The Universidad de Córdoba, Middlebury's host institution, is the third oldest existing university in Andalucía and has three campuses that house several different academic departments, with particular strengths in art history, history, biology, environme
- Cordoba, Spain
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
- Designed for students at an advanced level of Spanish, the program structure of the School in Spain gives students the opportunity to perfect their Spanish competency through guided language immersion and facilitated social and cultural integration.
The Universidad de Córdoba, Middlebury's host institution, is the third oldest existing university in Andalucía and has three campuses that house several different academic departments, with particular strengths in art history, history, biology, environmental science, and philology. Middlebury students take most of their classes at the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, which is housed in an XVIII century building located in the historic and picturesque heart of Córdoba.
Participants in the C.V. Starr-Middlebury Schools Abroad don’t just study a language—they live it. Many of our students major in disciplines other than foreign languages, yet all bring a level of proficiency that supports their commitment to language and cultural immersion. They sign and honor the Middlebury Language Pledge because they want the greatest possible challenge in a study abroad program and an authentic experience in every respect; academic, social, and even professional. Participants take courses in most subjects with host country students, intern or engage in volunteer work, and live with a host family. Indeed, at every juncture of their time abroad, students have the chance to "live the language" and immerse themselves in the host culture.
- Setting Description:
- Located in Andalucía, and with a population of 325,000, Córdoba is a modern Spanish city that blends several centuries of cross-cultural history. Students on the Middlebury program benefit from the unique cultural experience of southern Spain, with its multicultural legacy and history. As an historic site where Islam, Christianity, and Judaism coexisted peacefully, the city is home to several legendary buildings, including the world's third-largest mosque, la Mezquita-Catedral, the Castle of the Christian Monarchs, the Synagogue, and the ruins of the old Roman temple. Today, Córdoba, is a bustling city with a vibrant cultural life. Its amazing and diverse restaurants, sidewalk cafes, active nightlife, and large student population all make for an ideal location to experience modern Spain.
- Semester Tuition (includes health insurance): $13,800. Year Tuition (includes health insurance): $27,600