Department: Latin American and Iberian Cultures.

Director: For more information contact Professor David Zarazúa at

Dates: July 16 – August 13, 2023.

Location: Santander, Spain with weekend trips to Madrid and the Basque Country.

Course Description:

Spanish Three Immersion Experience in Santander is the immersive equivalent to SPAN III/SPAN220. Much like in its analogous course, students will be required to consume
authentic materials in Spanish, analyze and reflect upon their lexical and grammatical features, both independently and in the classroom, so as to glean how the language works.

In addition to this receptive work, student will be asked to begin creating with language, with peers and in the community. The main goal of the program is for students to gain basic communicative abilities through repeated interaction.

CLICK HERE to view the tentative syllabus.

Course credit:

This is a 4-unit course.

Application Deadline: March 8, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

CLICK HERE to access the USC Dornsife Julymester Application (Terra Dotta).


This is a class open to students who have received credit for the course of SPAN 150 or who have placed into SPAN 220 via the USC placement exam.


CLICK HERE to access the flyer.

Estimated Costs(Excluding Fall Tuition): (if on mobile device scroll horizontally to view costs)

International flight  (LAX to SDR): $1800 approximate.
Room & Board* $1,430
Meals (not covered by the program): $150-$200.

PLEASE NOTE:  While most fall courses allow for an add/drop period, Julymester courses require immediate commitment due to travel arrangements and budgeting. If a student cancels his/her participation after being accepted into the program, $500 cancellation fee will be charged under any circumstances, even if there is still time to drop the course according to the regular fall semester schedule.

Photo by Playa de la Magdalena – Huixuan Jin, LAIC Imagine photo contest submission. Santander, Spain.