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Intensive Spanish Language, Univ. of Cadiz

Study Abroad Program Overview

​Six weeks in the sunlit city of Cádiz is the ideal setting to perfect your Spanish language talents. Not only is the University of Cádiz a magnet for many international students during the summer, it is also a seaside destination for many Spanish tourists. So you will have multiple opportunities to immerse yourself in the language. Spend your days advancing your knowledge in the classroom and your warm summer evenings conversing with friendly locals at the beach and around town!

The Centro Superior de Lenguas Modernas (CSLM)​ at the University of Cádiz is well regarded and experienced instructors will guide you from intermediate through advanced and polished Spanish. Living in a homestay environment may add fun colloquial vocabulary as well as insight into the Spanish lifestyle. Anyone wanting to describe themself as bi-lingual for future career paths should definitely take advantage of this program.
Students attend classes with international students.

Language of Instruction


Language Study

: ​The curriculum is language based; Spanish grammar, composition and conversation skills are all emphasized.


Go to the Participants section to see current or past calendars.​
Summer :  
​Late June to early August









You will be placed in a prearranged homestay to assist with your Spanish acquisition and integration into daily life.

You have the option of choosing either two (half board) or three (full board) typical Spanish meals per day at your homestay, so you'll be able to enjoy the company of your Spanish family, live the Spanish culture first-hand, and achieve greater confidence in the language.

If you choose half board, you will receive breakfast and dinner at your homestay and you will need to budget for your mid-day meal out.  Lunch is the main meal of the day in Spain.

More information on housing

Extracurricular Activities

You will be busy in your language classes during this intensive program, but will have time in the evenings and on the weekends to relax on the beach and enjoy the beauty of Cadiz.

On-site Support

UCEAP students are supported by UC’s network of EAP offices at every UC campus and partnerships with UCEAP host universities throughout the world. UCEAP programs in Spain are administered by a UC faculty member who serves as UC Faculty Director of programs in Spain. The local staff will help you integrate into Spanish culture and provide assistance with academics, safety, and other issues.​

During the first and final weeks of the program, UCEAP staff will be onsite. The CSLM staff has a long history of collaboration with UC students and they will be readily available to assist you.

​See the UCEAP Program Guide for program-specific details about host institutions, program structure, and courses; academic culture and conduct; units, exams, and grades; orientation; housing; and health and safety.

Course Opportunities

The University of Cádiz Centro Superior de Lenguas Modernas (CSLM) offers Spanish language instruction at all levels. Students in this program will begin the program with a placement test, complete the appropriate level in the first three weeks and complete a second level in the following three weeks. Because the pre-requisite for this program is toward the end of intermediate instruction at UC, students should expect to become quite proficient at the end of the program in Cádiz.
Two courses are required for all students:
  • Spanish Language
    offered at various levels depending on placement; two consecutive courses, one block - 10 UC quarter units


You are required to take a full-time course of study while abroad. 10.0 quarter/6.7 semester UC units are required.

Internships, Research, and Independent Study

Opportunities for Internships, research or independent study are not available on this program.

Univeristy of Cadiz

UC Center, Mexico City 
This Center of Modern Languages was created by the University of Cádiz to encourage the learning of foreign languages at all levels. Characterized by its modern, flexible and effective approach, it offers linguistic teaching services to both the university community and the surrounding society. The Center is certified to offer the national DELE examinations and as such its instruction is widely recognized. It is also the case that the University is only two or three blocks from the Atlantic Ocean, depending on which direction you go.​​

Participation in UCEAP is a great value! The cost of studying abroad on UCEAP programs is typically less than that of non-UC study abroad programs. The dollar figures listed in the chart below represent an estimate of: 1) the UCEAP fees for the current year, and 2) the additional amount needed to cover your living expenses in this location. Estimates for personal travel, entertainment and Non-Resident (out of state) Fees are not included.
Keep in mind that on UCEAP you take your financial aid with you. The amount of your financial aid package will take into account the total estimated costs of this experience. One advantage of selecting UCEAP for study abroad is that we facilitate the process by working with your UC Financial Aid Office (FAO), informing them of your UCEAP participation and providing them with your UCEAP budget. Just like your UC Campus billing office, we receive your financial aid and scholarships from your FAO, apply it to cover the UCEAP program fees, and disburse any remaining aid on a set schedule.

