Madrid, Spain, as well as an intersession programs in Salamanca. Students should consult with the director of undergraduate studies or their department adviser prior to studying abroad.

Hopkins Madrid

The Hopkins Madrid Program offers students a unique opportunity to further their education, while benefitting from a cross-cultural experience that improves their language skills in a Spanish university setting. The Program has been designed to meet the needs of a diverse group of students with a variety of majors. Students can pursue their personal interests and at the same time, fulfill their JHU academic requirements, taking classes from Cursos de Estudios Hispánicos, or for an even richer experience, students can take direct-enrollment courses.


  • Fall: Mid-August to Mid-December. Deadline: February 15
  • Full Year: Mid-August to Late May/Early June. Deadline: February 15
  • Spring: Early January to Late May/Early June. Deadline: October 1

For more information, visit the Johns Hopkins Program in Madrid website.

Salamanca, Spain: Spanish Language & Culture

Complete an entire semester of Spanish language in just 4 weeks in the vibrant college town of Salamanca, Spain. Students will take a 3 credit Spanish Language course and a 3 credit Spanish Culture course for a total of 6 credits. Students must have completed Spanish Elements I or the equivalent in order to be eligible for the program. Students can take any Spanish level from Elements II all the way through Spanish for the Professions courses in Salamanca and be eligible to take the next course in the Spanish language sequence in the spring semester. All courses will be taught in Spanish and students will be placed into the appropriate language level for both courses. The culture course will include field trips within Salamanca as well as excursions to other cities in Spain. Students will also have the opportunity to improve their language skills by living with host families in Salamanca.