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  • Locations: Logroño, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Middlebury Schools Abroad 
  • Restrictions: Pomona applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: Spanish Housing options: Apartment, Homestay, Residence Hall
Areas of study: Anthropology, Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Film, French, Geography, Geology, History, International Relations, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Math/Statistics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Pre-Health, Psychology, Public Health, 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 interests.

Logroño is a vibrant city of 110,000 located in the wine-making region of La Rioja, in the north-central part of Spain. The Castillian language has its roots in the area wanders through it. Students enrolled at the Universidad de la Rioja, Middlebury's host institution, immerse themselves in Spanish language, regional culture and cuisine. Logroño's lively population and relaxed pace of  in a location with very few English-speakers.

Students enroll directly at the Universidad de la Rioja in several disciplines alongside their Spanish students, with particular focus on Spanish philology, literature, humanities, and natural sciences.

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

Students are not permitted to take any courses taught by the Middlebury study center on a CR/NC basis, however, 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 homestays, university residence halls, or apartments. A room and board allowance is provided by Pomona College.

Number of Students
Middlebury enrolls 1-5 students per semester, selected from a national applicant pool. The Universidad de la Rioja in Logroño enrolls 7,500 students.

Host Institution
Middlebury Schools Abroad
Universidad de la Rioja (in Logroño)

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 Logroño 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:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.