Estimated EAP Costs *

OptionWeeksUnits (Qtr)Units (Sem)UCEAP Fees 1Additional Costs 2
Summer6 - 69 - 96 - 6$4,000$3,325
* Estimates do not include Miscellaneous Campus Fees or, if applicable, Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition, Graduate or Professional Fees. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay Non-Resident Fees on UCEAP.

1 UCEAP Fees: This represents an estimate of UCEAP fees for the current year. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. This figure includes UC tuition and fees for undergraduate, in-state residents. For a detailed breakdown of what’s included in this estimate, visit the Participants Portal and select the appropriate program. Non-Resident Fees apply: If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay non-resident fees on UCEAP.

2 Additional Costs: Average living expenses include but are not limited to room and board, transportation, books, supplies, and other incidentals and do not include recreational travel or entertainment. The total cost will vary depending on your personal expenses, exchange rate fluctuation, and the program you attend. For a detailed breakdown of the estimate, visit the “Cost” tab of the appropriate program.

All fees are subject to change without notice.

These expenses are estimated for 2017-18. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. For a more detailed breakdown of 2017-18 payment information, visit the Participants Portal and select the appropriate program. Estimates do not include non-resident supplemental tuition. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay non-resident fees on UCEAP.
Here’s what is included in the estimate:
  • UC fees
  • Tuition at the University of Cadiz
  • Homestay lodging and two meals per day
  • Arrival hotel and on-site orientation
  • Seville excursion upon arrival
  • Day trips to other locations in Andalucia
  • Round-trip airfare from California
  • Predeparture expenses (health clearance, student visa, etc.)
  • Course materials 
  • Other incidental expenses
  • Automatic transfer of credits and grades to your UC transcript
While on UCEAP, you are covered by UC’s accident and medical insurance, including non-medical benefits, and 24/7 travel assistance anywhere in the world.​


UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines.​

Language Requirements 

Which UCEAP Spanish Language Requirements Apply to Me?​

  • Students studying Spanish as a second language are required to complete a minimum the 5th quarter or 3rd semester and a maximum of the 7th quarter or 5th semester of Spanish language courses at the university level, or provide proof of equivalent via AP exam, IB exam, SAT II exam, UC language placement exam, or UC language evaluation.
  • This program is not appropriate for Native/Heritage Spanish speakers who have studied beyond the advanced level of Spanish language.  This program does not offer Spanish language courses beyond the advanced level.
  • Native/Heritage Spanish speakers who have not yet studied up through the advanced level of Spanish language, you will be placed into the Spanish course that most appropriately matches your language level.​


Class Level:

Sophomore, Junior, Senior

Language Prerequisites:

- The University-level language requirement is: minimum 5 quarters / 3 semesters and maximum 7 quarters / 5 semesters with a minimum language GPA of 2.85.


2.85 cumulative GPA at the time of application and maintained through the end of the last term prior to departure.

All applicants must also have:

  • Serious academic goals and a clear plan for integrating EAP studies into the student's UC degree program.
  • Social, interpersonal, and cross-cultural sensitivity; maturity; willingness to adapt successfully to different living and academic environments; appropriate behavior in a variety of situations.
  • A willingness to abide by program regulations.
  • Completed all campus- and program-specific requirements and be in good academic and disciplinary standing.

Application Information and Deadlines

Important: If you are planning to participate in back to back study abroad programs (with UCEAP or any other organization), you must notify your campus study abroad office. There are important things to consider when participating in consecutive programs, such as program dates and visa requirements. Not all program combinations are possible.

Application deadlines and information on the application process are available through your Campus EAP Office. Supplemental pre-departure materials will be required for many programs, including, but not limited to, host institution applications, visa and housing applications, medical clearances, etc.

For participation in the program, you must meet all deadlines and submit complete application materials.

These are minimum requirements. Your Campus EAP Office determines selection and final admission.  

Visit your Campus Study Abroad website for program-specific deadlines: