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  • Locations: Córdoba, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: Middlebury Schools Abroad 
  • Restrictions: Pomona applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: Spanish Housing options: Apartment
Areas of study: Anthropology, Arabic, Architecture, Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Classics, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Film, French, Geography, Geology, German, History, International Relations, Italian, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Math/Statistics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish Class standing: 1 - Second Semester Sophomore, 2 - Junior, 3 - First Semester Senior
Language GPA: 3.0 Program type: Direct enrollment
Language level: Spanish 100-level course or the equivalent GPA: 2.7
GPA in major: 3.0
Program Description:
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Perfecting Spanish competency through guided language immersion and facilitated
social and cultural integration is what motivates students at the School in Spain. Well
in advance of leaving the U.S., students are encouraged to reflect upon how they want
to achieve their goals while in Spain; once in Spain, students work with staff to find
ways of integrating into the Spanish language and culture by exploring their own

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, the Palace of the Jewish Kings, and the ruins of the old Roman temple. Today, Córdoba, is a bustling city with a cultural life that rivals Madrid. Its amazing and diverse restaurants, sidewalk cafes, active nightlife, and large student population all make for an ideal location to experience modern Spain.

The Universidad de Córdoba, Middlebury's host institution, has three campuses that house several different academic departments, with particular strengths in art history, psychology, history, religion, biology, and philology. Its central campus is located in the historic and picturesque heart of Córdoba, blending modern architecure with the ancient city walls.

Academic Program
Students enroll in a full-time program of regular university courses at La Universidad de Córdoba. Students are required to take at least one course with significant focus on Spain.

Students may take direct enrollment university courses on a CR/NC basis.

Living Arrangements
With the assistance of the program administration, students find their own accommodations in apartments. A room and board allowance is provided by Pomona College.

Number of Students
Approximately 1-5 students attend Middlebury's Cordoba program per semester, selected from a national applicant pool. The Universidad de Córdoba enrolls over 18,000 students. 

Host Institution
Middlebury Schools Abroad
Universidad de Córdoba

Faculty Liaison
José Cartagena-Calderón

  • Five semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent, including one content course taught in Spanish.
All students are expected to enroll in a Spanish course the semester prior to the term abroad. Middlebury requires a graded paper in Spanish as part of its application. Participants on the Cordoba program must have advanced Spanish language proficiency and be mature and resourceful individuals who desire the independence of a full-immersion environment. 

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline (Pacific Time) Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 09/08/2024 10/04/2024 TBA TBA