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Study Abroad


Students who participate in the Spain semester program study in Salamanca, a beautiful city located in the heart of Castilla.

Fall in Love with Salamanca Spain.  Classes are taken at the Colegio Delibes, an accredited language institute, with students from all over the world.

When is the program offered?

Students attend the semester program in the fall or spring semester.  The fall semester in Spain begins early in September and ends late November.  The spring semester starts in January and ends in early April. Upon completion of courses, students can opt for extended travel time before returning to the states.

When do students apply?

The deadline for the fall semester program is April 1 and the deadline for the spring semester is September 15. However, interested students should contact the Mac Center ( early in the semester for specific application information.

Who is eligible to participate?

All MC students, regardless of major, are eligible.  The only language requirement is to have completed at least one college-level Spanish course. 

What courses are offered?

Students can receive credit for up to 15 hours of Spanish, 1 hour of P.E. and 1 credit of chapel.  Under special circumstances, Spanish majors can receive 18 hours of Spanish during the semester program.  Courses range from Elementary Spanish to Conversation to Advanced Grammar to Art and History of Spain.  Classes are taught by Spanish college professors who are trained in teaching Spanish as a second language. 

Are the course credits “MC credits” or do they transfer into MC?

Mississippi College is a “partner institution” with Colegio Delibes.  This means that students enroll at MC and register as if they were taking courses on campus.  The courses that they will actually take in Spain correspond to course numbers offered here.  That way, students earn MC credit while learning abroad. There is no risk in losing credits through transferring hours.

Does the program include excursions to other cities?

Although the semester program cost does not include guided excursions, school sponsors weekend trips with all international students for a minimal price.  Students may choose to travel independently, as well, to other parts of Spain and Europe.

Where do students live?

Students are required to live in a home-stay environment.  This may be a single parent and child, a married couple, a retired couple, or many other options.  The school carefully selects the home-stay families and visits throughout the semester.  If there are problems with housing, requests for changes are made with the University.  There is a detailed housing application to best match up students with the appropriate family.

How much does the program cost?

Each semester the program costs vary but are comparable to studying on campus at MC.  The program costs include tuition at MC and in Spain, housing, and meals in the family home.  The program cost does not include airfare and independent travel.  Specific details about program costs are discussed in orientation meetings with the program director.  Meetings occur early in the semester.

Is financial aid available?

Students should contact a financial aid counselor for details.

For questions, comments, or more information:

Mac Center |